Through the Looking Glass (Siouxsie and the Banshees album)

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Through the Looking Glass
Studio album by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Released 2 March 1987
Recorded August-September 1986
Genre Alternative rock
Length 43:54
Label Polydor (UK)
Geffen/Warner Bros. (USA)
Producer Siouxsie and the Banshees, Mike Hedges
Siouxsie and the Banshees chronology
Tinderbox
(1986)
Through the Looking Glass
(1987)
Peepshow
(1988)
Singles from Through the Looking Glass
  1. "This Wheel's on Fire"
    Released: January 9, 1987
  2. "The Passenger"
    Released: March 20, 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Through the Looking Glass is a cover album by Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was co-produced with Mike Hedges.

This album will be reissued in a remastered version with bonus tracks in late October 2014.[2]

Mojo later praised their version of "Strange Fruit", by selecting it in 2007 for a CD called Music Is Love: 15 Tracks That Changed the World Recovered By....[3][4]

Siouxsie and the Banshees' version of "The Passenger" contained brass arrangements, for which Iggy Pop praised it. Iggy Pop said: "That's good. She sings it well and she threw a little note in when she sings it, that I wish I had thought of, it's kind of improve it [...]. The horn thing is good."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us"   Ron Mael Sparks 3:09
2. "Hall of Mirrors"   Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult Kraftwerk 5:03
3. "Trust in Me"   Sherman Brothers Kaa (voice by Sterling Holloway) in The Jungle Book 4:06
4. "This Wheel's on Fire"   Rick Danko, Bob Dylan Bob Dylan & The Band 5:17
5. "Strange Fruit"   Lewis Allan Billie Holiday 3:53
6. "You're Lost Little Girl"   John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison The Doors 2:57
7. "The Passenger"   Iggy Pop, Ricky Gardiner Iggy Pop 5:10
8. "Gun"   John Cale John Cale 5:06
9. "Sea Breezes"   Bryan Ferry Roxy Music 4:15
10. "Little Johnny Jewel"   Tom Verlaine Television 4:56


2014 remastered reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
11. "She Cracked"   Jonathan Richman The Modern Lovers  
12. "Song from the Edge of the World (single version)"   Siouxsie and the Banshees    
13. "This Wheel's On Fire (Incendiary mix)"        
14. "The Passenger (Locomotion mix)"        

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Martin McCarrick - cello, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Jocelyn Pook - viola
  • Gini Ball - violin
  • Pete Thoms - trombone
  • Luke Tunney - trumpet
  • Martin Dobson - saxophone
  • Julie Aliss - harp
  • Mike Hedges - producer, engineer

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1987 The Billboard 200 188

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ned Raggett. "Through the Looking Glass - Siouxsie and the Banshees". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Siouxsie and the Banshees relaunch archival campaign, new reissues due out in October". Consequenceofsound. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Mojo site cover june 2007 issue 163 CD compilation cd, Music Is Love : 15 Tracks That Changed The World Recovered By... tracklisting includes "Strange Fruit" covered by Siouxsie and the Banshees]
  4. ^ Mojo june 2007 issue 163 CD Music Is Love : 15 Tracks That Changed The World Recovered By... tracklisting includes "Strange Fruit" covered by Siouxsie and the Banshees
  5. ^ "120 Minutes" Iggy Pop interview. MTV. June 1990. Excerpt about Siouxsie and the Banshees from 08:33