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Heaven Or Las Vegas Import
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Heaven or Las Vegas followed in 1990 and was to become their most commercially successful release, reaching number seven in the UK album charts. Numerous publications have since declared it one of the best albums of the 90s, Pitchfork calling it “a core of ungodly gorgeous songs that is every bit as moving and relevant today as it ever was.” Label founder Ivo Watts-Russell goes further, candidly revealing in the recent 4AD biography, Facing The Other Way, that this album wasn’t just his favourite Cocteaus album but also his favourite all-time 4AD album, and “by a long shot”, calling it “the perfect record.” And with tracks as majestic as the title track, ‘Cherry-Coloured Funk’ and ‘Iceblink Luck’, who’s to argue?
“From the start, Heaven... 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. Fraser simply captivates; her vocals are the clearest, most direct they've ever been, purring with energy and life. There are many moments of sheer Cocteaus beauty and power, including the title track, with its great chorus, and two spotlight Guthrie solos: "Fotzepolitic," a powerful number building to a rushing conclusion, and the album-ending "Frou-Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires." Possessing the same climactic sense of drama past disc-closers as "Donimo" and "The Thinner the Air," it's a perfect way to end a near-perfect album.” – AllMusic
<li>Cherry-Coloured Funk </li><li>Pitch the Baby</li><li>Iceblink Luck</li><li>Fifty-Fifty Clown </li><li>Heaven or Las Vegas</li><li>I Wear</li><li>Your Ring</li><li>Fotzepolitic</li><li>Wolf in the Breast</li><li>Road</li><li>River and Rail</li><li>Frou-Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires</li></p
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Part of a larger trend, but especially egregious in the case of this band; who`s sonic landscapes were about textures that need a range of sound to breathe and express their wonderous artistry.
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.
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brand new and undamaged , listened to it over and over again for hoursPublished 2 months ago by mr.smith
I have listened to this album a thousand times and it is the first time it sounds so great. The sound of the vinyl record is wonderful and the sound of the high resolution digital... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Meo
Ok here it is this is a band that has changed music forever. Elizabeth Frazer has the most angelic and beautiful voice I've ever heard. Read morePublished on June 25 2004 by Drew Griffin
It was wonderful finding this cd again..I listened to it, apparently non-stop for months about 5 years ago... Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2004
I love this album! I can't express how it makes me feel when I hear it. It is mesmerizing. It floats. Her voice is absolutely incredible. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2004 by sfguitarist
Avant-garde. The entire record is brilliant. The title track is like shooting heroin (I imagine) while eating Krispy Kreme donuts.Published on Jan. 9 2004 by David Squibb
After being disappointed in the remastered version of Blue Bell Knoll, I was having trouble deciding whether to purchase another in the Twins' new remaster series. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2004 by Daniel J. Latham