Cocteau Twins ‎– Treasure

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Ivo 3:53
Lorelei 3:42
Beatrix 3:11
Persephone 4:17
Pandora (For Cindy) 5:35
Amelia 3:29
Aloysius 3:26
Cicely 3:27
Otterley 4:03
Donimo 6:11

Versions (59)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAD 412 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 412 UK 1984 Sell This Version
50297 Cocteau Twins Treasure(Cass, Album) 4AD 50297 France 1984 Sell This Version
CADC 412 Cocteau Twins Treasure(Cass, Album, Bla) 4AD CADC 412 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CADC 412 Cocteau Twins Treasure(Cass, Album, Cre) 4AD CADC 412 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CADC 412 Cocteau Twins Treasure(Cass, Album, Whi) 4AD CADC 412 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CAD 412 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 412 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
CAD 412 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 412 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
206 699, 206 699-620, 206 699-8 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album) 4AD, 4AD, 4AD 206 699, 206 699-620, 206 699-8 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
CAD 412 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 412 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
CAD 412 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 412 Israel 1984 Sell This Version
70297 A Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album) 4AD, Virgin 70297 A France 1984 Sell This Version
CAD 412 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 412 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
CAD 412 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 412 Ireland 1984 Sell This Version
VOG 1 3350, COCT 5 Cocteau Twins Treasure + Aikea-Guinea(LP, Album + 12", EP) Vertigo, Vertigo VOG 1 3350, COCT 5 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
VOG4-1 3350 Cocteau Twins Treasure(Cass, Album) Vertigo VOG4-1 3350 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
28VB-1024, CAD-412 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album) Virgin, 4AD 28VB-1024, CAD-412 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
630705 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album) Edisom, Lda. 630705 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
58017 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album) PolyGram 58017 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
58017 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album, TP) PolyGram 58017 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
CAD 412 CD Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) 4AD CAD 412 CD UK 1986 Sell This Version
CAD 412 CD Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) 4AD CAD 412 CD UK 1986 Sell This Version
CAD 412 CD Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) 4AD CAD 412 CD Germany 1986 Sell This Version
6412-2 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records, 4AD, Beggars Banquet Music 6412-2 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
839 993-2 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 839 993-2 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
104.8379 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album) Virgin 104.8379 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
104.8379 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin 104.8379 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
30CY-1660 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) 4AD 30CY-1660 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
C4 96418 Cocteau Twins Treasure(Cass, Album, RE) Capitol Records C4 96418 US 1988 Sell This Version
CY-4412 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) 4AD CY-4412 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
SX-T 144 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album, RE) Tonpress SX-T 144 Poland 1989 Sell This Version
CDP 7 96418 2 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 7 96418 2 US 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0663 Cocteau Twins Treasure(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0663 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
ZN 003 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album, RE) Zona Records ZN 003 Lithuania 1991 Sell This Version
ZN 003 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album, RE, Lam) Zona Records ZN 003 Lithuania 1991 Sell This Version
RTD 120.0016.2 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) 4AD, Rough Trade RTD 120.0016.2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
0777 7 86803 2 1 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) 4AD 0777 7 86803 2 1 France 1993 Sell This Version
CDP 7 96418 4 Cocteau Twins Treasure(Cass, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 7 96418 4 US 1993 Sell This Version
SON 48 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) Sonic Records (2) SON 48 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
CAD 412 Cocteau Twins Treasure(Cass, Album) 4AD CAD 412 Philippines 1996 Sell This Version
JPCD 9710635 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА", Grammy JPCD 9710635 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
RCCY-1041 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) 4AD RCCY-1041 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
GAD 412 CD, CAD412 CD Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE, RM) 4AD, 4AD GAD 412 CD, CAD412 CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
GAD 412 CD Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE, RM) 4AD GAD 412 CD US 2003 Sell This Version
GAD 412 CD Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE, RM) 4AD GAD 412 CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
TECI-24272 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Imperial Records (13), 4AD TECI-24272 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
TECI-21340 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE, RM) Imperial Records (13), 4AD TECI-21340 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
GAD 412 CD Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE, RM) 4AD, Союз GAD 412 CD Russia 2007 Sell This Version
WPCB-20035 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) 4AD WPCB-20035 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
VIN180LP023 Cocteau Twins Treasure Deluxe(LP, Album, RE, RM, Ltd, 180) Vinyl 180 VIN180LP023 UK 2010 Sell This Version
VIN180LP018 Cocteau Twins Treasure(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Vinyl 180, 4AD VIN180LP018 UK 2010 Sell This Version
CDP 7 96418 2 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 7 96418 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
30240 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) 4AD 30240 France Unknown Sell This Version
868032 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) 4AD 868032 France Unknown Sell This Version
SON 48 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) Sonic Records (2) SON 48 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 96418 2 Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 7 96418 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
GAD 412 CD Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) 4AD GAD 412 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
GAD 412 CD Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) 4AD GAD 412 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
CAD 412 CD Cocteau Twins Treasure(CD, Album, RE, RP) 4AD CAD 412 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
JM 090 Cocteau Twins Treasure(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Jam (5) JM 090 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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Fujee

