Cocteau Twins ‎– Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990)

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Blind Dumb Deaf 3:47
Sugar Hiccup 3:41
My Love Paramour 3:38
Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops 4:11
Lorelei 3:43
Pandora 5:26
Aikea-Guinea 3:57
Pink Orange Red 4:38
Pale Clouded White 4:59
Lazy Calm 6:34
The Thinner The Air 3:16
Orange Appled 2:50
Cico Buff 3:46
Carolyn's Fingers 3:06
Fifty-Fifty Clown 3:11
Iceblink Luck 3:18
Heaven Or Las Vegas 4:55
Watchlar 3:17

Versions (22)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAD 2K19 CD Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp, RM) 4AD CAD 2K19 CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Cocteau Twins (1982-1990) "TBA"(CD, Comp, Promo, RM, Car) Labels none Europe 2000 Sell This Version
none Cocteau Twins 1982 To 1990(CDr, Comp, Promo, RM) 4AD none UK 2000 Sell This Version
6920-2 Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp) Sum Records (2) 6920-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
RCCY-1101 Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp, Promo) Rock Records RCCY-1101 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
RCP-5026 Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp, Promo, RM) Rock Records RCP-5026 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
CAD 2K19 CD Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp, RM) 4AD CAD 2K19 CD Australia 2000 Sell This Version
RCCY-1101 Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp, RM) 4AD RCCY-1101 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
170.9219.20, CAD 2K19 CD Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil: A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp) 4AD, 4AD 170.9219.20, CAD 2K19 CD Europe 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8499052 7 Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil: A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp) Labels 7243 8499052 7 France 2000 Sell This Version
FL 3164-2 Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil: A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp, RM) Feelee FL 3164-2 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
SON159 Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil: A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp, RM) Sonic Records (2) SON159 Poland 2000 Sell This Version
6920-2 Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp, RE) Sum Records (2) 6920-2 Mexico 2001 Sell This Version
CAD 2K19 CD Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil: A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp, RM) 4AD CAD 2K19 CD US 2003 Sell This Version
CAD 2K19 CD Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil: A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp, RM) 4AD CAD 2K19 CD US 2003 Sell This Version
BGJ-19061 Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited BGJ-19061 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
CAD 2K19 Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990)(2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, Whi) 4AD CAD 2K19 UK 2012 Sell This Version
CAD 2K19 Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990)(2xLP, Comp, RM) 4AD CAD 2K19 US 2012 Sell This Version
CAD 2K19 CD Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp, RE, RM) 4AD CAD 2K19 CD Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CAD 2K19 CD Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp, RP) 4AD CAD 2K19 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
CAD 2K19 CD Cocteau Twins Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990)(CD, Comp, Unofficial) 4AD (2) CAD 2K19 CD China Unknown Sell This Version
SONC 159, sonc 159 Cocteau Twins Stars and Topsoil - A Collection (1982-1990)(Cass, Comp) Sonic Records (2), Sonic Records (2) SONC 159, sonc 159 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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Slanted-Enchanted

Slanted-Enchanted

March 15, 2021
referencing Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990), 2xLP, Comp, RM, CAD 2K19

Scooped up this comp for $23 w shipping and although it arrived with inner seam splits (Amazon's fault) it looks and sounds incredible. Little to no surface noise and really well balanced sound. Great selection of songs from this legendary ethereal dream pop band.
andinoble

andinoble

July 8, 2020
referencing Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990), CD, Comp, RM, CAD 2K19 CD
I had concerns about the quality of this release after reading all the comments so I had always held off buying this compilation. However, just by chance I walked past a shop run by a local record label that is not open often but happened to be open. The shop owner let me play this album to check the sound and it sounds fine.
This shows the lottery that is buying by post I guess. If it had sounded as described by some commenter here I would have saved my €20.
This is a great compilation and I´m glad I got it. Beautiful music and two beautifully packaged white discs too.
Mountaintalk

Mountaintalk

February 27, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990), 2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, Whi, CAD 2K19
The mastering has been damaged by Robin Guthrie. I wonder if he is bitter with the band and has deliberately messed with the originals out of spite. I had to spend $60.00+ on the original vinyl for Treasure to get the sound quality i was hoping for on Stars & Topsoil. In fact I bought the 2018 release of Treasure which was the worst sounding record I have ever heard. Stars & Topsoil vinyl is confusing. Side A & B are just unlistenable. Very poor distant underwater flat sound. Side C is rescued by the two tracks from Victorialand which sound beautiful. Side D is rescued by the four tracks from Heaven Or Las Vegas including Watchlar. So in all the two tracks from Victorialand and the four from Heaven Or Las Vegas are the only listenable tracks. I hesitate to get rid of it because the reissues are all so awful. I will keep this until I can get my hands on the original Victorialand and Heaven Or Las Vegas. This is a real shame for Cocteau Twin fans who continue to buy and support a band that has been split since 1997. I cry for the damage done to their legacy. A proper release in accordance with all band members engineered by someone other than Robin who can have access to the original analogue masters must be done. Fans now are in their 40's and 50's, we can afford a decent package. It will sell.
david_carter1969

david_carter1969

December 28, 2018
referencing Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990), 2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, Whi, CAD 2K19

My pressing sounds fine, especially Side 4 oddly. Beautifully packaged too the only problem is that on my copy, Disk 2 has the labels the wrong way around.
andrewmckim

andrewmckim

July 3, 2018
referencing Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990), 2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, Whi, CAD 2K19
I find this compilation to be absolutely superb! The only gripe I have and it is a very subjective one, is that I would have liked more from the Garlands album! I think the pressing is flat, the white vinyl is beautiful! The artwork really well done and the sound is excellent. I think the sound is enhanced by the press and 'pale clouded white' just drew me in, I got lost in the sound! Excellent! I would recommend to anyone as an introduction to one of the finest bands.... love it!
SpacemanT

SpacemanT

April 23, 2018
referencing Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990), 2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, Whi, CAD 2K19
I think this a great comp, and I have had many albums and EPs by them from the 80's. I think the white vinyl sounds fine, certainly better than my Victorialand original.Maybe I was lucky, I have other 180gram pressings by bands I didn't like - Beatles Abbey rd, Bowie-Hunky Dory, to name a couple, but this sounds good to me, if I was picky it is perhaps brittle, but not blunted.
wrongcharlie

wrongcharlie

April 23, 2016
referencing Stars And Topsoil A Collection (1982-1990), 2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, Whi, CAD 2K19
Undoubtedly one of the greatest bands of all time. This compilation on white vinyl was my 1st introduction to them but it in no way does them justice. In fact I didn't really see what the big attraction was from listening to this. It's an appalling sounding pressing, just kills the music. Avoid this and buy something else that's not a reissue would be my advice.