RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE
LP, Limited Edition, Clear & Gold Marble Vinyl, Half-Speed, 180g
Universal Music Recordings (2023) Worldwide
As part of Record Store Day 2023 Universal Music Recordings release the fifth Siouxsie and the Banshees studio album - A Kiss In The Dreamhouse pressed on 180g clear and gold marbled vinyl, mastered and cut half speed vinyl at Abbey Road Studios.
This unique edition’s artwork has been overseen by Siouxsie and Severin and boasts updated features and additional elements to celebrate forty years of this compelling, luminescent and influential recording. Their 1981 LP Juju had started a new era of the Siouxsie and the Banshees and after an extensive year of touring and the release of a non LP single “Fireworks” they entered Camden’s Playground Studios to record their new album with a now tried and fully tested line up.
The resulting A Kiss In The Dreamhouse was released on 5th of November 1982. Pre-dating the subject matter of 1997’s ‘L.A Confidential’, the title 'A Kiss in the Dreamhouse’ refers to a notorious Hollywood lookalike brothel. Siouxsie described their self produced album at the time as “Opiated visions, sonic pyramids, all seeing eyes, dreamlike soundscapes” their love of psychedelia now given centre stage as strings play backwards on ‘Circle’, the music shimmers through ‘Cascade’ and ‘Painted Bird’ and haunts on “Obsession” all capped off by ‘Slowdive’ a closing track of experimental sleaze tinted with violins, cellos and catchy melodic hooks.