Merciful Release

Merciful Release

Profile:
Merciful Release is a record label started by Andrew Eldritch, frontman with Leeds band The Sisters of Mercy. As Eldritch states in an early interview, he wanted to hear himself on the radio. He and Gary Marx (Mark Pairman) played and recorded on the Sisters Of Mercy's initial single "Damage Done" and pressed one thousand copies. This record was something of a collector's item.

Throughout the early 1980s the band released several singles on Merciful Release, controlling the format and image of the records. Typically in a black sleeve with artwork centrally mounted and a head and star logo on the rear of sleeves. A notable example being Henri Matisse's Blue Nude in gold on black for the single Alice.

By 1984 the band had signed a distribution deal with Warner Bros. Records (Elektra in the US) whilst still maintaining control of Merciful Release.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
32XD-911 Floodland  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(CD, Album) WEA 32XD-911 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
7249 Some Girls Wander By Mistake  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Some Girls Wander By Mistake(Cass, Comp) Merciful Release 7249 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
72663 Vision Thing  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album) Magnasound, EastWest, Merciful Release 72663 India 1991 Sell This Version
172663-2 Vision Thing  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album) EastWest, Merciful Release 172663-2 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
176476-2 Some Girls Wander By Mistake  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Some Girls Wander By Mistake(CD, Comp) Merciful Release 176476-2 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
24 0616-1 First And Last And Always  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always (Album) 24 0616-1 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
240 616-2 First And Last And Always  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always (Album) 240 616-2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
240 616-4 First And Last And Always  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(Cass, Album) WEA, Merciful Release 240 616-4 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
242232-1 Floodland  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland (Album) 242232-1 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
242245 4 Floodland  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland (Album) 242245 4 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
242246-2 Floodland  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland (Album) 242246-2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
248 051-0 Dominion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Dominion(12" + Box, Ltd) Merciful Release, Merciful Release 248 051-0 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
248 076-0 Dominion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Dominion 248 076-0 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
248 077-7 Dominion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Dominion (Single) 248 077-7 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
248 216-0 This Corrosion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy This Corrosion 248 216-0 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
9 60405-2 First And Last And Always  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always (Album) 9 60405-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
9 60762-2 Floodland  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland (Album) 9 60762-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
133-1683-1 Autopilot  album cover La Costa Rasa Autopilot(LP, Album) Merciful Release 133-1683-1 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
1592351 Floodland  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(LP, Album) Merciful Release 1592351 Portugal 1987 Sell This Version
17 26634 Vision Thing  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(Cass, Album) Merciful Release 17 26634 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
17 64764 Some Girls Wander By Mistake  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Some Girls Wander By Mistake(Cass, Comp) Merciful Release 17 64764 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
24 22324 Floodland  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album, Dol) WEA Records, Merciful Release 24 22324 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
24 93620 Body And Soul  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Body And Soul(12", Single) WEA 24 93620 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
610.7059 First And Last And Always  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album) WEA, Merciful Release, WEA, Merciful Release 610.7059 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
7. 248077 Dominion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Dominion(7", Single) Merciful Release, Merciful Release 7. 248077 Australia & New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
7-248217 This Corrosion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy This Corrosion(7", Single) Merciful Release 7-248217 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
2292-40616-2 First And Last And Always  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album, RE) EastWest, Merciful Release 2292-40616-2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
2292-42246-2 Floodland  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland (Album) 2292-42246-2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
