Join Hands

1979 studio album by Siouxsie and the Banshees / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Join Hands is the second studio album by British rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was released in September 1979 by the record label Polydor. Upon its release, it was praised by the British press, including Melody Maker, Sounds, NME and Record Mirror.

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Join Hands
Studio album by
Released7 September 1979
RecordedMay–June 1979
StudioAIR, London
ProducerNils Stevenson
Mike Stavrou
Siouxsie and the Banshees chronology
The Scream
Join Hands
Originally-intended cover
The vinyl reissue of the album in 2015 featured the originally-intended, John Maybury-designed sleeve with an edited image from a Holy Communion card.[1]
Singles from Join Hands
  1. "Playground Twist"
    Released: 24 June 1979

Join Hands took the topic of the First World War as its inspiration. Musically, it is darker than the band's debut album The Scream: it sounds more claustrophobic and more haunting. It was the last album with the band's first recorded line-up, as guitarist John McKay and drummer Kenny Morris quit the group after a disagreement at the beginning of the British Join Hands tour, on the day of the album's release.

The record peaked at No. 13 on the UK Albums Chart. "Playground Twist" was the only single released from the album. Join Hands was reissued on vinyl in 2015, along with the very first artwork that the band had presented to Polydor in 1979.