The Moon and the Melodies

1986 album by Harold Budd and members of the Cocteau Twins / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Moon and the Melodies is a collaborative studio album by Scottish dream pop band Cocteau Twins and the American minimalist composer Harold Budd. It was released 10 November 1986 by 4AD. The name "Cocteau Twins" did not appear on the release, which instead credited the band's three members (Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde) and Budd individually.

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The Moon and the Melodies
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Released10 November 1986
ProducerHarold Budd, Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, Simon Raymonde
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A version of the track "Memory Gongs" was released on Budd's Lovely Thunder as "Flowered Knife Shadows", dedicated to Raymonde.

The phrases "bloody and blunt" and "ooze out and away, onehow" came from Fraser's lyrics on the songs "The Tinderbox (Of a Heart)" and "My Love Paramour", both from the 1983 Cocteau Twins album Head Over Heels.

Fraser sings on tracks 1, 4, 5 and 8. The saxophonist Richard Thomas of Dif Juz appeared on tracks 5, 6 and 7.