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Hanging… up
Madonna, Siouxsie & The Banshees

Madonna is ‘Hung Up’

Madonna has announced details of the first release from her new album, 'Confessions On A Dancefloor'.

The comeback single will be 'Hung Up', which has been produced by Stuart Price, aka Jacques Lu Cont, reports An autumn release is expected.

Lu Cont is understood to have produced 'Confessions On A Dancefloor', Madonna's first new album since 2003's 'American Life'. The album is apparently currently being mixed in Los Angeles.

According to reports, Madonna will shoot the album cover next month with Steven Klein, who is also expected to direct the video for 'Hung Up'.

Producer Lu Cont was the musical director for Madonna's "Re-Invention Tour" last year and also co-wrote the track 'X-Static Process' from 'American Life'.

Siouxsie & The Banshees digital re-releases

Siouxsie & The Banshees’ entire album back catalogue has been digitally re-mastered and will be reissued over the next year.

The series will kick off with the re-release of debut 'The Scream' on 03 October.

The album will also come backed with a second CD of period rarities. Originally released in November 1978, 'The Scream' featured the tracks 'Switch', 'Jigsaw Feeling' and a cover of The Beatles' 'Helter Skelter'.

The second bonus CD will include the first ever release of the early Banshees live favourite 'Make Up To Break Up', the two 1978 John Peel sessions, the band’s first two single 'Hong Kong Garden' and 'Staircase (Mystery)' as well as five prototype tracks from 'The Scream', recorded at Pathway Studios.

The full tracklisting for the reissued 'The Scream' is:

Disc One: ‘Pure’ - ‘Jigsaw Feeling’ - ‘Overground’ - ‘Carcass’ - ‘Helter Skelter’ - ‘Mirage’ - ‘Metal Postcard’ - ‘Nicotine Stain’ - ‘Suburban Relapse’ - ‘Switch’

Disc Two:

‘Make Up To Break Up’ (Riverside Session)
‘Love In A Void’ (Peel Session)
‘Mirage’ (Peel Session)
‘Metal Postcard’ (Peel Session)
‘Suburban Relapse’ (Peel Session)
‘Hong Kong Garden’ (Peel Session)
‘Overground’ (Peel Session)
‘Carcass’ (Peel Session)
‘Helter Skelter’ (Peel Session)
‘Metal Postcard’ (Pathway Session)
‘Suburban Relapse’ (Pathway Session)
‘Staircase (Mystery)’ (Pathway Session)
‘Mirage’ (Pathway Session)
‘Nicotine Stain’ (Pathway Session)
‘Hong Kong Garden’ (7” Single Version)
‘Staircase (Mystery)’ (7” Single version)

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