Dreamshow

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Dreamshow
Siouxsie Dreamshow.jpg
Video by Siouxsie
Released 13 September 2005 (UK)
April 3, 2007 (U.S.)
Recorded October 2004
Genre Alternative rock
Length 143 minutes
Label Rhino/WEA
chronology
Dreamshow (2005) Finale: The Last Mantaray & More Show
(2009)

Dreamshow is a live DVD by Siouxsie, released in 2005. It was filmed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in October 2004. The songs are performed on stage with the Millennia Ensemble orchestra. The setlist incorporates music from her thirty-year career with her bands The Banshees and The Creatures.

Budgie, drummer and composer in the two bands, was the musical director on this tour; he re-orchestred the songs with Siouxsie. As said in the interviews present in the bonus of the DVD, this concert represents a musical achievement for Siouxsie and Budgie as they had always wanted to perform on stage with Leonard Eto, a Japanese Taiko drummer previously of the Kodo Drummers. Siouxsie added that this show was a dream come true as they also played with a fifteen piece orchestra including two percussionists, a brass section and a string section. Budgie concluded the interview stating that the collaboration with Eto and an orchestra, was two dreams over two nights: "it can't be better than that".[1] This was the last time he played with Siouxsie as the couple would split up in 2007.[2]

Upon its release, the DVD was a commercial success reaching the number one position on the UK music DVD chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Say Yes!" (from The Creatures' Hái!)
  2. "Around the World" (from The Creatures' Hái!)
  3. "Seven Tears" (from The Creatures' Hái!)
  4. "Godzilla!" (from The Creatures' Hái!)
  5. "Standing There" (from The Creatures' Boomerang)
  6. "Miss the Girl" (from The Creatures' A Bestiary Of)
  7. "Dear Prudence" (from Siouxsie and the Banshees' The Best of)
  8. "Christine" (from Siouxsie and the Banshees' Kaleidoscope)
  9. "Killing Time" (from The Creatures' Boomerang)
  10. "Obsession" (from Siouxsie and the Banshees' A Kiss in the Dreamhouse)
  11. "Shooting Sun" (from Siouxsie and the Banshees' Downside Up)
  12. "Kiss Them for Me" (from The Creatures' Superstition)
  13. "The Rapture" (from Siouxsie and the Banshees' The Rapture)
  14. "But Not Them" (from The Creatures' A Bestiary Of)
  15. "Weathercade" (from The Creatures' A Bestiary Of)
  16. "Prettiest Thing" (from The Creatures' Anima Animus)
  17. "Take Mine" (from The Creatures' Anima Animus)
  18. "Pinned Down" (from The Creatures' Eraser Cut)
  19. "Trust in Me" (from Siouxsie and the Banshees' Through the Looking Glass)
  20. "Another Planet" (from The Creatures' Anima Animus)
  21. "2nd Floor" (from The Creatures' Anima Animus)
  22. "Happy House" (from Siouxsie and the Banshees' Kaleidoscope)
  23. "Not Forgotten" (from Siouxsie and the Banshees' The Rapture)
  24. "Face to Face" (from Siouxsie and the Banshees' The Best of)
  25. "Cities in Dust" (from Siouxsie and the Banshees' Tinderbox)
  26. "Spellbound" (from Siouxsie and the Banshees' Juju)
  27. "Peek-a-Boo" (from Siouxsie and the Banshees' Peepshow)

Bonus[edit]

  • "Hong Kong Garden" and four other songs performed at the "100 club" in London two weeks before the Dreamshows.
  • Rehearsals at the Depot
  • Soundchecks featuring "Further Nearer"
  • interviews with Siouxsie and Budgie

Band[edit]

  • Voice: Siouxsie
  • Drums: Budgie
  • Japanese Taiko Drums: Leonard Eto
  • Guitars: Knox Chandler
  • Keyboards: Kristopher Pooley
  • Backing vocals: Ananda and Rehana Ellis
  • Strings, brass and percussion: The Millenia Ensemble
  • Cello and accordion on "The Rapture", "Not Forgotten" and "Peek-a-Boo": Martin McCarrick

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Siouxsie and Budgie interview - Bonus dvd". Dreamshow dvd. Demon Vision music. 2005
  2. ^ Cairns, Dain. "Siouxsie is back in Bloom". The Sunday Times. 28 August 2008
  3. ^ "Dreamshow Number one in UK dvd charts". Thecreatures.com. 30 August 2005. Retrieved 7 July 2015