Posts Tagged ‘elizabeth fraser

19
Dec
08

a very cocteau twins christmas

Since I just posted “Frosty the Snowman” from the Cocteau Twins, I figured I’d complete the set by also sharing “Winter Wonderland,” also by the Cocteau Twins.

This one’s a bit more straightforward (and with photos by Ansel Cheesehead).

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19
Dec
08

frosty the snowmannneh

Ah, Christmas time. The time for new versions of old classics.

Just came across this very unexpected version of “Frosty the Snowman” by Cocteau Twins. While definitively Cocteau Twins, there’s a bit too much emphasis on “Snowmannnneh!” for my tastes.

Other than that, an interesting and different take on the song (not to mention a very nice and timely reminder of the brilliance of Calvin and Hobbes)…

11
Aug
08

song to the siren – start your week with the cocteau twins

“Song to the Siren” was recorded years ago by This Mortal Coil, who was really Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie – The Cocteau Twins.

It’s a song with an interesting story. It was written in 1967 by the late Tim Buckley. It was tweaked along the years and presented again on the Monkees television show. Tim Buckley died in 1975, but his son, songwriter Jeff Buckley, kept the song alive.

I’ve heard several versions of it, but none as beautiful and emotional as the Cocteau Twins version. Interestingly, Elizabeth Fraser and Jeff Buckley were intimately involved in a long relationship right around the time she recorded this song.

The Cocteau Twins are one of my favorite bands of all time, and they are a good example of some of the old “new” music we think people will find on our site – NewTunes.

So, close your door or put on your headphones and take a minute to check out “Song to the Siren.” It’s best enjoyed when it’s loud and the only thing you can hear.

And if you’ve never checked out the Cocteau Twins, here’s another great, but more upbeat song, “Heaven or Las Vegas.” This should get your Monday moving in the right direction.




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