Vinyl love: The Sisters Of Mercy “Some girls wander by mistake”

(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: Some girls wander by mistake
Year released: 1992
Year reissued: 2017
Details: standard black, 4 x LP box set (includes 2 x 12″ singles at 45 rpm)

The skinny: I thought I had already bought the only Sisters of Mercy vinyl box set for my collection in “Vision thing” and had no intention of getting this reissue of the early singles compilation, “Some girls wander by mistake”, when I first caught wind of it. Then, my friend Tim, whom I’ve already credited a few times in these pages with turning me on to this band, pointed out that the 12″ singles being reissued with the box were the final two singles ever released by the band. The fact that these two, “Temple of love (1992)” and “Under the gun”, are two of my favourites really sold this one. And now, I really don’t know what I was thinking when I first considered taking a pass. Every time this hits my turntable, I remember how essential this box is to my collection.

Standout track: “1969”

10 replies on “Vinyl love: The Sisters Of Mercy “Some girls wander by mistake””

I picked up two SoM singles today, both of the 12″ vinyl (both are labelled as Merciful Release):

1) contains: Temple Of Love (Extended Version), Heartland, and Gimme Shelter. It’s MRX027.

2) contains: Body And Soul, Body Electric, Train, Afterhours. It’s MR029T.

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Sweet!! Those are classics. I must say, though, that I like the 1992 version of Temple of love just a bit better than the original.


I am learning new things! I knew I had to come here and let you know I’d got them, anyway! 😉

I also got some new-to-me LPS… Crroked Brothers – Lawrence, Where’s Your Knife?, The Pining, and Horsefeathers.

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