The Sisters Of Mercy ‎– First And Last And Always

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Elektra ‎– 9 60405-2, Elektra ‎– 60405-2, Merciful Release ‎– 9 60405-2, Merciful Release ‎– 60405-2
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1 Black Planet 4:35
2 Walk Away 3:23
3 No Time To Cry
Music By – Adams*
3:53
4 A Rock And A Hard Place 3:30
5 Marian (Version) 5:41
6 First And Last And Always 4:11
7 Possession
Music By – Eldritch*, Adams*
4:36
8 Nine While Nine 4:06
9 Logic 4:48
10 Some Kind Of Stranger 7:17

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Originally released in 1985.
All tracks published by Blue Network Music Inc., ASCAP.
℗© 1985 WEA Records Ltd.
Made/printed in U.S.A.
AAD

Catalog number is printed as 60405-2 on the disc, booklet back and tray back.
Catalog number is printed as 9 60405-2 on spine.

In July 1985, Warner-Pioneer Corporation in Japan released a version of the album that contained different mixes of some tracks ("Black Planet" features slightly different instrumentation and is 10 seconds longer, "No Time to Cry" features different opening and ending instrumentation and sound effects, "A Rock and a Hard Place" features additional guitar tracks and a slightly different drum track, while "First and Last and Always" features a totally different drum track as well as a totally different arrangement and has an intro which is 15 seconds longer; the remaining tracks are identical to the standard vinyl release). This is the version used here.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7559-60405-2 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 2 60405-2 SRC+03
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 2 60405-2 RE-1 SRC-01 M2S5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 2 60405-2 SRC-04 M2S2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 2 60405-2 SRC-04 M3S5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): 2 60405-2 RE-1 SRC-01 M2S2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): 2 60405-2 SRC+03 M3 S18
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): 2 60405-2 RE-1 SRC-01 M2S9

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MR 337L, 240 616-1 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album, Gat) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR 337L, 240 616-1 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
24 06164 CR The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(Cass, Album, Dol) WEA 24 06164 CR Canada Unknown Sell This Version
MR 337 L The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(LP, Album, Promo) Merciful Release MR 337 L UK 1985 Sell This Version
WQCP 1103 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) WEA, Merciful Release WQCP 1103 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
5101-17579-2 The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Rhino Records (2) 5101-17579-2 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version

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c.syde65

c.syde65

August 6, 2015
That's actually wrong. There are four songs from this album that are presented in different editions for the Japan Release, not three.

"No Time to Cry" features different opening and ending instrumentation and sound effects, the most obvious difference is the ending where the British mix features three echoing, for lack of a better term "boom" sounds.

The Japanese version lacks these sounds, although there are some effects found at the end of the Japanese version which can be perceived to have the same equivalent as the booming sounds from the British mix.

Whoever wrote this obviously didn't realise that the British and Japanese editions of "No Time to Cry" were different. Lucky I came here to break this information to other reviewers and readers.