The Seven Year Itch (Siouxsie and the Banshees album)

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Seven Year Itch
Live album by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Released June 2003
Recorded July 2002
Genre Post-punk
Label Sanctuary
Producer Siouxsie and the Banshees
Siouxsie and the Banshees
live albums chronology
Nocturne
(1983)
Seven Year Itch
(2003)
Voices on the Air: The Peel Sessions
(2006)
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Years after the breakup of Siouxsie and the Banshees, the three core members (Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin and Budgie) plus final Banshees guitarist Knox Chandler reunited for an abbreviated tour of the US and the UK in 2002. The Seven Year Itch is a live album composed of performances recorded at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on July 9 and 10, 2002. Released by Sanctuary Records in 2003 (in CD and DVD formats), both critics and fans praised the tour and album as the Banshees concentrated not on radio hits, but both popular and obscure B-sides and album tracks, many pulled from their early albums.

This release also features a one-off rendition of The Beatles's "Blue Jay Way" played in the memory of George Harrison, who died in 2001.

The title refers to the fact that the Banshees hadn't played together in seven years before embarking on this final tour of their career. It was also a nod to Billy Wilder's film The Seven Year Itch.

Seven Year Itch is the band's second live album, the first being 1983's Nocturne.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pure"
  2. "Jigsaw Feeling"
  3. "Metal Postcard (Mittageisen)"
  4. "Red Light"
  5. "Lullaby"
  6. "Land's End"
  7. "I Could Be Again"
  8. "Icon"
  9. "Night Shift"
  10. "Voodoo Dolly"
  11. "Trust in Me"
  12. "Blue Jay Way"
  13. "Monitor"
  14. "Peek-a-Boo"

DVD[edit]

  1. Pure
  2. Jigsaw Feeling
  3. Metal Postcard
  4. Red Light
  5. Happy House
  6. Christine
  7. Lullaby
  8. Lands End
  9. Cities in Dust
  10. I Could Be Again
  11. Icon
  12. Night Shift
  13. Voodoo Dolly
  14. Spellbound
  15. Blue Jay Way
  16. Monitor
  17. Peek-a-Boo

DVD Bonus[edit]

  1. Backstage Budgie
  2. Getting Ready to Scratch (Soundchecks and more)