Classic Bands

4AD Reissues Cocteau Twins’ Final Two Albums, “Four-Calendar Café” and “Milk & Kisses,” on Vinyl

Great news for Cocteau Twins enthusiasts: The group’s final two albums, “Four-Calendar Café” (1993) and “Milk & Kisses” (1996), have finally received a much-anticipated reissue.

Robin Guthrie, the band’s guitarist, has breathed new life into these classics by revisiting the original studio mixes and crafting brand-new 24-bit masters. This reissue marks a significant first: it’s the debut vinyl release of these albums in the US and the first time 4AD has taken charge of their distribution stateside. Previously, these beloved albums were released through Capitol Records.

The albums are available on black vinyl and CD and are available to order here.

See below for the tracklisting and additional details about the records.

“Four-Calendar Café,” which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, is the first of the two albums that were released via Capitol Records in the US, and it was crafted in the band’s own September Sound studio in West London. This album is a beautiful blend of emotion and artistic expression, with notable tracks such as “Bluebeard,” “Evangeline,” and “Summerhead.” Featuring Liz Fraser’s enigmatic vocals, the album is a testimony to the band’s evolving maturity and artistry, complete with a cover designed by Walter Wick, known for his work on the “I Spy” children’s books.

“Four-Calendar Café”

A1/1 Know Who You Are At Every Age
A2/2 Evangeline
A3/3 Bluebeard
A4/4 Theft, And Wandering Around Lost
A5/5 Oil Of Angels

B1/6 Squeeze-Wax
B2/7 My Truth
B3/8 Essence
B4/9 Summerhead
B5/10 Pur

The eighth and final album from Cocteau Twins, “Milk & Kisses,” is a testament to their creative peak, standing as a crowning achievement in the band’s 14-year history of musical brilliance.. Recorded between their London studio and Pors Poulhan in Brittany, France, this album proved to be their last. It features singles like “Tishbite” and “Violaine,” and fan favorites such as “Serpentskirt” and “Treasure Hiding.” The album is a sonic journey of healing and tranquility, leaving a lasting legacy and continuing to enchant new listeners.

Milk & Kisses

A1/1 Violaine
A2/2 Serpentskirt
A3/3 Tishbite
A4/4 Half-Gifts
A5/5 Calfskin Smack

B1/6 Rilkean Heart
B2/7 Ups
B3/8 Eperdu
B4/9 Treasure Hiding
B5/10 Seekers Who Are Lovers

The “Four-Calendar Café” and “Milk & Kisses” reissues are now available.

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Alice Teeple

Alice Teeple is a photographer, multidisciplinary artist, and writer. She is not in Tin Machine.

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