The Sisters Of Mercy ‎– First And Last And Always

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Black Planet 4:27
Walk Away 3:20
No Time To Cry 3:54
A Rock And A Hard Place 3:36
Marian (Version) 5:37
First And Last And Always 3:58
Possession 4:36
Nine While Nine 4:07
Logic 4:46
Some Kind Of Stranger 7:16

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MR 337L, 240 616-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album, Gat) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR 337L, 240 616-1 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
9 60405-4 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(Cass, Album) Elektra 9 60405-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
240 616-4 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(Cass, Album) WEA, Merciful Release 240 616-4 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
MR 337C, 240 616-4 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(Cass, Album) Merciful Release, WEA MR 337C, 240 616-4 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
240 616-4 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(Cass, Album) WEA 240 616-4 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
24 06164 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(Cass, Album) WEA 24 06164 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
4-60405 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(Cass, Album, Promo, Dol) Elektra 4-60405 US 1985 Sell This Version
9723 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(Cass, Album, Unofficial) 747 9723 Singapore 1985 Sell This Version
P-13162 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album) Merciful Release P-13162 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
24 0616-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album) Merciful Release, WEA 24 0616-1 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
MR 337L, 240 616-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR 337L, 240 616-1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
240616-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album) WEA, Merciful Release 240616-1 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
MR 337L, 240 616-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album) Merciful Release, WEA MR 337L, 240 616-1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
24 06161 Q The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album) WEA 24 06161 Q Canada 1985 Sell This Version
240616-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album) WEA 240616-1 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
ST-E-60405-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album) Elektra ST-E-60405-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
24 06161 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album) WEA 24 06161 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
MR 337L, 240 616-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album) Merciful Release, WEA MR 337L, 240 616-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
MR 337L, 240 616-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album, Gat) Merciful Release, WEA MR 337L, 240 616-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
MR 337L, 240 616-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album, Gat) Merciful Release, WEA MR 337L, 240 616-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
MR 337 L The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album, Promo) Merciful Release MR 337 L UK 1985 Sell This Version
P-13162 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album, Promo) Merciful Release P-13162 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
ST-E-60405-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra ST-E-60405-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
MR 337 L, 240616-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Merciful Release, WEA MR 337 L, 240616-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
38054 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album) WEA 38054 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
240 616-2 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album) WEA, Merciful Release 240 616-2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
9 60405-2, 60405-2 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album) Elektra, Elektra, Merciful Release, Merciful Release 9 60405-2, 60405-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
240 616-2 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album) WEA, Merciful Release 240 616-2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
2292-40616-2 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album, RE) EastWest, Merciful Release 2292-40616-2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
WMC5-255 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album) WEA, Merciful Release WMC5-255 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
4P-240616-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album, Pic, Ltd, Unofficial) El Disco Es Cultura, Merciful Release (2) 4P-240616-1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
9031-77379-4 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(Cass, Album) Warner Music Poland 9031-77379-4 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
9031-77379-1, MR571 L The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, RE, RM) EastWest, Merciful Release 9031-77379-1, MR571 L Europe 1992 Sell This Version
WEA 616-1 P The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Unofficial, Mul) EMI (2) WEA 616-1 P UK 1994 Sell This Version
WEA 616-1 P The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, Mul) EMI (2) WEA 616-1 P UK 1994 Sell This Version
9031-77379-4 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(Cass, Album) Союз 9031-77379-4 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
8122736032 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always (CD, Album) Warner Music Hong Kong Ltd. 8122736032 Hong Kong 2002 Sell This Version
2564656827-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album, Promo, RM) Rhino Records (2) 2564656827-1 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
5101-17579-2 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Rhino Records (2) 5101-17579-2 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
5101175792 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CDr, Album, Promo, RM) Rhino Records (2) 5101175792 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
4607173158390 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album, RE, RM) Никитин, Merciful Release, EastWest 4607173158390 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
WQCP 1103 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) WEA, Merciful Release WQCP 1103 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
MOFI 1-006 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album, RE, RM, Ltd, Num) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MOFI 1-006 US 2011 Sell This Version
MOFI 1-006 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album, RE, RM, TP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MOFI 1-006 US 2011 Sell This Version
0825646284047 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always (30th Anniversary Edition)(Box, Comp + LP, Album, RE + 3x12", EP, RE) Warner Music UK Ltd. 0825646284047 UK 2015 Sell This Version
none The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always Collection(18xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 96 ) Warner Music UK Ltd. none 2015
none The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(10xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Warner Music UK Ltd. none 2015
none The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24b) Warner Music UK Ltd. none 2015
EN-227 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always (Cass, Album, Unofficial) Thomsun Original EN-227 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
2292-40616-2 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album, RE) WEA Musik GmbH 2292-40616-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
9031-77379-2 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album, RM, RP) EastWest, Merciful Release 9031-77379-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 60405-2, 60405-2 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album, RP) Elektra, Elektra 9 60405-2, 60405-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
978 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 978 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
978 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 978 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
MR 337L, 240 616-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album) Merciful Release, WEA, EastWest MR 337L, 240 616-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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hahannes

