Cocteau Twins ‎– Garlands

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Blood Bitch 4:37
Wax And Wane 4:02
But I'm Not 2:49
Blind Dumb Deaf 3:46
Shallow Then Halo 5:15
The Hollow Men 5:03
Garlands 4:31
Grail Overfloweth 5:23

Versionen (42)

Kat.-Nr. Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr. Land Jahr
CAD 211 Cocteau Twins Garlands(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 211 UK 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
656.039 Cocteau Twins Garlands(LP, Album) 4AD 656.039 Netherlands 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
CAD 211 Cocteau Twins Garlands(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 211 New Zealand 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
CAD 211 Cocteau Twins Garlands(LP, Album, TP, Sta) 4AD CAD 211 UK 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
CAD C 211 Cocteau Twins Garlands(Cass, Album, Whi) 4AD CAD C 211 UK 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
INT 145.071, CAD 211 Cocteau Twins Garlands(LP, Album) Intercord, 4AD INT 145.071, CAD 211 Germany 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
SP25-5048 Cocteau Twins Garlands(LP, Album) 4AD SP25-5048 Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
SP25-5048 Cocteau Twins Garlands(LP, Album, Promo) 4AD SP25-5048 Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
CAD 211 CD Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE) 4AD CAD 211 CD UK 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
30CY-1651 Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE) 4AD 30CY-1651 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
YQ-7043 Cocteau Twins Garlands(LP, Album, RE) 4AD YQ-7043 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
COCY-6120 Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE) 4AD COCY-6120 Japan 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
848 023-2 Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 848 023-2 Canada 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
CAD 211 CD Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE, RP) 4AD CAD 211 CD UK 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
848 023-4 Cocteau Twins Garlands(Cass, Album, RE) Vertigo 848 023-4 Canada 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
CDP 7 96415 2 Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 7 96415 2 US 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
C4 96415 Cocteau Twins Garlands(Cass, Album, RE) Capitol Records, 4AD C4 96415 US 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
MG 0664 Cocteau Twins Garlands(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0664 Poland 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
7243 841946 2 8 Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE) Labels, 4AD 7243 841946 2 8 France 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
CDP 7 96415 4 Cocteau Twins Garlands(Cass, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 7 96415 4 US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
SONC 60 Cocteau Twins Garlands(Cass, Album, RE) Sonic Records (2) SONC 60 Poland 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
RCCY-1053 Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE) 4AD RCCY-1053 Japan 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
6409-2 Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records 6409-2 Brazil 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
GAD 211 CD Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE, RM) 4AD GAD 211 CD UK 2003 Diese Version verkaufen
GAD 211 CD Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE, RM) 4AD GAD 211 CD US 2003 Diese Version verkaufen
TECI-24270 Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Pap) Imperial Records (13), 4AD TECI-24270 Japan 2005 Diese Version verkaufen
TECI-24270 Cocteau Twins Garlands(CDr, Advance, Promo, RE, RM) Imperial Records (13) TECI-24270 Japan 2005 Diese Version verkaufen
TECI-21338 Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE, RM) Imperial Records (13), 4AD TECI-21338 Japan 2006 Diese Version verkaufen
GAD 211 CD Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE) 4AD GAD 211 CD Russia 2007 Diese Version verkaufen
VIN180LP012 Cocteau Twins Garlands(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Vinyl 180, 4AD VIN180LP012 UK 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
4AD0192LP Cocteau Twins Garlands(LP, Album, RE, RM, 24b) 4AD 4AD0192LP USA & Europe 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
RTD 120.0028.2 Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD) Rough Trade, 4AD RTD 120.0028.2 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
SON 60 Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album) Sonic Records (2) SON 60 Poland Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
CDP 7 96415 2 Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records, 4AD CDP 7 96415 2 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
CAD 211 CD Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE) 4AD CAD 211 CD UK Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
CAD 211 CD Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, RE, RP) 4AD CAD 211 CD UK Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
8-071 Cocteau Twins Garlands(CD, Album, Unofficial) ArsNova 8-071 Russia Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
CAD C 211 Cocteau Twins Garlands(Cass, Album, RE, Cle) 4AD CAD C 211 UK Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
CAD C 211 Cocteau Twins Garlands(Cass, Album, RE, Cle) 4AD CAD C 211 UK Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
MG 0664 Cocteau Twins Garlands(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0664 Poland Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
XCD 065 Cocteau Twins Garlands(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music XCD 065 Poland Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
none Cocteau Twins Garlands(LP, W/Lbl) 4AD none UK Unknown Diese Version verkaufen

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BillGates999

BillGates999

1. August 2020
bezogen auf Garlands, LP, Album, RE, RM, 24b, 4AD0192LP
Is there any chance to release CD versions of these new remasters?
andrewmckim

andrewmckim

2. Mai 2020
bezogen auf Garlands, LP, Album, RE, RM, 24b, 4AD0192LP

This is a real delight, nice and clean, great sound and quality sleeve, very impressed, will buy Victorialand on the strength of it. Fortunate to own the original, so I played them alongside each other mixing the original into the new version. The new version, although not as loud a recording, is still great sounding, only a slight difference in levels. For me it didn't have that rawness of the original, but hey it has been remastered and great it is too... It was a dream mixing both in and out of each other, wish I had thought of it when I was playing out. Liz's vocals riding over each other sounded awesome... Enjoy... I did! 👍😊
JamsOnly

JamsOnly

11. April 2020
bezogen auf Garlands, LP, Album, RE, RM, 24b, 4AD0192LP

I received a good copy which I deep cleaned prior to spinning and it sounded great with minimal to no surface noise. Plenty of punchy bass and overall soundscape, download card included.
Surfcombat

