“It wasn’t even meant to be a record to start off with. It’s almost experimental, but that’s the wrong word. We recorded it at our studio just to see if the place was good enough to make records. It is. We were half-way through it when we realised that it was all right, so we decided to pursue it further—do something with it. It’s the best-sounding record we’ve ever made, technically and everything. If you play it, it sounds good. We’re learning to make records that sound better when you put them on. These records make me happy.” Robin Guthrie
- November 1985
- BAD 510
- 16 min, 28 sec
- Pink, Orange, Red
- Ribbed and Veined
- Sultitan Itan
- Plain Tiger
- All titles written and produced by Cocteau Twins.
- Recorded at Guerilla, London.
- Mixed at Aosis, London. Engineered by Robin Guthrie with Matt Wallis.
- Sleeve design by 23 Envelope.
- Tiny Dynamine was re-released in November 1985 on vinyl, compact disc, and cassette with Echoes In A Shallow Bay under 4AD catalog designation CAD 510/511.
- Peaked at #52 on the UK album chart.
- A live performance of “Pink Orange Red” was recorded for SNUB-TV in the UK in 1985.
- An acoustic version of “Pink Orange Red” appears on the 1995 EP Twinlights.
- Re-released in 1991 as part of the EPs and Singles Box Set.
- A remastered version of “Pink Orange Red” appears on the 2000 collection Stars and Topsoil.
- Digitally remastered and re-released in 2005 as part of Lullabies to Violaine.
- “Pink Orange Red” and “Plain Tiger” have appeared in live performances.
Listen and buy online
- Re-creating the Sound of Cocteau Twins: Guitars, Synth Keys, and Drum Machine Beats. Kenneth Estrada y Santiago. YouTube. 10-Apr 2021.
- “Reluctant Twins”. Record Mirror. 21-Dec 1985.
- “It’s Music to Bonk To”. Chris Roberts. NME/New Musical Express. Dec 1985.
- “After the Hush”. Jonh Wilde. Jamming. Dec 1985.
- Review of Echoes In A Shallow Bay. Kris Kirk. Melody Maker. 23-Nov 1985.
- “Worlds Apart”. Steve Sutherland. Melody Maker. 16-Nov 1985.
- Review of Tiny Dynamine. Charles Shaar Murray. NME/New Musical Express. 16-Nov 1985.
- “The Cocteau Twins”. Mark Ellen. Smash Hits. 24-Apr 1985.