Heel to toe to hair and hoof and it's head over heels and it's all but an ark-lark...

“What I’ve got to do is get honest, to stop doing what I was doing. Unfortunately, and this is typical of me, I tend to go from one extreme to the other. To go from an album like Blue Bell Knoll, which is so heavily disguised and removed from reality, to Heaven or Las Vegas, or even more to this one, where everything on it is in English and it’s all audible…it is extreme, I think. But it seems important for me to do that.” Elizabeth Fraser


  • September 1993
  • Fontana/Mercury
  • CTCD1
  • 11 min, 24 sec

Track listing

  1. Evangeline
  2. Mud and Dark
  3. Summer-blink


  • Vinyl
  • Cassette
  • CD
  • Digital


Release notes

  • All songs written, performed, and produced by Cocteau Twins.
  • Additional Engineering: Lincoln Fong.
  • Recorded and mixed at September Sound, London.
  • Additional Guitars on “Evangeline” by Mitsuo Tate and Ben Blakeman.
  • Original photography by Walter Wick. Sleeve design by Lifeboat Matey.

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  • Peaked at #34 on the UK album chart.
  • A promotional video was produced for “Evangeline.”
  • “Evangeline” has appeared in live performances.
  • Digitally remastered and re-released in 2005 as part of Lullabies to Violaine.
  • All tracks from Evangeline were included in the 2018 release Treasure Hiding: The Fontana Years.
  • The song “Mud and Dark” is a retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Echo and Narcissus.

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“Evangeline” © 1993 Mercury/Fontana.


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