Siouxsie And The Banshees* ‎– The Scream

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Debut studio album originally released in November 1978 by Polydor, except in Australia by Interfusion. Recorded at RAK Studios (London), mixed at De Lane Lea Studios (London). Produced by Steve Lillywhite and the band. Lyrics and music by the band, except "Helter Skelter" by Lennon - McCartney. In 1984 the album was reissued in the USA by Geffen Records.

Vocals - Siouxsie Sioux
Guitar, Saxophone - John McKay
Bass - Steven Severin
Drums, Percussion - Kenny Morris

In some countries, the album originally includes the single Hong Kong Garden (August 1978). Another single was later issued from this album: Mittageisen / Love In A Void. First released in Germany in June 1979, then in the UK in September with a slightly different mix for "Love In A Void".

Tracklist

Pure 1:48
Jigsaw Feeling 4:46
Overground 3:46
Carcass 3:49
Helter Skelter 3:42
Mirage 2:48
Metal Postcard (Mittageissen) 4:12
Nicotine Stain 2:56
Suburban Relapse 4:10
Switch 6:48

Versions (66)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
POLD 5009, 2442 157 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor POLD 5009, 2442 157 UK 1978 Sell This Version
3170 523 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(Cass, Album) Polydor 3170 523 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
POLDC 5009, 3184 116 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(Cass, Album, Bla) Polydor, Polydor POLDC 5009, 3184 116 UK 1978 Sell This Version
POLDC 5009, 3184 116 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(Cass, Album, Bla) Polydor, Polydor POLDC 5009, 3184 116 UK 1978 Sell This Version
POLDC 5009 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(Cass, Album, Bla) Polydor POLDC 5009 UK 1978 Sell This Version
POLDC 5009, 3184 116 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(Cass, Album, Gre) Polydor, Polydor POLDC 5009, 3184 116 UK 1978 Sell This Version
POLDC 5009 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(Cass, Album, Whi) Polydor POLDC 5009 UK 1978 Sell This Version
2383.523, 2383 523 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor 2383.523, 2383 523 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
2383 523 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album) Polydor 2383 523 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
2383 523 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album) Polydor 2383 523 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
POLD 5009, 2442 157 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor POLD 5009, 2442 157 Ireland 1978 Sell This Version
POLD 5009 Siouxsie & The Banshees The Scream(LP, Album, Promo) Polydor POLD 5009 UK 1978 Sell This Version
PD-1-6207 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album, Promo, Mon) Polydor PD-1-6207 US 1978 Sell This Version
ITL 36975 Siouxsie & The Banshees The Scream(LP, Album, TP) Interfusion ITL 36975 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
8T-1-6207, 3820 527 Siouxsie & The Banshees The Scream(8-Trk, Album) Polydor, Polydor 8T-1-6207, 3820 527 US 1979 Sell This Version
31 70 527 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(Cass, Album) Polydor 31 70 527 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
CT-1-6207 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(Cass, Album) Polydor CT-1-6207 US 1979 Sell This Version
2442 157 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album) Polydor 2442 157 France 1979 Sell This Version
L 36975, L36975 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album) Interfusion, Interfusion L 36975, L36975 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
PD-1-6207 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album) Polydor PD-1-6207 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
2383 523 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album) Polydor 2383 523 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
PD-1-6207 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album) Polydor PD-1-6207 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
MPF1210 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album) Polydor MPF1210 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
2383 523 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album) Polydor 2383 523 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
23 83 527 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album) Polydor 23 83 527 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
2442 157 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album) Polydor 2442 157 France 1979 Sell This Version
PD-1-6207 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album, Gol) Polydor PD-1-6207 US 1979 Sell This Version
PD-1-6207 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album, Mon) Polydor PD-1-6207 US 1979 Sell This Version
PD-1-6207 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album, PRC) Polydor PD-1-6207 US 1979 Sell This Version
MPF 1210 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album, Promo) Polydor MPF 1210 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
PD-1-6207 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album, Promo, Gol) Polydor PD-1-6207 US 1979 Sell This Version
839 008-2 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE) Polydor 839 008-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
839 008-2 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE) Polydor 839 008-2 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
POCP-2062 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE) Polydor POCP-2062 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
GEFD-24046 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records GEFD-24046 US 1992 Sell This Version
GEFD-24046 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records GEFD-24046 US 1992 Sell This Version
24046-4 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(Cass, Album, RE) Geffen Records 24046-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
none Siouxsie & The Banshees The Scream(2xCDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Polydor, Universal none UK 2005 Sell This Version
983 238-8 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album + RM) Polydor, Universal Music Catalogue 983 238-8 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
UICY-93056 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo, RE, RM, Pap) Polydor UICY-93056 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
UICY-93056 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Polydor UICY-93056 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
984 351-1 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Polydor, Universal Music Catalogue 984 351-1 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
4605026710276 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Polydor, Universal Music Group International, Universal Music Catalogue 4605026710276 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
983 691-1 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Polydor 983 691-1 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
UICY-94074/5 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(2xCD, Album, RE, Pap) Polydor UICY-94074/5 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
0600753268032 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, RP) Polydor, Universal Music Catalogue 0600753268032 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
UICY-77084 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Polydor UICY-77084 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
none Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Polydor none Italy 2016 Sell This Version
479 249-6 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Polydor, Universal Music Catalogue 479 249-6 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
SATBLP01B Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu) Polydor, UMC SATBLP01B Europe 2018 Sell This Version
SATBLP01 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Polydor, UMC SATBLP01 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
UICY-79687 Siouxsie & The Banshees = スージー&ザ・バンシーズ* Siouxsie & The Banshees = スージー&ザ・バンシーズ* - The Scream = 香港庭園(ホンコンガーデン) +2(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Universal Music Group UICY-79687 Japan 2021 Sell This Version
promo Siouxsie & The Banshees The Scream remastered and expanded(CD, Album, Promo, RM) polydor universal promo Unknown Sell This Version
984 351-1 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Polydor, Universal Music Catalogue 984 351-1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
GEFD-24046 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE, RP) Geffen Records GEFD-24046 US Unknown Sell This Version
GEFD-24046 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE, RP) Geffen Records GEFD-24046 US Unknown Sell This Version
839 008-2 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE, RP) Polydor 839 008-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
839 008-2 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE, RP, PMD) Polydor 839 008-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
839 008-2 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE, RP, PMD) Polydor 839 008-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
839 008-2 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(CD, Album, RE, RP, Uni) Polydor 839 008-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
M5G 24046, GEF M5G 24046 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(Cass, Album, Dol) Geffen Records, Geffen Records M5G 24046, GEF M5G 24046 US Unknown Sell This Version
1144 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(Cass, Album, Unofficial, Whi) Piggymot Records 1144 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
GHS 24046 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album, RE) Geffen Records GHS 24046 US Unknown Sell This Version
GHS 24046 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album, RE) Geffen Records GHS 24046 US Unknown Sell This Version
POLD 5009 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album, RP) Polydor POLD 5009 UK Unknown Sell This Version
POLD 5009, 2442 157 Siouxsie And The Banshees* The Scream(LP, Album, RP, Spe) Polydor, Polydor POLD 5009, 2442 157 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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mhrobbins25

