Cocteau Twins ‎– Head Over Heels

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Over
When Mama Was Moth 3:06
Five Ten Fiftyfold 5:01
Sugar Hiccup 3:41
In Our Angelhood 3:00
Glass Candle Grenades 2:45
This Side
In The Gold Dust Rush 3:40
The Tinderbox (Of A Heart) 4:57
Multifoiled 2:37
My Love Paramour 3:40
Musette And Drums 4:38

Versions (43)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAD 313 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album, Glo) 4AD CAD 313 UK 1983 Sell This Version
VOG-1-3329 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album) Vertigo VOG-1-3329 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
CAD 313 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 313 UK 1983 Sell This Version
YQ-7044 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album) 4AD YQ-7044 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
CAD 313 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 313 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
CAD 313, 58.011 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album) 4AD, PolyGram CAD 313, 58.011 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
INT 145.082, CAD 313 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album) Intercord, 4AD INT 145.082, CAD 313 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
206 332, 206 332-320 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 206 332, 206 332-320 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
ROSE 25, CAD 313 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album) New Rose Records, 4AD ROSE 25, CAD 313 France 1983 Sell This Version
POW 6077 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album) Powderworks POW 6077 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
YQ-7044 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album, Promo) 4AD YQ-7044 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
CAD 313 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album, Sat) 4AD CAD 313 UK 1983 Sell This Version
CAD 313, 58011 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album, W/Lbl) 4AD, PolyGram CAD 313, 58011 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
CAD 313 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album, W/Lbl) 4AD CAD 313 UK 1983 Sell This Version
VOG4-1-3329 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(Cass, Album) Vertigo VOG4-1-3329 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
MEGADISC 338315, 08-022741-20 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album) Megadisc, Megadisc MEGADISC 338315, 08-022741-20 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
SP25-5083 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album) SMS Records SP25-5083 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
VLP-88 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album) Victoria VLP-88 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
SP25-5083 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album, Promo) SMS Records SP25-5083 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
VLP-88, 30.391, CAD313 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album, RE) Victoria, Victoria, 4AD VLP-88, 30.391, CAD313 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
DGS 221 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(Cass, Album) DG Discos DGS 221 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
DG-221 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album, Promo, pho) DG Discos DG-221 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
DG-221 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album, RE) DG Discos DG-221 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
DG-221 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album, W/Lbl, pho) DG Discos DG-221 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
A-097 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ALF A-097 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
CDP 7 96416 2 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records, 4AD CDP 7 96416 2 US 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0671 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0671 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
1262 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1262 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
RCCY-1054 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(CD, Album, RE, RM) 4AD RCCY-1054 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
GAD 313 CD Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(CD, Album, RE, RM) 4AD GAD 313 CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
GAD 313 CD Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(CD, Album, RE, RM) 4AD GAD 313 CD US 2003 Sell This Version
GAD 313 CD Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) 4AD GAD 313 CD US 2003 Sell This Version
TECI-24271 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Pap) Imperial Records (13), 4AD TECI-24271 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
TECI-24271 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(CDr, Advance, Promo, RE, RM) Imperial Records (13) TECI-24271 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
TECI-21339 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(CD, Album, RE, RM) Imperial Records (13), 4AD TECI-21339 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
GAD 313 CD Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(CD, Album, RE, RM) 4AD, Союз GAD 313 CD Russia 2007 Sell This Version
VIN180LP010 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album, Ltd, RM, 180) Vinyl 180 VIN180LP010 UK 2008 Sell This Version
CAD 3709 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(LP, Album, RE, RM) 4AD CAD 3709 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
CDP 7 96416 2 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records, 4AD CDP 7 96416 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
GAD 313 CD Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) 4AD GAD 313 CD US Unknown Sell This Version
GAD 313 CD Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) 4AD GAD 313 CD US Unknown Sell This Version
C4-96416 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(Cass, Album) Capitol Records, 4AD C4-96416 US Unknown Sell This Version
C4-96416 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels(Cass, Album) Capitol Records, 4AD C4-96416 US Unknown Sell This Version

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maxal

maxal

August 1, 2021
referencing Head Over Heels, LP, Album, Sat, CAD 313
The gloss edition is the first edition of the 12". Then came the satin finish with printed inner sleeves, then some of the satin (later still) have the icky white die cut inner sleeves. Oh to miss out on the lyrics of the printed inner sleeves for such a beautiful song, a sad lament . . .
maxal

maxal

August 1, 2021
referencing Head Over Heels, LP, Album, Glo, CAD 313

I think the gloss edition of this 12" is the true first pressing.
JamsOnly

JamsOnly

June 23, 2021
referencing Head Over Heels, LP, Album, RE, RM, CAD 3709

Put another ✅ in the sounds great column as I received a very nice copy!
maxal

maxal

May 12, 2021
referencing Head Over Heels, LP, Album, Ltd, RM, 180, VIN180LP010

I don't understand these "Vinyl 180" remasters / re-issues. [I can understand it for certain limited or collector editions, but even then I'd rather 4AD have full charge.] Why are the Vinyl 180 discs pressed, when 4AD is still pressing them? It seems a conflict of interests, and I don't understand why 4AD would allow it.

