Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas - New LP
Format: New LP Label: 4AD Cat. No. CAD 3420 Barcode: 652637342017 Released: 29/09/14
Remastered from HD Audio 180g vinyl. Includes MP3 download.
Originally released in 1990. Deciding to scale back the overly pretty sound on Blue Bell Knoll while experimenting with more accessibility the Twins ended up creating their best album since Treasure. From the start, Heaven... is simply fantastic: on "Cherry-Coloured Funk," Guthrie's inimitable guitar work chimes leading a low-key but forceful rhythm, while Raymonde's grand bass work fleshes it out. Fraser simply captivates; her vocals are the clearest, most direct they've ever been, purring with energy and life. There are many moments of sheer Cocteaus beauty and power, including the title track, with its great chorus. A near-perfect album.