Neil's Cocteau Twins Video Page

updated November 2010


THE LATEST

I am happy to say that I have finally completed a DVD compilation of all of the Cocteau Twins' TV appearances. This includes every TV performance and interview I could get my hands upon. The only material I know that exists but is not included is:

- Hotel Babylon appearance (includes Tishbite live - March 1996)
- TFI Friday appearance

(PLEASE let me know if you can get me copies of either or both of these, or if I am missing anything. Thanks!)

This compilation is absolutely not for sale! It is for the promotional, non-commercial, use only by fans in their private homes. None of the included material is commercially available, and will be deleted once it does. I will not deal with anyone who has ever sold -- or made profit off of -- bootlegs or "homemade" compilations such as mine (this includes eBay). As a big fan, I'd love to purchase all of this on DVD or VHS, but alas, it is not available -- so I made my own. Perhaps you can enjoy and appreciate all the work that went into this as well, also keeping in mind the rarity of the material.

If you are interested in obtaining a copy on DVD+R or DVD-R, please e-mail me at KNEEL@cox.net. I am interested in doing trades only, so please don't ask me how much it costs. I can usually work out a trade with most anyone. This is a region-free NTSC compilation and is copy-protected.

In other words, if you want a DVD copy of this, read my trading policy and check my wantlist, then send me an e-mail. Please don't simply e-mail me saying "I want a copy....how do I get one?" 99% of the information you need are on those pages.

I WILL NOT REPLY TO YOU IF IT IS CLEAR TO ME THAT YOU HAVE NOT READ MY TRADING POLICY FIRST.
I am a very nice guy, but I have no time for those who won't take the time to follow directions.

If you are looking for promotional videos, I suggest you check eBay for the excellent Tishbites DVD compilation previously offered by www.CocteauTwins.org (for only a short time unfortunately).

Neil's Cocteau Twins TV DVD Compilation

01 Hazel - live in Brixton 11/1982
02 Alas Dies Laughing - live in Brixton 11/1982
03 Wax And Wane - live in Brixton 11/1982
04 Song To The Siren - live on LOOSE TALK
05 From The Flagstones - live on THE TUBE 1983
06 Musette And Drums - live on THE TUBE 1983
07 Lorelei - live on OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 1984
08 The Spangle Maker - live in Orebro, Sweden
09 Pepper-Tree - live in Orebro, Sweden
10 Millimillenary - live in Orebro, Sweden
11 Rococo - live in Orebro, Sweden
12 Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops - live in Orebro, Sweden
13 Pink Orange Red - live on THE TUBE 12/1985
14 The Spangle Maker - live on OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 1985
15 Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops - live on OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 1985
16 MuchMusic interview 3/1985
17 Orangle-Appled - live on SNUB-TV 3/18/1991
18 Ella Megalast Burls Forever - live on SNUB-TV 3/18/1991
19 CBC ON THE ARTS interview
20 MTV's 120 MINUTES interview
21 Bluebeard - live on THE LATE SHOW 1/1994
22 VH1 Europe feature 1994
23 BlueBeard - live on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO 5/1994
24 Summerhead - live on LATER...WITH JOOLS HOLLAND 5/1994
25 Carolyn's Fingers - live on LATER...WITH JOOLS HOLLAND 5/1994
26 Half-Gifts - live on MTV's MOST WANTED 10/1995
27 Golden Vein - live on MTV's MOST WANTED 10/1995
28 Seekers Who Are Lovers (with Mark Clifford) - live on THE WHITE ROOM 11/1995
29 MTV WEEK IN ROCK Lollapalooza segment 1996
30 Teardrop (Liz with Massive Attack) - live on MTV EUROPE

menus and chapters included
running time: 1 hour, 58 minutes


If you haven't already, check out my re-working of "Ribbed And Veined" on the excellent Dewdrops Records Half-Gifts compilation. Read more about it here. See my CDs for sale list if you'd like to buy a copy from me.

This page is an attempt to centralize all information on Cocteau Twins videos, TV appearances, and live shows. It is also the home page for my unofficial video compilations. Check up here from time to time if you are interested in obtaining copies of them. Please note, I do not SELL copies of them; I only trade for them. PLEASE let me know if you have something to add - I'd like to make these compilations as complete as possible. Thanks!


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Below is a list of my previous VHS-only compilations, which are no longer available. I've left the information up here for reference only.

