The Sisters Of Mercy

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Rock band formed in Leeds, UK, in 1980, by singer Andrew Eldritch and guitarist Gary Marx. Eldritch is the only surviving member of the original line-up. The band was notoriously different on each of their three studio albums, from media dubbed 'goth' to 'keyboards' to 'American rock'. The band is known for being part of the '80s goth music scene, however they deny any association with goth, and consider themselves first and foremost a rock band. Their influences include Leonard Cohen, The Stooges, Suicide and Motörhead.

Today, the band still perform live shows around the world, usually in Europe, and perform new songs, re-worked classics, and covers.
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Albums

9 60405-4, 60405-4 First And Last And Always — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always (Album, Comp, EP) Merciful Release, Merciful Release 9 60405-4, 60405-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
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2292-42245-4, MR 441 C Floodland — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland (Album, EP) Merciful Release, Merciful Release, Merciful Release 2292-42245-4, MR 441 C Europe 1987 Sell This Version
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9031-72663-2 Vision Thing — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing (Album, EP) Merciful Release, EastWest, Merciful Release 9031-72663-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
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91-35 On The Edge — The Sisters Of Mercy Sisters Of Mercy* / Lenny Kravitz Sisters Of Mercy* / Lenny Kravitz - On The Edge(Reel, Transcription) Westwood One 91-35 US 1991 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none The Damage Done — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy The Damage Done (Single) Merciful Release none UK 1980 Sell This Version
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CNT 002 Body Electric / Adrenochrome — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Body Electric / Adrenochrome (Single) CNT Productions, Merciful Release CNT 002 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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MR 015 Alice — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Alice (Single) Merciful Release MR 015 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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MR 019 Anaconda / Phantom — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Anaconda / Phantom (Single) Merciful Release MR 019 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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MR 023 The Reptile House E.P. — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy The Reptile House E.P. (EP) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR 023 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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MRX027, MRX 027 Temple Of Love — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Temple Of Love (Single, Maxi) Merciful Release MRX027, MRX 027 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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MR033T, 249245-0 Walk Away / Poison Door — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Walk Away / Poison Door (Single) Merciful Release, WEA MR033T, 249245-0 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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MR029, 249363-7 Body And Soul — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Body And Soul (Single, Maxi) Merciful Release, WEA MR029, 249363-7 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
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MR335T, 249117-0 No Time To Cry — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy No Time To Cry (Single, Maxi) Merciful Release, WEA MR335T, 249117-0 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
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0.248216, 0-248216 This Corrosion — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy This Corrosion (Single, Maxi) Merciful Release, Merciful Release 0.248216, 0-248216 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
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MR43, 248077-7 Dominion — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Dominion (Single, EP) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR43, 248077-7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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Scratch 1 An Interview With The Sisters Of Mercy — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy An Interview With The Sisters Of Mercy Spiral Scratch Scratch 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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PR 8019-2 Lucretia My Reflection — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Lucretia My Reflection (Single) Merciful Release, Merciful Release PR 8019-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
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ED 5539 Vision Thing (Remix) — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing (Remix) Elektra ED 5539 US 1990 Sell This Version
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PRCS 8358 Detonation Boulevard — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Detonation Boulevard (Single) Elektra PRCS 8358 US 1990 Sell This Version
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MR47 CD, MR 47 CD, 9031-72693-2 More — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy More (Single, Maxi) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR47 CD, MR 47 CD, 9031-72693-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
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none Doctor Jeep — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Doctor Jeep (Single) Merciful Release, EastWest none UK 1990 Sell This Version
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SAM 724 Vision Thing (Sampler) — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing (Sampler)(12", S/Sided, Promo, Smplr) Merciful Release, EastWest SAM 724 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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PRCD 8364-2 When You Don't See Me — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy When You Don't See Me (Single) Merciful Release, EastWest PRCD 8364-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
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MR53, 9031-77382-7 Temple Of Love (1992) — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Temple Of Love (1992) (Single) Merciful Release, EastWest MR53, 9031-77382-7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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SAM 1223 Under The Gun — The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy Under The Gun (Single) Merciful Release, EastWest SAM 1223 UK 1993 Sell This Version

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Expansive09

Expansive09

August 13, 2022
Never been a huge fan of goth but Ill be damned if that 1st SOM isn't true gritty underground genius. The sound the atmosphere, lyrics deep ended vocals is purely hypnotizing material. This band encapsulated not only an era but a style and sound whether the singer dismissed the "goth" pigeonhole it WAS what sold the band and their audience excepted it regardless of Eldtritch's dismissal. One has to sell records and to make rent and eventually the music WILL succumb to a genre's idiosyncrasies whether you like it or not. It's a shame the singer drew himself to the darkside of controlling every aspect of the band sucking the creative juices to the marrow eventually leaving nothing for future endeavors. Oh well at least we have a nice little legacy of really great music esp their early compilation and btw I loved all the drum machines the band used no issues whatsoever!
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sydfloyd

sydfloyd

October 8, 2021
The Sisters of Mercy story shows what happens when one ego-ridden singer tries to relentlessly control absolutely every single aspect of his band, thereby driving all the other members away and ending up with a no-talent pick-up band performing karaoke versions of former glories. Sad, because during the original era they were one of the greatest rock bands ever to set foot on a stage.
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Halo-rez

Halo-rez

April 1, 2015
Isn't there a promo 7" for "Black Planet"? anyone?
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Ron242

Ron242

January 26, 2008
In the early and mid 80ties when new wave was at its peak The Sisters Of Mercy were amongst the first to use drum machines instead of drums. Blasphemous so they were told.
However their music couldn't surpass those who disparate shouted that these productions should not be released to market. Gladly the masses found it highly enjoyable. The people are never wrong.
The Sisters Of Mercy managed to compose friendly yet haunting music of great class. Folk of all classes danced happily around to underground hits such as 'Alice', 'Temple Of Love' and 'This Corrosion'. Every release was a joy, talked about amongst friends and highly sought after.
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Crijevo

Crijevo

May 10, 2007
edited over 16 years ago
Sadly (and wilfully), the image of SOM seems now a dated frozen 'dark' picture, featuring Eldtritch in his typical 'goth' pose (term 'goth' he insists to exclude nowadays)... Hordes of their fans still live out this same frozen frame of 'Floodland' era - ironically, whatever their quailities might seem now, a group once sounding promising and then dropping bollocks altogether, layed their darkest eggs in that famous early period when 'goth' was less obvious in favour of Suicide and The Stooges flavour - 'Some Girls Wander By Mistake' is by far their most sincere body of work. Personally I was never that much of a fan of Sisters' but this one is worth paying sencere respect.
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