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Violaine (2)

“Ectefamof oitavito fles eth yll-anif / snoitatimil noitae chus sec-cus / namukadnu itnemavom lacigolochysp.” “Violaine”

Violaine (2)

  • October 1996
  • Fontana/Mercury & Capitol
  • CTDD6
  • 11 min, 44 sec

Track listing

  1. Violaine
  2. Circling Girl
  3. Alice


  • CD
  • Digital


Release notes

  • Written, produced and engineered by Cocteau Twins.
  • Additional engineering by Mitsuo Tate.
  • Photography by Spiros Politis. A Blue Source sleeve.

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  • 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.

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“Swirl,” a film by Debbie Tucker Green featuring “Circling Girl,” 2018.


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