Published Mar 11, 2014These days, most artists wait until Record Store Day (April 19) to unveil their special vinyl releases, but Siouxsie and the Banshees will be going against convention. They are reissuing their debut single, 1978's "Hong Kong Garden," on April 7 through Universal Music.
The single will be released as a four-song double-7-inch. The first record features the original version of "Hong Kong Garden" on the A-side and the original B-side, "Voices," on the flip.
The second record, meanwhile, contains the alternate version of "Hong Kong Garden" from Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette with a string intro; this is backed by an alternate take on "Voices" from 1984's The Thorn EP.
The reissue comes in a gatefold sleeve with an eight-page booklet with overhauled artwork. It's available to pre-order here; initial copies were packaged with a limited-edition poster, but these have already sold out.
Slicing Up Eyeballs notes that more reissues may follow. The band's Steve Severin previously wrote on Facebook, "This won't be a one-off. Once we start — we will be putting things out on a regular basis. Universal have a 3 year plan proposed."