Deal alert / Siouxise & the Banshees Classic Album Selection


Fantastic price (on the eve of release) for the Siouxsie and the Banshees Classic Album Selection box set on Amazon UK today.

The six-CD set, which collects the band’s first five studio long-players and adds Nocturne the live album from 1983, is just £12.99 at the time of writing (2pm GMT 28/1/16).

The Classic Album Selection box is out tomorrow.


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Disc: 1 / The Scream
1. Pure
2. Jigsaw Feeling
3. Overground
4. Carcass
5. Helter Skelter
6. Mirage
7. Metal Postcard (Mittageisen)
8. Nicotine Stain
9. Suburban Relapse
10. Switch


Disc: 2 / Join Hands
1. Poppy Day
2. Regal Zone
3. Placebo Effect
4. Icon
5. Premature Burial
6. Playground Twist
7. Mother / Oh Mein Papa
8. The Lords Prayer


Disc: 3 / Kaleidoscope
1. Happy House
2. Tenant
3. Trophy
4. Hybrid
5. Clockface
6. Lunar Camel
7. Christine
8. Desert Kisses
9. Red Light
10. Paradise Place
11. Skin


Disc: 4 / JuJu
1. Spellbound
2. Into The Light
3. Arabian Knights
4. Halloween
5. Monitor
6. Night Shift
7. Sin In My Heart
8. Head Cut
9. Voodoo Dolly


Disc: 5 / A Kiss In The Dreamhouse
1. Cascade
2. Green Fingers
3. Obsession
4. She’s A Carnival
5. Circle
6. Melt
7. Painted Bird
8. Cocoon
9. Slowdive


Disc: 6 / Nocturne (live at the Royal Albert Hall 1983)
1. Israel
2. Dear Prudence
3. Paradise Place
4. Melt!
5. Cascade
6. Pulled To Bits
7. Night Shift
8. Sin In My Heart
9. Slowdive
10. Painted Bird
11. Happy House
12. Switch
13. Spellbound
14. Helter Skelter
15. Eve White Eve Black
16. Voodoo Dolly


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I think it’s still better to own older pressings on vinyl and cd, some of the previously released remasters (which were sold individually) were nice and some not so nice.
I luckily got near-mint “Downside Up” really cheaply from discogs. I have never collected SATB-releases, only have the albums, few comps plus “Downside Up”-boxset and that “At The BBC”-boxset. Maybe I should be looking for the rest missing vinyl and start collecting single/maxi-releases also?

I haven’t heard the first box (Classic Album Selection Volume One) but based on the various comments I have seen, it seems to much louder and compressed yet again. Some even said that some of the albums with thinner production gained little upgrade with these latest remasters, is that possible really? Someone who has the first set, please comment more here.

Bill Janowski

I’ll be passing on this – I don’t care how cheaply priced it is, I’d rather get the individual CD’s WITH the extra songs than this pointless repackage.


Just bought this in HMV for £12.99, already got the remasters but couldn’t resist the pretty box, good for the car!


Could anybody clarify if these discs are newly remastered? I remember reading complaints about the original remaster of JuJu,.


Only Scream through Juju are newly remastered. The last two are the 2009 remasters, which is a shame because I HATE the Dreamhouse remaster. The next box set will have nothing remastered, and will just be reissues of the remaining 2009 remasters ( I HATE the Hyaena remaster), and then the 2014 remasters.


Thanks for clearing up, I listened to Kaleidoscope and Juju and they sound better in my opinion, there’s more weight in the songs, I thought the last remaster of Juju sounded uneven, like demos.
I’ve only listened to Dreamhouse remaster once and I recall it sounding thin, shame it’s not being remastered.
Hoping the vinyls get reissued.


There has been one quirk about this discovered. It seems that the band name/logo has gone missing from the cover of A Kiss in the Dreamhouse. Severin has not yet replied to numerous posts inquiring about it, whether it was intentional or not. The suspicion is that it was not intentional. All other sleeves look correct. No track listings on the back of the sleeves, though Juju does have it very small along the bottom, according to one report.


Re. ‘Kiss In the Dreamhouse’ it looks like all the gold print has been missed off the cover which includes the band logo. A sad oversight which may be corrected sometime.
Unfortunately I can’t give the CDs a good workout as my hi-fi has broken (fragile Cyrus). However the first few CDs sound good on a midi-system.
After ripping ‘Spellbound’ I see the file size has increased from 22.8 MB in the 2006 remaster to 23.4MB which I take as a good sign for the sound quality.
Shame that it’s not a clamshell case like the Skids. However I am very glad that I followed my instinct and bought this box set.
Thank you Paul for the heads-up on the deal!

Barrie Sillars

Thanks for the tip on this as managed to grab it on Amazon for £12.99. It’s an odd box this. Not quite the cheap and cheerful Original Album Series, hence the higher price tag, but not a deluxe box with booklet and bonuses. The gatefold sleeves are odd too. What is the point? Surely, it would have made sense to at least print the track listing and possibly credits within the gatefold. But no, nothing. I think a band as important as this deserves a decent archival box set. It’s not this and I don’t think we will get one.

Simon Taylor

I bought today in HMV. Whilst its nice to have this as a “bargain” alert I think that £12.99 is a fair price, certainly not a bargain. We’re talking about a cheap box and cardboard gatefold sleeves and cd. There are zero credits, no information, just a photo in the gatefold. Thats it. I’m not complaining as getting 6 albums for £13 is a decent price but the band deserves better, i mean come on, doesnt cost anything to print songwriting credits or where and when the album was recorded. Havent really had time to check the sound quality but nobody should think they’re getting some impressive box set with booklet, photo’s, band history and credits as you’ll be disappointed. If you just want the music then you should be very happy.

