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Cocteau Twins - 'Treasure' and 'Head Over Heels' Back In Print Now
Cocteau Twins : 'Treasure' and 'Head Over Heels' Back In Print Now
16th March 2018

“What a pleasure to return to these two after all this time.” - Electronic Sound
“Treasure indeed” - Long Live Vinyl
“Music of mystery and beauty that should be enjoyed forever.” - Louder Than War
“Bold, resonant, quietly unnerving.” - Q
“Thirty-five years on, few things sound as strange and beautiful as the Cocteaus in full flight.” - Uncut

Today Head Over Heels and Treasure by Cocteau Twins are reissued on vinyl.  These are the latest additions to our ongoing reissues from the band, following Blue Bell KnollHeaven or Las VegasTiny Dynamine / Echoes In A Shallow Bay and The Pink Opaque.

Using new masters created from high definition files transferred from the original analogue tapes, both albums are being pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl and come with download codes.  Digital HD audio versions of both albums are also available now.  The Quietus recently published a fascinating article about the ongoing influence of the band, you can read it here.

Head Over Heels

Released in late-1983, Head Over Heels is the Cocteau Twins’ second album and features classic tracks ‘Sugar Hiccup’ and ‘Musette And Drums’.

Coming not long after original bassist Will Heggie had departed the band, the chemistry between remaining members Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie was flourishing.  By moving the band on from the starkness of their debut, they were now making the music that would help them define the decade ahead; her wordless, dreamlike vocals a powerful instrument over his lush, textured guitars.

Available to buy from the 4AD Store here.


The band returned to being a trio in 1984 with guitarist Simon Raymonde joining their ranks in time for third album, Treasure.

Produced by Robin Guthrie and featuring tracks ‘Lorelei’, ‘Ivo’ and ‘Persephone’, Treasure is often celebrated as one of the band’s finest works.  As Pitchfork put it when including the album in their Top 100 Albums of the 1980s, Treasure was titled simply enough.  An adjective for the endlessly inventive melodic lines you'd find buried in these songs, and a verb for what you'd do with them for years to come.”

Available to buy from the 4AD Store here.

You can find all previous represses available here.