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Siouxsie And The Banshees*Kaleidoscope

Label:Polydor – SATBLP03, UMC – SATBLP03
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180g
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Post-Punk, New Wave

Tracklist

A1Happy House
A2Tenant
A3Trophy
A4Hybrid
A5Clockface
A6Lunar Camel
B1Christine
B2Desert Kisses
B3Red Light
B4Paradise Place
B5Skin
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Notes

On inlay:
Recorded at Surrey Sound Studios, The Coach House and Polydor January-May 1980.

On back of sleeve:
℗ 1980 Polydor Records Ltd. © 2018 Polydor Records Ltd.
Made in the EU.

On Sticker:
180g Black Vinyl Mastered And Cut Half-Speed
At Abbey Road Studios, London.

Runouts are etched. Variant 2 'V2' & '6.T' are mirrored.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text (Stickered)): 6 02557 128598
  • Barcode (Scanned (Stickered)): 602557128598
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): 57128531 BI42830-01 SATBLP03 A1 Miles Abbey Road ½ Speed Room 30
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): J712859 / SATBLP03 BI42830-01 B2 Miles Abbey Road ½ Speed Room 30
  • Barcode (Runout side A, variant 2): 57128591 SATBLP03 BI42830-01 A1 MILES. ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED. ROOM 30 V2
  • Barcode (Runout side B, variant 2): J712859 / SATBLP03 BI42830-01 B2 MILES. ABBEY ROAD.½ SPEED.ROOM 30 6.T

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Kaleidoscope (LP, Album)Polydor2442 177Netherlands1980
Kaleidoscope (LP, Album)Polydor2383 586Germany1980
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Kaleidoscope (LP, Album)Polydor2442 177UK1980
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Kaleidoscope (LP, Album)Polydor2383 586Italy1980
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Kaleidoscope (LP, Album)PolydorPDS-1-6292Canada1980

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  • ashurbannipal's avatar
    ashurbannipal
    Great pressing! As noted elsewhere the cover art is a bit blurred but hey ho! Needs a good clean before playing. Recommended
    • steviecossar's avatar
      steviecossar
      Slightly dodgy cover art touch up aside, this is streets ahead of the original. A marked improvement in dynamics and punch and loads of space and depth of field where it needs to be. A superb master, in that it doesn't tread on the feel of the era or the original. It simply adds focus and impact.
      Also - The plain poly-lined inner and card printed inner is always such a nice touch in these reissues imo.
      • Maslakoff's avatar
        Maslakoff
        Edited 5 months ago
        Soundwise it's a stellar reissue.
        Though I have a huge letdown during Skin, where Siouxsie's vocals and guitar distort in the left channel in a most bizarre way. It's not even an IGD, it seems that it's printed this way.
        It's still better than my copy of Juju that was completely botched by Optimal: the whole thing distorts all the way (with a micro-line stylus) and is printed incorrectly. Once again, Optimal is a way to ruin a near-perfect reissue.
        • kevjarrett's avatar
          kevjarrett
          Fantastic pressing of a fantastic album. Vinyl is lovely and flat, absolutely no background noise and sounds great. Very impressed.
          • MrDayInTheUk's avatar
            MrDayInTheUk
            Very impressed with the SQ ! Sounds rich and dynamic and I’ve really enjoyed revisiting this fascinating album. This was such a fertile time for British music post punk, and Kaleidoscope is up there with Metal Box, 154 and Entertainment for me.
            • OMG_Rcky's avatar
              OMG_Rcky
              Funny how The Weeknd’s House Of Balloons brought me here… Anyone else 😅?
              • Rlemanski's avatar
                Rlemanski
                Sounds great to me. Very quiet and flat pressing as well. We’ll worth picking up if you’re a fan.
                • Eirikstim's avatar
                  Eirikstim
                  Well I have to admit that this sounds better than the original by some distance.
                  • ErkyPerky's avatar
                    ErkyPerky
                    Brilliant pressing, so clear and bold. Good job get yourself a copy
                    • USKD_Duke_Decter's avatar
                      Edited 3 years ago
                      This is an excellent remaster and pressing. Artwork is true to original and comes with an extra blank jacket if you dont want to use the original. I always throw those out and use the original. BTW, Sid Vicious was the original drummer for Siouxsie & The Banshees. Just sayin'...

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