Siouxsie And The Banshees - A Kiss In The Dreamhouse

Siouxsie and The Banshees - A Kiss In The Dreamhouse

Original Release Date

1982

Release Information

UK LP 1982 (Polydor - POLD 5064)
UK CD 2009 (Polydor/Universal UMC - 531 489-6)

1 Cascade 4:24
2 Green Fingers 3:32
3 Obsession 3:51
4 She's A Carnival 3:39
5 Circle 5:23
6 Melt! 3:47
7 Painted Bird 4:15
8 Cocoon 4:29
9 Slowdive 4:18
CD Bonus Tracks
10 Fireworks (12" Version) 4:33
11 Slowdive (12" Version) 5:49
Workhouse Demos
12 Painted Bird 3:49
13 Cascade 4:33

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 11, 11 wks

Credits

LP:

Produced by Siouxsie And The Banshees

Siouxsie Sioux - all voices, bells on 'Obsession'
Steven Severin - bass guitar, organ on 'Painted Bird', 6-string bass on 'Slowdive'
John McGeoch - guitars, keyboards on 'Cocoon', 'Circle' and 'Cascade', recorder on 'Green Fingers'
Budgie - drums, percussion and harmonica on 'Slowdive'

Strings:
Caroline Lavelle cello on 'Obsession'
Anne Stephenson violin on 'Obsession' and 'Slowdive'
Virginia Hewes violin on 'Obsession' and 'Slowdive'

Written, arranged and produced by Siouxsie And The Banshees
Engineered by Mike Hedges, assisted by Leo Pappas and Modhitis Retsina
Recorded at Playground and Abbey Road (Studio 2) June - August 1982

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Additional CD Credits:

'Fireworks' produced by Siouxsie and the Banshees, engineered by Mike Hedges
Workhouse demos produced by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Digitally remastered by Gary Moore/Kevin Metcalfe at Universal Digital Mastering, London/The Soundmasters, London
Except Workhouse Demos remastered by Dominique Brethes at Flow Mastering/Kevin Metcalfe

Additional Credits

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Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: A Kiss In the Dreamhouse is one of their strongest albums, with a brace of mostly wonderful songs that make room for unexpected instrumentation (carnival organ, recorders, violins, medieval styles) and humid atmospherics.

PETER STOCKTON, SMASH HITS, NOVEMBER 1982: Doctor's orders have forced a move away from their harsher mood. The result is a subtler effect, one of slow rhythms, splintered guitar, violins, strange effects and much softer vocals. Siouxsie exercises recurrent images of sex and childhood on songs like 'Obsession' and 'Cocoon', which are atmospheric, steamy and sometimes disturbing. (7 out of 10).

THE NEW MUSIC RECORD & TAPE GUIDE, 1987: A Kiss in the Dreamhouse finds the Banshees veering back into the more experimental terrain of Kaleidoscope, letting their jarring, near-pop style pass through some pretty strange permutations (like the deviant neo-bop of 'Cocoon' and the medieval recorder stylings of 'Green Fingers'.)

DAVE THOMPSON, ALTERNATIVE ROCK, 2000: The heavenly 'Slowdive' and the slow, creepy 'Melt' distinguish an album which was strangely more style than substance.

Additional Notes

This was issued in the US in 1984 (Geffen - GHS 24049). Unlike all the other CDs in the reissue programme, the 2009 remaster does not appear to have also been reissued in a jewel case.

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Siouxsie and The Banshees - A Kiss In The Dreamhouse - UK LP 1982 (Polydor - POLD 5064)Siouxsie and The Banshees - A Kiss In The Dreamhouse - UK LP 1982 (Polydor - POLD 5064)

UK LP 1982 (Polydor - POLD 5064). Click here for more

Siouxsie and The Banshees - A Kiss In The Dreamhouse - UK CD 2009 (Polydor/Universal UMC - 531 489-6)Siouxsie and The Banshees - A Kiss In The Dreamhouse - UK CD 2009 (Polydor/Universal UMC - 531 489-6)

UK CD 2009 (Polydor/Universal UMC - 531 489-6). Digipak. Click here for more

 

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