“Ectefamof oitavito fles eth yll-anif / snoitatimil noitae chus sec-cus / namukadnu itnemavom lacigolochysp.” “Violaine”
- October 1996
- Fontana/Mercury & Capitol
- 12 min, 3 sec
- Tranquil Eye
- Written, produced and engineered by Cocteau Twins.
- Additional engineering by Mitsuo Tate.
- Photography by Spiros Politis. A Blue Source sleeve.
- Peaked at #56 on the UK album chart.
- “Violaine” has appeared in live performances.
- A Chinese version of “Tranquil Eye” was recorded by Faye Wong (Wangfei).
- This was the last Cocteau Twins release by Fontana/Mercury (with the exception of the song “Touch Upon Touch,” which was released in late 1996 on the compilation Volume 17).
- Digitally remastered and re-released in 2005 as part of Lullabies to Violaine.
- All tracks from Violaine were included in the 2018 release Treasure Hiding: The Fontana Years.
Listen and buy online
Audio of “Violaine” performed live at Royal Albert Hall, London, 8th May 1996.
- “The truth is not perfect: Robin Guthrie on the Cocteau Twins’ major label years”. Sonic Cathedral. 31-May 2020.
- Cocteau Twins: “Touch Upon Touch”. Volume. 1996.
- “Shedding the Ethereal Legacy”. Marci Cohen. B-Side. May 1996.
- “Cocteau Twins”. Ronald P. Vincent. Raygun. May 1996.
- “The Cocteau Twins”. Tim Tucker. Total Guitar. May 1996.
- “East is East and West is West And Here the Twins Shall Meet”. Jennie Ruggles. Addicted to Noise. May 1996.
- “Heaven Handed”. James Rotondi. Guitar Player. Apr 1996.
- Untitled. Barney Hoskyns. MOJO. 1996.
- Interview with Robin Guthrie. Mike Gee. The i. 1996.
- Interview. Ozone. 1996.
- Untitled. DotMusic. Mar 1996.
- “Really Twins Again”. Tim Rollins. Music Monitor. 1996.