Through the Looking Glass (Siouxsie and the Banshees album)

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Through the Looking Glass
Siouxsie & the Banshees-Through the Looking Glass.jpg
Studio album by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Released 2 March 1987
Recorded August–September 1986
Genre Alternative rock
Length 43:54
Siouxsie and the Banshees chronology
Through the Looking Glass
Singles from Through the Looking Glass
  1. "This Wheel's on Fire"
    Released: 5 January 1987
  2. "The Passenger"
    Released: 16 March 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Through the Looking Glass is a covers album by English rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was co-produced with Mike Hedges and released in March 1987 by record label Polydor.


Siouxsie and the Banshees' version of Iggy Pop song "The Passenger" contained brass arrangements. Pop praised the arrangement, saying: "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 kind of improves it [...]. The horn thing is good."[2]

Release and reception[edit]

Through the Looking Glass was released on 2 March 1987 by record label Polydor. This album was reissued in a remastered version with bonus tracks in October 2014.[3]

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....[4][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 3:07
12. "Song from the Edge of the World (Single Version)"   Siouxsie and the Banshees   3:45
13. "This Wheel's on Fire (Incendiary Mix)"       7:27
14. "The Passenger (Locomotion Mix)"       8:05


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