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  • Audio CD (March 1 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Teichiku
  • ASIN: B00077DBMK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

1. Ivo
2. Lorelei
3. Beatrix
4. Persephone
5. Pandora
6. Amelia
7. Aloysius
8. Cicely
9. Otterley
10. Donimo

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Barton on Feb. 5 2006
Format: Audio CD
Fans all have their favourites, and often those very favourites change upon rediscovering an artist's music. With the Cocteau Twins, I can honestly say that--as much as I love all their work--Treasure is their most timeless of treats. Building on their ground-breaking soundscapes that characterized Head Over Heals, this album is a work of infinite beauty. Liz Fraser's voice is in fine form, and the baffling one-word song titles keep the curiosity level high; the lyrics as well are equally mysterious, since they rarely seem to mean much. Really, the sum of its parts is the best way to define this album's beauty.
Robin Guthrie's meticulous remastering makes for a fine listen.
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The Cocteau Twins are the sort of band that has a very distinctive sound, unlike anything that has come before or since, and "Treasure" is an outstanding example of their sound.
Tracks like Otterly and Donimo, the last songs on the album, sound at once otherworldly and intensely familiar. Other reviewers have compared this music to the singing of angels, and that comparison isn't far off - it sounds like it's always been there, playing just beyond the range of your hearing as the sun rises (in the case of Donimo) or you drift off to sleep (for Otterly) or grin inwardly as you prepare a suprise for someone you love (Pandora, though oddly titled for it).
If you're new to the Cocteau Twins and looking for a place to start, "Treasure" is an ideal place to start as an early example of that distinctive otherworldly-familiar sound. If you're already a fan and looking for more, "Treasure" will be a welcome addition, as it combines the dreamlike vocals of Victorialand with the stronger instrumentations of "Milk and Kisses" and similar.
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Since 1988 I have collected everything by the Cocteau Twins I can get my hands on and still, after listening to all these albums for all these years 1984's "Treasure" still remains my absolute favorite. The first song on the CD "Ivo" gets your skin buzzing with the beautiful highs and lows of Elizabeth Frasier's voice, then song #2 Lorelei comes in and completely blows you away, and by the time #4 Persephone (my personal all-time favorite song) blasts through your speakers you're in a completely different world. It's a timeless and classic piece of art that will always sound as good as it did the first 100 times you listened to it. Other recommended Cocteau stuff. "4 Calender Cafe" is a must have album for songs like "Bluebeard" and "Know Who You Are at Every Age", any compilation with the song "Spangle Maker" on it such as "Pink Opaque" is a must have, and of course "Heaven or Las Vegas" is a well known Cocteau Twins classic for 10 absolutly perfect songs such as "Iceblink Luck", "Cherry Coloured Funk", "Pitch The Baby", and "Road River and Rails".
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I have always been meaning to check out the Cocteau Twins music over the years. I only have been exposed to a couple of songs of theirs over the years. I loved what I heard from my very limited exposure...the swirling yet lush guitars of Robin Guthrie and the angelic vocals of Elizabeth Frasier. While perusing one of my local favorite indie record stores after work today, I decided to see if they had any of the Cocteau Twins reissues and thankfully they did. I had a difficult time choosing which cd I wanted to get. It was between "Garlands" and "Treasure". I eventually decided upon "Treasure". I am so glad that I chose "Treasure". The music is simply breathtaking and moving to my ears. To say that Elizabeth Frasier has a lovely voice would be a gross understatement. Her vocals on "Treasure" took my breath away. I loved the album the moment I heard "Ivo" but the real winner on this album has to be "Donimo". That song is nothing short of amazing. All the songs on "Treasure" is a real gem and an early precursor to goth bands like Diva Destruction, Faith & the Muse, Lycia, and of course Black Tape for a Blue Girl with its gorgeous ethereal melodies. After listening to "Treasure" twice, I am a converted fan. Although the band is no longer around, I will continue to seek out the other cds that were recently reissued.
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