Jakob Rehlinger

I’m confused about if the albums retain the original artwork. I thought I read somewhere the sleeves had been redesigned in the style of the box art, which I wouldn’t be excited about.


It’s £12.99 in store at HMV as I am in the London branch just now.

Nigel Pond

Before you all go on and order this, I’ve recently found a few of these 5CD/6CD basic box sets in Sainsburys for just £9.

They’ve had sets from the three major record companies at this incredible price.


Yes, I’ve seen UB40, Level 42 and Quo 5-discers in there for £9. And the Warner “Original Album” sets as well. But I’m not sure this Siouxsie box will turn up in the same way. We’ll have to see, I suppose!


Go hmv, lets get some price competition back in the uk!


Why is it that in the Geneva fnac they already had this out in early December?


The Deluxe and Expanded Editions of the albums are much better !


At that price I couldn’t resist as these are truly classic albums.
To me they lost their way a bit after Nocturne.
However to get my £20 free delivery threshold I had to order more. I found Superstition, Rapture and Looking Glass at very low prices.
Yes I know their coming out in volume 2 – but it gives me the extra tracks and some breathing space.
It’s a real shame that the Banshees have not had the beautiful and comprehensive box set that they deserved. Maybe one for the 40th anniversary of ‘The Scream’ in 2018?!


Am I the only person who, for one brief moment, sees a stormtrooper every time I look at this cover?


Haha no I see it too.

Justin Isbell

Thanks for the heads-up Paul. Order placed.

Paolo Meccano

@Geoff – Thanks for the reply. Definitely a bargain, then!

mark e

looking forward to hearing these albums at last.
after the chaotic mess of the various reissues (jewel case some, digipack others), i have been wanting a simple boxset of the albums without extras.
so, this hits the spot perfectly.
gotta love the deal alerts !
oh, and to get the free delivery, just add the new soulsavers release £20.98 .
mark e


Done! Thanks


@Paolo – It’s been between £21 – £24.50 since it was announced on Amazon. This is the first time it’s dipped below £20 on there.

Ollie Carlisle

Thanks Paul for another fine bargain. Was great to meet you after the boy Wilson’s gig last night & hope you made the tube ok!

Ollie Carlisle

That’s a real shame but trust the world of prog to have an excessive number of aftershows! Still, as they say at the Oscars, it’s nice to be nominated and hopefully there will be another opportunity to hang out with him. Small consolation but if you’re ever up in Norwich the beers are on me.

eric slangen

Great, ordered!!

Paolo Meccano

What was this set originally priced at?


@JP – so they can sell them to us again with the extra tracks reinstated of course!


Got it! $20 shipped to the US. Can’t beat that. It is annoying the previous bonus tracks were left off though. Why would anyone think that’s a good idea?

Neil Wilkes

Grabbed this right away

Leslie Hanagan

A great bargain. Just bagged this and used one of my Amazon gift cards from Christmas. Cheers Paul.


Really enjoy your site and deal alerts. Just an FYI, when I actually clicked to order (2:51 PM GMT) price came up as 10.83. only 13.91 to ship to US (20.58 USD). Amazon US is listed as 29.89 USD.

THanks for always keeping fans up to date on these great deals!

Alone With Strangers

And . . . they’ve stripped off the extra tracks from the last re-issues. Does anyone know if they are remastered subtly/brickwalled or not touched at all?


The first 4 have been remastered again, and have now been somewhat brickwalled and muddied, the way only Kevin Metcalfe can do. But the price is cheap and I hear they come in gatefold sleeves.


Would so love to get all these albums again but no vinyl alternative is a huge error surely? What a wasted opportunity!

Paul English

Loads of second hand LPs out there.


Wow!! Thanks!! Had most on download but the box delivered to the US for $20.58 USD??? Ordered!!!!!!!!!!! $10 cheaper than Amazon US!


A Word to the wise: Amazon is £12.99 + £1.99 P&P so £14.98 IN TOTAL!

However HMV is just £12.99 including FREE First Class Postage!



Plus HMV are on Cash Back websites & Prime is £70 per year!

Rare Glam

Thanks Paul for flagging this up, and thanks Mike for the HMV tip. I can’t use Amazon at all, (one of their ridiculous algorhythms froze me out over a year ago) so I always check the eBay and other routes for the same cheap prices on stuff. Got the James ‘Laid’ SD set for the same £20.48 offer price on ebay for instance. Great to get this set without the postage it makes it worth adding to the other 5 sets I already have in digipak, jewel case, Japanese mini LP CD (two sets) and vinyl originals!!

What exactly is a ‘gatefold Remus wallet’ It’s the ‘Remus’ bit that I’m unfamiliar with. I have the Cure album selection set in a similar rigid box, and in gatefold sleeves but these have a great die-cut hole in the wallet where the label side of the CD shows through. Prety naff, hope these Banhees ones are not the same. I know Severin said he was not impressed with other titles in this ‘selection’ series. The slip case is a really nice design anyway.

It’s just a pity they couldn’t just issue them in the jackets as originally concieved. Only Join Hands and Nocturn were in gatefold sleeves originally. I’m hopeful the Japanese will stick all 12 of them out later in the year on SHM mini LP CDs and do the job properly.

These will do for the moment, and for £13 who can complain really! I’m interested to hear the re-mastering of the earlier titles, brickwalled or not.