Photograph by Chris Garnham.
Both of the reissues are set to arrive on March 20th and will feature remastered audio pressed to 140-gram vinyl, with the 23 Envelope design artwork of designer Vaughan Oliver and artist Nigel Grierson faithfully reproduced.
Oliver, who designed the cover artwork of many of 4AD’s most beloved releases, passed away at 62 this past December.
The reissue of Cocteau Twins debut album Garlands marks the first time since 2009 that it has been in print on vinyl and the first time since the 1980s that Victorialand has been issued in that format as well-
Previously In 2018, Cocteau Twins received vinyl reissues of their second and third albums Head Over Heels and Treasure.
- You can pre-order Garlands from the 4AD Store here
- You can pre-order Garlands from all retailers, and listen, here
- You can pre-order Victorialand from the 4AD Store here
- You can pre-order Victorialand from all retailers, and listen, here
Both represses will be pressed on 140g black vinyl, using audio remastered from the original analogue tapes and with art faithful to their original 23 Envelope designs. Download codes are included with both.
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Garlands was the Cocteau Twins’ debut album, released in the early autumn of 1982. It was the only album they made with original bassist Will Heggie. Describing it as “haunting”, “spellbound”, “diaphanous”, and discerning a “frosting of sweetness”, the critics wore out their adjectives; this was rock music – just – but it was conjured in the unlikeliest environment from the strangest of material. . This is Garlands’ first vinyl pressing in over a decade. . Cocteau Twins – Garlands (2020 Vinyl Repress) 4AD0192 . A1. Blood Bitch A2. Wax and Wane A3. But I’m Not A4. Blind Dumb Deaf B1. Shallow Then Halo B2. The Hollow Men B3. Garlands B4. Grail Overfloweth