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Cocteau TwinsHead Over Heels

Tracklist

Over
When Mama Was Moth3:06
Five Ten Fiftyfold5:01
Sugar Hiccup3:41
In Our Angelhood3:00
Glass Candle Grenades2:45
This Side
In The Gold Dust Rush3:40
The Tinderbox (Of A Heart)4:57
Multifoiled2:37
My Love Paramour3:40
Musette And Drums4:38

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    Version DetailsData Quality
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1983-10-31, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album
    Gloss Sleeve
    4AD – CAD 313UK1983UK1983
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1983, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album
    Vertigo – VOG-1-3329Canada1983Canada1983
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1983, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album
    Intercord – INT 145.082, 4AD – CAD 313Germany1983Germany1983
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1983, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album
    Virgin – 206 332, Virgin – 206 332-320Europe1983Europe1983
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1983, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album
    New Rose Records – ROSE 25, 4AD – CAD 313France1983France1983
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1983-10-00, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album
    Powderworks – POW 6077Australia1983Australia1983
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1983, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album
    4AD – CAD 313New Zealand1983New Zealand1983
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1983-10-31, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album
    4AD – CAD 313UK1983UK1983
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1983, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album, White Label
    4AD – CAD 313UK1983UK1983
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1983-10-31, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album
    Satin Sleeve
    4AD – CAD 313UK1983UK1983
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1983, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album
    4AD – CAD 313, PolyGram – 58.011Greece1983Greece1983
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1983, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album, White Label
    4AD – CAD 313, PolyGram – 58011Greece1983Greece1983
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1983, CassetteHead Over Heels
    Cassette, Album
    Dolby System
    Vertigo – VOG4-1-3329Canada1983Canada1983
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1984, CassetteHead Over Heels
    Cassette, Album
    Vertigo – VOG4-1-3329Canada1984Canada1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1984, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album
    Megadisc – MEGADISC 338315, Megadisc – 08-022741-20Netherlands1984Netherlands1984
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1984-05-00, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album
    SMS Records – SP25-5083Japan1984Japan1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1984, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album
    Victoria – VLP-88Spain1984Spain1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1984-05-00, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album, Promo
    SMS Records – SP25-5083Japan1984Japan1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1986, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Victoria – VLP-88, Victoria – 30.391, 4AD – CAD313
    +1 more label...
    Spain1986Spain1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1987, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album, Reissue
    DG Discos – DG-221Argentina1987Argentina1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1987, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album
    4AD – YQ-7044Japan1987Japan1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1987, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album, Promo
    photo
    DG Discos – DG-221Argentina1987Argentina1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1987, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album, Promo
    4AD – YQ-7044Japan1987Japan1987
    New Submission
    Head Over Heels
    LP, Album, White Label
    photo
    DG Discos – DG-221Argentina1987Argentina1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1987, CassetteHead Over Heels
    Cassette, Album
    DG Discos – DGS 221Argentina1987Argentina1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1990, CassetteHead Over Heels
    Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release
    ALF – A-097Poland1990Poland1990
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1991, CDHead Over Heels
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Capitol Records – CDP 7 96416 2, 4AD – CDP 7 96416 2US1991US1991
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1991, CassetteHead Over Heels
    Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release
    MG Records (2) – MG 0671Poland1991Poland1991
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1997, CassetteHead Over Heels
    Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release
    Piggymot Records – 1262Russia1997Russia1997
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 1999, CDHead Over Heels
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    4AD – RCCY-1054Japan1999Japan1999
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 2003-02-10, CDHead Over Heels
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    4AD – GAD 313 CDUK2003UK2003
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 2003-06-03, CDHead Over Heels
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    4AD – GAD 313 CDUS2003US2003
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 2003, CDHead Over Heels
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress
    4AD – GAD 313 CDUS2003US2003
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 2005-02-23, CDHead Over Heels
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
    Paper Sleeve
    Imperial Records (13) – TECI-24271, 4AD – TECI-24271Japan2005Japan2005
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 2005, CDrHead Over Heels
    CDr, Advance, Promo, Reissue, Remastered
    Imperial Records (13) – TECI-24271Japan2005Japan2005
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 2006-01-25, CDHead Over Heels
    CD, Album, Remastered, Reissue
    Imperial Records (13) – TECI-21339, 4AD – TECI-21339Japan2006Japan2006
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 2007, CDHead Over Heels
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    4AD – GAD 313 CD, Союз – GAD 313 CDRussia2007Russia2007
    New Submission
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 2008-09-29, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album, Remastered, Limited Edition
    180 g
    Vinyl 180 – VIN180LP010UK2008UK2008
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 2008, CDHead Over Heels
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
    4AD – WPCB-20019Japan2008Japan2008
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Head Over Heels, 2018-03-16, VinylHead Over Heels
    LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    4AD – CAD 3709Europe2018Europe2018
    New Submission
    • stargrazer's avatar
      stargrazer
      This version sounds nice enough, but I’d have been embarrassed to release this packaging: drab, low contrast, even the bar code is pixelated! C’mon, this is a 4AD release — they’re known for their aesthetics.
      • maxal's avatar
        maxal
        The gloss edition is the first edition of the 12". Then came the satin finish with printed inner sleeves, then some of the satin (later still) have the icky white die cut inner sleeves. Oh to miss out on the lyrics of the printed inner sleeves for such a beautiful song, a sad lament . . .
        • maxal's avatar
          maxal
          I think the gloss edition of this 12" is the true first pressing.
          • JamsOnly's avatar
            JamsOnly
            Put another ✅ in the sounds great column as I received a very nice copy!
            • maxal's avatar
              maxal
              I don't understand these "Vinyl 180" remasters / re-issues. [I can understand it for certain limited or collector editions, but even then I'd rather 4AD have full charge.] Why are the Vinyl 180 discs pressed, when 4AD is still pressing them? It seems a conflict of interests, and I don't understand why 4AD would allow it.

