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Downside Up - B-Sides & Rarities [Box set, Original recording remastered]

Siouxsie & The Banshees Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (29 Nov 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B0002Z9YHI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,879 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Voices (Thorn EP Version) 5:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. 20th Century Boy (B-Side To The Staircase (Mystery) (Posp 9)) 1:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Pulled To Bits (B-Side To Playground Twist (Posp 59)) 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Mettagiesen 4:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Drop Dead/Celebration (B-Side To Happy House (Posp 117)) 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Eve White/Eve Black (B-Side to Christine (2059 249)) 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Red Over White (B-Side to Israel (POSP 205)) 4:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Follow The Sun (B-Side To Spell Bound (Posp 273 & Pospx 273)) 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Slap Dash Snap (B-Side To Spellbound (Pospx 273)) 3:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Supernatural Thing (B-Side To Arabian Knights (Posp 309, Pospx 309 & Pvc 4902)) 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Congo Conga (B-Side To Arabian Knights (Pospx 309 & Pvc 4902)) 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Coal Mind (B-Side To Fireworks (Posp 450, Pospg 450 & Pospx 450)) 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. We Fall (B-Side To Fireworks (Pospx 450)) 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Cannibal Roses (B-Side To Slowdive (Posp 510, Podj 510 & Pospx 510)) 4:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Obsession II (B-Side To Slowdive (Pospx 510)) 3:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. A Sleeping Rain (B-Side To Melt! (Pospx 539)) 4:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant (B-Side To Melt! (Posp 539 & Pospx 539)) 2:32£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Listen  1. Tattoo (B-Side To Dear Prudence (She 4, Sheg 4 & Shex 4)) 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. There's A Planet In My Kitchen (B-Side To Dear Prudence (Shex 4)) 5:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Let Go (B-Side To Swimming Horses (She 6, Shex 6 & Shexg 6)) 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Humming Wires (B-Side To Swimming Horses (Shex 6 & Shexg 6)) 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Promise (B-Side To Dazzle (She 7 & Shex 7)) 4:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Throw Them To The Lions (B-Side To Dazzle (Shex 7)) 4:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. An Execution 3:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Quarterdrawing Of The Dog 4:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Lullaby 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Umbrella 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Shooting Sun 4:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Sleepwalking (On High Wire) 5:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. She Cracked (B-Side To This Wheel's On Fire (Sheg 11)) 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. She's Cuckoo (B-Side To The Passenger (She12, Sheg 12 & Shex 12)) 4:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Something Blue 3:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Whole Price Of Blood 3:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Mechanical Eyes 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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Listen  2. Catwalk 4:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Something Wicked (This Way Comes) 4:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Are You Still Dying Darling 4:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. El Dia De Los Muertos 3:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sunless 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Staring Back 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Return 5:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Spiral Twist 3:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sea Of Light 4:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Could Be Again 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Hothead 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. B Side Ourselves 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Swimming Horses (Live: B-Side To O Baby (Shecdx22)) 4:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. All Tomorrow's Parties 6:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Hang Me High 6:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Black Sun 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 4:

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Listen  1. Overground (The Thorn, 1984) 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Voices (Thorn EP Version) 5:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Placebo Effect (The Thorn, 1984) 4:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Red Over White (The Thorn) 5:43£0.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

Product Description

This stunning 4CD boxset, Downside Up, features 3 discs worth of B-sides in chronological order plus an extra disc, The Thorn EP. A must for collectors and casual fans alike.

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars On The Up Side 23 Nov 2004
Format:Audio CD
Downside Up. A 4 disc, 55 song, (34 of which appear on CD for the first time) chronological collection, of every Banshee B Side, remastered. A 76 page booklet, an introduction by Mark Paytress (author of the recent official Banshees biography), a brief word from Siouxsie and individual notes for each track by Siouxsie, Budgie and Severin.
How long have we lived with these songs in one form or another?
  
