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Israel (Siouxsie and the Banshees song)

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B-side  "Red Over White"
Format  7" and 12" vinyl
Genre  Post-punk
Released  28 November 1980
Recorded  1980
Length  4:54

"Israel" is a song by English post-punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees, released as a stand-alone single in 1980 by record label Polydor. The track was written by Siouxsie and the Banshees and co-produced with Nigel Gray.

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Release

"Israel" was released as a stand-alone single in between the albums Kaleidoscope (1980) and Juju (1981) on 28 November 1980 by record label Polydor. It peaked at number 41 in the UK Singles Chart.

"Israel" did not appear on a Siouxsie and the Banshees album until the release of the Once Upon a Time: The Singles compilation the following year, although some copies of the U.S. release of Juju on PVC Records included a free copy of this single. The track lengths on both sides of the 7" were the same as on the 12" version.

The song was remastered in 2002 for the compilation The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees and was also featured as a bonus track on the 2006 Kaleidoscope reissue.

Cover version

"Israel" was later covered by Nouvelle Vague on their 2006 album Bande à Part.

References

Israel (Siouxsie and the Banshees song) Wikipedia


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