“Ectefamof oitavito fles eth yll-anif / snoitatimil noitae chus sec-cus / namukadnu itnemavom lacigolochysp.” “Violaine”
- October 1996
- Fontana/Mercury & Capitol
- 11 min, 44 sec
- Circling Girl
- 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.
- “Alice” was originally featured in the soundtrack for the film “Stealing Beauty” (1996), and appears here courtesy of Capitol Records. The song was also included in the soundtrack for “The Lovely Bones” (2009).
- An alternate mix of “Circling Girl” was originally released on the compilation CD/magazine Volume 15.
- “Violaine” has appeared in live performances.
- This was the last Cocteau Twins release by Fontana/Mercury Records (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
“Swirl,” a film by Debbie Tucker Green featuring “Circling Girl,” 2018.
- “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.