hahannes

November 24, 2016
referencing First And Last And Always, LP, Album, Gat, MR 337L, 240 616-1
My version is just the same (labels, same matrix / runout, no rights society), but is NOT gatefold...
c.syde65

c.syde65

April 16, 2016
referencing First And Last And Always, CD, Album, RE, 2292-40616-2
How do I edit this page. I want to add that the Japan mix of "No Time to Cry" is different from the British mix.
allobroge

allobroge

December 6, 2015
referencing First And Last And Always, CD, Album, RM, RP, 9031-77379-2

Chef d'œuvre absolu and very much better ( if it's possible ) than the original mix !
fabriknos

fabriknos

October 4, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing First And Last And Always Collection, 18xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 96 , none
I am no SoM expert, but I just took a listen to this new remastered 96/24 version of FLA and compared each track with the original version (well, technically the 1988 CD release). It's interesting because in some tracks like Black Planet there is a little less of that warm, raw energy compared to the originals - for instance the snare drums are not as forward. But on the flip side you get better bass, louder volume, cleaner sound, better separation. It's probably how Sisters of Mercy would sound if they recorded this album today. That may or may not be a good thing for some fans, so I'll leave that to each person to decide on their own. Personally, I think the pros outweigh the cons on this one because every track sounds fuller and richer, even if some of the rawness has been lost. I think people with decent listening environments will appreciate.

BTW, this version is much, much better than the 2006 Remastered and Expanded version. I don't own that anymore but I remember it sounding very thin and flat. The Floodland and Vision Thing remasters from that year were quite good, there was just something about the FLA remaster I never liked. This version may not be as good as the 2011 MFSL remaster - I haven't heard it but MFSL's reputation is well deserved. Still, this is the best version I personally have heard.
DBMTB

DBMTB

September 6, 2015
referencing First And Last And Always, LP, Album, RE, RM, Ltd, Num, MOFI 1-006
This seems essentially to be the same as the "Japanese" WEA CD release - but the sound is so much clearer in the middle to high frequencies. You can hear stuff on this release that is not so apparent on the other masterings.

The original UK pressing is the most raw but this one is more musical. You need both.
MichaelOC

MichaelOC

August 27, 2015
referencing First And Last And Always, LP, Album, ST-E-60405-1
At these prices? I bought the MOFI pressing instead. Sounds great.
c.syde65

c.syde65

August 6, 2015
referencing First And Last And Always, CD, Album, 9 60405-2, 60405-2
That's actually wrong. There are four songs from this album that are presented in different editions for the Japan Release, not three.

"No Time to Cry" features different opening and ending instrumentation and sound effects, the most obvious difference is the ending where the British mix features three echoing, for lack of a better term "boom" sounds.

The Japanese version lacks these sounds, although there are some effects found at the end of the Japanese version which can be perceived to have the same equivalent as the booming sounds from the British mix.

Whoever wrote this obviously didn't realise that the British and Japanese editions of "No Time to Cry" were different. Lucky I came here to break this information to other reviewers and readers.
bronco.b1972

bronco.b1972

August 2, 2015
referencing First And Last And Always (30th Anniversary Edition), Box, Comp + LP, Album, RE + 3x12", EP, RE, 0825646284047
The good news is that box really looks great and the 12 inches comes with there original sleeve art work. I already have the 12 inches but without the art work. The sound is almost like the original albums. Now for the bad news. The box comes with a voucher for one complete digital download. So for the very first time you can download the Body and Soul 12 inch and obtain the 3 missing tracks that where never digital available before. I'm talking about the tracks. Body Electric (1984 version), Train and Afterhours (Body And Soul track was available on the greatest hits volume 1 CD).
Here the bad thing starts. My all time favorite Sisters of Mercy track is the 1984 version of Body Electric. The digital download doesn't have the 1984 version of Body Electric...You guessed it, it's the original 1982 version. Aaggghhh. Will there ever be a digital version of 1984 version of the Body Electric??
plalandefr

plalandefr

June 12, 2015
referencing First And Last And Always, LP, Album, MR 337L, 240 616-1
My version:
Barcode (Printed): 0 22924 06161
Matrix / Runout (B Side stamped): R/S Alsdorf 240616-1 A7
Matrix / Runout (B Side stamped): R/S Alsdorf 240616-1 B24X
It has the particularity of having the same "side two" label on BOTH sides