Published Aug 22, 2014Following this spring's double seven-inch reissue of Siouxsie and the Banshees' debut single, "Hong Kong Garden", the UK legends have announced another batch of touched-up entries from their mighty back catalogue.
This time around, the band will deliver expanded and remastered editions of albums issued between the late '80s and early '90s. Due October 13 in the UK through Universal Music are deluxe editions of 1987's Through the Looking Glass, 1988's Peepshow, 1991's Superstition and the group's 1995 swansong, The Rapture.
As explained on the Banshees' Facebook page, the records have all been remastered from the original master tapes, and will be supplemented with "rare bonus and unreleased tracks plus extensive sleeve notes." Tracklisting details have yet to fully detail what we can expect on these latest versions.
According to the act, the last four Banshees albums "cover a period of bold experimentation," running from the loving tributes to their favourite songs on covers set Through The Looking Glass, to Peepshow's "shocking diversity," to Superstition's radio hit "Kiss Them For Me" and all the way up to the "wild schizophrenia" of mid-'90s finale The Rapture.
Interestingly, the reissues come a few years after guitarist Steven Severin had said that Universal had halted their reissue campaign, noting that there wasn't enough extra material to warrant expanded editions.
"Universal have decided not to release any more single disc remasters," he said back in 2010. "As the final four albums don't have enough extras to warrant the double disc 'deluxe' treatment, they have halted our programme four albums short. They have given us the opportunity to license the last four (Peepshow, Glass [sic], Super [sic], Rapture) to another label."
Apparently, though, things have worked out since then. More info on the tracklistings are assumed to arrive ahead of the street date.