1987

Merciful Release MR441L

 

First pressing with numbers and gatefold lyric sheet with picture of Eldritch and Morrison against a sunset.

 

1987

WEA Records 2292-42246-2 / Merciful Release MR441L

 

CD Release 1987

 

CD goes with booklet.

At the first page same picture as LP.

Page 2 Andrew Eldritch with in black leather jacket.

Page 3 with track list.

Page 4 and 5 lyrics of Dominion / Mother Russia / Flood I / Lucretia My Reflection / 1959.

Page 6 and 7 with picture of Eldritch and Morrison against a sunset.

Page 8 and 9 with lyrics This Corrosion / Flood II / Driven Like The Snow / Never Land / Torch.

Page 10 Credits.

Page 11 DISC information.

Last page "The Sisters Of Mercy" and "Logo" and "Merciful Release"

2292-42246-2 / EW East West.

 

2006

CD issued digitally remastered edition of 1987's "Floodland".

While the goth scene in England was picking up commercial steam in the mid-'80s, Sisters of Mercy may have seemed quiet, but roared back with this album.

Opening with the driving two-part hymn "Dominion /Mother Russia",  Sisters leader Andrew Eldritch (along with bassist Patricia Morrison) created a black soundscape that is majestic and vast.

 

While earlier Sisters releases were noisy, sometimes harsh affairs, "Floodland" is filled with lush production (thanks to Meat Loaf writer / producer Jim Steinman and the New York Choral Society) and lyric imagery that is both scary and glorious.

The slower tracks like "Flood" and "1959" are some of the best ethereal sounds goth has to offer and the downright regal "This Corrosion" is one of the best single songs of the genre. A definitive milestone,

 

The disc housed in a foldout digipack sleeve with updated liner notes.

Front of the CD pack same picture as original LP version 1987, All lettering is in white colour.

Inside first page black with some had writing text as follows:

"and her hallway, moves, like the ocean, moves" (Flood I and II).

on backside of 1th page some hand text writing of "Never Land" song.

On backsite of front page is the picture with 'Andrew Eldritch and Patricia Morrison'.

Then disc case with CD.

CD is in simple black color with in the top "LOGO with Merciful Release text" and "RHINO". Below is written "THE SISTERS OF MERCY" next line "FLOODLAND".

Behind the CD under the CD case is in hand writing a overview of music notes of "This Corrosion".

On the backside of the CD the tracklisting. All lettering is in white letters.

The CD goes with a booklet.

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