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Twinlights

Twinlights

September 1995
Mercury Records/Fontana (UK)
Capitol Records (USA)
CTCD3

13 minutes, 55 seconds

History

 

Track Listing

Rilkean Heart
Golden-Vein
Pink Orange Red
Half-Gifts

Formats

Vinyl
Compact disc

Crew

Elizabeth Fraser
Robin Guthrie
Simon Raymonde

Phil Boyden, Violin
Paul Costin, Violin
Fiona Griffith, Viola
Helen Thomas, Cello

Release Notes

  • Written, performed and produced by Cocteau Twins.
  • Recorded and mixed at September Sound.
  • Additional recordings at Wessex.
  • String arrangements for "Half-Gifts" by Thomas M. Hill.
  • "Pink Orange Red" originally appeared on the 1985 EP Tiny Dynamine.
  • "Rilkean Heart" and "Half-Gifts" appear on the 1996 LP Milk & Kisses in radically different form.
  • Digitally remastered and re-released in 2005 as part of Lullabies to Violaine.
  • A long format video was produced for "Rilkean Heart" and "Half-Gifts" together under the title "Rilkean Dreams."
  • An alternate version of "Rilkean Heart" was recorded by Faye Wong (Wangfei), singing in Mandarin Chinese.
  • A Blue Source sleeve. Photography by Nick Knight.