Siouxsie & The Banshees - Join Hands - 1979 Goth Post Punk New Wave RSD 180 Grm LP

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Siouxsie + The Banshees - Join Hands

Label: Universal UMC – 4718729, Polydor – 4718729
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Gatefold
Country: Europe
Released on Record Store Day 2015.
Gatefold sleeve.
Comes with front barcode sticker.
Released: 18 Apr 2015
Genre: Rock
Style: Post-Punk, Experimental


A1 Poppy Day

A2 Regal Zone

A3 Placebo Effect

A4 Icon

A5 Premature Burial

B1 Playground Twist

B2 Mother

B3 Prayer

B4 Infantry

Companies etc

Record Company – Universal
Marketed By – Polydor Ltd.
Distributed By – Universal International Music B.V.
Copyright (c) – Polydor Records Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polydor Records Ltd.
Published By – Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Published By – Domino Publishing Co. Ltd.
Published By – Dreamhouse Music
Recorded At – Air Studios
Mastered At – SoundMaster Stúdió


Bass Guitar – Steven Severin
Coordinator – Chas Chandler
Design Concept – Paul McEvoy Art Dept
Drums, Percussion – Kenny Morris
Engineer [Assistant] – Ian Morais
Guitar, Saxophone – John Mckay
Illustration – John Maybury
Management – Nils Stevenson
Mastered By – Kevin Metcalfe
Producer, Engineer – Mike Stavrou
Voice, Piano – Siouxsie Sioux

Join Hands is the second studio album by English post-punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees, released in September 1979 by record label Polydor. It was the last album with the band's first recorded lineup, as guitarist John McKay and drummer Kenny Morris quit the group after a disagreement at the beginning of the tour. Musically, Join Hands is in a darker vein than their debut album The Scream.

The record peaked at number 13 on the UK Albums Chart. One single, "Playground Twist", was taken from the album.

"The mix is different to the last album. Now there's a clarity which frames Sue's voice like it was a thing of treasure"

on Savage described the first track, "Poppy Day", as a "short, powerful evocation of the Great War graveyards in Flanders." He also wrote about "Placebo Effect": it "has a stunning flanged guitar intro, chasing clinical lyrics covering some insertion or operation." About "Icon", Savage wrote: "the brilliantly reverbed guitar is a perfect foil for Siouxsie's soaring and, for once, emotional vocal." Record Mirror also hailed the record, and qualified it as "a dangerous and volatile work which should be heard."

considered "Icon" the best track on the album, commenting that it "survives an unpromising beginning to open out into a faster main section with fuller vocal sound and gutsier guitar work",

Due to several of its songs, it is also seen as a precursor of the gothic rock genre by some critics, including Simon Reynolds. Its "funereal" atmosphere "inspired a host of gothic impersonators", according to Mojo, but "none of whom matched the Banshees' run of singles"

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Placebo Effect

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Siouxsie And The Banshees - Poppy Day

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Siouxsie And The Banshees - Playground Twist

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Universal Records
Color Black