The Rapture (album)
|Studio album by Siouxsie and the Banshees|
|Released||17 January 1995|
|Producer||Siouxsie and the Banshees, John Cale|
|Siouxsie and the Banshees chronology|
|Singles from The Rapture|
The Rapture is the 11th and final studio album by Siouxsie and the Banshees. The songs with cello arrangements, including the title track plus "Fall from Grace" and "Not Forgotten", were produced by the band on their own in 1993. John Cale later produced the remaining songs in mid-1994.
The Rapture was generally well received by critics.
Melody Maker hailed the record at its release and wrote: "The Rapture is a fascinating, transcontinental journey through danger and exotica". Describing the arrangements, they added, "it's a vivid cornucopia of lush instrumentation, mandolins vying with cellos and bells, sweeping strings describing starlit oceans and sirens calling from jagged rocks, and attics that hide secret worlds."
Steve Malins of Vox also liked the album. He said: "The title-track is a sublime melodrama recalling the experimentation of Peepshow and 1982's Kiss in the Dreamhouse", before concluding with this sentence, "The Rapture represents an intelligent twist on familiar Banshees obsessions".
Sun Zoom Spark also praised it and wrote, "How is a band that first formed almost two decades ago able to remain both vital and celebrated? Answer: Metamorphosis." The journalist announced, "the album is able to excite the hairs on the back of your neck."
All tracks produced by Siouxsie and the Banshees except tracks 1-2 and 7-8-9 produced by John Cale. Track 4 produced by Siouxsie and the Banshees and mixed by John Cale.
All music composed by Siouxsie and the Banshees.
All lyrics written by Siouxsie Sioux, except where noted.
|4.||"Fall from Grace"||Severin||3:43|
|7.||"The Lonely One"||3:29|
|11.||"The Double Life"||Severin||4:10|
|12.||"Love Out Me"||4:43|
- Siouxsie Sioux - vocals
- Steven Severin - electric bass
- Budgie - drums and percussion
- Martin McCarrick - cello, keyboards and accordion
- Jon Klein - guitars
- Additional personnel
- Renaud Pion - woodwind
- John Cale - producer and mixer
- Martin Brass - engineer
- Charlie Gray - engineer
- Mark Saunders - mixer
|1995||UK Albums Chart||33|
|1995||"O Baby"||UK Singles Chart||34|
|1995||"O Baby"||U.S. Modern Rock Tracks||21|
|1995||"Stargazer"||UK Singles Chart||64|