Such as this standard reissue of Head over Heels with the horrible vin180 logo on the disc labels. And look at the shocking lack of colour on the album cover (all silver and lacking the necessary red which defines what it is - flower heads and helicopter seeds on dappled water).

People have already commented on the sound production not being good. I have a choice of getting the authentic 4AD product or Vinyl 180 - of course I will buy the 4AD.
RichKennedy

RichKennedy

April 5, 2021
referencing Head Over Heels, LP, Album, RE, RM, CAD 3709
Just bought it and took a nice nap while listening to it, nothing like a "Cocteau Twins nap." Otherworldly, lovely, great pressing!
TheLateArthurDent

TheLateArthurDent

January 15, 2021
referencing Head Over Heels, LP, Album, RE, RM, CAD 3709
the quality of the pressing is pristine. the remaster delivers more depth and slight improvement on clarity, but don't expect liz fraser's vocals or the drums to perform differently. the overall production seems unchanged.
djased1

djased1

October 14, 2020
edited 10 months ago
referencing Head Over Heels, LP, Album, Glo, CAD 313
Can anyone explain and comment on the difference between the Satin and Gloss covers? Thanks
twoarmedscissor

twoarmedscissor

April 26, 2020
referencing Head Over Heels, Cass, Album, C4-96416
Gonna guess this is a 1991 release.. the text on the tape shell looks like about what Capitol tapes looked like at the time, and the cover is similar to the '91 US CD version.
maxal

maxal

November 25, 2018
referencing Head Over Heels, LP, Album, Glo, CAD 313

It's interesting what some say here about the cover of Head over Heels. Out of all the Cocteau Twins 4AD albums Head over Heels is the album cover which has gone through the widest range of cover printing variations - because it is the most sensitive image.

Firstly it's good to have the original edition of the album (to kind of define the original intentions of the cover image?). Head over Heels is a dificult cover image to get right as there is not much colour or tonal variation - there is a lot of 'muddy grey'. But it is a lovely photograph (of the surface of a muddy puddle with mixed flora detritus - broken carnation flower heads, an honesty seed pod, helicopter seed, broken leaf stem etc). With this first edition cover there is no barcode and the colours are printed excellently, there is a silvery sheen to the 'puddle' in the top left corner and the colour range is good. There are some reds! There is a dot of red above the helicopter seed head , top right of the cover, and the carnation on the back has a good amount of red.

Flash forward into the future and the Cocteau Twins box set of Vinyl 180 records (2008) is printed on a different paper stock! It's a glorious, uncoated matt paper finish. The Garlands album beniefits most from this paper choice as that photograph has a good, defining contrast and a good colour range. I was thrilled when I first saw the Garlands album cover printed on this paper. However, the Head over Heels cover does not benefit in the same way. I still think it's beautiful; it's a murky dreamy cover. But it's a close hit and miss, any darker and it wouldn't work - and perhaps to some people's taste it doesn't work. The sheen on the puddle is no longer silvery (there's a lack of rare 'treasure') and the red has pretty much disappeared. I don't know whether it is my love for this cover, that I still like it printed on this paper stock or what. Perhaps it is because Cocteau Twins' music is so mysterious, that the murkiness of a potentially 'bad' printing can still work?. But note: this is not bad printing - it is the limitations of a high quality paper. In that respect, I think the cover on this paper works. This isn't a cover which is supposed to shout out and draw attention. It's a quiet cover. However, a bit more contrast could have improved it - the loss of the silvery sheen for instance is symbolically important to the nature of Cocteau Twins' music.

As an aside, it is also interesting to compare the Japanese (Strange Days Presents) CD covers in paper sleeves, 2003. For me, these are the best CD option for the Cocteau Twins' albums - they are beautiful little objects, visually and aurally. With the paper covers, you have direct contact with the artwork. Regarding the Strange Days Head over Heels cover the general first impression is that it is a sharper, more contrasty image than the first edition 4AD vinyl cover (it would be - it's a much smaller size). It's a very good printing of it and there is not too much difference compared with the first edition. However, on balance, I still prefer the first edition vinyl cover - the Strange Days cover, being an increment too dark at the bottom quarter, where the title is, and the sharpness of the image take away from the dream quality, again important in reference to the Cocteau Twins' sound.

I also have a Vinyl 180 misprint of this cover with some 'bands' running across the cover. I was going to return it for refund - I'm so glad I didn't, it actually works! (I was never sure whether it was an experiment or a mistake . . .).

I know, I know, you think I'm wierd to go into such detail! I have an interest in publishing and photography as well as music.
Blessedheart85

Blessedheart85

September 15, 2018
referencing Head Over Heels, LP, Album, RE, RM, CAD 3709
I own an original...how does this remaster sound? Is it worth getting or should I stick to the original?