Floodland

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All Music Guide - Chris True
While the goth scene in England was picking up commercial steam in the mid-'80s, the Sisters of Mercy may have seemed quiet, but they roared back with 1987's Floodland. Opening with the driving two-part hymn "Dominion/Mother Russia," Sisters leader Andrew Eldritch along with bassist Patricia Morrison creates a black soundscape that is majestic and vast. While the earlier Sisters releases were noisy, sometimes harsh affairs, Floodland is filled with lush production thanks to Meat Loaf writer/producer Jim Steinman and the New York Choral Society and lyric imagery that is both scary and glorious. The slower tracks, like "Flood" and "1959," are some of the best ethereal sounds ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris True
While the goth scene in England was picking up commercial steam in the mid-'80s, the Sisters of Mercy may have seemed quiet, but they roared back with 1987's Floodland. Opening with the driving two-part hymn "Dominion/Mother Russia," Sisters leader Andrew Eldritch along with bassist Patricia Morrison creates a black soundscape that is majestic and vast. While the earlier Sisters releases were noisy, sometimes harsh affairs, Floodland is filled with lush production thanks to Meat Loaf writer/producer Jim Steinman and the New York Choral Society and lyric imagery that is both scary and glorious. The slower tracks, like "Flood" and "1959," are some of the best ethereal sounds goth has to offer, and the downright regal "This Corrosion" is one of the best songs of the genre. A definite milestone.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075596076227
  • Catalog Number: 60762
  • Sales rank: 76,068

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dominion/Mother Russia (7:01)
  2. 2 Flood I (6:22)
  3. 3 Lucretia My Reflection (4:57)
  4. 4 1959 (4:09)
  5. 5 This Corrosion (10:55)
  6. 6 Flood II (6:47)
  7. 7 Driven Like the Snow (6:27)
  8. 8 Never Land (A Fragment) (2:46)
  9. 9 Torch (3:51)
  10. 10 Colours (7:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Sisters of Mercy Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Jim Steinman Producer
Larry Alexander Producer, Engineer
Andrew Eldritch Producer, Engineer
Roy Neave Engineer
Zal Schreiber Mastering
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