4AD's Cocteau Twins re-issue series continues with 'Treasure'. This was their third album and the first to feature Simon Raymonde. It also marks a departure from their early minimal goth post punk sound to their patented fluttering dream pop that they would continue to produce. Contains several classics such as 'Ivo' and 'Lorelei'.
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180g vinyl reissue LP on 4AD. New master created from high-definition files transferred from the original analogue tapes.
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Reissued LP on Vinyl 180.
9/10 The Doc 27th May 2016
There's nothing in the world quite like a Cocteau twins record, and this is one of the very best. Their really early releases had something of a post-punk feels to them and were reminiscent of Siouxsie and the Banshees as much as anything else, but Treasure marks their first full-on foray into the weird and wonderful dream-pop that made them famous. This is all about reverb, soundscapes and Liz Fraser's bewitching vocal stylings. In places it's still faintly gothic in tone, but in terms of overall sounds it's pretty unique; nothing else in their catalogue sounds quite like this one. There are loads and loads of bands that try to sound like the Cocteaus these days, but thirty years on no one's even come close. One to treasure from one of the most distinctive bands of all time.
9/10 Jack 25th June 2015
There's nothing quite like the Cocteau Twins. The dream pop trio of Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, and Simon Raymonde make some of the most hazy, gorgeous, music out there, like it's something from another dimension, or at least the most beautiful, sensual places of your imagination. The cover, which features an elegant, lacy figure draped in a white dress, is a good representation of what this album sounds like. Buy this album, and check out the other Cocteau Twin albums, many which have many different styles of tones
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