The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees

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The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees
Greatest hits album by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Released November 12, 2002
Recorded 1978-1995
Genre Post-punk
Alternative rock
Length 57:13 (Disc 1)
64:35 (Disc 2)
Label Geffen (USA)
Polydor (UK)
Producer Various
Siouxsie and the Banshees
compilations chronology
Twice Upon a Time: The Singles
(1992)
The Best of Siouxsie & the Banshees
(2002)
Downside Up
(2004)
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Universal Music Group released The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees in 2002 as the first reissue of the Siouxsie and the Banshees remastered back-catalogue. The most successful singles of the band were presented in a non-chronological order.

The Best of Siouxsie & the Banshees was issued in three editions; single disc, double CD and Sound & Vision double CD and DVD (the latter version was released in 2004 and re-issued in 2007).

This best-of included an unreleased track "Dizzy", only available on this CD. It was recorded during the last studio session of the Banshees in 1995. A slightly different version of "Dizzy" was sold at the Seven Year Itch concerts of 2002.

All except for two of the tracks had previously been included on Once Upon a Time: The Singles and Twice Upon a Time: The Singles, although there were some minor differences in song versions on this collection. Indeed, here was released for the first time the complete version of "This Wheel's on Fire" with no fade out in the end. Also, the Mark Saunders Mix of Stargazer was used instead of the album version.

The double CD editions also contain many remixes and an unreleased extended version of a non-album single from 1987, "Song from the Edge of the World".

The bonus DVD includes music videos for all the featured songs on the main disc excluding "Dizzy".

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Dear Prudence" (1983)
  2. "Hong Kong Garden" (1978)
  3. "Cities in Dust" (1985)
  4. "Peek-a-Boo" (1988)
  5. "Happy House" (1980)
  6. "Kiss Them for Me" (1991)
  7. "Face to Face" (1992)
  8. "Dizzy" (1995)
  9. "Israel" (1980)
  10. "Christine" (1980)
  11. "Spellbound" (1981)
  12. "Stargazer" (1995)
  13. "Arabian Knights" (1981)
  14. "The Killing Jar" (1988)
  15. "This Wheel's on Fire" (1987)

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Spellbound" (extended 12" version)
  2. "Song from the Edge of the World" (Columbus mix)
  3. "Kiss Them for Me" (Kathak #2 mix)
  4. "Peek-a-Boo" (Silver Dollar mix)
  5. "The Killing Jar" (Lepidopteristic mix)
  6. "Cities in Dust" (Eruption mix)
  7. "Dazzle" (Glamour mix)
  8. "Stargazer" (Mambo Sun remix)
  9. "Face to Face" (Catatonic mix)

DVD[edit]

  1. "Dear Prudence"
  2. "Hong Kong Garden"
  3. "Cities in Dust"
  4. "Peek-a-Boo"
  5. "Happy House"
  6. "Kiss Them for Me"
  7. "Face to Face"
  8. "Israel"
  9. "Christine"
  10. "Spellbound"
  11. "Stargazer"
  12. "Arabian Knights"
  13. "The Killing Jar"
  14. "This Wheel's on Fire"

A Deluxe : sound & vision edition was released in June 2004 in a long box. Another edition, this time packaged in a digipack format was re-issued in October 2007.