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It was released on 17 September Despite 4AD president Ivo Watts-Russell proclaiming it one of the best-ever I Wear Your Ring - Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas on his label, he released the group from their contract at the end of because his relationship with the band had soured.
Heaven or Las Vegas peaked at No. It eventually soldcopies by I Wear Your Ring - Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas , according to Billboard.
Cocteau Twins released their fifth album, Blue Bell Knollin Despite inking a major label deal with Capitol Recordsthe band declined to promote it extensively but nevertheless shot a video for "Carolyn's Fingers" which was I Wear Your Ring - Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas as a single only in the US.
The album was not supported by a tour. Watts-Russell, 4AD president at the time, reportedly "didn't care" for the new manager and his relationship with the band began to sour. The band took on new familial responsibilities as bassist Simon Raymonde married his first wife, Karen, and vocalist Elizabeth Fraser was expecting her first child with guitarist and co-founder Robin Guthrie. In Septemberthe couple welcomed their daughter, Lucy Belle;  Heaven or Las Vegas would eventually be released on her first birthday.
But it does change you". He recounted: "I was only 27, I was still quite young and he was a very influential guy for me so that was a big blow but, looking back on it, having a major life event happening probably helped the record have that edge to it". The album is noteworthy for the musical evolution that the band displayed at the time, with their work becoming more accessible.
Fraser's lyrics were more intelligible; many concerned her newborn daughter Lucy Belle, particularly "Pitch the Baby", which is about her experience in giving Table Dance - Jean-Louis LeRoux / The Performing Arts Orchestra - The Tempest and welcoming a child.
It did give them a new lease of life, and it gave the album an energy and vibrancy. It was very easy to make the music". Heaven or Las Vegas ' drum programming was done by Guthrie, the first step in the template of every Cocteau Twins recording session.
Guthrie and Raymonde would construct the music before Fraser stepped in the studio to record her vocals. She didn't get off on praise. If I said. That's why we continue to make more—because if we made the perfect record we'd sit back and say, 'We can't do any better than that'. We think all our other ones are fucking crap. I'm slightly proud of a couple of tracks on a couple of them, but essentially I'm really embarrassed about what we've done in the past".
The band desired a visual representation that would "[capture] the ethereal", according to Guthrie. West recruited photographer Andy Rumball, and the pair experimented with various materials in order to generate a "textural and otherworldly" effect. Much of the original artwork was later destroyed in a flood.
The album Setting Me Up - Dire Straits - Dire Straits received positive critical acclaim. It was listed as the 90th best album of the s by Pitchforkwho complimented Fraser's more direct vocals and the album's complex songwriting. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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