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On May 23, 2005.

On May 23, 2005, “Ici, d’ailleurs…” label released “Les Retrouvailles”, the fifth Yann Tiersen studio album. It was recorded 2004 – 2005, and was produced by Yann Tiersen and Fabrice Laureau.

Personnel:

  • Yann Tiersen– accordion, alto saxophone, banjo, bass, Bontempi, carillon, cello, clavecin, double bass, drums, ebow, Fender Rhodes, guitar, Korg synthesizer, mandolin, marimba, melodica, organ, percussion, piano, toy piano, vibraphone, violone
  • Elizabeth Fraser- vocals
  • Jane Birkin- vocals
  • Stuart A. Staples- vocals
  • Dominique A- vocals
  • Miossec- vocals
  • Jean-François Assy – violoncello
  • Orchestre National de Paris
  • Frederic Dessus – violin
  • Guillaume Fontanarosa – violin
  • Bertrand Causse – vertical viola
  • Anne Causse Biragnet – violoncello
  • Armelle Legoff – violin
  • Frédéric Haffner – violin
  • Elliott – flute
  • Ludovic Morillon – drums
  • Christine Ott- ondes Martenot

Track listing:

All tracks by Yann Tiersen, except where noted.

  1. Western
  2. Kala – Elizabeth Fraser, Yann Tiersen
  3. Loin des villes
  4. La Veillée
  5. Plus d’hiver
  6. A ceux qui sont malades par mer calme
  7. A Secret Place – Stuart A. Staples, Yann Tiersen
  8. Le Matin
  9. Les Enfants
  10. Le Jour de l’ouverture – Ané, Miossec, Yann Tiersen
  11. La Boulange
  12. La Plage
  13. Mary
  14. 7:PM
  15. Les Retrouvailles
  16. La Jetée

On May 1, 1986.

On May 1, 1986, “4AD” label released “Standing Up Straight”, the second Wolfgang Press studio album. It was recorded January – March 1986, at “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by John Fryer, Michael Allen, Mark Cox and Andrew Gray.

Personnel:

  • Michael Allen – vocals, bass
  • Mark Cox – keyboards
  • Andrew Gray – guitars
  • John Fryer – marimba, percussion, programming, engineering
  • Gini Ball – violin, viola
  • Elizabeth Fraser– vocals
  • Martin McGarrick – cello
  • 23 Envelope – sleeve design, typography, photography
  • Chris Bigg – sleeve typography
  • Ruth Rowland – sleeve typography

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Gray, Mark Cox and Michael Allen.

  1. Dig a Hole
  2. My Life
  3. Hammer the Halo
  4. Bless My Brother
  5. Fire – Fly
  6. Ghost
  7. Rotten Fodder
  8. Forty Days, Thirty Nights
  9. I Am the Crime

 

On September 1, 1982.

On September 1, 1982, “4AD” label released “Garlands”, the debut Cocteau Twins studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by Ivo Watts-Russell, Elizabeth Frazer, Robin Guthrie and Will Heggie.

Personnel:

  • Elizabeth Fraser– vocals
  • Robin Guthrie– guitar, drum machine
  • Will Heggie– bass guitar
  • Eric Radcliffe, John Fryer– engineering
  • 23 Envelope– sleeve design, photography, art direction

Track listing:

All tracks written by Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, Will Heggie.

  1. Blood Bath
  2. Wax and Wane
  3. But I’m Not
  4. Blind Dumb Deal
  5. Shallow Then Hallo
  6. The Hollow Men
  7. Garlands
  8. Grail Overfloweth

In March 1996.

milk-and-kisses

In March 1996, “Fontana” label released “Milk & Kisses”, the eighth and the final Cocteau Twins studio album. It was recorded in 1995, at “Pors Poulhan” in Bretagne and “September Sound” in London, and was produced by Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde.

Personnel:

  • Elizabeth Fraser – vocals
  • Robin Guthrie – guitars, bass, drum machine
  • Simon Raymonde – bass, guitars, piano
  • Engineering – Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, Simon Raymonde, Des Ward, Lincoln Fong, Mitsuo Tate
  • Photography – Spiros Politis

Track listing:

All tracks by Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde.

  1. Violaine
  2. Serpentskirt
  3. Tishbite
  4. Half-Gifts
  5. Calfskin Smack
  6. Rilkean Heart
  7. Ups
  8. Eperdu
  9. Treasure Hiding
  10. Seekers Who Are Lovers

 

On September 17, 1990.

cocteau_twins-heaven_or_las_vegas

On September 17, 1990, “4AD” label released “Heaven or Las Vegas”, the sixth Cocteau Twins album.  It was recorded in 1990, at “September Sound” in Twickenham, England, and was produced by Cocteau Twins.

Personnel:

  • Elizabeth Fraser – vocals
  • Robin Guthrie – guitar
  • Simon Raymonde – bass guitar
  • Andy Rumball – photography
  • Paul West – sleeve design

Track listing:

All tracks by Cocteau Twins.

  1. Cherry-Coloured Funk
  2. Pitch the Baby
  3. Iceblink Luck
  4. Fifty-Fifty Clown
  5. Heaven or Las Vegas
  6. I Wear Your Ring
  7. Fotzepolitic
  8. Wolf in the Breast
  9. Road, River and Rail
  10. Frou-Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires

On October 31, 1983.

Cocteau Twins

On October 31, 1983, “4AD” label released “Head over Heels”, the second Cocteau Twins studio album. This was Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie first album as a duo. The album was recorded in 1983 at the “Palladium Studios” in Edinburgh, and was produced by Cocteau Twins and John Fryer.

Personnel:

  • Elizabeth Fraser– vocals
  • Robin Guthrie– guitar, bass guitar, drum machine
  • Ally – saxophone
  • 23 Envelope– sleeve art design

Track listing:

All compositions by Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie.

  1. When Mama Was Moth
  2. Five Ten Fiftyfold
  3. Sugar Hiccup
  4. In Our Angelhood
  5. Glass Candle Grenades
  6. In the Gold Dust Rush
  7. The Tinderbox
  8. Multifoiled
  9. My Love Paramour
  10. Musette and Drums