Siouxsie and the Banshees Peepshow

The just-released reissue of Siouxsie and the Banshees’ 1988 album Peepshow is being repressed following the discovery of a “minor mastering error” at the end of “Rawhead and Bloody Bones,” the band’s bassist, Steven Severin, announced today via the Banshees’ Facebook page (read the full announcement below).

Those who already have purchased the disc and who want replacement copies are instructed to return them to their retailer, which will provide the new pressings once they are ready. The new discs should be shipped to retailers over the next three to four weeks, according to Severin.

A Slicing Up Eyeballs reader describes the problem:

There’s a weird glitch on my copy of the Peepshow reissue. Track 8 has all of “Rawhead and Bloodybones” and then the first three seconds of “The Last Beat of My Heart”, followed by nine seconds of silence. Then Track 9 starts with the last six seconds of the fadeout from “Rawhead” before going into “Last Beat”. Nothing is *missing*, but it sounds like the disc is skipping backwards, even though the time coding shows that it is playing smoothly.

Peepshow was reissued last month along with 1987′s Through the Looking Glass, 1991’s Superstition and 1995’s The Rapture, marking the belated conclusion of the Banshees’ reissue series. The earlier albums were reissued in expanded fashion in several spurts between 2005 and 2009. But in 2010, Severin revealed Universal was ending the Banshees’ reissues.

The new batch of Banshees reissues is expected to presage further as-yet-unannounced archival releases.


Siouxsie and the Banshees’ announcement:

Apologies: There is a minor mastering error at the end of track 8 on the new edition of ‘Peepshow’, which is currently being fixed and new discs are being manufactured. Some have made it out there so anyone who would like a replacement copy should return it to their retailer, who will send out new versions once they have been delivered. The new discs should be shipped to retailers over the next three to four weeks.

— Steven Severin





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