Sunday, February 27, 2011


Siouxsie and the Banshees- The Scream (1978) Deluxe Edition (Bonus Disc) MP3 & FLAC -For David-


"Got to give up life in this netherworld. Gonna go up where the air is stale."

Having already gained notoriety (and in certain respects, infamy) through their  early BBC sessions with tireless benefactor John Peel and with a hit single ("Hong Kong Garden"), Siouxsie and the Banshees didn't disappoint on their debut, The Scream, which, first and foremost, stands as one of the truly great albums of the British Punk movement of the late-seventies. Those more familiar with the band's later work will be shocked by the abrasive aggression on display here, but the straight ahead production (by Steve Lillywhite no less) does provide the songs plenty of room to breathe. And then, of course, there's Siouxsie, who is in fine voice throughout the album, wailing, shrieking, hiccupping, and generally creating the Goth-vocal template that went on to spawn a thousand imitators and continues to be an influence on contemporary artists such as Bat for Lashes and Zola Jesus. While its penchant for privileging dissonance over melody may conjure the ghost of The Velvet Underground a bit too frequently, The Scream is, nevertheless, essential, as it captures Siouxsie in purest form: hungry and unadorned.

Scream (2005 Deluxe Remastered Edition)
 1. Pure  (1:51)
 2. Jigsaw Feeling  (4:38)
 3. Overground  (3:47)
 4. Carcass  (3:49)
 5. Helter Skelter  (3:47)
 6. Mirage  (2:50)
 7. Metal Postcard (Mittageisen)  (4:14)
 8. Nicotine Stain (2:57)
 9. Suburban Relapse  (4:13)
10. Switch  (6:53)



Bonus Disc: Rarities, Sessions, and Singles
 1. Make Up or Break Up (Riverside Session)  (4:34)
 2. Love in a Void (Maida Vale 4, Nov. 29, 1977)  (2:40)
 3. Mirage (Maida Vale 4, Nov. 29, 1977)  (2:41)
 4. Metal Postcard (Mittageisen) (Maida Vale 4, Nov. 29, 1977)  (3:35)
 5. Suburban Relapse (Maida Vale 4, Nov. 29, 1977)  (3:07)
 6. Hong Kong Garden (Maida Vale 4, June 2, 1978)  (2:41)
 7. Overground (Maida Vale 4, June 2, 1978)  (3:10)
 8. Carcass (Maida Vale 4, June 2, 1978)  (3:42)
 9. Helter Skelter (Maida Vale 4, June 2, 1978)  (3:30)
10. Metal Postcard (Pathway Session)  (4:05)
11. Suburban Relapse (Pathway Session)  (3:55)
12. The Staircase (Mystery) (Pathway Session)  (3:08)
13. Mirage (Pathway Session)  (2:55)
14. Nicotine Stain (Pathway Session)  (3:13)
15. Hong Kong Garden (7" Single Version)  (2:55)
16. The Staircase (Mystery) (7" Single Version)  (3:14)



22 comments:

  1. Absolutely loving the recent Banshees posts. The Scream gets a bad wrap if you ask me, it's a really visceral album.

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  2. This is just amazing and stringent and wonderful ... Thank you for posting it here!!

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  3. wow, Siouxsie deluxe 320 and flac! thank you very much! ^^

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  4. Thanks, great! May I request the "Blue Sunshine"-Deluxe, if you have it? Just weird stuff!

    Mike

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  5. Anon. I completely agree. "The Scream," in my opinion, is one of their best. I like Siouxsie raw (although the poppier stuff is good too)

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  6. Issi, douxee, Old Sick Horse, my pleasure!

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  7. Mike, I have "Blue Sunshine" in the deluxe edition. It's waiting to be uploaded. I'll post it in the coming weeks

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  8. Thx a bunch! Great music...In fact you have many great cd's on your site. I'm a follower now.

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  9. sradams777, thank you much and welcome aboard. We've just gotten started...

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  10. Nice one! THANKS!!!! :o))
    - martwwa

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  11. Thanks for this. Back in the days of the late 70s, before mail orders and internet, we just could not get this LP in NZ, the first LP officially released here was join hands, and that created the group sound to me. This LP was always the mythical one that I read about in NME but could never get. When I found it years later as a import I took it home like the holy grail and listened. After all the hype I was dissapointed. They sounded nothing like the band that did join hands and kaleidoscope (which itself was very different to join hands) . However on listening to it again now you see that it had strong songs and Ican hear the link to Join Hands now much clearer than I ever could back then. Interesting stuff.

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  12. much obliged to you..for me, the intro to "Jigsaw Feeling" is the most exciting Banshees moment - the song still makes the hair stand up on the back of my kneck.

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