The Thorn (EP)
|EP by Siouxsie and the Banshees|
|Released||19 October 1984|
|Producer||Siouxsie and the Banshees, Mike Hedges|
|Siouxsie and the Banshees chronology|
Background, content and recording
The purpose of the EP was three-fold: Siouxsie stated that she wanted to induct guitarist John Valentine Carruthers into the Banshees, to try out some string arrangements, and to simply re-record tracks that had evolved on tour.
The Thorn features four of the band's tracks recorded with orchestral instrumentation: "Overground" originally appeared on the Banshees' debut album The Scream; "Placebo Effect" was a song from their second album Join Hands, while "Voices" and "Red Over White" were previously released as B-sides of the "Hong Kong Garden" and "Israel" singles, respectively. The recording took place in Bavaria, in Germany.
|2.||"Voices (On the Air)"||5:26|
|2.||"Red Over White"||5:43|
- Additional personnel
- The Chandos Players – orchestration
- Sam Artiss – conduction
- Gini Ball – strings on "Red Over White"
- Anne Stephenson – strings on "Red Over White"
- Martin McCarrick – string arrangements
- Bill McGee – string arrangements
- Gini Ball – string arrangements
- Anne Stephenson – string arrangements