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Blue Bell Knoll

Blue Bell Knoll

October 1988
4AD Records
CAD 807

Capitol Records (USA)

35 minutes, 20 seconds

History

 

Track Listing

Blue Bell Knoll
Athol-Brose
Carolyn's Fingers
For Phoebe Still a Baby
The Itchy Glowbo Blow
Cico Buff
Suckling the Mender
Spooning Good Singing Gum
A Kissed Out Red Floatboat
Ella Megalast Burls Forever

Formats

Vinyl
Compact disc
Audio cassette
Digital Audio Cassette (DAT)

Crew

Elizabeth Fraser
Robin Guthrie
Simon Raymonde

Release Notes

  • Written and produced by Cocteau Twins.
  • Sleeve design by Paul West and Jeremy Tilston. Photography by Juergen Teller.
  • Promotional videos were produced for "Carolyn's Fingers" and "Cico Buff."
  • 7-inch and 12-inch singles were released for "Carolyn's Fingers" backed with "Ella Megalast Burls Forever," and for "A Kissed Out Red Floatboat."
  • Blue Bell Knoll was the only Cocteau Twins LP to be released commercially in DAT format (and was the only 4AD release to ever appear in that format).
  • A limited edition gatefold sleeve design was available for the vinyl format.
  • This was the first major label Cocteau Twins LP release (on Capitol Records).
  • "Athol-Brose" was released as a single in Japan in 1990, backed with "Carolyn's Fingers" and "Iceblink Luck," after having appeared in an automobile commercial for television.
  • A live performance of "Ella Megalast Burls Forever" was recorded for SNUB-TV in 1990.
  • The following songs appeared have appeared in live performances: "Blue Bell Knoll," "Carolyn's Fingers," "For Phoebe Still a Baby," "Cico Buff," "A Kissed Out Red Floatboat," and "Ella Megalast Burls Forever." An extended version of "Blue Bell Knoll" was performed during the 1996 Milk & Kisses Tour.
  • "Carolyn's Fingers" and "Cico Buff" appear on the 2000 compilation Stars and Topsoil.
  • Blue Bell Knoll was digitally remastered and re-released by 4AD in 2003.