Vol. 1-greatest Hits CD (1993)

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Product Overview


Label Wea/elektra Entertainment
SKU 60077729
UPC 075596139922
UPC 14 00075596139922
Format CD
Release Date 9/21/1993
Author Sisters Of Mercy
Artist Influence Alien Sex Fiend
Artist Influence Bauhaus (UK)
Artist Influence Christian Death
Artist Influence David Bowie
Artist Influence Joy Division
Artist Influence Leonard Cohen
Artist Influence Mot?rhead
Artist Influence Pere Ubu
Artist Influence Sex Gang Children
Artist Influence Siouxsie and the Banshees
Artist Influence Specimen
Artist Influence Suicide
Artist Influence The Birthday Party
Artist Influence The Cure
Artist Influence The Doors
Artist Influence The Fall
Artist Influence The Psychedelic Furs
Artist Influence The Stooges
Artist Influence Virgin Prunes
Artist Contemporary All About Eve
Artist Contemporary Clan of Xymox
Artist Contemporary Current 93
Artist Contemporary Death in June
Artist Contemporary Fields of the Nephilim
Artist Contemporary Gene Loves Jezebel
Artist Contemporary Love and Rockets
Artist Contemporary New Order (UK)
Artist Contemporary Nick Cave
Artist Contemporary Peter Murphy
Artist Contemporary Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Artist Contemporary Rozz Williams
Artist Contemporary Scarling
Artist Contemporary Sex Gang Children
Artist Contemporary Skinny Puppy
Artist Contemporary Southern Death Cult
Artist Contemporary Swans
Artist Contemporary Switchblade Symphony
Artist Contemporary The Chameleons UK
Artist Contemporary The Cult
Artist Contemporary The Cure
Artist Contemporary The Jesus and Mary Chain
Artist Contemporary The Mission UK (UK)
Artist Contemporary The Psychedelic Furs
Artist Contemporary The The
Artist Follower Daeonia
Artist Follower Faith & the Muse
Artist Follower Marilyn Manson
Artist Follower My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
Artist Follower Nine Inch Nails
Artist Follower Nosferatu
Artist Follower Paradise Lost
Artist Follower Satisfact
Artist Follower The Awakening
Artist Follower The Merry Thoughts
Artist Follower Type O Negative
Technical Info
Producer Andrew Eldritch
CatalogID 61399
Lable Name Mute
Released 09/21/1993
Original Release 1993
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075596139922
Musical Guests
Terry Nunn
Ofra Haza
Album Notes and Credits
Sisters Of Mercy: Patricia Morrison (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Andrew Eldritch (vocals, guitar, synthesizer, programming); Wayne Hussey, Tony James (guitar, background vocals); Tim Bricheno, Andreas Bruhn, Craig Adams (guitar); Gary Marx (bass).
Additional personnel: Terry Nunn, Ofra Haza.
Drawn from the band's voluminous singles catalogue, A SLIGHT CASE OF OVERBOMBING is a Sisters Of Mercy greatest hits package arranged in reverse chronological order that also highlights the band's first studio recordings since the VISION THING album. It includes all three collaborations with Jim Steinman--"Dominion / Mother Russia," "This Corrosion," and "More." The latter is a masterpiece of bombast.
The new tracks are "Under the Gun" and "Temple of Love (1992)." The first, a duet with ex-Berlin vocalist Terri Nunn, is a semi-successful attempt to duplicate the sound of the Steinman collaborations. The second cut, a re-recording of the Sisters' seminal 1983 single "Temple of Love" in the light of the band's harder, more metallic sound, is a good idea. Adding the impressive vocal acrobatics of Yemenite singer Ofra Haza is a stroke of genius. A SLIGHT CASE OF OVERBOMBING is a fine place to enter the world of the Sisters.
Artist Overview
The definitive post-Bauhaus Goth band, the Sisters of Mercy embarked on their dark journey in the mid-1980s, led by cavern-voiced singer Andrew Eldritch. An internecine rift resulted in legal action, with two members of the band breaking off to form the Mission U.K. Eldritch and company subsequently became more popular than ever, breaking through worldwide with 1988's FLOODLAND. Though the '90s found the group largely disappearing from view, their influence on subsequent waves of Goth rock is enormous.
Professional Reviews
Q (10/93, p.128) - 3 Stars - Good - "...The gloominess becomes wearing but big cheese Andrew Eldritch can often pull it off by sheer force of personality...it's hard not to accord [the Sisters Of Mercy] a certain respect..."
NME (Magazine) (9/18/93, p.37) - (5) - Fair Plus - "...All is not fear and pestilence....Goth finally steals itself from Leeds [on A SLIGHT CASE OF OVERBOMBING] and becomes a colossus of clattering drums and deathspell Gregorian chanting....Coffee morning house guests will recoil in horror..."
Disc 1
1 Under The Gun
2 Temple Of Love 1992
3 Vision Thing
4 Detonation Boulevard
5 Doctor Jeep
6 More
7 Lucretia My Reflection
8 Dominion / Mother Russia
9 This Corrosion
10 No Time To Cry
11 Walk Away
12 Body And Soul
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