Heaven or Las Vegas was released in 1990 is the band's most commercially successful release, reaching number seven in the UK album charts. Numerous publications have since declared it one of the best albums of the 90s, Pitchfork calling it “a core of ungodly gorgeous songs that is every bit as moving and relevant today as it ever was.” Label founder Ivo Watts-Russell goes further, candidly revealing in the recent 4AD biography, Facing The Other Way, that this album wasn’t just his favourite Cocteaus album but also his favourite all-time 4AD album, and “by a long shot”, calling it “the perfect record.”
You can buy Heaven or Las Vegas from Rough Trade, Jumbo, Piccadilly, Resident, Bleep (HD), Boomkat and 4AD (US).
|1 Cherry-Coloured Funk||3.12|
|2 Pitch The Baby||3.17|
|3 Iceblink Luck||3.19|
|4 Fifty-Fifty Clown||3.17|
|5 Heaven Or Las Vegas||4.58|
|1 I Wear Your Ring||3.42|
|3 Wolf In The Breast||3.32|
|4 Road, River And Rail||3.20|
|5 Frou-Frou Foxes In Midsummer Fires||5.48|
Today sees Cocteau Twins' Blue Bell Knoll and Heaven or Las Vegas return to vinyl racks in Europe.
The first time either have been pressed since release, both come on heavyweight black vinyl and are being cut from brand-new HD 96/24 masters...