...arguably their best album, 1984’s Treasure. If you’ve yet to experience the magic of Liz Fraser’s voice, I implore you to start with Treasure. She is the icing on this beautiful cake of shimmering guitars wonderfully crafted by Robin Guthrie. The warmth of these albums is best experienced on vinyl as many of the Cocteau Twins CD reissues have been mastered thinly.
The Cocteau Twins returned to being a trio in 1984 with guitarist Simon Raymonde joining their ranks in time for third album, Treasure.
Produced by Robin Guthrie and featuring tracks Lorelei, Ivo and Persephone, Treasure is often celebrated as one of the band’s finest works. As Pitchfork put it when including the album in their Top 100 Albums of the 1980s, “Treasure was titled simply enough. An adjective for the endlessly inventive melodic lines you'd find buried in these songs, and a verb for what you'd do with them for years to come.”