Fujee

October 30, 2015
referencing Treasure, LP, Album, CAD 412
Great album, great pressing. All the original Cocteau Twins stuff sounds great.
jurcenko

jurcenko

July 16, 2015
referencing Treasure, LP, Album, RE, ZN 003
I own a version that has more blueish label, not a plain white one.
Anyone?
jurcenko

jurcenko

July 16, 2015
referencing Treasure, LP, Album, RE, Lam, ZN 003
I own a version that has more blueish label, not a plain white one.
Anyone?
dghkfhldfdhlfa

dghkfhldfdhlfa

December 13, 2010
referencing Treasure, CD, Album, RE, RM, GAD 412 CD
this is a slightly frustrating record. i should make my biases clear; i absolutely love the darker and more ambient side of the cocteau twins and am fairly cool to the more upbeat, almost new wave side. that means there's a lot to like on this record but there's also a bit to loathe.

the first two tracks are a bit too new-wave for my tastes. as she generally does, elizabeth fraser chirps in an imaginary language throughout the whole disc. now, i've heard some rumours that fraser often randomly picked words from cumbric, auregnais, norn and other "extinct languages" but i don't know enough of these languages to make any decisions. the reality is that fraser's sounds are generally articulated very clearly, so the vast majority of them are likely to be defined words in at least one of the hundreds of languages that are known to humans. the only constant seems to be that the sounds she uses are rarely words in english. those familiar with the work of sigur ros should know that they lifted their ideas about language from the cocteau twins. on these two tracks, fraser's enunciation (this is the word i'll be using) draws upon melodies that wouldn't be out of place in a mozart symphony. it's all very melodic, happy and correct.

starting with the third track, which is the high point of the disc in my opinion, the disc moves into much darker territory that i find much more appealing. the word that's often used is "gothic", but this is a weird term to apply to 20th century music that supposedly evokes feelings reminiscent of a european architectural era that coincided with musical romanticism. certainly, lots of romantic music was very "dark"; it's primary architect was beethoven, and in his angry, deaf and largely inebriated later years. however, what people label as 20th century "gothic music" really draws more from the baroque era. the third track on this disc is essentially a fugue involving a harpsichord (or heavily reverberated acoustic guitar), a bass and a voice.

the fourth track, persephone, is a strange experiment. it attempts to combine dark new wave with janis joplin influenced blues and is one of the few cocteau twins tracks to feature intelligible vocals. it's not a bad idea and it works in places - the underlying guitar solo is simple, but the dissonance and the effects work are pretty cool in an edge/fripp sort of way - but it ultimately just evokes imagery of a bad bar band.

from the fifth track on, the disc is solid. how can i describe this without falling back on overused words like "ethereal", "otherworldly", "atmospheric", "ambient", "trance-inducing" or "dreamlike"? let's try this...

suppose it's 1937, spanish revolution. somehow, you ended up in the middle of some kind of workers revolt and while you're not sure how or why, you know you're in the middle of something big so you decide to stick around for a while. you're in a little watering hole in barcelona listening to a sultry lounge singer and you don't know much catalan so you don't really know what she's singing about. but, boy, does she ever sound great singing about it! while you're staring down into your beer, your chair blows up. "shit!", says the guy at the other end of the bar, "wrong motherfucker.". time slows and distorts a little and a deep haze comes over your ears, enough to blur the notes but not enough to keep them out entirely. if the initial stages of transmigration take about a half an hour or so, the increasingly warped translation of the sound in the bar that enters your half dead ears and is understood by your half dead brain may sound a little like the last half of this record.
chameleonq

chameleonq

May 23, 2010
referencing Treasure, LP, Album, CAD 412
Can anyone describe the differences in sound quality? Is there one of the cd versions that has the same sound quality as the vinyl LP?
JeanMarcDekesel

JeanMarcDekesel

December 23, 2003
referencing Treasure, CD, Album, RE, CAD 412 CD

No album artwork brings it content better then <B>Treasure</B>: embracing heavenly voices wrapped around the listener, track names like Lorelei, Persephone, Pandora and an album title that is in now way exaggerated. <BR>Sounds too good to be true? Open this jewel case and you will be lost! (WARNING: this CD contains ethereal lyrics that you will indeed either lover or hate as mentioned by dexterfeng, so beware that this is only my personal opinion ;)
dexterfeng

dexterfeng

June 25, 2003
referencing Treasure, CD, Album, RE, CAD 412 CD
Considered by many to be the best album by the Cocteaus. Hands down it's probably the prettiest save for Victorialand and yet another one of those galvanizing albums. You'll either LOVE them or HATE them after hearing it. Also the first album with new bassist Simon Raymonde.
Now that it's almost twenty years old, can we see a re-evaluation of it?
Massively important.