Cocteau Twins ‎– Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops

4AD ‎– AD 405
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single

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A Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops
Recorded By, Engineer – John Madden (6)
B Pepper-Tree
Engineer [Mixing] – John Madden (6)Engineer [Recording] – Jon Turner*

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Track A was recorded and engineered at Rooster
Track B was recorded at the Palladium Studios in Edinburgh. Mixed at Rooster in West London.
January-March 1984

Beggars Banquet Music
℗ & © 1984 4.A.D.

Track durations not listed on the release.

The accompanying 12" (BAD 405) replaced A with "The Spangle Maker" as the lead track. An extended version of A, along with the same version of B, were switched to the B-side.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side - Etched): MPO AD 405 A1X
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side - Etched): MPO AD 405 B1

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BAD 405 Cocteau Twins The Spangle Maker(12", EP, Emb) 4AD BAD 405 UK 1984 Sell This Version
VR 10815, AD 405 Cocteau Twins Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops(7") Megadisc, 4AD VR 10815, AD 405 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
A-10.401, VIC-157 Cocteau Twins Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops(7", Single) Victoria, Victoria A-10.401, VIC-157 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
80114 Cocteau Twins Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops(12") 4AD 80114 France 1984 Sell This Version
INT 110.164, AD 405 Cocteau Twins Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops(7", Promo) Intercord, 4AD INT 110.164, AD 405 Germany 1984 Sell This Version


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August 11, 2016
The Cocteau Twins are a band I've never really listened to and I feel that maybe I've missed out on something. Elizabeth Fraser's voice appeals to me in a way that I like very much. This is a great record and is definitely Single Of The Fortnight. (Dave Gahan [Depeche Mode], Smash Hits, April 26, 1984)

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March 13, 2011
edited over 6 years ago

One of the pivotal tracks in 4AD's early years, it heralded a new crossover era in the label's history (even earning it a Top 40 placing).