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Head over Heels

Head over Heels is an August 1983 (see 1983 in music) album by British synth pop group, the Cocteau Twins. The album was their first as a duo. Head over Heels is a mix of sonic textures, melodies and harmonies. Though the album's popularity has always been limited, its critical acceptance is virtually absolute, and its influence on countless future musicians well-documented. The album can be seen as the origin of much of the Britpop boom of the mid-1990s, and many of the styles which preceeded it, including shoegazing, twee pop and space rock.

Track listing

  1. When Mama Was Moth (Fraser/Guthrie)
  2. Five Ten Fiftyfold (Fraser/Guthrie)
  3. Sugar Hiccup (Fraser/Guthrie)
  4. In Our Angelhood (Fraser/Guthrie)
  5. Glass Candle Grenades (Fraser/Guthrie)
  6. In the Gold Dust Rush (Fraser/Guthrie)
  7. The Tinderbox (Of a Heart) (Fraser/Guthrie)
  8. Multifoiled (Fraser/Guthrie)
  9. My Love Paramour (Fraser/Guthrie)
  10. Musette and Drums (Fraser/Guthrie)


  • Cocteau Twins - Producer
  • Elizabeth Fraser - Vocals
  • John Fryer - Producer
  • Robin Guthrie - Guitar
  • Jon Turner - Engineer
  • 23 Envelope - Artwork, Art Direction, Design

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