Surfcombat

26. März 2020
bezogen auf Garlands, LP, Album, RE, RM, 24b, 4AD0192LP
Does anyone care to post how this version sounds? Appreciate it.
cnoaro

cnoaro

19. März 2020
bezogen auf Garlands, LP, Album, RE, RM, 24b, 4AD0192LP
Would someone mind advising whether this comes with an inner sleeve please? If so, is it like the 2009 inner sleeve? Cheers.
steve_w007

steve_w007

21. Februar 2020
bezogen auf Garlands, CD, Album, RE, CDP 7 96415 2
This album is raw and abrasive -- in a completely good way. I was originally introduced to Garlands on cassette tape and I think it sounds better, in a strange nostalgic way, via that format. The vinyl sounds amazing and opens it up much more -- a bit less claustrophobic, perhaps --, but maybe there's something about the magnetic tape hiss that adds to the aesthetic.
tigerandfruitbat

tigerandfruitbat

30. Januar 2020
bezogen auf Garlands, LP, Album, CAD 211
4AD has just announced that they will be re-issuing vinyl of both Garlands and Victorialand.
axe5escorpio

axe5escorpio

14. Juli 2019
bezogen auf Garlands, CD, Album, RE, RM, GAD 211 CD
According to prevailing atmosphere in the early eighties, the Cocteau Twins debut is a product of its time and doesn't have relation with overwhelming and splendid sound that the band will built some years later. Under 4AD seal, these first steps are similars of Dead Can Dance, collecting the plastic elements of postpunk and adapting certain vein between melancholy and tenebrous sounds, as a mixture between early The Cure and the sound of Bauhaus. The production privileges the bass over the guitar sound and the band, in absence of a drummer, uses the electronic sounds of a drum machine. It makes the sound even colder and distant, something that might not disgust Mr. Ivo Watts-Russell, label boss and record producer. Anyway, atmosphere is the trademark of 4AD.

Garlands starts with Blood bitch and problems noticed immediately: the song is monotonous and repetitive, with background guitar in noisy mode, with strong presence of a stabbing bass in the best tradition of gothic rock and Elizabeth Fraser voice without fundamental vocal twists that defines the sound of the band. Things get better with Wax and Wane and its interesting sound changes: a melodic hook in chorus that resonates in brain and a more accurate attempt of the guitar to build ethereal atmospheres. But I'm not is more ominous, with a plaintive tone that fit in the darker discs of the aforementioned The Cure, especially by arrangements of the bass in the style of Simon Gallup and the monotonous sound of electric drum machine. The first part of the album ends with Blind dumb deaf, which trick us with an open guitar sound that invites us at ethereal journey but dilutes in a tired and repetitive melody that becomes too long.

In the second half of album the songs have a longer duration and exceed even five minutes, unlike the first half of the album that focuses on concise songs. Shallow then halo promise not much in the beginning but hides some interesting touches on guitar and vocal arrangements of Elizabeth Fraser, who perform some unusual and guttural discoveries that will be a privilege for ears have fallen in love for their vocal cords power. The Hollow Men lost the battle because long duration, especially due monotony that distils certain distracting elements: processed voices of final section and guitar's attempt to generate other sonorities, but electronic drum is a heavy burden. Garlands, the eponymous track of album, builds a succession of unconventional chords that generates an unusual attention in the listener and a structured line bass that travels between low and high notes and brings a sound base that shines above a reluctant interpretation of the voice.

The album ends with Grail overfloweth, another tiring and repetitive tune. The theme is built in a step by step way, in The Cure formulated style, but deflates and not maintain interest until end. It's like listen another band that wanted to exploit the gloomy atmospheres, dressed in black suits, with tons of lipsticks and a vampiric condition in tone of decimononic romanticism. Despite this, an album not make a band. Not in vain we are talking about Cocteau Twins, named in homage to one of great artists of the 20th century, heir of poetic surrealism.

Some editions of Garlands include extra content. In January of 1983 Cocteau Twins recorded four songs for John Peel sessions. Blind dumb deaf is a far superior version and Hazel is an early version, later recorded in a classic EP. Two songs have been officially unedited: Dear heart and Hearsay please, that announces new paths in the band sound.

Speak no evil, originally B side of Thomas Leer's single Who's Fooling Who / Speak No Evil, originally was going to be the first record of Cocteau Twins before Garlands. The atmosphere is just as oppressive, so it does not provide much interest beyond its rarity.

Finally, Perhaps some other aeon saw the light for first time in An Hour of Eloquent Sounds compilation. More rhythmic than Speak no evil, does not abandon the repetitive tone of most lazy songs of this period.
maxal

maxal

13. September 2018
bezogen auf Garlands, LP, Album, CAD 211
On revisiting this, maybe I should offer a generic apology to Elizabeth Fraser here about the lyrics (and any interpretation which jarrs). About the lyrics and the way I hear them it's - fraught with error and that's part of the fun (?). I know I can get the lyrics wrong, and sometimes with directly opposed meaning (which I suppose could upset Liz?). So please don't take me too seriously. Hopefully any (mis) interpretations can just be taken as part of the nature of veils and revelation in any journey . . .

So: as for the Googled lyrics of Blind Deaf Dumb:
Blind dumb deafen offends
I was never a part of it

I heard it as something that has almost the OPPOSITE in meaning:
By the method of faith
I'll swear that I'm part of it

How could I hear "Blind dumb deafen offends" as "By the method of faith" ? It's worth listening to the track - it gives further appreciation of Liz's beautiful lyrics, unusual poetry and rhythm.