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Lullabies To Violaine (Volume One)

13 Feb 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 13 Feb 2006
  • Label: 4AD
  • Copyright: 2005 4AD Ltd.
  • Total Length: 2:03:39
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  • ASIN: B001MTV0T8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,426 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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58 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Lozarithm VINE VOICE on 4 April 2006
Format: Audio CD
Lullabies was the Cocteau Twins first EP, released in Autumn 1982 a couple of months after their debut album Garlands, and Violaine marked the final release by the band in the summer of 1996. Now that the lavish 4CD box set has sold out, the discs have been made available in two double-CD sets, of which the first represents their 8 year association with Four AD, and the second their period with Fontana. This distinction is less marked in America, where albums from Blue Bell Knoll onward were all on Capitol.
Volume One largely replaces the lavish and extremely expensive CD box set of singles and EPs that appeared in 1990, which marked the debut of most of the tracks on CD, as all their singles and EPs prior to Iceblink Luck had been vinyl releases only, and only a few of the lead tracks had been taken from albums. Most of the discs from the set were then released individually, though an exclusive four-track disc of rarities was not.
Though less lavish, this attractive package contains the vast majority of the contents of The Singles Collection, on two discs averaging an hour apiece. All tracks have been mastered by Robin Guthrie with Walter Coelho at Masterpiece and where they sound dissimilar to the previous CD versions, they are in my view improved, with greater clarity in the detail.
There are no previously released rarities from vinyl and cassette compilations, including those from The Singles Collection four-track disc.
The one exception to this is Orange Appled, which began life on a Melody Maker give-away 7" vinyl EP in 1986. It was added in 1990 to the new CD version of Love's Easy Tears and retains its position here.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME on 10 Mar 2006
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Issued last December 'Lullabies to Violaine' was a limited edition four-disc box-set taking in Cocteau Twins' single releases through their brilliant career. Now this material has been reissued in a two volume, two disc form which makes available their singles work alongside the reissues of the albums proper in remastered form a few years ago.
A great compilation that opens with their Associates/Banshees-style sound that settled into their own distinctive nature around 'Sunburst & Snowblind.' The 'Lullabies' e.p. is quite harsh, while the Alan Rankine-produced 'Peppermint Pig' suggests where Associates sound could have gone after 'Sulk' has Mackenzie & Rankine not fallen out. Robin Guthrie & Liz Frazer became a duo with the realease of the 'Sunburst & Snowblind' ep (Will Heggie being the original bassist). This set the tone for their sound that would be explored on such classic albums as 'Head Over Heels', 'Treasure', 'Victorialand', 'Blue Bell Knoll' & 'Heaven or Las Vegas.' Their influence with this kind of work is apparent and they have been cited/can be detected in the work of the following: My Bloody Valentine, Seefeel, Slowdive, Chapterhouse, Duran Duran, Jane's Addiction, Prince, PM Dawn, Massive Attack (with whom Liz Frazer has recorded several tracks - notably 'Teardrop'), Delays, Geneva, The Cure, Goldfrapp (Alison G's moans on 'Ride a White Horse' are pure Liz Frazer!), Jeff Buckley, Belle & Sebastian, the Gun Club (whom Robin Guthrie produced), Ride, AR Kane, Cranes, Thieves, Jeniferever, Sigur Ros etc. The first disc climaxes with the gorgeous 'Aikea Guinea' e.p.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Vitamino on 13 Feb 2009
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There are quite a few Cocteau Twins enthusiasts who have been disappointed by the CD releases. And justifiably so for those CDs sounded like they were mastered by someone who just didn't care. Enjoyable but not like the original vinyl.

I've done it myself. I've listened to the 'Echoes In a Shallow Bay/ Tiny Dynamine' CD release alongside the plush vinyl EPs and wondered what went wrong.

But here on 'Lullabies To Violaine - Volume 1' this problem has been set straight. These tracks now sound as wonderful as they were meant to be. Deep, resonant, evocative and masterful. Here at last we have 'Ribbed and Veined', 'Pink Orange Red' and 'Pepper Tree' in astonishing reality.

Ignore your turntable, you can forget the little pops and crackles on your precious vinyl. Get swept away.

You didn't think it would happen on CD but it has.
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This is a must for Cocteau Twins fans. By far the most superior complilation yet. You need this in your collection!
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I have beeen in love with the Cocteau twins every since the album Garlands when I first heard them on the on the GREAT JOHN PEEL show late at night. This double CD is the first volume of a 4 disc set which is a must have for all C.Twins fans old and new.
This is the first volume which is taken from their early years on 4AD records which is very raw, but as you listen through the disc you can hear them evolve from a talented punkish band with Tracks like Feather-Oar-blades, Peppermint Pig and Sugar Hiccup and into a more accomplished band with tracks like Pearly-dewdrops drops, Pepper-tree and the amazing track Aikea-guinea, and this is where there song writing really started to shine and for me very brightly. Disc two of this 2 disc set is alot better and that is where you will find the Cocteau Twins sound. So if you are new to the C'Twins then please dont give up half way through the first disc, or you could be missing out, sorry will be missing out on a very rare musical experience.
If you are still not sure then take a look on You Tube. OH nearly forgot Volume 2 is even better.
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