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Siouxsie & The Banshees Reissues Out in October

Boxx Magazine August 26, 2014

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What tricks and treats! We just got word that Siouxsie & The Banshees will be reissuing their last four studio albums on October 13 through Polydor/Universal Music Catalogue. All four – Through the Looking Glass, Peepshow, Superstition and The Rapture will be remastered with the addition of bonus tracks. These releases are pretty special as they came from a period of bold experimentation and musical exploration that finally succeeded in critical respect from American audiences.

Inspired by Bowie’s Pin Ups, the album Through the Looking Glass featured bold re-imaginings of songs that had shaken band members’ respective worlds during childhood and teenage years. Covers ranged from Roxy Music’s “Sea Breezes” to John Cale’s “Gun” to Billie Holiday’s sorrowful touchstone “Strange Fruit.” Bonus tracks include two remixes of singles, an outtake track and the self-penned “Song From the Edge of the World.”

Peepshow marked the Banshees first album as a quintet and the moment where they created their most certifiably diverse long-player to date – together it amounted to nothing less than the shock of invincibility. The album was both a critical and a commercial success in the U.S. and U.K. and when the first single “Peek-A-Boo” appeared in July 1988 it was met with near universal acclaim. One of the bonus tracks here is a live recording from their appearance at Lollapalooza 1991.

For their tenth album, Superstition, they surprised everyone by recruiting Stephen Hague as producer. Hague, best known for his work with O.M.D. and Pet Shop Boys was the unlikeliest of choices to collaborate with a group known for imbuing their rhythms and melodies with edgy disorder. The result was an enthralling collection of songs that saw the Banshees play with new textures and reinvent themselves all over again.

Of all the Banshees albums, their final release The Rapture is their most wildly schizophrenic and arguably their most ambitious. Half of the album was produced by Velvet Underground alumnus and art rock pioneer John Cale, while the band took control of the rest. The bonus tracks feature a previously unreleased track called “FGM,” plus the full-length version of “New Skin,” recorded for the “Showgirls” soundtrack

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