The Sisters Of Mercy ‎– Vision Thing

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MR 449 L, 9031-72663-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(LP, Album) Merciful Release, EastWest MR 449 L, 9031-72663-1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CD 72663 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album) Merciful Release CD 72663 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
WMC5-254 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album) EastWest WMC5-254 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
9031-72663-2, 9031-72663-2 YS The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album) EastWest, EastWest 9031-72663-2, 9031-72663-2 YS Europe 1990 Sell This Version
9 61017-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album) Elektra 9 61017-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
9031-72663-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album) EastWest, Merciful Release 9031-72663-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
9031-72663-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album, Ltd, Lea) EastWest 9031-72663-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
9 61017-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album, M/Print) Elektra 9 61017-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
9 61017-4 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album) Elektra 9 61017-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
MR 449C, 9031-72663-4 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album) Merciful Release, EastWest MR 449C, 9031-72663-4 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
MR 449C, 9031-72663-4 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album) Merciful Release, EastWest MR 449C, 9031-72663-4 Malaysia 1990 Sell This Version
MC-7-S 3 02904 3 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album) Jugoton, Merciful Release MC-7-S 3 02904 3 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
17 26634 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album) Merciful Release 17 26634 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
MC-7-S 3 02904 3, MC-7-S 3029043 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album) Jugoton, Jugoton, Merciful Release, Merciful Release MC-7-S 3 02904 3, MC-7-S 3029043 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
MR 449C, W5257-0, 9031 72663-4 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album) Merciful Release, Aquarius (3), Aquarius (3) MR 449C, W5257-0, 9031 72663-4 Indonesia 1990 Sell This Version
MR449 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album) EastWest MR449 US 1990 Sell This Version
WU1603, 9031-72663-4 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album, Dol) UFO Group, EastWest WU1603, 9031-72663-4 Taiwan 1990 Sell This Version
61017-4 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album, Promo) Elektra 61017-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
MR449 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album, Promo) EastWest MR449 US 1990 Sell This Version
17690L The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Unofficial) leo 17690L Poland 1990 Sell This Version
LP-7-1-F 2029044, 9031-72663-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(LP, Album) Jugoton, WEA Records Ltd. LP-7-1-F 2029044, 9031-72663-1 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
50 069-1, MR 449 L The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(LP, Album) Popron, Merciful Release 50 069-1, MR 449 L Czechoslovakia 1990 Sell This Version
670.8201 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(LP, Album) EastWest 670.8201 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
MR 449 L, 172663-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(LP, Album) Merciful Release, EastWest MR 449 L, 172663-1 Greece 1990 Sell This Version
MR 449 L, 172663-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Merciful Release, EastWest MR 449 L, 172663-1 Greece 1990 Sell This Version
172663-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album) EastWest, Merciful Release 172663-2 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
9031-72663-2, 50 069-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album) EastWest, Merciful Release, Popron 9031-72663-2, 50 069-2 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
C1-R0359, 72663 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album) Magnasound, EastWest, Merciful Release C1-R0359, 72663 India 1991 Sell This Version
9163 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album, Unofficial) DVC 9163 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0420 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0420 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
9031-72663-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album, P/Unofficial, Box) WEA Records Ltd. 9031-72663-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
CPXI-7250 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album) Warner Music Mexico CPXI-7250 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
MG 0420 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0420 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
9031-72663-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album, RP) EastWest, Merciful Release 9031-72663-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
9031-72663-2 YS, none The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) EastWest, Invisible Halahup 9031-72663-2 YS, none Russia 1999 Sell This Version
5101-17582-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album, M/Print, RE, RM, Dig) Rhino Records (2) 5101-17582-2 UK 2006 Sell This Version
5101-17582-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Rhino Records (2) 5101-17582-2 UK 2006 Sell This Version
5101175822 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CDr, Album, Promo, RM) Rhino Records (2) 5101175822 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(15xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Warner Music Group none 2016
0825646016099 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Box, Comp + LP, Album + 3x12", EP) Warner Music UK Ltd. 0825646016099 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
0825646016099/1 MR449L 9031 72663-1 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(LP, Album, RE) Warner Music 0825646016099/1 MR449L 9031 72663-1 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
WICD 5284 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album) Gallo Record Company WICD 5284 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
9 61017-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 9 61017-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9031-72663-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Merciful Release (2) 9031-72663-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
9031-72663-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Merciful Release (2) 9031-72663-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
9 61017-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album, RP) Elektra 9 61017-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
MR 449C, 9031-72663-4, none The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album) Merciful Release, EastWest, Warner Music Poland, Warner Music MR 449C, 9031-72663-4, none Poland Unknown Sell This Version
MR 449C, 9031-72663-4, none The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album) Merciful Release, EastWest, Warner Music Poland, Warner Music MR 449C, 9031-72663-4, none Poland Unknown Sell This Version
1200 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album, Unofficial) M Records (14) 1200 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
ST322 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Super Tape ST322 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
1108 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 1108 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
A-9213 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album, Unofficial) AS A-9213 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
F-063 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Fantasy (9) F-063 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
SK.032 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ESKA Records SK.032 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
PR 286 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Poker Sound PR 286 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
ST 862 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Silverton ST 862 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
ES 322 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Unofficial) Euro Star ES 322 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
RX 120 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Unofficial) Stereo-Style RX 120 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
T-225 The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Unofficial) Triada T-225 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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WesHeadley

WesHeadley

July 3, 2018
referencing Vision Thing, Box, Comp + LP, Album + 3x12", EP, 0825646016099

Superb in every regard. Well made box set with excellent vinyl. I'd forgotten just how hard this gem of an LP ROCKS! This is a go-to pressing as far as I'm concerned.
Switzerland

