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'.

Versions (91)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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
WICD 5283 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD) Merciful Release WICD 5283 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
60762-2, 9 60762-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album) Elektra, Elektra 60762-2, 9 60762-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
242246-2, 242 246-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album) Merciful Release, Merciful Release 242246-2, 242 246-2 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
2292-42246-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album) EastWest, Merciful Release 2292-42246-2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
242 246-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album) Merciful Release 242 246-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
242246-2, 242 246-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album) Merciful Release, Merciful Release 242246-2, 242 246-2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
242246-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album) Merciful Release 242246-2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
CD 60762 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album) WEA, Merciful Release CD 60762 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
242246-2, 242 246-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album) Merciful Release, Merciful Release 242246-2, 242 246-2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
9 60762-2, 60762-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album) Elektra, Elektra, Merciful Release, Merciful Release 9 60762-2, 60762-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
242246-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album, Promo) Merciful Release 242246-2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
242246-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album, Promo) Merciful Release 242246-2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
24 22324 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 24 22324 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
1592354 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album) WEA 1592354 Portugal 1987 Sell This Version
CAWEA 9299 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album) Jugoton, Merciful Release CAWEA 9299 Yugoslavia 1987 Sell This Version
242245 4 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album) Merciful Release, WEA 242245 4 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
242 245-4, 242232-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album) Merciful Release, WEA 242 245-4, 242232-1 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
61007-4 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album) WEA 61007-4 Uruguay 1987 Sell This Version
242 232-4 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album) WEA 242 232-4 Philippines 1987 Sell This Version
MR441C, MR 441 C, 242245-4, 242 245-4 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Bla) Merciful Release, Merciful Release, Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR441C, MR 441 C, 242245-4, 242 245-4 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
24 22324 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Dol) WEA Records, Merciful Release 24 22324 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
9 60762-4, 60762-4 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Dol) Elektra, Elektra 9 60762-4, 60762-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
none The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Promo) Not On Label (The Sisters Of Mercy Self-released) none 1987 Sell This Version
60762-4 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Promo) Elektra 60762-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
4-60762 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Promo) Elektra 4-60762 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 60762-4, 60762-4 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, SR,) Elektra, Elektra 9 60762-4, 60762-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 60762-4, 60762-4 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, SR,) Elektra, Elektra 9 60762-4, 60762-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
none The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Promo) The Tape Gallery none UK 1987 Sell This Version
242232-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) Merciful Release 242232-1 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
24 22321 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) WEA 24 22321 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
61007-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) WEA 61007-1 Uruguay 1987 Sell This Version
242232-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) Merciful Release 242232-1 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
MR441L, 242 232-1, 242232-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) Merciful Release, Merciful Release, Merciful Release, EastWest MR441L, 242 232-1, 242232-1 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1592351 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) Merciful Release 1592351 Portugal 1987 Sell This Version
60762-1, 9 60762-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) Elektra, Elektra 60762-1, 9 60762-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
MR441L, 242232-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR441L, 242232-1 Ireland 1987 Sell This Version
80707 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) WEA 80707 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
MR441L, 242232-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) Merciful Release, WEA MR441L, 242232-1 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
24 22321 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album, Dar) WEA 24 22321 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
MR441L, 242232-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album, Ltd, Num) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR441L, 242232-1 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
MR441L, 242232-1, SAM 410 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album, Promo) Merciful Release, Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR441L, 242232-1, SAM 410 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
80707 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album, Promo) WEA 80707 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
60762-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra 60762-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
60762-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album, TP) Elektra 60762-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
MR441L, 242232-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album, TP) Merciful Release, WEA MR441L, 242232-1 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
MR441L The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Merciful Release MR441L UK 1987 Sell This Version
MR441L The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album, W/Lbl, Rou) Merciful Release MR441L UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
4-42332 The Sisters Of Mercy Tierra Inundada(Cass, Album) WEA 4-42332 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-911 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album) WEA 32XD-911 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
LSWEA 78055, MR441L The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) Jugoton, Merciful Release LSWEA 78055, MR441L Yugoslavia 1988 Sell This Version
670.4089, 00209 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) WEA, WEA 670.4089, 00209 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
P-13612 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) Merciful Release P-13612 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
P-13612 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album, Promo) Merciful Release P-13612 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
WMC5-256 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland (CD, Album, RE) EastWest WMC5-256 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
10148 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Unofficial) G (3) 10148 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
A-073 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ALF A-073 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
ES 663 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Euro Star ES 663 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
none The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 1997 Sell This Version
5101-17580-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Merciful Release, Rhino UK, Rhino Records (2) 5101-17580-2 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
5101175802 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CDr, Album, Promo, RM) Rhino Records (2) 5101175802 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
WQCP 1104 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) WEA WQCP 1104 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
MOFI 1-021 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MOFI 1-021 US 2013 Sell This Version
none The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland Collection(17xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 24b) Rhino Records (2) none 2015
none The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(17xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Warner Music Group none 2015
none The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) none Europe 2015
0825646077038 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album, RE + 3x12", EP, RE + Box) Warner Music UK Ltd. 0825646077038 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
MR441L, 0825646077038 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland (LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR441L, 0825646077038 USA & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
2292-42246 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album) EastWest 2292-42246 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
9 60762-2, 60762-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra, Merciful Release, Merciful Release 9 60762-2, 60762-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
2292-42246-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album, RE) EastWest, Merciful Release 2292-42246-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CD 60762 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album, RE) Merciful Release, WEA CD 60762 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9 60762-2, 60762-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album, RE, RP) Elektra, Elektra, Merciful Release, Merciful Release 9 60762-2, 60762-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
2292-42246-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) EastWest (2), Merciful Release (2) 2292-42246-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
2292-42246-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) EastWest (2), Merciful Release (2) 2292-42246-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
9 60762-2, 60762-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album, RP) Elektra, Elektra 9 60762-2, 60762-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60762-2, 60762-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album, RP) Elektra, Elektra 9 60762-2, 60762-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60762-2, 60762-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album, RP) Elektra, Elektra 9 60762-2, 60762-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
2292-42246-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album, RP) EastWest, Merciful Release 2292-42246-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
242246-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album, Unofficial) Merciful Release (2) 242246-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
TE 187 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album) Thames Original TE 187 Asia Unknown Sell This Version
2292-42245-4 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album) Warner Music Poland 2292-42245-4 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
MR441C, MR 441 C, 242245-4, 242 245-4 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Cle) Merciful Release, Merciful Release, Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR441C, MR 441 C, 242245-4, 242 245-4 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
10793 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Unofficial) 747 10793 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
none The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Unofficial) RR none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MM 0625 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Mag Magic MM 0625 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
EN-2019 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Thomsun Original EN-2019 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
MG 0723 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0723 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
772 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Unofficial) DMC Records (6) 772 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
979 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Unofficial) Takt Music 979 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
MR441L, 242 232-1, 242232-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) Merciful Release, Merciful Release, Merciful Release, EastWest MR441L, 242 232-1, 242232-1 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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Cadmium_Red