229 24-9362-0 Body And Soul  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Body And Soul(12") Merciful Release 229 24-9362-0 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
4509-93579-2 The Sisters Of Mercy Some Girls Wander By Mistake(CD, Comp, RP) EastWest, Merciful Release 4509-93579-2 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
4509-93579-2 Greatest Hits Volume One - A Slight Case Of Overbombing  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Greatest Hits Volume One - A Slight Case Of Overbombing (Comp) 4509-93579-2 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
5101-17580-2 Floodland  album cover 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
9031-72663-2 Vision Thing  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing (Album) 9031-72663-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
9031-76476-2 Some Girls Wander By Mistake  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Some Girls Wander By Mistake (Comp) 9031-76476-2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
9031-77379-2 First And Last And Always  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always (Album) 9031-77379-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
0190295790394 Some Girls Wander By Mistake  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Some Girls Wander By Mistake(Box + 2xLP, Comp, RM + 2x12", Single) Warner Music Group, Merciful Release, Warner Music Group, Merciful Release, Warner Music Group, Merciful Release, Warner Music Group, Merciful Release 0190295790394 UK, Europe & US 2017 Sell This Version
4607173158390 First And Last And Always  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album, RE, RM) Никитин, Merciful Release, EastWest 4607173158390 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
4607173158413 Some Girls Wander By Mistake  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Some Girls Wander By Mistake(CD, Comp, RE) Никитин, Merciful Release 4607173158413 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
CAWEA 9299 Floodland  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland(Cass, Album) Jugoton, Merciful Release CAWEA 9299 Yugoslavia 1987 Sell This Version
CD 60762 Floodland  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland (Album) CD 60762 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
CD 72663 Vision Thing  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing(CD, Album) Merciful Release CD 72663 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
CD 76476 Some Girls Wander By Mistake  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Some Girls Wander By Mistake (Comp) CD 76476 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
CNT 002 Body Electric / Adrenochrome  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Body Electric / Adrenochrome(7", Single) CNT Productions, Merciful Release CNT 002 UK 1982 Sell This Version
DEVOCD1 Devolution (Alternative Rock Classics 1975-1985)  album cover Various Devolution (Alternative Rock Classics 1975-1985)(CD, Comp, May) Big Life DEVOCD1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MC-7-S 3 02904 3 Vision Thing  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing (Album) MC-7-S 3 02904 3 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
MC-7-T 3036362 Some Girls Wander By Mistake  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Some Girls Wander By Mistake(Cass, Comp) Croatia Records, Merciful Release MC-7-T 3036362 Croatia 1992 Sell This Version
MFR 133.1683.2 Autopilot  album cover La Costa Rasa Autopilot(CD, Album) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MFR 133.1683.2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
MR7 The Damage Done  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy The Damage Done(7", Single) Merciful Release MR7 UK 1980 Sell This Version
MR 013 Religious As Hell  album cover The March Violets Religious As Hell(7", Single) Merciful Release MR 013 UK 1982 Sell This Version
MR 015 Alice  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Alice (Single) MR 015 UK 1982 Sell This Version
MR 017 Grooving In Green  album cover The March Violets Grooving In Green(7", Single) Merciful Release MR 017 UK 1982 Sell This Version
MR 019 Anaconda / Phantom  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Anaconda / Phantom (Single) MR 019 UK 1983 Sell This Version
MR 021 Alice  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Alice (Single) MR 021 US 1983 Sell This Version
MR 023 The Reptile House E.P.  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy The Reptile House E.P. (EP) MR 023 UK 1983 Sell This Version
MR 025 Girlsoul / Evelyn  album cover Salvation Girlsoul / Evelyn(7", Single) Merciful Release MR 025 UK 1983 Sell This Version
MR 027 Temple Of Love  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Temple Of Love (Single, Maxi) MR 027 UK 1983 Sell This Version
MR029 Body And Soul  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Body And Soul (Single) MR029 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
MR029T Body And Soul  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Body And Soul MR029T UK 1984 Sell This Version
MR033 Walk Away / Poison Door  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Walk Away / Poison Door (Single) MR033 UK 1984 Sell This Version
MR033F Walk Away  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Walk Away(7" + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Ltd) Merciful Release, WEA, WEA MR033F UK 1984 Sell This Version
MR033T Walk Away  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Walk Away (Single) MR033T UK 1984 Sell This Version
MR39 This Corrosion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy This Corrosion (Single) MR39 UK 1987 Sell This Version
MR39 B This Corrosion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy This Corrosion(7", Single + Box, Ltd, Num) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR39 B UK 1987 Sell This Version