Finally you can throw away your dusty, crackling vinyl, distorted, hissy cassettes and overpriced badly put together bootlegs, because this is the 'Real McCoy'.
Where to start? How about, forget everything you know and everything you've heard. Pretend you only have a basic knowledge of the Banshees from their classic singles. The upside to this is we can turn it all on its head and delve into the downside for the first time.
The Banshees started their recording career with the sprightly, poppy takeaway Hong Kong Garden, more pop than punk, more accessible than anyone dared dream of, and like a true Chinese Take Away, they served up the sour with the sweet on the flip side, Voices. This isn't pop its art, it's the perfect antidote, harsh, clashing guitar and Siouxsie's swooping vocal. This is where the journey begins. A journey that will take you almost full circle. From the experimental, the historical, the nostalgic, the sheer joy of being free of any restrictions.
So, what is a B Side? The A Side (topside) is generally a commercial, a preview, an introduction to the full feature, normally an album. The B Side (downside), can be any number of things, the only restrictions being a band's imagination or creativity.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Banshees Jamboree arrives at last!! 23 Oct 2004
Format:Audio CD
THE single most-awaited collection for us Banshee freaks is almost finally here after some 12 years of rumour, speculation, false dawns, record company tangles and god only knows what else..... but the old saying that "good things always come to those who wait" certainly rings true in this respect, as we are finally treated to the full cornucopia of riches that has until now lain gathering dust in the record company vaults for far too long now - almost at one point destined to remain overlooked and forgotten. Let it just be said that Siouxsie remains perhaps the most enduring of all the post-punk heroines and, along with Patti Smith, would almost single-handedly influence the subsequent likes of PJ Harvey, Shirley Manson, Courtney Love, Horseface Morissette, Fiona Apple, Toni Halliday of Curve, et al...and yet to this day she and her Banshees remain criminally underappreciated when compared to the over-eulogised likes of their more celebrated - and commercially successful - contemporaries the Pistols, the Clash, the Stranglers and even the Damned to name but four....seemingly content to take fifth place in the punk punters' affections.
Whilst all the aforementioned have had countless annual greatest hits compilations, box sets and "anniversary" collections to their credit, the Banshees have at least resisted the urge to jump on that particular bandwagon due in no small part to their admirably tight sense of quality control over all their recorded output.....such that only two proper chronological greatest hits sets and one live album were ever issued before their "blink-and-you-missed-it" 2002 reformation (for "unfinished business") spawned a rather hastilly cobbled together - and therefore unessential - "Best Of" collection and subsequent commemorative live outing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THUMBS UP FOR DOWNSIDE UP! 30 Sep 2004
Format:Audio CD
The holy grail of Banshees fans for what seems like aeons, the much-sort-after B-sides from all the Banshees impressive singles between 1977 - 1996 have finally been dusted down, collected together and given their own identity, quite rightfully, in this quality box set. No more shall we have the crackles, pops and scratches that have long been present and become some what distracting... no more shall new comers to the band have to suffer the Ebay bootleg CDRs of vinyl transfers of questionable quality and substance... and no more shall we have to change the turntable every 8 minutes to move on to the next track! Already three perfectly good reasons to get this box set ordered a.s.a.p.!!!
But what of the content?
Well, if you're new to the band, then you're in for a treat. If you're a long-time fan, then similarly this set will be a treat... because these tracks have never sounded so good...
Like a lot of bands, the Banshees always seemed to have a lot of respect for the B-side and put as much time and thought into these extra tracks, just as much as they did to their A-sides or album material. I believe the band's manifesto for the B-sides was to have a contradictory or an oppositional theme or sound to the A-side it would couple with....
CD1 of this set starts right at the beginning and really does set the standard for what is to follow. 'Voices' is a caustic wail of sound which literally scratches and splinters the air, not at all like its A-side partner, 'Hong Kong Garden'. 'Pulled To Bits' regurgitates the childish laughter and cries of joy from the flipside and twists them to a new degree while 'Red Over White' employs a fairytale narrative which doesn't end happily ever after. 'We Fall' seeps and runs out of the speakers to intoxicate all too briefly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Swings with no roundabouts
Saves dragging out the 7 inches some well worn in groove and well past their sell by date, (no record collector will be paying a mortgage for this collection). Read more
Published 16 months ago by Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles
5.0 out of 5 stars Downside on top
An essential album for all true Siouxsie fans! Downside Up contains a collection of her B-Sides, 12" mixes and rare tracks, many of which are good enough to have been A-sides in... Read more
Published 22 months ago by bolanboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything You Need!
For years I battled through my vinyl collection to play some of the best b-sides you could want to hear from an band. Read more
Published on 30 Sep 2011 by David Bentley Newman
4.0 out of 5 stars some gems
Well i had most of these gems in storage in the loft.Lets just say siouxsie can do a b side gem and now you dont have to listen to your vinyl clicking merrily along on an ancient... Read more
Published on 31 Oct 2009 by B. J. Morris
3.0 out of 5 stars Robert Smith Plays on Only Two Tracks
FYI to Cure fans: Robert Smith plays guitar on "There's a Planet in My Kitchen" and sitar on "The Whole Price of Blood. Read more
Published on 19 May 2009 by A. L. Paris
4.0 out of 5 stars Treasures covered in dirt - Great music but this set is a bit of a...
Fans had been waiting for what seemed like an eternity for the Banshees B-sides to be released on CD. Well, here it is, and it's a bit of a mess. Read more
Published on 23 Sep 2006 by Scott Davies
4.0 out of 5 stars A Banshees Alternate History
This triple CD with a bonus CD EP collects all the B-sides released by Siouxsie and the Banshees in their illustrious career, excluding the extended remixes. Read more
Published on 22 Sep 2006 by Lozarithm
5.0 out of 5 stars The stars that shine...in the sea of light!!!
What a brilliant idea,to collect all of the banshee B-sides in one collection! The music presented in this box truly shows the wide variety of banshee music. Read more
Published on 22 Feb 2005 by Ståle Myhre-Wollnich
5.0 out of 5 stars At last...
It's been a long wait, but they're here at last. Can you believe that the infamous "Drop Dead/Celebration" has never been on CD before? Read more
Published on 5 Dec 2004 by Voidoid
5.0 out of 5 stars not before time.....
in this age of 'classic punk' reissues it's good to see the banshees b-sides and back catalogue getting a digital wash'n brush up,alongside the release of hard to find items. Read more
Published on 14 Nov 2004 by Robert Mcmahon
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