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Saturday, 2 April 2016

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!: Day 93 - Cocteau Twins

I don't think I'll ever tire of hearing this EP, especially Pearly-Dewdrops Drop. Alongside This Mortal Coil's Song To the Siren it is one of my favourite vocal performances by Elizabeth Fraser.

This was the first recording to feature bassist Simon Raymonde and to see the Cocteau Twins perform it live you really get to hear what a beautiful bass sound he brought to the song (Check out the Old Grey Whistle Test performance to get a wee hint).

All the songs were written by Robin Guthrie, Elisabeth Fraser and Simon Raymonde and were produced by Cocteau Twins. The EP/Single was huge on the UK Indie Charts and was #1for quite awhile. It was pretty cool seeing it crossover into the main UK Singles Chart, though it didn't get any higher than #29.

I'm sure I've said it before on here somewhere but this song always reminds me of Chelsea FC and in particular Pat Nevin. It's not really the kind of music you expect footballers to like but Pat Nevin was in a class of his own when it came to Indie Music.

The Spangle Maker EP
(This is the CD Version that was released in 1991. The Original 12" didn't include the 7" version of the single. The 7" only had Pepper-Tree as the B-Side)
The Spangle Maker EP
Produced by Cocteau Twins
Released 2nd April 1984
UK Chart #29
UK Indie Chart #1

 The Spangle Maker.
Pearly-Dewdrops Drop 12" Version.
Pearly-Dewdrops Drop 7" Version.

Pearly-Dewdrops Drop (Official Video)

Pearly-Dewdrops Drop 
Old Grey Whistle Test

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!
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