Mercyful Fate ‎– The Beginning

Roadrunner Records ‎– RR 349603
CD, Compilation, Remastered

Companies, etc.



Issued in a jewel case, with 4-page booklet.

Tracks 1 to 4 taken from the "Rave On" sessions/1st EP aka "Nuns Have No Fun", fully Re-Mastered.
Recorded in Holland in September 1982 at the Stone Sound Studio.

Tracks 5 to 7 taken from the BBC Radio 1 "Friday Rock Show" session, March 19th, 1983.
Released by courtesy of BBC Enterprises Ltd.

Track 8 taken from the "Melissa" album sessions and previously released in December 1983 as B-side of the 12" "Black Funeral".
Recorded at Easy Sound Studio in Copenhagen.

Digitally mastered.

Manufactured in Germany (back cover).
Made in Germany (disc).

℗ 1987 Roadrunner Productions B.V. except tracks 5 to 7 ℗ 1983 BBC Enterprises Ltd.
© 1987 Roadrunner Productions B.V.

Distributed in the Netherlands by C.B.S.
-In Belgium by Indisc
-In Germany by S.P.V. GMBH
-In Austria by E.M.P.
-In Switzerland by Disctrade
-In Italy by Non Stop
-In France by New Rose
-In U.K. by Pinnacle
-In Denmark by Krone Music
-In Sweden by Blitz Records
-In Finland by Unitor Oy
-In Spain by Donostirock
-In Greece by FM Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 16861-9603-2 2
  • Barcode (Scanned: UPC_A): 016861960322
  • Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS B-9129 / RR 349603 B
  • Label Code: LC 9321
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other Versions (5 of 36) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RR 9603 Mercyful Fate The Beginning(LP, Comp) Roadrunner Records RR 9603 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
CLAS 0088 Mercyful Fate The Beginning(Cass, Comp) Metal Mind Records CLAS 0088 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
RR 8771-2 Mercyful Fate The Beginning(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Roadrunner Records RR 8771-2 USA & Canada 1997 Sell This Version
BRC-2001 Mercyful Fate The Beginning(LP, Comp) Banzai Records BRC-2001 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
MG 0239 Mercyful Fate The Beginning(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0239 Poland 1991 Sell This Version