Cadmium_Red

September 14, 2018
referencing Floodland, CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig, 5101-17580-2
Normally, I'm leery of CD "remasters" but this one is worthy. Less shrill than the original 1987 release with a more pronounced bass which highlights Patricia Morrison's contribution more.
fennis2000

fennis2000

August 16, 2018
referencing Floodland , LP, Album, Ltd, RE, MR441L, 0825646077038
So looks like this is exactly the same (catalogue numbers, etc) as the UK general release that came out a few months earlier?
cdfreak1

cdfreak1

August 17, 2017
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, MOFI 1-021
Y'all were right on point with the pressing accolades.. this is spectacular.
circledrag

circledrag

April 25, 2017
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, RE + 3x12", EP, RE + Box, 0825646077038

I had some issues getting the records in and out of their box as it was a very tight fit but overall it looks to be a great set and I got a deal on it so I'm not complaining.
graphicpush

graphicpush

April 25, 2017
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, MOFI 1-021
Agree that this edition has a sound unlike anything I've heard on CD or MP3. Softer, clearer, better in almost every way. I've yet to hear a better version of this album (although I don't own the 50+ other editions to compare).
brussels75

brussels75

February 6, 2017
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, RE + 3x12", EP, RE + Box, 0825646077038

Great box: carefully remastered (no excessive compressing), very nice and clean pressing, flat, centered, no surface noise, heavy covers, incl. download. There is nothing to be missed here, a must for every collector.
kojik

kojik

January 17, 2017
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, MR441L, 242 232-1, 242232-1
Does anyone know if there is a listing for the Floodland Era Collection (4LP 180 Gram Vinyl) Box set from 2015?
DBMTB

DBMTB

August 2, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, MOFI 1-021
This pressing is so different from all other versions of this album it should possibly be given its own separate release.

Everything sounds very different to how I remember it. A lot softer, clearer and more intimate.

I wasn't going to buy yet another copy of this (I already have the WEA CD and vinyl originals) and I'm very much in the Hussey camp in terms of Sisters history.... but I just heard a needle drop and this is the album the way it should have been first time round.
PawelP

PawelP

June 14, 2016
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, MR441L, 242 232-1, 242232-1
One of the best album in the history of rock music? I think so...
ng1kaz

ng1kaz

May 31, 2016
referencing Floodland, LP, Album, RE + 3x12", EP, RE + Box, 0825646077038
I can't believe this doesn't have Never Land Full Length. Never been on vinyl. Missed opportunity.