The Pink Opaque is a 1986 compilation album by Scottish alternative rock band Cocteau Twins, composed of tracks recorded between 1982 and 1985. A joint release by the UK-based 4AD and the American Relativity Records, it was their first official . After signing to 4AD in 1982, Cocteau Twins released three albums and five EPs between the autumn of 1982 and January 1985
Album · 1986 · 10 Songs. The 1986 compilation that introduced Cocteau Twins to American listeners tantalizingly highlights the tensions that define the UK group’s early work; it’s equally eye-opening for both newcomers and longtime fans. Then there’s Lorelei, which pairs Elizabeth Fraser’s heavenly voice with blindingly bright guitars and bells-a vision of pop at its most divine. The Pink Opaque Cocteau Twins.
Concluding with the similarly album-ending "Musette and Drums" from Head Over Heels, The Pink Opaque is a lovely taster for anyone wanting to discover the peerless early years of the Cocteaus.
Band Name Cocteau Twins. Album Name Pink Opaque. Members owning this album3. 1. The Spangle Maker. 5. Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops. 6. From the Flagstones. 10. Musette and Drums. Other productions from Cocteau Twins. Lullabies to Violaine, Vol 1. Mourning Star: The Best of Cocteau Twins.
LP (12" album, 33 rpm). Cocteau Twins Format: Vinyl. Back in 1986, The Pink Opaque brought together the best of the Cocteau Twins’ early works to become their first official release in the US. Already a cult band on college radio, some classics like ‘Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops’ and ‘Aikea-Guinea’ were given new mixes for this release, while it also featured ‘Millimillenary’, the first run out for incoming band member Simon Raymonde.
The Pink Opaque is a 1986 compilation album by Cocteau Twins, composed of tracks recorded between 1982 and 1985. A joint release by the UK-based 4AD (the band's label) and the American Relativity Records, it was the band's first official domestic . . After signing to 4AD in 1982, Cocteau Twins released three albums and five EPs between the autumn of 1982 and January 1985. Despite having no American distribution, the band was gaining popularity in the United States on college radio, particularly with the 1984 single "Pearly Dewdrops' Drops.
Producer – Cocteau Twins, Ivo (tracks: 3). Written-By, Performer – Cocteau Twins. Anthology release prepared primarily for the US market, where it was released by Relativity Records on vinyl and cassette. The CD version was co-released with 4AD and for sale in both territories, with both labels/catalogue numbers on the packaging. Sources: 1, 5, 9: From the 12" The Spangle Maker. 2: From the NME compilation tape Department of Enjoyment. 3: Re-mixed from the album Garlands. 4, 6: From the 12" Sunburst And Snowblind. The Pink Opaque (CD, Comp, Promo).
The Pink Opaque, 1986. Millimillenary, 03:40. Wax and Wane (remixed), 03:51. Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops (7" Version), 04:10. From the Flagstones, 03:40.
|1||The Spangle Maker|
|3||Wax And Wane|
|6||From The Flagstones|
|10||Musette And Drums|
- Distributed By – Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
- Made By – Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
NotesJapan Promo Sample.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: T4988 001 10243 4
- Rights Society: JASRAC
|EMC 8040||Cocteau Twins||The Pink Opaque (LP, Comp)||Relativity, 4AD||EMC 8040||US||1986|
|CAD 3509||Cocteau Twins||The Pink Opaque (LP, Comp, RE, RM, 180)||4AD||CAD 3509||2015|
|EMC 8040, CAD513CD||Cocteau Twins||The Pink Opaque (CD, Comp)||Relativity, 4AD||EMC 8040, CAD513CD||Canada||1986|
|CAD CD 513, EMCD 8040||Cocteau Twins||The Pink Opaque (CD, Comp)||4AD, Relativity||CAD CD 513, EMCD 8040||UK & US||1986|
|EMCT 8040||Cocteau Twins||The Pink Opaque (Cass, Comp, Whi)||Relativity||EMCT 8040||US||1986|