Cocteau Twins: Treasure Hiding: The Fontana Years

Treasure Hiding: The Fontana Years

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  • Release Date 12 October 2018
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Quadruple CD Album
UMC / Mercury

There was perhaps a sense, after a while, that the world was taking The Cocteau Twins for granted. Late Eighties reviews had routinely described them as The Voice of God, yet 4AD, concerned that we’d get tired of appreciating the rarefied genius which shimmered in front of our noses, would keep reminding us that they were truly special. The irony was that The Cocteaus were themselves evolving, morphing, reconstituting and taking on new shapes. This wasn’t widely registered at the time. It can be now, as The Fontana Years demonstrates a musical marvel which still makes your ears feel like they’re sucking citrus fruits after years of licking ashtrays, while the rings of Saturn crash-land in your front room.

This 4-CD set brings together the two albums the band recorded for Fontana along with B-Sides, EP’s, Radio One sessions and the odd rarity. The set was mastered at Abbey Road from the original tapes and approved by Robin Guthrie.

Housed in a study box designed by James Issacs – the booklet contains photos a discography from the era as well as a sleeve note by noted author Chris Roberts.

Disc 1
1 Know Who You Are at Every Age  
2 Evangeline  
3 Bluebeard  
4 Theft, And Wandering Around Lost  
5 Oil of Angels  
6 Squeeze-Wax  
7 My Truth  
8 Essence  
9 Summerhead  
10 Pur  
Disc 2
1 Violaine  
2 Serpentskirt  
3 Tishbite  
4 Half-Gifts  
5 Calfskin Smack  
6 Rilkean Heart  
7 Ups  
8 Eperdu  
9 Treasure Hiding  
10 Seekers Who Are Lovers  
Disc 3
1 Mud and Dark - Evangeline  
2 Summer-blink - Evangeline  
3 Winter Wonderland - Snow EP  
4 Frosty the Snowman - Snow EP  
5 Three Swept - Bluebeard Single  
6 Ice-Pulse - Bluebeard Single  
7 Bluebeard (Acoustic Version) - Bluebeard Single  
8 Rilkean Heart - Twinlights  
9 Golden-Vein - Twinlights  
10 Pink Orange Red - Twinlights  
11 Half-Gifts - Twinlights  
12 Feet Like Fins - Otherness  
13 Seekers Who Are Lovers - Otherness  
14 Violaine - Otherness  
15 Cherry Coloured Funk - Otherness (Seefeel Remix)  
16 Tishbite - Tishbite  
17 Primitive Heart - Tishbite  
18 Flock of Soul - Tishbite  
19 Round - Tishbite  
20 An Elan - Tishbite  
Disc 4
1 Smile - Violaine  
2 Tranquil Eye - Violaine  
3 Circling Girl - Violaine  
4 Alice - Violaine  
5 Circling Girl - Volume Track  
6 Touch Upon Touch - Volume Track  
7 Serpentskirt - Mark Radcliffe Session, 12 March 1996  
8 Golden-Vein - Mark Radcliffe Session, 12 March 1996  
9 Half-Gifts - Mark Radcliffe Session, 12 March 1996  
10 Seekers Who Are Lovers - Mark Radcliffe Session, 12 March 1996  
11 Calfskin Smack - Robert Elms Session, 10 April 1996  
12 Fifty-Fifty Clown - Robert Elms Session, 10 April 1996  
13 Violaine - Robert Elms Session, 10 April 1996  

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