Siouxsie & The BansheesThe Rapture

Label:Polydor – SATBLP14C, Universal Music Recordings – SATBLP14C, UMC – SATBLP14C, Wonderland (3) – SATBLP14
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, Blue Transparent
Style:Alternative Rock, Pop Rock


A1O Baby
A2Tearing Apart
A4Fall From Grace
B1Not Forgotten
B2Sick Child
B3The Lonely One
B4Falling Down
CThe Rapture
D2The Double Life
D3Love Out Me

Companies, etc.



National Album Day 2023 2 x LP reissue pressed on transparent blue vinyl.
Disc one is transparent turquoise, disc two is a dark transparent blue. Vinyl is housed in black paper poly-lined inners and also comes supplied with additional colour replica inner sleeves.

Text/barcode label on shrink wrap reads:
"140g colour vinyl mastered and cut Half-Speed
at Abbey Road Studios, London."

May also have a Made in Germany sticker on rear.

℗ 1995 Polydor Records Ltd. © 2018 Polydor Records Ltd.
Made in the EU

This version is a repress of the 2LP version from 2018, The Rapture, which was the first vinyl edition widely distributed in Europe.
The first edition vinyl from 1995 was on a single disc LP and released in the USA, The Rapture.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text on sticker): 6 02455 97412 9
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, etched): BI43052-01 A1 MILES.ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED. ROOM30.
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, etched): BI43052-01 B1 MILES.ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED. ROOM30.
  • Matrix / Runout (C side, etched): BI43052-02 C1 MILES.ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED. ROOM30.
  • Matrix / Runout (D side, etched): BI43052-02 D1 MILES.ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED. ROOM30

Other Versions (5 of 44)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Rapture (CD, Album)Polydor, Wonderland (3)523725-2Europe1995
Recently Edited
The Rapture (CD, Album)Geffen RecordsGEFD-24630US1995
Recently Edited
The Rapture (LP, Album)Geffen Records, DGCGEF 24630US1995
New Submission
The Rapture (CD, Album)Geffen RecordsGEFSD 24630Canada1995
The Rapture (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Fluorescent, Glow-In-The-Dark)Geffen RecordsGEF 24630US1995



  • ballgreen73's avatar
    I bought the cassette and the CD this year. Cost me ~£7 GBP / 10bucks!
    • GiulioCDO's avatar
      I’m so disappointed with the quality of the sound! Both vinyl are beautiful. But was I read from others here, the distortion in some tracks makes it unlistenable. I’m taking this album back to the shop tomorrow!
      • the-blackspiral's avatar
        Edited 3 months ago
        The vinyl looks beautiful, what’s surprising about this reissue is the overall sound is excellent in that the bass is right up front with the vocals, the drums are not buried and all the other instruments punctuating each song are clear and balanced with lots of air to give it luster and depth, yet there are moments with distorted/overblown vocals or when the sound picture gets kind of sandblasted. I don’t know if these distortions exist on older issues, I hope not, from what I hear on this copy, Rapture is a lovely produced album, it would be a joy to have a version of it that keeps the focus on how good the band sounds instead of sabotaging the mood with distributing and distracting defects.
        • fredforall's avatar
          Yup, pretty much unlistenable like the 2018 release which is ANNOYING to say the least. Grrrrrrr....
          • Sofa2112's avatar
            Had no issues with my copy. Nice and quiet, no surface noise. Really crisp sounding and great bass response too.
            • colinbreen's avatar
              Unfortunately, the issues with the sound / distortion from the 2018 pressing persist, which makes me think the sound issues/distortion is an issue with the remastering and not the pressing?

              But the odd thing is the distortion appears on the tracks toward the end of each side.

              I've contacted UMG but I don't expect a reply or anything to be done about it
              • talla242's avatar
                This 2023 uses the 2018 stampers. It's just a re-issue
                • lmrsf's avatar
                  I'm curious to know if this a quality pressing. Words


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