article courtesy of Sean Montgomery
Here is the 3rd and final part of our series where we examine the many musical collaborations of Liz Fraser of the Cocteau Twins.
Craig Armstring – This Love – 1998
Along with working with Massive Attack in 1998, Liz also sang on this track by Craig Armstrong, whose debut album ‘The Space Between Us’ was released on Massive’s ‘Melankolic’ label.
Micheal Kamen – Take Me With You – 1998
A song recorded for the soundtrack of the film ‘The Winter Guest’. The lyrics were written by actor Alan Rickman.
Elliot Goldenthal – Dream Baby – 1999
From the soundtrack of ‘In Dreams’.
Underwater – 2000
Liz’s very first solo release was this single, of which only 200 copies were made.
Peter Gabriel – Downside Up – 2000
During the year 2000, London England’s ‘Millenium Dome’ housed a multimedia show co-directed by Peter Gabriel, who also wrote the music to accompany it. This soundtrack included collaborations with many artists, including Fraser.
Howard Shore – Lament For Gandalf – 2001
This is the full version, as heard in the movie ‘Fellowship of The Ring’ itself. Liz also contibuted vocals to ‘The Two Towers’.
At Last I Am Free – 2003
Cover version of a song by Chic, released on the album ‘Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before’, marking the 25th anniversary of Rough Trade Records
Jann Tiersenn – Mary – 2005
Fraser guested on two tracks on Tiersenn’s album “Les Retrouvailles” – this one, and ‘Kala’
Massive Attack – Silent Spring – 2006
Originally begun during the sessions which produced 1998′s ‘Mezzanine’, Silent Spring sat on the shelf until 2006, when Massive Attack remixed it for inclusion on their 2006 compilation album ‘Collected’
Moses – 2009
This was released as a tribute to Elizabeth’s late friend Jake Drake-Brockman, who was the keyboardist for Echo and The Bunnymen. It’s release co-incided with a relaunch of the http://www.elizabethfraser.com/ website, leading to hopes for a full album release…but one has yet to materialize.