A Merciful Release

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
When WEA International remastered, expanded, and re-released the first three Sisters of Mercy albums in late 2006, fans received excellent upgrades with much better sound, great bonus tracks, and beautiful packaging. Behind the scenes there were finally signs that record labels were once again caring about Andrew Eldritch's infamous goth rock band and signaling that the door was open for a new album. If it was a step forward, the three-CD box A Merciful Release, released in early 2007, is at least a half-step back, one of those seedy record company moves that sent the temperamental Eldritch into an unproductive world he shares with My Bloody Valentine and Guns N' Roses. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
When WEA International remastered, expanded, and re-released the first three Sisters of Mercy albums in late 2006, fans received excellent upgrades with much better sound, great bonus tracks, and beautiful packaging. Behind the scenes there were finally signs that record labels were once again caring about Andrew Eldritch's infamous goth rock band and signaling that the door was open for a new album. If it was a step forward, the three-CD box A Merciful Release, released in early 2007, is at least a half-step back, one of those seedy record company moves that sent the temperamental Eldritch into an unproductive world he shares with My Bloody Valentine and Guns N' Roses. The remastered editions of First and Last and Always, Floodland, and Vision Thing are simply thrown into a flimsy box with nothing new added. Fans who have kept up with the reissues are cheated out of the flimsy box, which isn't nearly as bad as being cheated out of a new album, a problem they've dealt with for well over a decade. Anyone who sat out the remasters need only worry about the spotty Vision Thing, which actually sounds much more powerful here since everything is much bigger sonically. Any high score A Merciful Release earns is because of their classic debut and the epic Floodland both making Vision Thing sound like a bonus disc in comparison. They're huge, important, and authoritative when it comes to goth rock, and are given a new life by the amazing improvement in sound quality. Don't think you're getting the whole story, since so many of the Sisters' great moments were on singles that aren't included here. Still, until the definitive Sisters box is released, this is an easy way to consume two amazing albums and a third that now just misses the mark.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2007
  • Label: Rhino/Wea Uk
  • EAN: 5051011918629
  • Catalog Number: 119186
  • Sales rank: 374,609

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Black Planet (4:26)
  2. 2 Walk Away (3:24)
  3. 3 No Time to Cry (4:02)
  4. 4 A Rock and a Hard Place (3:33)
  5. 5 Marian (5:44)
  6. 6 First and Last and Always (4:02)
  7. 7 Possession (4:38)
  8. 8 Nine While Nine (4:12)
  9. 9 Amphetamine Logic (4:53)
  10. 10 Some Kind of Stranger (7:34)
  11. 11 Poison Door (3:41)
  12. 12 On the Wire (4:21)
  13. 13 Blood Money (3:13)
  14. 14 Bury Me Deep (4:43)
  15. 15 Long Train (7:30)
  16. 16 Some Kind of Stranger (8:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Dominion/Mother Russia (7:00)
  2. 2 Flood I (6:23)
  3. 3 Lucretia My Reflection (4:57)
  4. 4 1959 (4:14)
  5. 5 This Corrosion (10:55)
  6. 6 Flood II (6:46)
  7. 7 Driven Like the Snow (6:28)
  8. 8 Never Land (3:00)
  9. 9 Torch (3:55)
  10. 10 Colours (7:22)
  11. 11 Never Land (11:59)
  12. 12 Emma (6:20)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Vision Thing (4:35)
  2. 2 Ribbons (5:28)
  3. 3 Detonation Boulevard (3:49)
  4. 4 Something Fast (4:31)
  5. 5 When You Don't See Me (4:54)
  6. 6 Doctor Jeep (4:41)
  7. 7 More (8:22)
  8. 8 I Was Wrong (6:11)
  9. 9 You Could Be the One (4:01)
  10. 10 When You Don't See Me (4:43)
  11. 11 Doctor Jeep (8:59)
  12. 12 Ribbons (4:25)
  13. 13 Something Fast (3:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Sisters of Mercy Primary Artist
Maggie Reilly Background Vocals
Tim Bricheno Guitar
Andrew Eldritch Guitar, Vocals
Wayne Hussey Guitar
Tony James Bass
Steve Rinkoff Overdubs
Andreas Bruh Guitar
Craig Adams Bass
Gary Marx Guitar
John Frederick Perry Guitar, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Jim Steinman Composer, Producer
Larry Alexander Producer, Engineer
Andrew Eldritch Composer, Producer, Engineer, Cover Design, Original Sleeve Design
Mark Freegard Engineer
Wayne Hussey Composer
Tony James Cover Design
Hugh Jones Producer
Roy Neave Engineer
Andreas Bruh Composer
Gary Marx Composer
Dave Schultz Remastering
Andy Zax Reissue Producer
Dave Allen Original Album Producer
Michael Bonner Liner Notes
Peter One Engineer
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