The Seven Year Itch (Siouxsie and the Banshees album)

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The Seven Year Itch
Siouxsie & the Banshees-Seven Year Itch.jpg
Live album by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Released 19 May 2003
Recorded 9–10 July 2002
Genre Post-punk
Label Sanctuary
Producer Siouxsie and the Banshees
Siouxsie and the Banshees chronology
The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees
(2002)The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees2002
The Seven Year Itch
Downside Up
(2004)Downside Up2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[2]
Mojo 4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[4]
Uncut 4/5 stars[5]

The Seven Year Itch is a live album by Siouxsie and the Banshees, composed of performances recorded at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on 9 and 10 July 2002 and released by Sanctuary Records in 2003 (in CD, double-LP vinyl, VHS and DVD formats).

Background, content and release[edit]

Years after the breakup of 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 U.S. and UK in 2002. The title referred to the fact that Siouxsie and 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 was the band's second live album, the first being 1983's Nocturne. For the performances, Siouxsie and the Banshees concentrated not on radio hits, but on both popular and obscure B-sides and album tracks, many pulled from their early albums. The album also featured a one-off rendition of the Beatles's "Blue Jay Way", played in memory of George Harrison, who died in November 2001.

The CD and double-LP vinyl mainly featured live versions recorded on the first night on 9 July 2002, while the DVD only captured the second night on 10 July.

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"


  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)


  1. ^ True, Chris. "The Seven Year Itch – Siouxsie and the Banshees review". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Griffiths, James (10 October 2003). "Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Seven Year Itch Live". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Siouxsie & The Banshees – Seven Year Itch CD Album" > "Product Reviews". CD Universe/Muze. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds) (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th edn). New York, NY: Fireside/Simon & Schuster. p. 740. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  5. ^ "Siouxsie and the Banshees – The Seven Year Itch Live – Review". Uncut. Archived from the original on 27 April 2005. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 

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