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Lullabies to Violaine

Lullabies to Violaine

  • November 2005
  • 4AD
  • CTBOX 2 (Special Edition), DAD 2513CD (Vol 1), DAD 2514CD (Vol 2)

Track listing

  1. Lullabies
    • Feathers-Oar-Blades
    • Alas Dies Laughing
    • It’s All But An Ark Lark
  2. Peppermint Pig
    • Peppermint Pig (7-inch version)
    • Laugh Lines
    • Hazel
  3. Sunburst and Snowblind
    • Sugar Hiccup (12-inch version)
    • From the Flagstones
    • Hitherto
    • Because of Whirl-Jack
  4. The Spangle Maker
    • The Spangle Maker
    • Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops (alternate version)
    • Pepper-Tree
  5. Aikea-Guinea
    • Aikea-Guinea (alternate version)
    • Kookaburra
    • Quisquose
    • Rococo
  6. Tiny Dynamine
    • Pink Orange Red
    • Ribbed and Veined
    • Plain Tiger
    • Sultitan Itan
  7. Echoes in a Shallow Bay
    • Great Spangled Fritillary
    • Melonella
    • Pale Clouded White
    • Eggs and Their Shells
  8. Love’s Easy Tears
    • Love’s Easy Tears
    • Those Eyes, That Mouth
    • Sigh’s Smell of Farewell
    • Orange Appled
  9. Iceblink Luck
    • Iceblink Luck
    • Mizake the Mizan
    • Watchlar
  10. Evangeline
    • Evangeline
    • Mud and Dark
    • Summer-Blink
  11. Snow
    • Winter Wonderland
    • Frosty the Snowman
  12. Bluebeard
    • Bluebeard
    • Three-Swept
    • Ice-Pulse
    • Bluebeard (acoustic version)
  13. Otherness
    • Feet-Like Fins
    • Seekers Who Are Lovers
    • Violaine
    • Cherry-Coloured Funk
  14. Twinlights
    • Rilkean Heart (acoustic version)
    • Golden-Vein
    • Pink Orange Red (acoustic version)
    • Half-Gifts (acoustic version)
  15. Tishbite (1 and 2 combined)
    • Tishbite
    • Primitive Heart
    • Flock of Soul
    • Round
    • An Elan
  16. Violaine (1 and 2 combined)
    • Violaine
    • Smile
    • Tranquil Eye
    • Circling Girl
    • Alice

Available formats

  • CD
  • Digital

Performers

Release notes

  • All songs written by Fraser/Guthrie/Raymonde except “Sugar Hiccup,” “From the Flagstones,” “Hitherto,” and “Because of Whirl-Jack” by Fraser/Guthrie. “Feathers-Oar-Blades,” “Alas Dies Laughing,” “It’s All But and Ark Lark,” “Peppermint Pig,” “Laugh Lines,” and “Hazel” by Fraser/Guthrie/Heggie.
  • Mastered by Robin Guthrie with Walter Coelho at Masterpiece.
  • Analog tape transfers by John Dent at Loud.
  • Art direction and design by Vaughan Oliver at v23. Assisted by Chris Bigg. Images by Roger Newbrook.

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  • Lullabies produced by Ivo Watts-Russell. Recorded at Palladium Studios, Edinburgh, engineered by Jon Turner. Mixed at Blackwing Studios, London, engineered by John Fryer.
  • Peppermint Pig produced by Alan Rankine. Engineered by John Fryer. Recorded at Blackwing Studios, London.
  • Sunburst and Snowblind produced by Cocteau Twins and John Fryer, except “Sugar Hiccup” and “Hitherto,” produced by Cocteau Twins. Recorded and mixed at Palladium Studios, Edinburgh.
  • The Spangle Maker produced by Cocteau Twins. “The Spangle Maker” and “Pepper-Tree” recorded at Palladium Studios, Edinburgh, engineered by Jon Turner and mixed at Rooster, London, engineered by John Madden. “Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops” recorded an dengineered by John Madden at Rooster, London.
  • Aikea-Guinea produced by Cocteau Twins. Engineered by Ken Thomas. Recorded at Jacobs Studios, Farnham.
  • Tiny Dynamine and Echoes in a Shallow Bay produced by Cocteau Twins. Recorded at Guerilla, London. Mixed at Aosis, London.
  • Love’s Easy Tears produced by Cocteau Twins. Recorded and mixed at Good Earth, London.
  • Iceblink Luck produced by Cocteau Twins. Recorded and mixed at September Sound, London.
  • Evangeline produced by Cocteau Twins. Recorded and mixed at September Sound, London. Additional engineering by Lincoln Fong. Additional guitars on “Evangeline” by Mitsuo Tate and Ben Blakeman.
  • Snow produced by Cocteau Twins. Recorded and mixed at September Sound, London. Additional engineering by Lincoln Fong. “Winter Wonderland” written by Felix Bernard and Dick Smith. “Frosty the Snowman” written by Jack Rollings and Steve Nelson.
  • Bluebeard produced by Cocteau Twins. Recorded and mixed at September Sound, London. Additional engineering by Lincoln Fong.
  • Twinlights produced by Cocteau Twins. Recorded and mixed at September Sound, London. Additional recordings at Wessex, London. String arrangements for “Half-Gifts” by Thomas M. Hill.
  • Otherness recycled by Mark Clifford. Mixed at September Sound adn Polyfusion, London.
  • Tishbite produced by Cocteau Twins. Recorded at September Sound, London. Additional engineering by Des Ward, Mitsuo Tate, and Lincoln Fong.
  • Violaine produced by Cocteau Twins. Recorded at September Sound, London. Additional engineering by Mitsuo Tate.
  • There are three primary versions of Lullabies to Violaine: (1) a special, deluxe limited-edition four-disc release with a vellum sleeve; (2) a standard release titled “Volume 1,” which includes Lullabies - Iceblink Luck; and (3) a standard release titled “Volume 2,” which includes Evangeline - Violaine.
  • The four-song bonus disc included with the 1991 EPs and Singles Box Set, which featured the songs “Dials,” “The High Monkey-Monk,” “Crushed,” and “Oomingmak (Instrumental),” was not included in this collection, although 4AD owns the rights to all four songs.

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Videos

  • "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops" official video © 4AD 1984.
  • "Aikea-Guinea" official video © 4AD 1985.
  • "Love's Easy Tears" official video © 4AD 1986.
  • "Iceblink Luck" official video © 4AD 1990.
  • "Evangeline" official video © Mercury/Fontana 1993.
  • "Bluebeard" official video © Mercury/Fontana 1994.
  • "Rilkean Heart" official video © Mercury/Fontana 1995.
  • "Half-Gifts" official video © Mercury/Fontana 1995.
  • "Tishbite" official video © Mercury/Fontana 1996.
  • "Swirl" a film by Debbie Tucker Green featuring "Circling Girl," 2018.

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