During 1983, the band members worked on several side projects; Siouxsie and Budgie composed the first Creatures album, Feast, while Severin and Smith recorded as The Glove. Smith then insisted on documenting his time with the Banshees, so the group released a cover version of The Beatles “Dear Prudence” in September 1983. It became their biggest UK hit, reaching number 3 on the Singles Chart. They also released a live album, Nocturne, and completed their sixth studio album, Hyaena. Shortly before its release in May 1984, Smith left the group, citing health issues due to an overloaded schedule, being in two bands at once.