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Heaven Or Las Vegas

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The reissue only scratches the surface of the sound involved in this pressing- the reissue lacks any of the passion and depth of this lp; it just sits there where this pressing surrounds you with their sound.

The pressing quality is exceptional, allowing the listener to immerse themselves in the atmospheric beauty of each track. Wolf in the Breast', again, a lovely soft melody, with a gently howling guitar, but a harmony that just keeps reminding me, somehow, of late Beach Boys.Need more time to compare but this sounds perhaps clearer than my CD, the drums are maybe slightly better better defined but my first impression is that it does sound overly shrill and exhausting at times.

I have to confess this is the only Cocteau Twins album i have in my vast labyrinth of sounds and in my humble opinion it is my fave album of any moment. Released in 1990, Heaven or Las Vegas was the band's most commercially successful release, reaching number seven in the UK album charts. Iceblink luck in particular has literally no dynamics whatsoever; the drums are barely audible and the loudness levels even fluctuate during the song. EDIT: I still stand by much of what I've written above, but this does sound way better through some headphones rather than speakers in my experience.For items that are dispatched using our standard service, we ask that you wait 14 days from the date of dispatch before reporting any items as undelivered. At least there aren't many pops or distracting surface noise issues, but I'd have rather had those than have a brilliant album be reduced to a shell of what it could have been. Breaks my heart too - the Cocteau Twins are my favorite band, but holy s*** - the compression and brickwalling on Iceblink Luck is unforgivable, the entire LP sounds muffled compared to the digital version, and I'm convinced there are stereo balancing issues occurring with the mix in the first track, 'Cherry-coloured Funk'.

If you're dead set on getting a quality copy of this album, go for the original pressing or even the CD. Secondary copies sent out will be opened and inspected before being re-shipped to guarantee a non defective replacement. If you're running a script or application, please register or sign in with your developer credentials here. Using new masters created from high definition files transferred from the original analogue tapes, both albums are being pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl and come with download codes.From the promising, slightly down-tempo 'Cherry-Coloured Funk', the album moves into the lilting, almost circular 'Pitch the Baby'. Now thankfully through working with bands such as Massive Attack amongst others her voice is recognised to a wider audience and she is getting the recognition she deserves. An alternate version of “Pitch the baby” was recorded and released on the Mute Records/4AD compilation “Red Tape.

Then, suddenly, 'Fifty-Fifty Clowns', that insistent beat, smooth keyboard chords stepping through up to a climax, wilting vocals behind a wailing guitar, but so smooth and mellifluous.Road, River and Rail' is a seriously down-beat track, almost sounding Joni Mitchell-ish, circa Hejira and then, finally, `Frou Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires', a gentle, laid-back start, reminiscent of older Cocteau, blossoming into a fairly conventional (for the Cocteau's) song, finally fading away. It peaked at number seven on the UK Albums Chart and number 99 on the US Billboard 200, becoming the band's most commercially successful release. 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.

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