Giving Ground (single)
Giving Ground was the spoiler-single released by
(who later became The Mission) using The Sisterhood
as their band name. The fact that Giving Ground had
become a good record was allegedly a matter of pure
fortuitous coincidence. The validity of this assertion
is however debatable, to say the least.
Anyway in releasing this single, Andrew Eldritch
could proceed with their commonly founded band
under the name of The Sisterhood.
For first-hand information on the events, please go to The Sisters of Mercy's very own web site...
- Label: Merciful Release
- Catalogue#: SIS 010
- Format: 7" vinyl single
- Time and place of release: 20 January 1986 (UK)
- Published by RCA Music Ltd/Candelmaesse
- Giving Ground was followed in July 1986 by the album Gift.
- Giving Ground (RSV)
- Giving Ground (AV) (instrumental)
Explanation of Abbreviations from The Sisters of Mercy's Official Site ... :
The "Authorised Version" of 'Giving Ground' (AV) is Andrew's original version, and the "Revised Standard Version" (RSV)
is the version developed by colleagues at Merciful Release and subsequently adopted as the standard version.
AV and RSV are well-known versions of the Bible.