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Motion Picture Soundtracks (1982-1996)

Cocteau Twins' music has always been described, to some degree, as "cinematic." It is, therefore, fitting that many motion picture producers have approached them about creating music exclusively for film soundtracks, or at least lending some of their catalogue to the endeavour. Sadly, the only true "film score" the band ever attempted was never fully realised, and was, eventually, released as the LP The Moon and The Melodies under the names of "Budd, Fraser, Guthrie, Raymonde," as it was a collaborative effort with Harold Budd.

For various reasons, not all film appearances are credited in the official soundtrack release, but most are. Not all soundtracks are available commercially (except, perhaps, from used CD bins).

Mad Dog and Glory, 1993
"Iceblink Luck," from the 1990 LP Heaven or Las Vegas.

The Crow, 1994
"Time Baby 3," in collaboration with Medicine. Robin remixed the song and Liz provided additional backing vocals.

Judge Dredd, 1995
"Need-Fire," recorded exclusively for the soundtrack, and never released elsewhere.

The Doom Generation, 1995
"Summer-blink," from the single Evangeline.

Stealing Beauty, 1996
"Alice," later released on the second disc of the single, Violaine.

Nowhere, 1997
"Seekers Who Are Lovers (Otherness Mix)," which did not appear on the official motion picture soundtrack. Originally released on the 1995 EP Otherness.

Lost Highway, 1997
"Song to the Siren," actually a This Mortal Coil track, from the 1984 LP It'll End In Tears. This song was not included on the official motion picture soundtrack release.

Splendor, 1998
"Pitch the Baby," live remixed version, from a live performance in 1996 (original song appeared on the 1990 LP Heaven or Las Vegas). This version was never officially released, and so is not included in the film's official soundtrack.