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The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland LP Vinyl Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Numbered Limited Edition MoFi MFSL USA

Artist: The Sisters Of Mercy
Title: Floodland
Catalog Number: MOFI 1-021
Label: Elektra
Reissued by: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Barcode: 821797100212
Original release year: 1987
Reissue year: 2013
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 140gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 307gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: September 18, 2015
Collection: MFSL Silver Label Series
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The Sisters of Mercy emerged from a brief hiatus and lineup overhaul in spectacular fashion on Floodland, an epic album that stands as the group's commercial breakthrough as well as one of the period's monumental productions. Singer Andrew Eldritch hooked up with Meat Loaf collaborator Jim Steinman to attain a glorious, bombastic, and irrepressible marriage of gothic rock and sumptuous balladry.

 

 

  • Numbered Limited Edition
  • Mastered by Krieg Wunderlich
  • MoFi Silver Label Vinyl Series
  • Mastered on the MFSL Gain 2 Ultra Analog System
  • MFSL Mastering chain designed by Tim de Paravicini
  • Pressed at RTI USA on Audiophile Grade Vinyl

 

 

The Sisters of Mercy emerged from a brief hiatus and lineup overhaul in spectacularly grand fashion on Floodland, an epic album that stands as the group’s commercial breakthrough as well as one of the period’s monumental productions. Having witnessed his bandmates leave, singer Andrew Eldritch recruited bassist Patricia Morrison, utilized a groundbreaking drum machine, and hooked up with Meat Loaf collaborator Jim Steinman to attain a glorious, bombastic, and irrepressible marriage of gothic rock and sumptuous balladry.

Mastered on our world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this Silver Label LP improves the record’s splendid dynamic contrasts, low-end thrust, expansive dimensionality, and moody atmospherics. Steinman’s unforgettable sonic contributions finally receive proper due in the form of towering choruses and operatic heft. The group’s signature epic “The Corrosion,” described by Eldritch as a narrative about “power in the face of misery,” sounds downright staggering, with an awe-inspiring performance by the New York Chorale Society and blooming classicism.

Throughout, the Sisters of Mercy traverse myriad styles in breaking down goth-rock conventions. As on the band’s noisier debut First and Last and Always, also available on Silver Series LP, brooding emotions, nocturnal episodes, and dim sentiments gloss over the songwriting. Yet there’s a colossal amplification of evocative spirituality, delicate accents and anthemic riffs that combine with funky drum-machine beats and visceral tension to yield music that dares listeners not to dance and/or lift their hands skyward.

Rhythms play as large a role as the leader’s trademark stentorian vocals, with thundering grooves and crashing percussion illuminating incisive lyrics and industrial-tinted scenery. Whether felt via the dramatic waves of “Lucretia My Reflection,” balladic sweep of “1959,” or charging protest of “Dominion/Mother Russia,” Floodland is a touchstone, topped off by iconic cover art that fits in with today’s vampire-obsessed society as well as it did upon release in 1987.

 

"While the goth scene in England was picking up commercial steam in the mid-'80s, the Sisters of Mercy may have seemed quiet, but they roared back with 1987's Floodland. Opening with the driving two-part hymn "Dominion/Mother Russia," Sisters leader Andrew Eldritch (along with bassist Patricia Morrison) creates a black soundscape that is majestic and vast. While the 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 songs of the genre. A definite milestone." ~ Chris True, All Music


Track Listing:

1. Dominion/Mother Russia
2. Flood I
3. Lucretia My Reflection
4. 1959
5. This Corrosion
6. Flood II
7. Driven Like the Snow
8. Never Land (A Fragment)

 

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