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Pink Opaque
Cocteau Twins
Pink Opaque
Genre: Alternative Rock
 
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Japanese pressing of the Scottish trio's 1985 compilation of rarities and cuts then available only on 7 inch and 12 inch singles. An excellent overview of their early works, it includes an exclusive remix of 'Wax And Wane'...  more »

      
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All Artists: Cocteau Twins
Title: Pink Opaque
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Phantom Sound & Visi
Original Release Date: 1/1/1985
Re-Release Date: 11/21/2000
Album Type: Import
Genre: Alternative Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, British Alternative, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Japanese pressing of the Scottish trio's 1985 compilation of rarities and cuts then available only on 7 inch and 12 inch singles. An excellent overview of their early works, it includes an exclusive remix of 'Wax And Wane', plus the cult favorites 'The Spangle Maker', 'Aikea-Guinea' and 'Lorelei'. 10 tracks total. Japan is now the only country that has this title in print, thus the slightly higher price. 2000 release. Standard jewel case.
 

CD Reviews

A gift from a friend
Mike | FL | 04/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"That is how I was introduced to the Cocteau Twins. At the time, I was still listening to all of my Black Flag and Descendents CDs heavily (I still regress from time to time). The first time I saw the cassette (yes, this is what I still have as well), I really didn't think that I'd be all that impressed. That was wrong. I have very few cassettes that are still intact. This is one of the few. Absolutely amazing."
The Pink Opaque
kurob | Houston, Texas United States | 04/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the most romantic music I have ever heard. My wedding music was choreographed with 'The Spangle Maker', 'Aikea-Guinea', 'Lorelei', 'Millimillenary' as guests were arriving. 'From the Flagstones' played as the bridesmaids walked down the path. When the bridesmaid arrived at the gazebo, the historic church bells in the plaza chimed 6 o'clock. After which, the ticking of 'Musette and Drums' caught the guests in silence as they turned to see 'the bride' (ME) walk down the path to my husband to be.
My husband and I have shared twelve years since, and we both adore the music of the Cocteau Twins.The Cocteau Twins made the wedding very special to me and my husband, beautiful music to share on a beautiful day."
A Decent Grab-Bag Collection.
The Groove | Boston, MA | 11/05/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

""The Pink Opaque" is an odds-and-ends compilation which pulls together tunes from previous albums and EPs, as well as two rare tracks: a remix of "Wax and Wane" and "Millimillenary," which appeared on a 45 with an old issue of the Brit music mag NME. Covering a period from 1982-85, "The Pink Opaque" is a decent collection that captures the dark atmospherics and etheral touches of the Cocteau Twins, mostly distinguished by the lovely (if inchoherent) warblings of its lead singer Elizabeth Fraser. The remix of "Wax and Wane" is more aggressive in tone and eliminates the drum machine that surfaces on the original. "Hitherto" moves along with gloomy guitars and crisp drums, while "Aikea Guinea" stands out with Fraser in good vocal form. While I'd normally suggest that the casual listener grab their individual LPs, "The Pink Opaque" is a worthy consideration for Cocteau completists."