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Stars and Topsoil: A Collection (1982 - 1990)

Stars and Topsoil: A Collection (1982 - 1990)

  • October 2000
  • 4AD
  • CAD 2K19
  • 37 min, 42 sec

Track listing

  1. Blind Dumb Deaf
  2. Sugar Hiccup
  3. My Love Paramour
  4. Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops
  5. Lorelei
  6. Pandora
  7. Aikea-Guinea
  8. Pink Orange Red
  9. Pale Clouded White
  10. Lazy Calm
  11. The Thinner the Air
  12. Orange Appled
  13. Cico Buff
  14. Carolyn’s Fingers
  15. Fifty-Fifty Clown
  16. Iceblink Luck
  17. Heaven or Las Vegas
  18. Watchlar

Available formats

  • CD
  • Digital

Performers

Release notes

  • All songs written by Fraser/Guthrie/Raymonde except “Sugar Hiccup,” “My Love Paramour,” “Lazy Calm,” and “The Thinner the Air” by Fraser/Guthrie. “Blind Dumb Deaf” by Fraser/Guthrie/Heggie.
  • All songs produced by Cocteau Twins except “Blind Dumb Deaf” produced by Ivo/Cocteau Twins. “Sugar Hiccup” and “My Love Paramour” produced by Cocteau Twins and John Fryer.
  • Mastered by Robin Guthrie and Walter Coelho.
  • Will Heggie plays bass guitar on “Blind Dumb Deaf.”
  • Art direction, Vaughan Oliver at v23. Photography, Dominic Davies. Graphic Design, Martin Andersen. Original sleeve photography by Nigel Grierson. Original sleeve designs by Vaughan Oliver.
  • Peaked at #63 on the UK album chart.

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Videos

  • "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops" official video © 4AD 1984.
  • "Pandora" live televised performance, 1984.
  • "Aikea-Guinea" official video © 4AD 1985.
  • "Pink Orange Red" live televised performance, 1985.
  • "Carolyn's Fingers" official video © 4AD 1988.
  • "Cico Buff" official video © 4AD 1988.
  • "Iceblink Luck" official video © 4AD 1990.
  • "Heaven or Las Vegas" official video © 4AD 1990.

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