Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Siouxsie & the Banshees - Tinderbox Demos 1986

This is a small selection of demo's and studio out takes by Siouxsie & the Banshees circulated simply as the Tinderbox Demos.

Included with this boot were a few tracks that were off air recordings from BBC radio sessions and these eventually made there way on to the official BBC four disc box set in much better quality. The Tinderbox demo's featured here are a bit of a mystery and there is not a lot else I can add information wise except that they are interesting examples of work in progress.

Tinderbox was the seventh studio album released by the band and it was the first effort with new guitarist John Valentine Carruthers. The sessions took place at Hansa Studios, by the Berlin wall. Tinderbox was re-issued remastered and expanded in 2009, featuring in the bonus tracks an unreleased version of the 1987's "Song from the Edge of the World" and an unreleased song with lyrics of Steven Severin called "Starcrossed", recorded in May 1985. The b-sides of "Cities in Dust" and "Candyman", initially included as bonus tracks on the 1986 CD are now part of the Downside Up b-sides box set.

Source: Studio sessions.

Sound Quality: Good mp3@128kbps.

Genre: Punk, new wave.

Set:  Studio Sessions.

Set List:

01. Instrumental #1
02. Candyman Instrumental
03. Lands End Instrumental
04. Instrumental #2
05. Instrumental #3
06. Umbrella Instrumental
07. Party's Fall Instrumental
08. The Sweetest Chill - Live Take
09. 92 Degrees - Live Take
10. Candyman (Alt. Take) 


Siouxsie Sioux: vocals, piano, whistle, Steven Severin: electric bass, keyboards, piano, drumbox, emulator, Budgie: drums and percussion, John Valentine Carruthers: guitars, keyboards, waterphone, (Siouxsie and the Banshees: producers).

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