Half Moon Over Amsterdam

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Half Moon Over Amsterdam - Cover (front)

Release Notes

  • Label: Condor Records
  • Catalogue#: unknown
  • Format: 12" Vinyl LP
  • Released: not before 1988


  • Released in different editions with either plain yellow, plain red, or plain green labels.
  • The back of the cover names Wayne Hussey as a guitar player, though at the time of this gig
    Ben Gunn was still in the band. Wayne Hussey didn´t join The Sisters of Mercy before 1984
    and made his debut in April that year.
  • Because of the picture on the cover front this bootleg has been banned from some marketplaces.
  • For unknown reasons the bootleg cover shows the photograph in a mirror inverted view.


  • The back of the cover states "Live 28.3.83 Paradiso, Amsterdam" as time and place of this concert.
    In reality the gig took place on August, 28th, 1983.
  • Plenty other bootlegs have been created from this soundboard recording. A list of them can be found here .

For recent price developments see sistersbootlegs/Half Moon Over Amsterdam... or popsike/half moon.

Half Moon Over Amsterdam - Cover (back)

Track List

A1   Heartland   3:52
A2   Alice   4:02
A3   Emmaline aka Emma   6:54
A4   Temple Of Love   4:44
A5   Floor Show   5:02
A6   Sisters Of Mercy aka Adrenochrome                                               3:48

B1   Gimmie Shelter   6:12
B2   Kiss                                                                                              4:19
B3   Louie Louie   5:14
B4   Sister Ray  12:20

B4 - Sister Ray is actually a medley consisting of Sister Ray, Ghostrider and Louie Louie ...

Additional Pictures

- Please click into files for larger views - The origins of the cover art

Joel-Peter Witkin - Gods of Earth & Heaven
Sandro Botticelli - La Nascita di Venere (The Birth of Venus)

Various issues

Half Moon Over Amsterdam - Black vinyl with yellow labels
Half Moon Over Amsterdam - Vinyl with plain green label (Side 1)