Siouxsie And The Banshees - Downside Up

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Downside Up

Original Release Date

2004

Release Information

UK 4xCD Box Set 2004 (Polydor/Wonderland/Universal - 982 182-3)

1 Voices (On The Air) 5:34
2 20th Century Boy 2:00
3 Pulled To Bits 3:26
4 Mittageisen (Metal Postcard) 4:10
5 Drop Dead / Celebration 4:26
6 Eve White / Eve Black 3:05
7 Red Over White 4:36
8 Follow The Sun 2:49
9 Slap Dash Snap 3:42
10 Supernatural Thing 4:26
11 Congo Conga Drums 4:15
12 Coal Mind 3:32
13 We Fall Electric 3:39
14 Cannibal Roses 4:30
15 Obsession II 3:52
16 A Sleeping Rain 4:19
17 Il Est NĂ©, Le Divin Enfant 2:32
18 Tattoo Timbales 3:30
19 (There's A) Planet In My Kitchen 5:23
20 Let Go 3:37
21 The Humming Wires
22 I Promise 4:39
23 Throw Them To The Lions
24 An Execution 3:51
25 The Quarterdrawing Of The Dog 4:55
26 Lullaby
27 Umbrella 4:14
28 Shooting Sun 4:45
29 Sleepwalking (On The High Wire) 5:11
30 She Cracked 3:07
31 She's Cuckoo 4:16
32 Something Blue 3:56
33 The Whole Price Of Blood 3:54
34 Mechanical Eyes 3:36
35 False Face 2:52
36 Catwalk 4:58
27 Something Wicked (This Way Comes) 4:21
38 Are You Still Dying, Darling? 4:45
39 El Dia De Los Muertos 3:38
40 Sunless 4:28
41 Staring Back 3:17
42 Return 5:04
43 Spiral Twist 3:56
44 Sea Of Light 4:35
45 I Could Be Again 4:31
46 Hothead 3:31
47 B Side Ourselves 3:48
48 Swimming Horses (Live)
49 All Tomorrow's Parties (Live) 6:12
50 Hang Me High 6:06
51 Black Sun 3:11
The Thorn EP
52 Overground 3:53
53 Voices (On The Air) 5:26
54 Placebo Effect 4:37
55 Red Over White 5:43

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Siouxsie - voice
Severin - bass guitar 1-8, 10-14, 16
Budgie - drums/percussion 4-8, 10-14, 16-17
John McGeoch - guitar 4, 5, 7, 9-17

Plus:
1, 2: Kenny Morris - drums; John McKay - guitar
3: Kenny Morris - drums; John McKay - guitar, saxophone
4, 5: Siouxsie - melodica
6: Siouxsie - piano; Severin - drumbox
8: John McGeoch - reverse slide
9: Siouxsie - faders; Nigel Gray - faders/loops, Budgie/Severin - drumbox
11: Budgie - Zulu drums; Severin - machine flange
13: Severin - Fender Rhodes
14: Severin - piano
15: Siouxsie - breath, tubular bells, claps; Budgie - foot stomp, claps, rain & chains; Anne Stevenson - strings; Gini Ball
16: Siouxsie - tubular bells, xylophone; Severin - AMS, Budgie - kalimba
17: Budgie - cymbal, orchestral snare; John McGeoch - keyboards

1: Produced by Bruce Albertine
2-4: Produced by Nils Stevenson/Mike Stavrou
5, 6, 10, 12, 14-17: Produced by Siouxsie and the Banshees
7-9, 11, 13: Produced by Nigel Gray
15: Produced by Mike Hedges

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Reviews & Opinions

MURRAY CHALMERS, RECORD COLLECTOR, 2004: Ever iconoclastic, The Banshees used the B-side as an important creative outlet, mirroring or twisting themes initiated on their classic stream of singles and albums. [read full review here]

SIOUXSIE SIOUX, RECORD COLLECTOR, 2004: I've wanted the B-Sides to get recognition for a long time. I wanted them to be available and accessible, because obviously in America they're very hard to get hold of. I just think that they're the side to The Banshees that everyone should be aware of, because for me it is my favourite side. There's no preciousness about them, they're all about happening quickly with very little thought - but the spontaneity is there and the idea is there. It's all about the ideas and making them happen quickly, and that's why I hold them quite dear. Quite often we would play different instruments as well. Rather than stick to being a four-piece with bass, drums, guitar and voice, we said,"What's in the studio? OK, we'll play that!". What was there we used - I played more guitar on the B-sides than any of the album tracks. When you spend time on a single or an album, it's a long period of time - it's more worked out - but B-Sides are barometers. They're litmus papers of the moment.

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