Vinyl love: The Sisters Of Mercy “Floodland”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: The Sisters Of Mercy
Album Title: Floodland
Year released: 1987
Year reissued: 2013
Details: standard black, remastered by Mobile Fidelity, limited edition, numbered 4074

The skinny: A week and a half ago, I hinted in a post featuring my top five favourite tunes by the group, that I would be featuring more Sisters of Mercy themed posts over the course of October. Well, this is the first of three vinyl posts I plan to share with you in the coming weeks. First off, this pressing of 1987’s “Floodland” is the only Mobile Fidelity remaster in my collection thus far, but it sounds so great so I’d love to have more. Secondly, you might remember that this album appeared at number six in my top albums of 1987 list recently and two of its singles, “This corrosion” and “Dominion/Mother Russia”, appeared on the aforementioned top five tunes list. So yeah, great album. The track below goes out to Mr. 1537, who reminded what a great dance track it is.

Standout track: “Lucretia my reflection”

8 Replies to “Vinyl love: The Sisters Of Mercy “Floodland””

  1. It’s those darn Mercy Sisters again! I added this to my listen list, but I haven’t done so (I know, I know)… anyhoo, a Mobile Fidelity release, eh? I wouldn’t mind one or two of them myself… but they tend to be a wee bit pricey! Plus, the text gets in the way of cover art. Why do they do that!?

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    1. I can’t remember what I paid at the time for this one but I do remember finding it reasonable. However, I agree that some pressings by them can get up there. I’ve seen some super expensive Bob Dylan pressings for example.

      You haven’t listened to this one yet? Time to get your goth on!

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      1. Haha. Yeah. I was actually going to post my Top five tunes piece on the 31st but I decided to make a whole month of it. Stay tuned for a couple more tasty vinyl posts.

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