- Audio CD (June 14 2005)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Import
- Label: EMI Music Canada
- ASIN: B00001X5BO
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
|1. Wax And Wane|
|3. Alas Dies Laughing|
|5. Hearsay Please|
|6. Dear Heart|
|7. Blind Dumb Deaf|
|9. The Tinderbox (Of A Heart)|
|10. Strange Fruit|
See all 16 tracks on this disc
|2. From The Flagstones|
|3. Musette And Drums|
See all 14 tracks on this disc
I'm not going to tell anyone not to listen for themselves, but I was disappointed.
What Cocteau Twins attained was timeless beautiful music that could never be reproduced by any other band.
In case you haven't figured it out, some of the Twins' better albums are underrepresened in these BBC live sessions. Nothing at all from Victorialand. From the impeccable and divine Heaven or Las Vegas, only Fifty-Fifty Clown. And nothing from Blue Bell Knoll OR Four-Calendar Cafe. They must have performed these songs live on BBC, at some point!!!
I still chose to give this album 4 stars, in spite of this, because this compilation is probably the last "new" stuff that we fans will ever get to hear. The only thing left to do now is to make compilations from their studio albums and EP's. (By the way, I refuse to buy Stars and Topsoil, for the reason that I could always make my own compilations with a CD burner).
Of the two discs, I enjoy far more the second one. The Milk and Kisses live recordings are excellent!! And I enjoy this CD's recording of From the Flagstones. On the first CD, there is a live recording of the same song, but on that recording Elizabeth tries too hard to clone the studio recording, and it winds up being a flop. In the second CD's recording, she stays in the lower register more, and it sounds 1000 times better.
Although you might not be 100% satisfied with what you hear in this compilation, you should still buy it.