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Through the Looking Glass

Album Looking Glass front

Release Date:
2 March 1987 Polydor (UK)
Geffen/Warner Bros. (USA)
Electric Bass, Keyboards:
Guitar, Keyboards:
Drums, Percussion:
Covers album compilation
Album Tracks:
This Wheel's On Fire January 9, 1987 The Passenger March 20, 1987

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Through the Looking Glass is the eighth studio album from Siouxsie and the Banshees containing cover versions of songs written and originally performed by other artists.

Mojo later praised their version of "Strange Fruit", by selecting it in 2007 for a CD called Music Is Love: 15 Tracks That Changed the World Recovered By....[1][2]

Siouxsie and the Banshees version of "The Passenger" contained brass arrangements and Iggy Pop hailed it in those terms. "That's good. She sings it well and she threw a little note in when she sings it, that I wish I had thought of... The horn thing is good..."[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5[4]

Track listingEdit

See below for original authors...
  1. This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us - 3:09
  2. Hall Of Mirrors - 5:03
  3. Trust In Me - 4:06
  4. This Wheel's On Fire - 5:17
  5. Strange Fruit - 3:53
  6. You're Lost Little Girl - 2:57
  7. The Passenger - 5:10
  8. Gun - 5:06
  9. Sea Breezes - 4:15
  10. Little Johnny Jewel - 4:56

Track listing with original writersEdit

Note: All links in this list point to Wikipedia articles
No. TitleWriter(s)Original artist Length
1. "This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us"  Ron MaelSparks 3:09
2. "Hall of Mirrors"  Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil SchultKraftwerk 5:03
3. "Trust in Me"  Sherman BrothersKaa (voice by Sterling Holloway) in The Jungle Book 4:06
4. "This Wheel's on Fire"  Rick Danko, Bob DylanJulie Driscoll 5:17
5. "Strange Fruit"  Lewis AllanBillie Holiday 3:53
6. "You're Lost Little Girl"  John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim MorrisonThe Doors 2:57
7. "The Passenger"  Iggy Pop, Ricky GardinerIggy Pop 5:10
8. "Gun"  John CaleJohn Cale 5:06
9. "Sea Breezes"  Bryan FerryRoxy Music 4:15
10. "Little Johnny Jewel"  Tom VerlaineTelevision 4:56
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Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1987 The Billboard 200 188


  1. Mojo site cover june 2007 issue 163 CD compilation cd, Music Is Love : 15 Tracks That Changed The World Recovered By... tracklisting includes "Strange Fruit" covered by Siouxsie and the Banshees]
  2. Mojo june 2007 issue 163 CD Music Is Love : 15 Tracks That Changed The World Recovered By... tracklisting includes "Strange Fruit" covered by Siouxsie and the Banshees
  3. "120 Minutes" Iggy Pop interview. MTV. June 1990
  4. Ned Raggett. "Through the Looking Glass - Siouxsie and the Banshees". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 

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