Switzerland

May 7, 2017
referencing Vision Thing, CD, Album, 9031-72663-2
The duration of the tracks 2,4,5 and 6 are wrong in my opinion! Please check them. Thanks a lot
Track 2: Ribbons 5:25
Track 4: Something Fast 4:36
Track 5: When You Don't See Me 4:51
Track 6: Dotor Jeep 4:39
brussels75

brussels75

February 6, 2017
referencing Vision Thing, Box, Comp + LP, Album + 3x12", EP, 0825646016099

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.
guetig-gerechtig

guetig-gerechtig

August 6, 2016
referencing Vision Thing, Box, Comp + LP, Album + 3x12", EP, 0825646016099

Hopefully last of the unimaginative, stupid, boring vinyl box sets. No new alternate versions, not even the ones of the new CD versions, no session recordings, no live recordings, not even the recording of "Wake".
If doing boring things, leastwise do a double album with the b-sides on record 2 and do an etching on side D, so we don't have to turn the 12"es three times again!
Ah, no...I forgot - with a double album you can't press 40-50 euros out of the cash-cows, called fans.
Shame again on the greedy record industry! Complaining about hard times in the internet age, but fooling people, who are willing to pay for music products!
marks

marks

October 8, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Vision Thing, CD, Album, 9 61017-2
The American album. That's what they called this in the press when it hit the streets on October 22 1990. Bigger production values, grittier topics and naturally those riffs... oh the grief this band endured for using a different effect on the guitars. Patricia Morrison was out by the end of 1989, and from the sanctum of Hamburg Andrew Eldritch had already been busily assembling the next incarnation of The Sisters. The label was adamant about a follow up as they'd gotten a pair of hits from 'Floodland' but Eldritch wasn't too terribly concerned about much of anything.

Mainly recorded at legendary Puk studios, Vision Thing had pretty much been fleshed out by the time the final two players Tony James and Tim Bricheno were brought on board for added firepower. Naturally, James drew the most attention because it confirmed that the 'difficult to work with' Eldritch had once more sacked someone. It didn't matter that Andreas Bruhn was an unknown quantity who'd co-written a number of songs on the upcoming album and would help evolve the overall sound of The Sisters.

Pedigree was everything and still is to the kids online who continue the worn out arguments they weren't even alive for at the beginnings of.

When the initial single for "More" appeared as a preview of things to come the English press did what it always does: wring their own particular truths out of thin air and vindictively pass judgement before the first minute is up.

The video alone demonstrated that Andrew intended to continue his quest to create a record which was gloriously stupid. Bombast on a scale heretofore unattained in the realms of rock music; I think he achieved this myself, Jim Steinman no doubt would agree (he assisted just as he had in the pursuace of a similar goal entitled "This Corrosion") and naturally so did the clubs. You couldn't go to one and NOT hear "More", if you asked nicely enough you sometimes even got to hear the hysterically cynical b-side "You Could Be the One".

With the countdown underway, The Sisters got down to the business of arranging some live dates and conducting the obligatory interviews. The highpoint of this would be the two dates they headlined at Wembley Arena, both shows sold out I might add. To get an idea of how massive they were at the time, go to youtube and look up others concerts from that venue. It had, or has, a 12,000 seat capacity. I still cannot imagine the atmosphere and of course there is no audio or video record of it whatsoever, thanks East/West. You're the best.

Once the album was out, all bets were off. The title track opener left little doubt as to how this record was going to be remembered. A searing indictment of US government policy, it was followed by a song which remains a live favorite about love being a many splintered thing. A juxtaposition of Marx and Engels, god and angels... no one still really knows what for. Eldritch had a brother of sorts in Torquemada, didn't want to be the last and sniped at people who'd be better off not seeing him for some of the other songs; his best incision into the madness of America's instant gratification syndrome played a piano in the Sheraton. Just to stitch things up in time as they say, Vision Thing ended with mercurial defiance.

"I was wrong/I was wrong to ever doubt/I can get along without/Oh I can love my fellow man/But I'm damned if I'll love yours"

A tour of the United States began in 1991 and featured Gang of Four, Public Enemy and Warrior Soul as the other acts but America being what it was (and is) would not allow it. Halfway through the dates, cities began to ban this project and the whole thing was cancelled before it had any chance to build momentum. I think this is what led Eldritch to throw in the towel with regard to ever making another Sisters album more than anything else. James left around the same time and Bricheno followed suit in 1992. Bruhn played his final shows in 1993.

So in the final analysis, did this record deserve the scorn and derision it received at the time? Nope. But as metal was such a hot commodity then it was unfortunately grouped in with the meatheads who dominated the airwaves with their teased hair and saucy eyeliner. Debates carry on as to the true meanings of the lyrics on this one, god knows there's little else left to discuss.

There will never be another Sisters album, this was it. Not the highly polished alienation of 'Floodland' or the simmering egos of 'First and Last and Always', Vision Thing remains the best likeness that Eldritch's approach to a purely rock and roll album could achieve. It's the sort of record so loaded with in jokes and multiple entendres that even Alan Moore would be reticent to dissect it. Best of luck.
lythy81

lythy81

February 14, 2015
referencing Vision Thing, LP, Album, MR 449 L, 9031-72663-1
as well as the other disribution code 391 mentioned below, mine has another ROG inscription on side A "the exchange dmm"
tolteke2007

tolteke2007

June 24, 2014
referencing Vision Thing, LP, Album, MR 449 L, 9031-72663-1

My version:
Other (Distribution Code): FRANCE WE 391
kingkurt999

kingkurt999

November 28, 2013
referencing Vision Thing, CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig, 5101-17582-2
Cover and disc mention "This Reissue" but here it's labelled as "remastered". Why ?