Cocteau Twins Video Compilation 1

1 hour, 46 minutes

Hazel                        (live/WHATEVER YOU WANT  Brixton, 11/1982)
From The Flagstones          (live/TUBE 1983)
Musette & Drums              (live/TUBE 1983)
Song To The Siren            (promo)
Lorelei                      (live/WHISTLE TEST 1984)
Aikea-Guinea                 (promo)
Song To The Siren            (live on BBC) ("Loose Talk"?)
Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops       (promo)
The Spangle Maker            (live in Orebro, Sweden)
Pepper-Tree                  (live in Orebro, Sweden)
Millimillenary               (live in Orebro, Sweden)
Rococo                       (live in Orebro, Sweden)
Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops       (live in Orebro, Sweden)
Pink Orange Red              (live/TUBE 12/1985)
Love's Easy Tears            (promo)
Orange Appled                (live/SNUB-TV)
Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops       (live/WHISTLE TEST)
Crushed                      (promo)
Carolyn's Fingers            (promo)
Cico Buff                    (promo)
Ella Megalast Burls Forever  (live/SNUB-TV)
Iceblink Luck                (promo)
Heaven Or Las Vegas          (promo)
Evangeline                   (promo)  <-- these include interview segments
bluebeard                    (promo)  <-  with robin from mtv's 120 minutes
bluebeard                    (live/tonight)
rilkean heart / half-gifts   (promo)  <- this is the "twinlights" short film

Read some reviews here.


Cocteau Twins Video Compilation 2

This was never completed due to lack of material at the time. All of these items that are NOT promotional videos have been moved to the CT TV DVD:

Alas Dies Laughing           (live at Brixton 11/1982)
Wax And Wane                 (live at Brixton 11/1982)
MUCHMUSIC SPOTLIGHT interview segments from March 1985
Orange-Appled                (live/SNUB-TV 3/18/1991)
Ella Megalast Burls Forever  (live/SNUB-TV 3/18/1991)
 - better, more complete copies than on first tape
Bluebeard                    (live/LATE SHOW 1/1994)
Summerhead                   (live/LATER...WITH JOOLS HOLLAND)
Carolyn's Fingers            (live/LATER...WITH JOOLS HOLLAND)
Tishbite                     (promo)
Seekers Who Are Lovers       (live/WHITE ROOM 11/1995)
MTV's WEEK IN ROCK snippet about Lollapalooza 1996
Half-Gifts & Golden Vein (live on MTV's Most Wanted 10/1995)

I still need good copies of:
HOTEL BABYLON appearance (March 1996; includes Tishbite live)
TFI Friday appearance
PLEASE let me know if you can get anything I don't have! Thanks.



Misc. Info

  • Bluebeard was completed on Jan 15 1994.
  • Heaven Or Las Vegas was completed Sept 11 1988.

    Cocteau Twins Live Shows

    These are all the shows I know of.
    Shows marked with a logo I have available on DVD for trade - inquire within.

    Elysee Montmartre, Paris (10/22/1990)
    Blue Bell Knoll - From The Flagstones - My Love Paramour - Cico Buff - Iceblink Luck - Orange-Appled - Wolf In The Breast - Crushed - Pitch The Baby - Road, River and Rail - Cherry-Coloured Funk - A Kissed Out Red Floatboat - Heaven Or Las Vegas - Aikea-Guinea - Pink Orange Red - Whales Tails - Mizake The Mizan - My Love Paramour (encore) (68 minutes)

    London Town & Country (11/1/1990)
    Blue Bell Knoll - From The Flagstones - My Love Paramour - Cico Buff - Iceblink Luck - Orange-Appled - Wolf In The Breast - Crushed - Pitch The Baby - Cherry-Coloured Funk - Road, River and Rail - A Kissed Out Red Floatboat - Heaven Or Las Vegas - Aikea-Guinea - Pink Orange Red - Whales Tails - Mizake The Mizan (68 minutes)

    Vancouver (3/22/1991)
    Blue Bell Knoll - From The Flagstones - Lorelei - Cico Buff - Cherry-Coloured Funk - Whales Tails - Iceblink Luck - Pitch The Baby - Orange-Appled - Road, River and Rail - Heaven Or Las Vegas - Aikea-Guinea - A Kissed Out Red Floatboat (cut) - Ella Megalast Burls Forever - Pink Orange Red - Sugar Hiccup (63 minutes)

    New Orleans (2/28/1994)
    intro / Pur - Pitch The Baby - Heaven Or Las Vegas - For Phoebe Still A Baby - Know Who You Are At Every Age - Road, River and Rail - Evangeline - Whales Tails - Carolyn's Fingers - Bluebeard - Summerhead - Iceblink Luck - Blue Bell Knoll - Cico Buff - Aikea-Guinea - Ella Megalast Burls Forever - Pink Orange Red (77 minutes)

    Lisner Auditorium, Washington D.C. (3/8/1994)

    Massey Hall, Toronto (3/16/1994)
    Pur - Pitch The Baby - Heaven Or Las Vegas - For Phoebe Still A Baby - Cico Buff - Lorelei - Evangeline - Whales Tails - Carolyn's Fingers - Bluebeard - Summerhead - Iceblink Luck - Blue Bell Knoll - Road, River and Rail - Aikea-Guinea - Ella Megalast Burls Forever - Pink Orange Red


    If you have or know of any shows that aren't listed, feel free to e-mail me with the information and I'll put it up - credit will be given of course!


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