Through The Looking Glass
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3. Jungle Book soundtrack
4. The Band (the original is unbearable, in my opinion)
5. Billie Holiday
7. Iggy Pop
8. John Cale
9. Roxy Music (when Brian Eno was still with them)
The song choices are really surprising for Siouxsie & the Banshees and they all turned out fantastic. What makes these songs so good, aside from the talented musicians involved, is the creative way they are re-imagined. In my view, Siouxsie & the Banshees have never gotten the credit they deserved. Not only did they make some of the most lush, sophisticated and otherworldly albums ever recorded, they made some of the best pop singles ever IMHO. Nearly every song on THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS has been trimmed and polished into a perfect pop gem. Anyone of them would've made an excellent single. Considering the fact that Siouxsie & the Banshees were such excellent songwriters, it would be sacrilegious to claim their covers album to be one of their best...I won't go so far as to say that, but I will say it's one of my personal favorites. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS still blows me away every time I hear it.
"This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us" (The Sparks) - a propulsive, runaway roller coaster of a song augmented with fantastic orchestral accompaniment.
"Hall of Mirrors" (Kraftwerk) - bubbling, mechanical, yet infused with soul courtesy of Siouxsie. Great lyrics.
"Trust in Me" (Richard and Robert Sherman - from the JUNGLEBOOK movie) - one of the most sensuous, slow-burning recordings ever. Adorned with heavenly harps and a purring, sexy delivery from Siouxsie. Absolutely hypnotic.
"This Wheel's On Fire" (Bob Dylan, Rick Danko) - shocking reinvention of the last track of Bob Dylan's BASEMENT TAPES album recorded with the Band. A much more upbeat version than the original featuring wild orchestral accompaniment.Read more ›
Through the Looking Glass was one of the first records I bought by Siouxsie and the Banshees when I started getting into their music in 1987. I didn’t really want to start with a covers album but it was the only LP I could find at my local store at the time. The album opens with the Sparks cover of their huge 1974 hit ‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us’. I really liked this right away and it became a favorite of mine, though I had not heard the original at that point. When I did finally hear the original several years later I was surprised how much better it was than the Banshees version.Read more ›
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before I baught this, id never heard any of these songs as originals. just shows you that this band was truly a bunch of music nerds. Read morePublished 4 months ago by km
I had this as a cassette in High School and used 'Trust In Me' to belly dance and sleep over the years- with the CD I didn't have to keep rewinding it.Published 6 months ago by K. Strand
Cover albums are very much a "hit or miss" endeavor. This one thankfully is in the former category. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jacob Koehler
The Best Album of Siouxsie in my book! Every song is riveting and soul stirring.Published 15 months ago by J. Clark
I loved this music in high school. I decided to use "Trust in Me" for a Halloween dance performance last year. Read morePublished on April 11, 2014 by D.D. Popcorn
I used to own this when it came out and lost it on cassette, so it was great to be able to find something so valuable to me on a medium I could still enjoy today. Read morePublished on March 21, 2014 by Maria C. Flores
NOT AVAILABLE ON ITUNES! If you want to listen to this amazing collection of covers by Siouxsie and the Banshees, then you have to buy the CD. Read morePublished on March 8, 2014 by Russell
Bought the album for "This Wheel's on Fire" which everyone seems to think became famous because of the Dylan version, but in fact was a big big big hit for Julie Driscoll in the... Read morePublished on June 26, 2013 by Stephen Mann