Get Reacquainted with Siouxsie & the Banshees

Published: 2005-07-28
Punk rock queen Siouxsie Sioux and her band the Banshees had a long and productive career, and now the band's entire back catalogue will be remastered and reiussed over the next year. First up is the band's debut album, 1978's The Scream, released through Polydor and Geffen.

We all know a reissue just isn't a reissue without a second disc full of rarities and previously unreleased material. The Scream is no exception, and the original 10-track album will come paired with a CD containing five demo tracks, single versions, and the Banshees' two Peel Sessions from 1978.

Other Siouxsie & the Banshees albums that will make it to shelves in the near future are 1979's Join Hands; 1980's Kaleidoscope; Ju-Ju and Once Upon A Time: The Singles, both from 1981; 1982's A Kiss In The Dream House; and 1983's Nocturne.

The wonders of reissuing The Scream:

Disc one:
"Jigsaw Feeling"
"Helter Skelter"
"Metal Postcard"
"Nicotine Stain"
"Suburban Relapse"

Disc two:
"Make Up To Break Up" (Riverside Session)
"Love In A Void" (Peel Session)
"Mirage" (Peel Session)
"Metal Postcard" (Peel Session)
"Suburban Relapse" (Peel Session)
"Hong Kong Garden" (Peel Session)
"Overground" (Peel Session)
"Carcass" (Peel Session)
"Helter Skelter" (Peel Session)
"Metal Postcard" (demo)
"Suburban Relapse" (demo)
"Staircase (Mystery)" (demo)
"Mirage" (demo)
"Nicotine Stain" (demo)
"Hong Kong Garden" (7" Single Version)
"Staircase (Mystery)" (7" Single Version)

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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Woo hoo! If anyone's heard how great the remasterd tracks on the recent "Best of" sound, then they'll be as excited as I am for these entire album remasters. I'm looking forward to The Scream & JuJu the most!

Posted by: Anonymous on August 02, 2005
yahoo! got the scream when it came out and is fantastic! can't wait for the rest
Posted by: Anonymous on November 25, 2005
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