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Garlands

Garlands

June 1982
4AD Records
CAD 211

57 minutes, 37 seconds (UK & Canadian version)
32 minutes, 22 seconds (US version)

History

Alternate sleeve artwork

 

Track Listing

Blood Bitch
Wax and Wane
But I'm Not
Blind Dumb Deaf
Shallow Then Halo
The Hollow Men
Garlands
Grail Overfloweth

Also included on UK and Canadian Versions

John Peel Radio Sessions Selections from 1982-1983:

Dear Heart
Hazel
Hearsay Please
Blind Dumb Deaf

Bonus Tracks (from unreleased first single):

Speak No Evil
Perhaps Some Other Aeon

Formats

Vinyl
Compact disc
Audio cassette

Crew

Elizabeth Fraser
Robin Guthrie
Will Heggie

Release Notes

  • Produced by Ivo and Cocteau Twins.
  • All titles written by Cocteau Twins.
  • Engineered by Eric and John at Blackwing Studios.
  • Thanks to Ivo, Vince and Nigel.
  • Art direction, design and photography by 23 Envelope.
  • Additional Peel Session vocals on "Dear Heart" and "Hazel" by Gordon Sharp.
  • Lyrics from "But I'm Not," "Shallow then Halo," "Garlands," and "Grail Overfloweth" are printed on the inner sleeve of the vinyl release.
  • The bonus Peel Session tracks on the original compact disc and audio cassette releases have the songs Hearsay Please and Hazel listed out of order.
  • A remixed version of "Wax and Wane" is available on the 1985 release The Pink Opaque.
  • Peel Session recordings were later released as part of BBC Sessions, in 1999.
  • A remastered version of "Blind Dumb Deaf" appears on the 2000 compilation Stars and Topsoil.
  • "Wax and Wane" was performed during the 1996 Milk & Kisses Tour, mixed live by Mark Clifford.
  • Garlands was digitally remastered and re-released by 4AD in 2003. The artwork for the first pressing of the remaster incorrectly labels the track "Blood Bitch" as "Blood Bath." It is a typographical error that was subsequently corrected.
  • Voted #59 of "Scotland's 100 Best Rock and Pop Albums" in 2003