Cocteau Twins ‎– The Pink Opaque

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The Cocteau Twins signed an international distribution agreement in 1985, and to mark the occasion—and to give Americans some exposure to what the band had previously recorded—4AD released a compilation album entitled "The Pink Opaque" in November. The album's ten tracks draw from material released from 1982 to 1984, and include songs from "Garlands", "Head Over Heels", "Sunburst and Snowblind", "The Spangle Maker", and "Treasure", as well as the previously unreleased track, "Millimillenary". "Wax and Wane," the earliest track on the album, had been re-mixed.

Tracklist

The Spangle Maker
Millimillenary
Wax And Wane
Hitherto
Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops
From The Flagstones
Aikea-Guinea
Lorelei
Pepper-Tree
Musette And Drums

Versions (20)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMC 8040 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(LP, Comp) Relativity, 4AD EMC 8040 US 1986 Sell This Version
CAD CD 513, EMCD 8040 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(CD, Comp) 4AD, Relativity CAD CD 513, EMCD 8040 UK & US 1986 Sell This Version
CAD CD 513, EMCD 8040 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(CD, Comp) 4AD, Relativity CAD CD 513, EMCD 8040 UK & US 1986 Sell This Version
EMCT 8040 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(Cass, Comp, Cle) Relativity EMCT 8040 US 1986 Sell This Version
EMCT 8040 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(Cass, Comp, Whi) Relativity EMCT 8040 US 1986 Sell This Version
EMCT 8040 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(Cass, Comp, Whi) Relativity EMCT 8040 US 1986 Sell This Version
30CY-1656 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(CD, Comp) 4AD 30CY-1656 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
30CY-1656 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(CD, Comp, Promo) 4AD 30CY-1656 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
DGC 224 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(LP, Comp) DG Discos DGC 224 Argentina 1988 Sell This Version
CY-4508 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(CD, Comp) 4AD CY-4508 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
RTD 120.1014.2 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(CD, Comp, RE) 4AD, Relativity, Rough Trade RTD 120.1014.2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
MG 0776 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0776 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
7243 8 41948 2 6 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(CD, Comp, RE) 4AD, Labels, Relativity, Beggars Banquet Music 7243 8 41948 2 6 France 1993 Sell This Version
355797 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(CD, Comp, Unofficial) CD Media Records 355797 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
CAD 513 CD, EMCD 8040 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(CD, Comp, RE) 4AD, Relativity CAD 513 CD, EMCD 8040 UK & US 1999 Sell This Version
CAD 3509 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(LP, Comp, RE, RM, 180) 4AD CAD 3509 2015 Sell This Version
SON 62 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(CD, Comp) Sonic Records (2) SON 62 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
EMCD 8040, GAD 513CD Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(CD, Comp, RE) Relativity, 4AD EMCD 8040, GAD 513CD UK & US Unknown Sell This Version
CAD 513 CD, EMCD 8040 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(CD, Comp, RE) 4AD, Relativity CAD 513 CD, EMCD 8040 UK & US Unknown Sell This Version
MG 0776 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0776 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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karlosmartinezdisko

karlosmartinezdisko

September 27, 2017
referencing The Pink Opaque, LP, Comp, RE, RM, 180, CAD 3509
Iv been coming across a couple copies of this Cocteau twins -pink opaque Re-issue and they came up Defected .
Side A Track #1 The Spangle Maker is messed up ..some make noise at the beginning and skips in a couple loops.
Any one withe the Same Issue??
kyle15

kyle15

October 2, 2015
referencing The Pink Opaque, LP, Comp, EMC 8040
I have an original with a completely different label and matrix number than the one pictured! Going to add it shortly.
alexlad

alexlad

July 23, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing The Pink Opaque, LP, Comp, EMC 8040
Still not sure about original release date. Some sources (Cocteaux' official site, Allmusic) mention November, 1985 [btw, it also matches CAD 513 cat. no.]. But some (including 4AD site) say it's January (13th), 1986.
sharrison586

sharrison586

January 20, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
referencing The Pink Opaque, LP, Comp, EMC 8040
Everything on The Pink Opaque was previously released on 4AD other than "Millimillenary" which was released on the cassette only compilation from NME called "Department Of Enjoyment." The song "Wax and Wane" was remixed for this release by Cocteau Twins/Ivo.
dexterfeng

dexterfeng

June 25, 2003
referencing The Pink Opaque, LP, Comp, EMC 8040
A collection of early singles, non 4-ad related, and otherwise notable songs from the early years of the Cocteaus.
A remix of Wax and Wane (much better than the original and worth it for this alone I think) is included.