Most of the material came from 's Juju and 's A Kiss in the Dreamhouse. The music heard at the introduction of "Israel" is an excerpt from The Rite of Springcomposed in by Igor Stravinsky. The Banshees had already performed live with Smith on guitar in September and Octoberwhen he and his band the Cure served as tour support for the Banshees. A friendship had started at the time between the members of the Cure and the Banshees. Inthe band toured in Japan for the second time in less than a year and also visited Australia and New Zealand.
With the September release of the "Dear Prudence" single, Smith became an official member of the Banshees; a few weeks later, they recorded Nocturne in London. Live performances of "Head Cut" and "Running Town" from the 1 October show were not included on the release of Nocturnebut in Decembera double A-side 7" vinyl single featuring both tracks was given away as a Christmas gift to members of the band's fan club, The File.
A video version of Nocturne was released on DVD in The album was remastered Switch - Siouxsie And The Banshees* - Nocturne a cd The Cardinal Sin - Dead Can Dance - Spleen And Ideal in The album was retrospectively hailed by critics.
David Cleary of AllMusic said that Nocturne "serves as an excellent, no-nonsense introduction to the band's music for neophytes, while fans of the group will appreciate the tight, gutsy, stripped-down performances", also describing it as "top-notch". Be it Budgie 's precise and muscular rhythms, Steven Severin's flanged bass, Siouxsie's commanding presence Switch - Siouxsie And The Banshees* - Nocturne Robert Smith's interpretation of other guitarists' material, the performance is magnificent and convincing throughout.
By cherry picking their finest material, Nocturne was — and still is — a kind of alternate Greatest Hits that acts as a gateway to their kaleidoscopic world". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Siouxsie and the Banshees. Entranced: the Siouxsie and the Banshees story.
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