mhrobbins25

November 12, 2021
edited 16 days ago
referencing The Scream, LP, Album, POLD 5009, 2442 157

Fantastic debut album, no filler here just 10 tracks of punk/proto post-punk goodness. UK original pressing is the way to go here, I have a NM clean and glossy copy and it sounds phenomenal. Deep, punchy drums and bass, Siouxsies vocals are wonderfully detailed and crisp, and the guitar work sounds fantastic as well. All-around great-sounding pressing, I absolutely suggest an OG over one of the new represses especially as these are LOUD and the represses (at least my copy of Juju), gets distorted at higher volumes. 10/10, excellent album and an equally awesome pressing. This will be on my heavy rotation.
rw

rw

June 30, 2021
edited 5 months ago
referencing The Scream, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, SATBLP01

Very good pressing with little surface noise. Good mastering too. The sound is much better than the 2005 reissue on CD, the sound here is more detailed. The replica of the cover is not so good like all these digital reeditions, it's a digital scan of the original cover and doesn't always respect the subtleties and nuances of the source. On my copy the stickers are reversed. Soundwise, nothing to complain about.
Rodders215

Rodders215

February 7, 2021
referencing The Scream, LP, Album, PD-1-6207
No issues regarding this pressing. Exactly what I expect from vinyl pressed in 1978.
TyVondra

TyVondra

December 27, 2020
referencing The Scream, LP, Album, Pic, RE, 479 249-6

Doesn’t sound terrible. It’s good for a picture disc but I would rather have it on standard vinyl.
Zadok_Strawberry

Zadok_Strawberry

February 8, 2020
referencing The Scream, LP, Album, POLD 5009, 2442 157
I have a copy with a matte jacket ( some nicks and water damage in one corner)and glossy inner sleeve ( slight water damage in same corner. )Brilliant album musically, plays with minimal surface noise. I’ve owned it since maybe 1984.
mrbluesurf

mrbluesurf

October 17, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
referencing The Scream, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu, SATBLP01B
Sounds very good and compares to the first press but is has cleaner sibilants due to the half speed master.. This is one their best albums and is still available at retail prices unbelievably whereas JuJu and Hyaena are fetching quite a sum now.
Hopeful that they will give A Kiss In The Dreamhouse the same respect as the above.
carl.jules.988

carl.jules.988

August 28, 2019
referencing The Scream, LP, Album, POLD 5009, 2442 157
Brilliant post-punk album, it presaged the Joy Division sound with echo on drums
maxiblueyes

maxiblueyes

August 4, 2019
referencing The Scream, LP, Album, 23 83 527

The songs are listed in incorrect order.
Side A:
1- Hong Kong Garden
2 - Jigsaw Feeling
3 - Overground
4 - Carcass
05 - Helter Skelter
06 - Pure
Side B:
01 - Mirage
02 - Metal Postcard
03 - Nicotine Stain
04 - Suburban Relapse
05 - Switch
acyberpunk

acyberpunk

March 22, 2019
referencing The Scream, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu, SATBLP01B
Excellent quality reissue of a classic album.
There has been a lot of debate over the standard of the remastered sound and the quality of vinyl pressings of various contemporary reissues. I am not a hi-fi expert or musical boffin but it sounds great on a standard turntable and set up.
I am pleased to say that my copy of this record meets the highest standards fans and collectors expect with
quiet vinyl and great sound.
Lovely shade of blue and limited to 1000. Fans need to pick this up now if they need one- buy it now whilst its still available at the regular retail price as speculators are sure to hike up the price when its gone I've already seen people asking £90 on ebay.