The Scream is the debut studio album by English post-punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees. Recorded in one week and mixed in three during August 1978, it was released on 13 November 1978 by record label Polydor.

Before the album's release, the band had developed a strong reputation as a live act, and had achieved a Top 10 UK single with "Hong Kong Garden" (which did not appear on the original album); upon release The Scream became an almost instant critical and commercial success, peaking at number 12 in the UK Albums Chart, and placing the group among the pioneers of post-punk. The album is now regarded as a landmark of post-punk.

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Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
The Scream 12" Vinyl 10 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) POLD 5009 [none]
The Scream 12" Vinyl 11 Polydor (Japanese domestic releases only!) MPF1220 [none]
The Scream CD 10 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 839 008-2 042283900820
The Scream CD 10 Geffen Records GEFD-24046 720642404621
The Scream 2×CD 10 + 16 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 983 238-8 602498323885
The Scream CD 12 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 983 691-1 602498369111
The Scream CD 12 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 984 351-1 602498435113


part of: Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 43)
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Wikidata: Q1188720 [info]
Wikipedia: en: The Scream (album) [info]

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