Cocteau Twins, Blue Bell Knoll, CD, Remastered, Reissue, Digisleeve, 4AD
Blue Bell Knoll is the fifth album by Cocteau Twins. Originally released in 1988 by 4AD in the UK and Capitol in the US, Pitchfork listed this album as one of the best albums of the 80s. This was the band’s first full studio album to be released in the US via a distribution deal with Capitol. The album marked a turning point for the band. Robin Guthrie stated “At first you’re just trying to make a record, and then you’re trying to make a really good record. And then you’re trying to go further…. Blue Bell Knoll was a really important record to me. It really sticks as one of my favorites. Perhaps not because of how it came out, although it is quite listenable, but because of the experience of making it.”
Vocalist Elizabeth Fraser named the album after a peak in southern Utah called Bluebell Knoll.