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Cocteau Twins - The Pink Opaque album FLAC

Cocteau Twins - The Pink Opaque album FLAC
Performer: Cocteau Twins
Genre: Rock
Title: The Pink Opaque
FLAC album size: 1556
Style: Ethereal, Post-Punk
Country: US
Released: 2015

A rare version of the track that originally appeared on 'Garlands'.

The Pink Opaque is a 1986 compilation album by Scottish alternative rock band Cocteau Twins, composed of tracks recorded between 1982 and 1985. A joint release by the UK-based 4AD and the American Relativity Records, it was their first official . After signing to 4AD in 1982, Cocteau Twins released three albums and five EPs between the autumn of 1982 and January 1985

Album · 1986 · 10 Songs. The 1986 compilation that introduced Cocteau Twins to American listeners tantalizingly highlights the tensions that define the UK group’s early work; it’s equally eye-opening for both newcomers and longtime fans. Then there’s Lorelei, which pairs Elizabeth Fraser’s heavenly voice with blindingly bright guitars and bells-a vision of pop at its most divine. The Pink Opaque Cocteau Twins.

Concluding with the similarly album-ending "Musette and Drums" from Head Over Heels, The Pink Opaque is a lovely taster for anyone wanting to discover the peerless early years of the Cocteaus.

Producer – Cocteau Twins, Ivo (tracks: 3). Written-By, Performer – Cocteau Twins. Anthology release prepared primarily for the US market, where it was released by Relativity Records on vinyl and cassette. The CD version was co-released with 4AD and for sale in both territories, with both labels/catalogue numbers on the packaging. Sources: 1, 5, 9: From the 12" The Spangle Maker. 2: From the NME compilation tape Department of Enjoyment. 3: Re-mixed from the album Garlands. 4, 6: From the 12" Sunburst And Snowblind. The Pink Opaque ‎(CD, Comp, Promo).

LP (12" album, 33 rpm). Cocteau Twins Format: Vinyl. Back in 1986, The Pink Opaque brought together the best of the Cocteau Twins’ early works to become their first official release in the US. Already a cult band on college radio, some classics like ‘Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops’ and ‘Aikea-Guinea’ were given new mixes for this release, while it also featured ‘Millimillenary’, the first run out for incoming band member Simon Raymonde.

New-Wave Cocteau Twins. Band Name Cocteau Twins. Album Name Pink Opaque.

The Pink Opaque is a 1986 compilation album by Cocteau Twins, composed of tracks recorded between 1982 and 1985. A joint release by the UK-based 4AD (the band's label) and the American Relativity Records, it was the band's first official domestic .  . After signing to 4AD in 1982, Cocteau Twins released three albums and five EPs between the autumn of 1982 and January 1985. Despite having no American distribution, the band was gaining popularity in the United States on college radio, particularly with the 1984 single "Pearly Dewdrops' Drops. The Pink Opaque. Compilation album by. Cocteau Twins. Despite not having American distribution, the band gained popularity there through college radio, particularly with the 1984 single "Pearly Dewdrops' Drops.

Cocteau Twins were founded in Grangemouth, Scotland in 1980 by Robin Guthrie, Will Heggie and Elizabeth Fraser. Will Heggie departed the group in 1983, and Simon Raymonde joined in 1984. Over the course of sixteen years and more than a dozen records, they became famous for their trademark ethereal soundscapes and soaring vocal melodies that influenced subsequent generations of post-punk musicians. The group officially disbanded in 1998 while recording the follow-up album to the 1996 record Milk and Kisses.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Spangle Maker
A2 Millimillenary
A3 Wax And Wane
Producer – Ivo*Written-By – W. Heggie*
A4 Hitherto
A5 Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops
B1 From The Flagstones
B2 Aikea-Guinea
B3 Lorelei
B4 Pepper-Tree
B5 Musette And Drums

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – 4AD Ltd.
  • Published By – Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Pressed By – MPO


  • Producer – Cocteau Twins
  • Written-By – E. Fraser*, R. Guthrie*, S. Raymonde* (tracks: A1, A2, A5, B2 to B4)


Sticker on shrink wrap:
"Cocteau Twins
The Pink Opaque
Remastered From HD Audio
Pressed On Audiophile 180 Gram Vinyl
Includes MP3 Download
CAD 3509"

© 1985 4AD Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 652637 350913
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched): CAD 3509 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched): CAD 3509 B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EMC 8040 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque ‎(LP, Comp) Relativity, 4AD EMC 8040 US 1986
30CY-1656 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque ‎(CD, Comp, Promo) 4AD 30CY-1656 Japan 1987
CAD CD 513, EMCD 8040 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque ‎(CD, Comp) 4AD, Relativity CAD CD 513, EMCD 8040 UK & US 1986
EMCT 8040 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque ‎(Cass, Comp, Whi) Relativity EMCT 8040 US 1986
CAD 513 CD, EMCD 8040 Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque ‎(CD, Comp, RE) 4AD, Relativity CAD 513 CD, EMCD 8040 UK & US Unknown

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??
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