              Such as this standard reissue of Head over Heels with the horrible vin180 logo on the disc labels. And look at the shocking lack of colour on the album cover (all silver and lacking the necessary red which defines what it is - flower heads and helicopter seeds on dappled water).

              People have already commented on the sound production not being good. I have a choice of getting the authentic 4AD product or Vinyl 180 - of course I will buy the 4AD.
              • RichKennedy's avatar
                RichKennedy
                Just bought it and took a nice nap while listening to it, nothing like a "Cocteau Twins nap." Otherworldly, lovely, great pressing!
                • TheLateArthurDent's avatar
                  the quality of the pressing is pristine. the remaster delivers more depth and slight improvement on clarity, but don't expect liz fraser's vocals or the drums to perform differently. the overall production seems unchanged.
                  • djased1's avatar
                    djased1
                    Edited one year ago
                    Can anyone explain and comment on the difference between the Satin and Gloss covers? Thanks
                    • twoarmedscissor's avatar
                      Gonna guess this is a 1991 release.. the text on the tape shell looks like about what Capitol tapes looked like at the time, and the cover is similar to the '91 US CD version.
                      • maxal's avatar
                        maxal
                        It's interesting what some say here about the cover of Head over Heels. Out of all the Cocteau Twins 4AD albums Head over Heels is the album cover which has gone through the widest range of cover printing variations - because it is the most sensitive image.

                        Firstly it's good to have the original edition of the album (to kind of define the original intentions of the cover image?). Head over Heels is a dificult cover image to get right as there is not much colour or tonal variation - there is a lot of 'muddy grey'. But it is a lovely photograph (of the surface of a muddy puddle with mixed flora detritus - broken carnation flower heads, an honesty seed pod, helicopter seed, broken leaf stem etc). With this first edition cover there is no barcode and the colours are printed excellently, there is a silvery sheen to the 'puddle' in the top left corner and the colour range is good. There are some reds! There is a dot of red above the helicopter seed head , top right of the cover, and the carnation on the back has a good amount of red.

                        Flash forward into the future and the Cocteau Twins box set of Vinyl 180 records (2008) is printed on a different paper stock! It's a glorious, uncoated matt paper finish. The Garlands album beniefits most from this paper choice as that photograph has a good, defining contrast and a good colour range. I was thrilled when I first saw the Garlands album cover printed on this paper. However, the Head over Heels cover does not benefit in the same way. I still think it's beautiful; it's a murky dreamy cover. But it's a close hit and miss, any darker and it wouldn't work - and perhaps to some people's taste it doesn't work. The sheen on the puddle is no longer silvery (there's a lack of rare 'treasure') and the red has pretty much disappeared. I don't know whether it is my love for this cover, that I still like it printed on this paper stock or what. Perhaps it is because Cocteau Twins' music is so mysterious, that the murkiness of a potentially 'bad' printing can still work?. But note: this is not bad printing - it is the limitations of a high quality paper. In that respect, I think the cover on this paper works. This isn't a cover which is supposed to shout out and draw attention. It's a quiet cover. However, a bit more contrast could have improved it - the loss of the silvery sheen for instance is symbolically important to the nature of Cocteau Twins' music.

                        As an aside, it is also interesting to compare the Japanese (Strange Days Presents) CD covers in paper sleeves, 2003. For me, these are the best CD option for the Cocteau Twins' albums - they are beautiful little objects, visually and aurally. With the paper covers, you have direct contact with the artwork. Regarding the Strange Days Head over Heels cover the general first impression is that it is a sharper, more contrasty image than the first edition 4AD vinyl cover (it would be - it's a much smaller size). It's a very good printing of it and there is not too much difference compared with the first edition. However, on balance, I still prefer the first edition vinyl cover - the Strange Days cover, being an increment too dark at the bottom quarter, where the title is, and the sharpness of the image take away from the dream quality, again important in reference to the Cocteau Twins' sound.

                        I also have a Vinyl 180 misprint of this cover with some 'bands' running across the cover. I was going to return it for refund - I'm so glad I didn't, it actually works! (I was never sure whether it was an experiment or a mistake . . .).

                        I know, I know, you think I'm wierd to go into such detail! I have an interest in publishing and photography as well as music.