Knockin' On Docks' Door
Back in those days, The Sisters Of Mercy performed three concerts in a row at DOCKS in
Hamburg, (Eldritch's temporary home at the time) on November 16th, 17th and 18th, 1990.
The present 2 LP release gives a full recording of the second gig.
- Label: The Reptile House Ltd.
- Format: 2 × 12" vinyl LP
- Catalogue#: SM 901 117
- Barcode: 0 71875 579828
- Runouts: SM-901117-A to D
- Released: 1991, although,
- the cover states 1990
- as the year of release
- Black vinyls with Merciful Release logo on black background, numbered by letters.
- Copies with plain black and red labels do exist as well.
- The front coverart shows the same band photo that was used for the Doctor Jeep single,
- also released in 1991. It was possibly taken from the center page of the Vision Thing Tour Programme,
- and for this reason, a fine hairline is visible just where the booklet is folded.
Back Cover Remarks
- Besides the usual track list, the album title, the band name, and some information on the venue,
- there are further interesting details listed on the cover back:
- - ℗ & © 1990 The Reptile House Ltd.
- - a full list of the tour crew (see the image on the right), also taken from the Vision Thing Tour Programme.
- - a "Reptile House Approved" logo in shoddy resolution, (see the image in the middle below).
- Recorded live on November 17th, 1990 at DOCKS, Hamburg, Germany
- Although, it is not mentioned in the track list, the album does start with the final notes of this song.
For recent price developments see sistersbootlegs/knockindocksdoors
A Greek box set does exist as well.
- The box set is - of course - an allegedly limited
- edition, in this case of 10 hand-numbered copies.
- The box itself is black and has the band name,
- the bootleg title and a Merciful Release Logo
- as a golden deco print on the front. All this has
- definitely nothing to do with The Sisters of Mercy
- but is used to fake up an official appearance.
The contents of this box set are:
- the two LPs and obviously a t-shirt;
- a concert ticket, but from Wembley;
- a hand-numbered insert sheet with a track list;
- a Heartland magazine - edition unknown;
- a Vision Thing tour programme;
The box is being sold on eBay by a Greek seller, for the first time in 2012 - 22 years after the initial release of this bootleg!!! ... and regular copies surface ever since...
|Record One||Record Two|
|Side A||Side B||Side C||Side D|
|A1 First And Last And Always||B1 Dominion/Mother Russia||C1 Doctor Jeep||D1 Jolene|
|A2 Lucretia, My Reflection||B2 Flood II||C2 Amphetamine Logic||D2 Temple Of Love|
|A3 Body And Soul||B3 Valentine||C3 Alice||D3 Something Fast|
|A4 Detonation Boulevard||B4 Heartland||C4 Gimme Shelter||D4 Vision Thing|
|A5 Ribbons||C5 This Corrosion|
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