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Iceblink Luck

“You, yourself, and your father don’t know so, but in your own ways, you’re really both bone-setters. Thank you for mending me, babies.” “Iceblink Luck”

Iceblink Luck

  • August 1990
  • 4AD / Capitol
  • AD/BAD 0011
  • 9 min, 41 sec

Track listing

  1. Iceblink Luck
  2. Mizake the Mizan
  3. Watchlar


  • Vinyl
  • Cassette
  • CD
  • Digital


Release notes

  • Written, recorded, and mixed by Cocteau Twins at September Sound, London.
  • Sleeve design by Paul West. Photography by Andy Rumball.

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  • Peaked at #38 on the UK album chart, and at #4 on the US alternative singles chart.
  • All three songs have been performed live since 1990.
  • A promotional video was produced for “Iceblink Luck.”
  • “Iceblink luck” was featured as b-side on a 1990 Japan-only release of the single “Athol-Brose” (from the LP Blue Bell Knoll).
  • Included in the 1991 EPs and Singles Box Set.
  • “Iceblink Luck” and “Watchlar” are featured on the 2000 collection Stars and Topsoil.
  • Digitally remastered and re-released in 2005 as part of Lullabies to Violaine.
  • An “iceblink” is a glare produced when the sun shines on an ice field or glacier, or otherwise an ice-cliff.
  • “Mizake the Mizan” is a slang corruption of “make the man,” which means to buy drugs from a drug dealer.

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