Vision Thing(Bonus Tracks) CD (2006)

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Product Overview


Label Msi Music
SKU 203250701
UPC 051011758225
UPC 14 05051011758225
Format CD
Release Date 10/24/2006
Author Sisters Of Mercy
Technical Info
Engineer Peter One; Mark Freegard; Andrew Eldritch
Producer Jim Steinman; Andrew Eldritch; Andy Zax (Reissue)
CatalogID 5101175822
Lable Name Merciful Release
Released 10/30/2006
Original Release 1990
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 50510117582252
Album Notes and Credits
Sisters Of Mercy: Andrew Eldritch (vocals, guitar, programming); Tim Bricheno, Andreas Bruhn (guitar); Tony James (bass).
Recorded at Puk, Denmark.
Personnel: Andrew Eldritch (vocals, guitar); Tim Bricheno, John Frederick Perry, Andreas Bruh (guitar); Maggie Reilly (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge; Steve Rinkoff.
Audio Remasterer: Dave Schultz.
Liner Note Author: Michael Bonner.
Recording information: Puk, Denmark.
Photographer: Marcus Tomlinson.
The third Sisters Of Mercy album, VISION THING, makes a dramatic shift from its predecessor, introducing heavy metal riffs to the band's genre-defining goth sound. Far from signifying a fundamental change in Andrew Eldritch's sound (once again, he had a new group of musicians with him, keeping only the drum machine, Doktor Avalanche), this combination is an excellent sonic fit. The swaggering machismo of heavy metal sits nicely next to Eldritch's studiously straight-faced delivery of his colossally egocentric (and intentionally funny) lyrics.
Opening with the monster riff of the title track, VISION THING is a note-perfect parody of metal, while also pushing the boundaries of goth, something the Sisters have done consistently with each of their releases. Standouts include "Ribbons," where the guitars alternately call to mind crashing waves and thunderclaps, and the caustic lyrics end in a desperate howl. "Doctor Jeep" is a jittery, caffeinated swipe at American commercialism, and "More," a masterpiece of bombast built on a big, chugging guitar riff, incorporates everything from sawing, synthesized violins and a piano fade out, to gloriously selfish lyrics and swooping backing vocals.
Professional Reviews
Q - Included in Q's list of the Fifty Best Albums of 1990.
Disc 1
1 Vision Thing
2 Ribbons
3 Detonation Boulevard
4 Something Fast
5 When You Don't See Me
6 Doctor Jeep
7 More
8 I Was Wrong
9 You Could Be the One
10 When You Don't See Me
11 Doctor Jeep
12 Ribbons
13 Something Fast
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