The Sisters Of Mercy ‎– Floodland

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The second Sisters of Mercy album, released November 1987. It reached #7 on the UK album charts, and three hit singles were released from it: This Corrosion (September 1987, #7 on UK chart); Dominion (February 1988, #13); and Lucretia My Reflection (June 1988, #20).

The band lineup on 'Floodland' was nominally Andrew Eldritch and Patricia Morrison. The songs were written by Eldritch alone, and Morrison is not credited on the sleeve artwork, except in the 'thank you' list (under her real name, [Patricia] Anne Rainone). Morrison's musical contribution has been disputed, but she was vital to the band's image during this period.

The album differs in its vinyl and CD versions. The CD features the full-length mixes of 'This Corrosion' (10:55) and 'Driven Like The Snow' (6:27). On the vinyl version, 'This Corrosion' fades out at 9:16, and 'Driven Like The Snow' is a different mix, lasting 4:39. Many CD versions add 'Torch' and 'Colours' (B-sides from the 'This Corrosion' single) as bonus tracks. (On cassette, 'Torch' alone is added, at the end of side one.) According to Eldritch, these were 'supposed to be removed after the first pressing', and 'don't belong to the album'.

Tracklist

Dominion/Mother Russia 7:01
Flood I 6:22
Lucretia My Reflection 4:57
1959 4:08
This Corrosion 9:16
Flood II 6:19
Driven Like The Snow 4:39
Never Land (A Fragment) 2:46

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MR441L, 242 232-1, 242232-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) Merciful Release, Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR441L, 242 232-1, 242232-1 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
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Divuar

Divuar

January 27, 2021
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, RE, 0825646077038 / 1
Sounds very good and clear to me! The vinyl is heavy and made with quality.
NightoftheVinyl

NightoftheVinyl

January 11, 2021
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, MOFI 1-021
My number is 6980, anyone got a higher number? Wondering how many were pressed.
lewisfoulds

lewisfoulds

December 10, 2020
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, MR441L, 242 232-1, 242232-1

I think I am the outlier. I really do not like this album. To my young ears it sounds so overblown and overdone. There is no subtilty. It's just obnoxiously over the top. And flood 1 wow I hate flood 1. It has nothing to say and takes way to long to say it. It sounds like a parody of good goth. Maybe I'm too young but wow I really do not like this album
copyboy311

copyboy311

November 25, 2020
referencing Floodland , LP, Album, tra, 60762-1
I don't think this is intentionally translucent. It's just the vinyl used in the pressing; possibly not virgin vinyl, so it's not pure black. This is probably the same as the other U.S. listings.
kopa666

kopa666

October 3, 2020
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, MOFI 1-021

On Side A the bass is more "singing" than CD, the instruments are separated but the difference with CD is not obvious. I would say a little better mix. With side B on "this corrosion" the details are obvious and the benefit is here.
nickihoy

nickihoy

September 28, 2020
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, MR441L, 242 232-1, 242232-1

Own a first pressing secondhand and will not part with it ever. It's another must own for any music aficionado. This pressing is incredible. I can't wait to get a quality system to crank it up on.
TheThresher

TheThresher

September 24, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, MR441L, 242 232-1, 242232-1

Their best album by far.

On ‘Floodland’ the balance between power and mysticism (or masculine and feminine) is just perfect.
Xikoftw

Xikoftw

July 24, 2020
referencing Floodland, CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig, 5101-17580-2
From a fan perspective, this re edition is worthwhile, if anything, just for Neverland full length, which is over 10 minutes. That I know of, this is the only cd that has it.
beechlander

beechlander

July 20, 2020
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, MR441L, 242 232-1, 242232-1

Still sounds terrific and brilliantly produced - I bought this record second-hand recently and the quality is seriously impressive. So many highlights. The opening beats of "Dominion"..the seguing into "Mother Russia"...the heavy rhythms of "Flood I"...the bass riff on "Lucretia"...the gothic madness of "This Corrision". An absolute pinnacle that Eldritch sadly never reached again.
Talekk.sna

Talekk.sna

February 13, 2020
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, MOFI 1-021

I have original CD from 1987. And I listened to the Yugoslav edition in the early 1990s. I'm very familiar with the sound of this album's original release.
This release is incredibly good. The color of the audio, the details that I had not heard before (and I have good audio devices) ... Everything is elevated to the highest possible level.