“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”
- August 1990
- 4AD / Capitol
- AD/BAD 0011
- 9 min, 41 sec
- Iceblink Luck
- Mizake the Mizan
- Written, recorded, and mixed by Cocteau Twins at September Sound, London.
- Sleeve design by Paul West. Photography by Andy Rumball.
- 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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