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VISION THING Limited 180gram 4LP Vinyl Box Set

by Sisters of Mercy

Release Date: 29 July 2016

Format: Boxed Set Vinyl

Label: Rhino


Sisters Of Mercy VISION THING Limited 180gram 4LP Vinyl Box Set

The Sisters of Mercy celebrated the 30th anniversary of First and Last and Always last year with vinyl sets highlighting the band’s first two albums: First And Last And Always (1985) and Floodland (1987). A new set coming out this summer spotlights the group’s third studio release, Vision Thing (1990). Along with the original album, the collection includes 12” singles from the album: “More,” “Doctor Jeep” and “When You Don’t See Me.”

Presented in an attractive slipcase, the set includes the original album and three singles, all pressed on 180-gram vinyl. On the same day, the set will also be released digitally. The album and singles that make up the set will also be available for download individually.

When The Sister of Mercy went to Denmark to record Vision Thing in 1989, it was almost an entirely new band. Only Andrew Eldritch – the group’s founder and frontman – had appeared on the previous album, Floodland. For this new music, the singer and his drum machine “Doktor Avalanche” were joined by guitarist Andreas Bruhn and bassist Tony James (formerly of Generation X and Sigue Sigue Sputnik).

The result is a hard-driving album fueled by a potent combination of raw performances (“When You Don’t See Me”), fist-pumping rhythms (“Doctor Jeep”) and political anger (“Vision Thing,”) a song that borrows a phrase used by then-President George H. Bush, the target for much of Eldritch’s lyrical ire. The album’s feverish pace and dense atmospherics shift gears a few times, especially on the swirling ballad “Something Fast” and the hypnotic first single, “More,” which was co-produced by Eldritch and Jim Steinman (Meat Loaf), who also helped produce songs on Floodland.

Along with the studio album, VISION THING VINYL COLLECTION also includes music from three 12” singles. Among the highlights are: “You Could Be The One,” the non-album b-side to “More,” the extended mix for “Doctor Jeep,” plus live recordings for “Knocking On Heaven’s Door,” “Ribbons” and “Something Fast.”

Featured Tracks:
Vision Thing
Side One
1. “Vision Thing”
2. “Ribbons”
3. “Detonation Boulevard”
4. “Something Fast”

Side Two
1. “When You Don’t See Me”
2. “Doctor Jeep”
3. “More”
4. “I Was Wrong”

More (12”)
Side One
1. “More”

Side Two
1. “You Could Be The One”

Dr. Jeep (12”)
Side One
1. “Doctor Jeep” (Extended Mix)

Side Two
1. “Knocking On Heaven’s Door” (Live 1985)

When You Don’t See Me (12”)
Side One
1. “When You Don’t See Me” (Remix)

Side Two
1. “Ribbons” (Live, November 1990)
2. “Something Fast” (Live, November 1990)

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