On this day Cocteau Twins released their sixth studio album ‘Heaven or Las Vegas’ on 4ADin 1990. Q Magazine described their album as ‘Ten exquisite moments that make Kate Bush - their only possible comparison – sound as airborne as Official Motörhead’ and fast forward 28 years to this day, Pitchfork graded this album as #1 on its list for the 30 best Dream-Pop albums!
And yet although Ivo Watts Russell believed this to be his favourite album released on 4ad. The label it's self has consistently over looked the legacy of this incredible album and the back catalog of Cocteau Twins. Whilst LUSH DEAD CAN DANCE BREEDERS and PIXIES have all had deluxe Boxset releases either celebrating key album releases or their back catalogs on 4AD. The legacy of Cocteau Twins has by comparison been underserved with allbeit lovely vinyl reissues. No deluxe box set (aside from lullabies to Violaine + the vinyl 180 box)
Maybe 4AD are just holding out until this masterpiece turns 30 🤔