by Mark Nobes, chief editor

Released in 1992, Face To Face featured on the soundtrack album for the movie Batman Returns, reaching #21 in the UK singles chart and #7 on the Billboard Modern Rock Charts. The song was composed by the band with the help of Danny Elfman, who also composed the film score. 

The B-side features a track called I Could Be Again, with the CD single and 12" picture disc including the Catotonic Mix of Face To Face and another track entitled "Hothead"The track was produced by Stephen Hague who worked with a number of popular 80s acts including Pet Shop Boys (he produced West End Girls), OMD, New Order, Erasure, Public Image Ltd., and Holly Johnson on his Blast Album.

Both the song and the video are pretty dark, but lavishly produced. The song is heavily orchestrated and sounds dramatic with a tense feel to it.
Face To Face single sleeve
Batman Returns soundtrack


The Best Of Siouxsie And The Banshees
Here we have a nostalgic 15 track compilation album of the gothic rock band's very best songs from the 70s through to the 90s.

Some critics argue that some of it sounds dated, but that's a pretty pointless statement to make. This music is of its time and is the kind of music that many of us grew up with. Does music really need to be "on trend" to be enyoyable? Personally, I jump for joy when I hear the word "dated", as it often means you can expect to listen to well-structured music that was created with real passion. You can shove your dull and monotonous modern pop music where the sun doesn't shine!