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Siouxsie & The Banshees

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Image for the back cover needed. If it is claimed there that Robert Smith from the Cure can be heard on this recording then that is incorrect (his last on stage performances were on their French and Italian dates in March of ’84):

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Below: Tour program for their ’84 UK summer dates:

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Japan: 1984/5 – they had performed in Japan in February of 1983 (with a different set list compared to this one, so this is probably not from any of those Japanese concerts).

Source: Audience recording from the Brighton Dome, 22 June 1984; last three tracks on 2556 B recorded at London’s Hammersmith Palais, 24 June 1984.

2555 A: Dazzle / Cascade / Running Town / We Hunger / Melt!
2555 B: Into The Light / Pointing Bone / Red Over White / Blow The House Down
2556 A: Red Light / Christine / Bring Me The Head Of The Preacher Man / Painted Bird / Arabian Knights / Spellbound
2556 B: Switch / Monitor / Israel / Jigsaw Feeling

Quality comment: “You won’t be disappointed in the quality If you like the ’84 Banshee’s.”

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Japan: 1981 ?

Source: Audience recording of the complete concert at London’s Hammersmith Palais, 30 December 1980

Side A: Israel / Clock Face / Into The Light / Tenant / Christine     
Side B: Paradise Place / Red Over White / Red Light / Voodoo Dolly (listed as ‘Soap’)
Side C: Trick Or Treat / Happy House / Eve White – Eve Black / Skin     
Side D: Congo Conga (listed as ‘Sister Kai’)/ Trophy / Jigsaw Feeling

HOTWACKS quality rating: “Ëxs”

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A1         Love In A Void     2:38     
A2         Metal Postcard     3:39     
A3         Suburban Relapse     3:08     
A4         Mirage     2:44     
A5         Carcass     3:47     
A6         Overground     3:10     
B1         Helter Skelter     3:34     
B2         Hong Kong Garden     2:45     
B3         Make Up To Break Up     4:39
B4        Love And Romance     Performed by The Slits    
B5         Carcass (II)     4:36     
B6         Love In A Void (II)     3:25

Bass – Steven Severin
    Drums [Uncredited] – Kenny Morris
    Engineer [Uncredited] – Dave Dade (tracks: A5-6, B1-2), Mike Robinson (tracks: A1-4)
    Guitar – John McKay (tracks: A1-B2)
    Guitar [Uncredited] – Pete Fenton (tracks: B3-5)
    Percussion – Kenny Morris
    Piano – Siouxsie Sioux
    Producer [Uncredited] – Malcolm Brown (tracks: A1-4), Siouxsie & The Banshees (tracks:      B3-5), Tony Wilson (tracks: A5-6, B1-2)

A1-4 STUDIO RADIO SESSION (John Peel Show, BBC Radio 1, recorded 29/11/1979)
A4-5, B1-2 STUDIO RADIO SESSION (John Peel Show, BBC Radio 1, recorded 6/2/1978)
B 3-5 STUDIO DEMOS FOR TRACK RECORDS (Riverside Studios, London, recorded 12/6/1977)

B 3-5 are running too fast, unfortunately this was not corrected when B3 was officially released in 2005.

Tracks A1-4 officially released in 1987 on The Peel Sessions.
Tracks A5-6, B1-2 officially released in 1989 on The Peel Sessions – The Second Session.
Track B3 officially released in 2005 on The Scream – Deluxe Edition.

A copy of this European bootleg:

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Detailed info can be found here: http://www.fantazee.themoon.co.uk/bootlps1.html

This 1979 UK album is discussed in Heylin’s book in the “Anarchy In The UK” chapter, stating that “many fans considered Love In A Void superior to [the band’s] debut album The Scream“. “… the truth is that many fans were disappointed by the takes of songs like ‘Carcass’ and ‘Helter Skelter’, preferring the versions heard originally on John Peel’s radio show.”

The band ended up taking legal action against the bootlegger, suing him for damages and winning, states Heylin.