• The Rite Of Spring by Stravinsky that is used for the intro to the live CD & video was considered so shocking at it's 1913 premiere in Paris that it sparked a riot.

Painted Bird:

  • This version of 'Painted Bird' is heavily sampled on 'Liquid Bird' by The Beta Band - Heroes To Zeros.

Dear Prudence:

  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:
    SEVERIN: "I think reviews that said it wasn’t particularly different to the Beatles’ version haven’t listened to the original to find out. It’s completely different. On the ‘White Album’, it’s a soft ballad, we’ve just made it sound like the Banshees." Source:  Melody Maker 01/10/83.
    SMITH: " ’Dear Prudence’ is not trying to open another door so we can eventually ingratiate ourselves a little bit more into the popular consciousness." Source:  Melody Maker 01/10/83.
    SIOUXSIE: "As we were recording it I could see it was turning out to be really commercial, so much so that I suggested putting it on the B-side instead." Source:  The Authorised Biography 2002.
    SIOUXSIE: "I think the sound of it sticks out like a sore thumb." Source:  Melody Maker 01/10/83.
    SEVERIN: "When we finished it, I suddenly thought ‘This’ll never get played in clubs because it hasn’t got the disco beat' ." Source:  Melody Maker 01/10/83.
  • Original by The Beatles - The White Album.
  • When it came to choosing a Beatles song to cover in 1983 Budgie's first choice was 'Glass Onion'.  Source:  The Authorised Biography.
  • The Beatles wrote this song about Prudence Farrow, sister of actress Mia Farrow.  Source:  Melody Maker 17/10/92.
  • First recording with Robert Smith on guitar.
  • Recorded in Stockholm between concerts.
  • Highest charting UK single.
  • Performed on Top Of The Pops 29/09/83.
  • Video aired on Top Of The Pops 13/10/83.
  • Performed on Top Of The Pops 29/12/83.
  • The sleeve features the photograph White Flower By Sakae Tamura.
  • Robert Smith's sister plays harpsichord on the track 'Dear Prudence'.  Source:  The Authorised Biography.
  • The video commenced filming in Venice on 04/09/83.


Gregory The Peccary:

  • In March 83 Siouxsie & Budgie join a scheme running at London Zoo and adopt a Peccary, later to appear in the Banshees episode of 'Play At Home'.  Later they will also adopt an Armadillo and a Meer Cat.  Source:  Smash Hits 27/10/83.

The File:

  • The sleeve was designed by a fan and was the result of a competition run by the official fan club.
  • Other entries.