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Siouxsie And The Banshees*The Scream

Label:Polydor – POLD 5009, Polydor – 2442 157
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Post-Punk

Tracklist

A1Pure
Music ByMcKay*, Morris*, Sioux*, Severin*
1:48
A2Jigsaw Feeling
Lyrics BySeverin*
Music ByMcKay*, Severin*
4:46
A3Overground
Lyrics BySeverin*
Music ByMcKay*
3:46
A4Carcass
Lyrics BySioux*, Severin*
Music ByFenton*, Sioux*
3:49
A5Helter Skelter
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
3:42
B1Mirage
Lyrics BySeverin*
Music ByMcKay*
2:48
B2Metal Postcard (Mittageissen)
Lyrics BySioux*
Music ByMcKay*
4:12
B3Nicotine Stain
Lyrics BySioux*
Music BySeverin*
2:56
B4Suburban Relapse
Lyrics BySioux*
Music ByMcKay*
4:10
B5Switch
Lyrics BySioux*
Music ByMcKay*
6:48
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Notes

Includes a printed inner sleeve with lyrics.

Mixed August 1978.

Centre label:
© 1978 side 1 tracks 1-4 Pure Noise / Chappell & Co. Track 5 Northern Songs Ltd.
Side 2 tracks 1-5 Pure Noise / Chappell & Co.
℗ 1978 Polydor Ltd. U.K.

Inner sleeve:
℗ 1978 Polydor Ltd. © 1978 Polydor Ltd.

Durations do not appear on this release. Timings via stopwatch.

On all variants runout data is stamped, except etched Ʊ [Lyre symbol] and variant 7 which has 'CW' as etched on both sides.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A & B sides, all variants): Ʊ
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 1): POLD 5009 A // 2 E UT 1 1 1 9
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 1): POLD 5009 B // 1 E UT 1 1 1 7
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 2): POLD 5009 A//2 E UT 16 5
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 2): POLD 5009 B//2 E UT 11 20
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 3): POLD 5009 A // 2 E UT 1 4 1 4
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 3): POLD 5009 B // 1 E UT 1 1 1 9
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 4): Ʊ POLD 5009 A // 2 E UT 12 4
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 4): POLD 5009 B // 2 E UT 1 5 Ʊ 12
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 5): Ʊ POLD 5009 A // 2 E UT 1 4 1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 5): POLD 5009 B // 2 E UT 1 1 Ʊ 1 9
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 6): POLD50 09 A // 3▽4 20W
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 6): POLD-5009-B-1-1 UT.
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 7): Ʊ POLD 5009 A // 2 E UT 1 1 1 7 CW
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 7): POLD 5009 B // 2 E UT 1 4 Ʊ 2 CW CW
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 8): POLD 5009 A // 2 E UT 1 1 22
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 8): POLD 5009 B // 1 E UT 1 1 21
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 9): POLD 5009 A // 2 E UT 1 5 6 Ʊ
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 9): POLD 5009 B // 1 E UT 1 1 1 5 Ʊ
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 10): Ʊ POLD 5009 A // 2 E UT 1 6 2
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 10): Ʊ POLD 5009 B // 1 E UT 1 1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 11): POLD 5009 A // 2 E UT 1 1 3 3 Ʊ
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 11): POLD 5009 B // 2 E UT 1 5 Ʊ 1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 12): Ʊ POLD 5009 A//2 E UT 12 3
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 12): POLD 5009 B//2 E UT 1 5 Ʊ 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 13): Ʊ POLD 5009 A // 2 E UT 1 5 10
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 13): POLD 5009 B // 2 E UT 1 1 Ʊ 1 6
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 14): Ʊ POLD 5009 A // 2 E UT 1 1 20
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 14): POLD 5009 B // 2 E UT 1 4 Ʊ 1
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 15): Ʊ POLD 5009 A // 2 E UT 12 1
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 15): Ʊ POLD 5009 B // 1 E UT 1 1 28
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, variant 16): POLD50 09 A//3▽4 2 0W 1 1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, variant 16): POLD 5009 B // 2 E UT 1 5 Ʊ 1 4

Other Versions (5 of 69)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
The Scream (Cassette, Album, White Cassette)Polydor, PolydorPOLDC 5009, 3184 116UK1978
The Scream (LP, Album)Polydor2383 523Germany1978
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The Scream (LP, Album)Polydor, Polydor2383.523, 2383 523Scandinavia1978
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The Scream (LP, Album, Test Pressing)InterfusionITL 36975Australia1978
New Submission
The Scream (LP, Album, Promo)PolydorPOLD 5009UK1978

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Reviews

  • TopsyLPS's avatar
    TopsyLPS
    My copy has a three fold poster featuring a pic of the band by Adrian Boot and UK press singles reviews for Hong Kong Garden. Also have the 45 for the aforementioned with it. Anyone know if the poster came with 45 or album or it all came together? That’s how I acquired it in US.
    • abukuba's avatar
      abukuba
      I have a beat up old copy but it still sounds amazing - what a debut - I remember trading for it with some singles and it was already pretty damaged by the time I got it. After a clean though it still plays pretty well!
      • MrDayInTheUk's avatar
        MrDayInTheUk
        It’s crazy that a 40+ year old record sounds better than any of the remastered efforts of the last 20 years. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the first batch of CDs but I’ve heard the deluxe double CD one, and the card digipak option, and can’t say I was bowled over by either.
        So, get this version if you’re swaying between vinyl and CD.
        Mind you, there’s some great bonus tracks on the deluxe.
        • Massolari26's avatar
          Massolari26
          Album muito bom e com essência punk (óbvio). As letras também são boas, tendo em vista as críticas sociais e narrativas pessoais da cantora.
          • MarkyG63's avatar
            MarkyG63
            Just picked up a US reissue GHS 24046 and am happy with the pressing... I had the original UK pressing back in the day, but cannot really tell if this is better / worse.
            • mhrobbins25's avatar
              mhrobbins25
              Edited 2 years ago
              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.
              • Zadok_Strawberry's avatar
                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.
                • Brilliant post-punk album, it presaged the Joy Division sound with echo on drums
                  • ngrafe's avatar
                    ngrafe
                    My copy matches one of the matrix runout listed above Ʊ (drawn as a lyre) POLD 5009 B // 2 E UT 1 1 Ʊ 4, but not the other.
                    Ʊ (drawn as a lyre) POLD 5009 A // 2 E UT 1 4 6. Also my copy does have a printed inner sleeve with lyrics
                    • e.leilani.83's avatar
                      e.leilani.83
                      UK pressing of Siouxsie's first album is definitely the way to go. All of the punk noise is there, without unnecessary distortion. Crank up "Suburban Relapse" or "Carcass" and remember how good it sounds to be bad.

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