MR39C This Corrosion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy This Corrosion (Single) MR39C UK 1987 Sell This Version
MR 39CD This Corrosion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy This Corrosion (Single) MR 39CD UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
MR39 T This Corrosion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy This Corrosion (Single, Maxi) MR39 T UK 1987 Sell This Version
MR43 Dominion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Dominion (Single) MR43 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MR43 C Dominion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Dominion(Cass + Box, Ltd) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR43 C UK 1988 Sell This Version
MR43 CD Dominion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Dominion(CD, Mini, Single) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR43 CD Europe 1988 Sell This Version
MR43T Dominion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Dominion MR43T UK 1988 Sell This Version
MR43TB Dominion  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Dominion(12" + Box, Ltd) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR43TB UK 1988 Sell This Version
MR45 Lucretia My Reflection  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Lucretia My Reflection (Single) MR45 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MR45 CD Lucretia My Reflection  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Lucretia My Reflection(CD, Mini, Single) Merciful Release, Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR45 CD Europe 1988 Sell This Version
MR45T Lucretia My Reflection  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Lucretia My Reflection MR45T UK 1988 Sell This Version
MR 47 More  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy More (Single) MR 47 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
MR47C More  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy More(Cass, Single) Merciful Release, Merciful Release, Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR47C UK 1990 Sell This Version
MR47 CD More  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy More(CD, Single) Merciful Release, Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR47 CD Europe 1990 Sell This Version
MR47 CDX More  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy More(CD, Single, Ltd) Merciful Release, EastWest MR47 CDX Europe 1990 Sell This Version
MR47 DJ More  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy More(7", Single, Promo) Merciful Release MR47 DJ UK 1990 Sell This Version
MR47 T More  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy More (Single) MR47 T Europe 1990 Sell This Version
MR 51 Doctor Jeep  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Doctor Jeep (Single) MR 51 UK 1990 Sell This Version
MR51C Doctor Jeep  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Doctor Jeep (Single) MR51C UK 1990 Sell This Version
MR51CD Doctor Jeep  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Doctor Jeep(CD, Single) Merciful Release, EastWest MR51CD UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
MR51T Doctor Jeep  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Doctor Jeep MR51T UK 1990 Sell This Version
MR51TX Doctor Jeep  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Doctor Jeep(12", Ltd) Merciful Release, EastWest MR51TX UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
MR 53 Temple Of Love (1992)  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Temple Of Love (1992) (Single) MR 53 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
MR53CD Temple Of Love (1992)  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Temple Of Love (1992) (Single) MR53CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
MR53CD/DJ Temple Of Love (1992)  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Temple Of Love (1992) (Single) MR53CD/DJ UK 1992 Sell This Version
MR53CDX Temple Of Love (1992)  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Temple Of Love (1992)(CD, Single + Box, Ltd) Merciful Release, EastWest MR53CDX UK 1992 Sell This Version
MR53SAM Temple Of Love (1992)  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Temple Of Love (1992)(12", Single, Promo) Merciful Release MR53SAM UK 1992 Sell This Version
MR53T Temple Of Love (1992)  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Temple Of Love (1992) (Single) MR53T Europe 1992 Sell This Version
MR59 Under The Gun  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Under The Gun(7", Single) Merciful Release, EastWest MR59 UK 1993 Sell This Version
MR 59 C Under The Gun  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Under The Gun (Single) MR 59 C UK 1993 Sell This Version
MR59CD Under The Gun  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Under The Gun(CD, Single) Merciful Release, EastWest MR59CD UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
MR59 CD DJ Under The Gun  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Under The Gun (Single) MR59 CD DJ UK 1993 Sell This Version
MR59 CDX Under The Gun  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Under The Gun (Single) MR59 CDX UK 1993 Sell This Version
MR59T Under The Gun  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Under The Gun (Single) MR59T Europe 1993 Sell This Version
MR335 No Time To Cry  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy No Time To Cry (Single) MR335 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
MR335T No Time To Cry  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy No Time To Cry (Single) MR335T UK 1985 Sell This Version
MR 337C First And Last And Always  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always (Album) MR 337C Europe 1985 Sell This Version