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Milk & Kisses

Milk & Kisses

March 1996
Mercury Records/Fontana (UK and elsewhere)
Capitol Records (USA)

41 minutes, 32 seconds

History

 

Track Listing

Violaine
Serpentskirt
Tishbite
Half-Gifts
Calfskin-Smack
Rilkean Heart
Ups
Eperdu
Treasure Hiding
Seekers Who Are Lovers

Formats

Vinyl
Compact disc
Audio cassette

Crew

Elizabeth Fraser
Robin Guthrie
Simon Raymonde

Additional Crew

Mitsuo Tate
Ben Blakeman
Benny DiMassa
Dave Palfreeman

Release Notes

  • Produced by Cocteau Twins.
  • Written and performed by Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde.
  • Recordings at Pors Poulhan, Bretagne and September Sound, London.
  • Engineered by Cocteau Twins, Lincoln Fong, Mitsuo Tate and Des Ward.
  • Special thanks to Benny diMassa, Ben Blakeman, Dave Palfreeman and Mitsuo Tate. Thanks to Nina Jackson at September Sound, and Raymond, Darren, Michael and Fiona at Coffer Management.
  • Sleeve artwork by Blue Source. Photography by Spiros Politis.
  • A special, deluxe limited edition disc with foldout sleeve was produced in the UK.
  • Singles were released for the songs "Tishbite" and "Violaine".
  • A promotional video was produced for "Tishbite."
  • The versions of "Half-Gifts" and "Rilkean Heart" are different from those appearing on the 1995 EP Twinlights.
  • "Violaine" and "Seekers Who Are Lovers" appear on the 1995 EP Otherness, remixed by Mark Clifford.
  • Dedication reads: "Milk and kisses for the first man / my old man / love and a thousandfold rose for Buckley / my Rilkean Hearted friend" (From Elizabeth; 'Buckley' is a reference to Jeff Buckley.)
  • Lyrics excerpts from "Violaine," "Tishbite," "Eperdu," and "Treasure Hiding" appear explicitly, or are visible in, the sleeve artwork.
  • An alternate version of "Serpentskirt" was recorded by Faye Wong (Wangfei), featuring Liz on backing vocals and Faye on lead, singing in Mandarin Chinese. Faye Wong also recorded a version of "Rilkean Heart."
  • This was the last LP to be released by the Cocteau Twins on Mercury/Fontana as well as Capitol.