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 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”

Vinyl love: The Sisters Of Mercy “Vision thing”

(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: Vision thing
Year released: 1990
Year reissued: 2016
Details: standard black, box set (includes 3 x 12″ singles at 45 rpm)

The skinny: Rhino records began issuing box sets of each of The Sisters of Mercy albums, starting with the one off 30th anniversary reissue of the debut “First and last and always”. It did so well in sales, they continued the trend. I didn’t buy the debut because as an album, it represents the band’s material with which I am least familiar. And as you might have noticed a couple of days ago, I already had “Floodland” so I couldn’t see myself purchasing a second copy. However, the moment the “Vision thing” box set was announced, I was on board. To be honest with y’all, this is the album I knew from the start so I have fond memories of every inch of it. The fact that each of the singles from the era were included was just the bonus. I love this album. (And since I’ve already featured my favourite single from the album here and here, I found a different one to feature below.)

Standout track: “Doctor Jeep”