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The Pink Opaque

The Pink Opaque

November 1985
4AD Records
CAD 513

40 minutes, 39 seconds

History

 

Track Listing

The Spangle Maker
Millimillenary
Wax and Wane
Hitherto
Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops
From the Flagstones
Aikea-Guinea
Lorelei
Pepper-Tree
Musette and Drums

Formats

Vinyl
Compact disc
Audio cassette

Crew

Elizabeth Fraser
Robin Guthrie
Will Heggie
Simon Raymonde

Release Notes

"Wax and Wane" is re-mixed from the album Garlands, recorded in spring 1982, when Cocteau Twins comprised Robin Guthrie, Elizabeth Fraser, and Will Heggie. By the summer of 1983 Will Heggie had departed and material was produced for the subsequent release Sunburst and Snowblind, from which "Hitherto" and "From the Flagstones" are taken. Simon Raymonde joined Cocteau Twins in late 1983 and new material included "The Spangle Maker," "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops," and "Pepper-Tree," which were released as a 12" EP, and the song "Millimillenary," which appeared on an NME compilation tape. "Lorelei" was recorded in the summer of 1984 for the album Treasure, and "Aikea-Guinea" produced for 7" and 12" EP release in early 1985. All songs produced by Cocteau Twins except "Wax and Wane," Cocteau Twins/Ivo. "Millimillenary" was performed live during 1984/85.

Art direction and sleeve design by 23 Envelope.