This Just In: MORE COCTEAU TWINS!

Yes! That’s right! 4AD has reissued MORE COCTEAU TWINS releases. Legions of listeners were stoked with last year’s reissues of Blue Bell Knoll and Heaven Or Las Vegas, and now legions more can be stoked on The Pink Opaque and a combo of Tiny Dynamite/Echoes In A Shallow Bay. Granted, used copies of Pink Opaque have always been fairly easy to find (I have 3 myself), but the other two, not quite as easy. And there are still other C.T. releases that are impossible to find, so 4AD, if you’re listening, please reissue the whole lot! And before you go off reading album descriptions and this week’s in-stock list, I leave you with McSweeney’s list of Chinese Restaurant Menu Items That Sound Titles Of Cocteau Twins’ Songs. -MLE

Cocteau Twins – The Pink Opaque LP:
Watch – “Pearly Dewdrops’ Drops”

“Back in 1986, The Pink Opaque brought together the best of the Cocteau Twins’ early works to become their first official release in the US. Already a cult band on college radio, some classics like ‘Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops’ and ‘Aikea-Guinea’ were given new mixes for this release, while it also featured ‘Millimillenary,’ the first run out for incoming band member Simon Raymonde. to this day, it remains a great entry point to a wonderful band.”

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Cocteau Twins – Tiny Dynamite/Echoes In A Shallow Bay LP:
Listen – “Great Spangled Fritillary”

“With a history of releasing singles between albums, the two EPs of Tiny Dynamine and Echoes In A Shallow Bay were originally released two weeks apart back in November 1985. Seen as companion pieces, they both acted as a precursor to their fourth studio album, Victorialand. 30 years later, they’re now being married together on to one piece of vinyl, completed with reformatted artwork.”

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Crackling Prawns In Orange Flavor – new releases, reissues and restocks…

Air – The Virgin Suicides OST LP
Aloke – Alive LP*
Arctic Monkeys – AM LP
Bad Brains – Bad Brains LP
Belle & Sebastian – Tigermilk LP
Beyonce – S/T 2LP
Billie Holiday – Lady In Satin LP
Black Sabbath – Master Of Reality LP; Paranoid LP
Buena Vista Social Club – Lost And Found LP
Cat Power – The Covers Record LP; The Greatest LP; You Are Free LP
Camera Shy – S/T LP*
Chemical Brothers – Born In The Echoes 2LP*
Chet Faker – Thinking In Textures EP 12”
Coleman Hawkins – At Ease With Coleman Hawkins LP*
Daft Punk – Homework 2LP
Darkside – Psychic 2LP
Fat Boys – S/T LP*
Ghostface Killah – 12 Reasons To Die II LP; 12 Reasons To Die II Instrumentals LP
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach 2LP
Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction LP
Ibeyi – S/T LP
Interpol – S/T LP; Turn On The Bright Lights LP
Iron & Wine & Ben Bridwell – Sing Into My Mouth LP*, CD*
Iron Maiden – S/T LP; The Number Of The Beast LP
Jack White – Lazaretto Ultra LP
Jedi Mind Tricks – Thief & The Fallen 2LP*
Jamie xx – In Colour CD
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme LP
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 2LP
Madlib – Shades Of Blue 2LP
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Your Funeral… 2LP
Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me LP
Otis Redding – Lonely & Blue LP
Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power 2LP
Parliament – Mothership Connection LP
Pavement – Brighten The Corners LP
Pixies – Best Of: Wave Of Mutilation 2LP
Portishead – Dummy LP
Prodigy – Fat Of The Land 2LP; Music For The Jilted Generation 2LP
Ramones – Ramones Mania LP; Rocket To Russia LP
Ratatat – Classics LP; LP3 LP; LP4 LP; Magnifique LP, CD
Richard Thompson – Still 2LP*
Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker 2LP
Slayer – Reign In Blood LP
Swans – To Be Kind 3LP
Tame Impala – Currents (Colored) 2LP*; Currents Std. LP*; CD*
The Charlatans UK – Melting Pot 2LP*
The Horrors – Primary Colours 2LP; Skying 2LP
The National – Boxer LP; Trouble Will Find Me 2LP
Tom Waits – Closing Time LP; Small Change LP
Tool – Opiate 12″
Ultravox – Vienna LP*
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City LP
Various – Guardians Of The Galaxy Deluxe 2LP
White Reaper – Does It Again LP*
xx – Coexist LP; S/T LP
Yo La Tengo – And Then Nothing Turned Itself… LP
Zero 7 – Simple Things 2LP

*Indicates new release or new reissue