|1. Cherry-Coloured Funk|
|2. Pitch The Baby|
|3. Iceblink Luck|
|4. Fifty-Fifty Clown|
|5. Heaven Or Las Vegas|
|6. I Wear Your Ring|
|8. Wolf In The Breast|
|9. Road, River And Rail|
|10. Frou-Frou Foxes In Midsummer Fires|
Having only heard Elizabeth Fraser's beautiful voice on her collaborations for the Lord of the Rings' scores, 'Heaven or Las Vegas' became my first plunge into her musical world alongside bandmates Robin Guthrie (guitars and her spouse too) and Simon Raymonde (bass), and I sure got soaked by what I ran into. At first, I was ready for a Dead Can Dance-like album, but what I found was more of a crossover between Japanese pop and ABBA-like choruses with layers of Fraser's angelical voice, framed by some of the most exquisite guitar and bass sounds you can imagine by her side and a fairly innocent beat to go with it all. Something so all-encompassing, that it's almost impossible to put your finger on it...
From the opening track, this 1990 album puts out a happy note after another, and if you have a chance to check out the lyrics too, you'll realize that the Twins' play of words goes merrily hand in hand with the tunes to peak somewhere around track #7 ("Fotzepolitic" -don't ask me about songtitle meanings yet, though) and leave you much in a positive note, just feeling a bit sorry for how fast time flies when you listen to the whole 10 songs.
Highly recommended. No matter what kind of music you are into, it will be hard not to be captivated by this album. It is a classic!