Marian - Knockin' On Heaven's Door

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Mariann - Knocking On Heaven's Door - 7" Vinyl Cover (front)

A 7" vinyl bootleg from the 1980s. Because of the wrongly spelled song titles on the cover and the labels,

this bootleg is also known as Mariann - Knocking On Heaven's Door, and due to the lack of an obvious title

and the word "Staple" on the labels it is sometimes called Staple as well.

Release Notes

  • Catalogue#: 870 03 28
  • Format: 7" vinyl single
  • Released: 1988 (Sweden)


Side One                               Side Two
Marian Knockin' On Heaven's Door


Mariann - Knocking On Heaven's Door - Vinyl Side One
  • More extended recordings from both these concerts are available on the bootleg LP and/or CD Opus Dei,
which, btw, shows the same photos, same line-up and same spelling mistakes on its back cover.
(Maybe one reason why the present 7" is also referred to as "Opus Dei Single".


  • A limited edition of 300 copies
  • The vinyl is black and runs at 45 r.p.m.
  • Vinyl Runouts:
- Side A stamped: 8700328-A 1 HP / etched: 2
- Side B stamped: 8700328-B 1 HP / etched: B
  • The record has white labels giving the track name, the r.p.m, the catalogue#
and some information about the label and the production in black print
without any mention of the band.
  • Label Notes:
- "Swenty Prod. Sweden 85"
Mariann - Knocking On Heaven's Door - 7" Vinyl Cover (back)
  • The vinyl comes in a b/w wrap-around sleeve.
(although, the latter was not in the band when the tracks were recorded) and
has the band name "Sisters of Mercy" printed in the top right corner.
  • On the back cover is a full-page picture of Andrew Eldritch on the microphone.
  • In the top right corner, The Sisters of Mercy's head and star logo is printed like a glued-in snippet.
  • Below, the line-up is listed in the same manner saying:
Andrew Eldritch - vocals;
Wayne Hussey - guitars;
Craig Adams - bass;
Doktor Avalanche - maschinedrums
  • Likewise, the tracks are listed in the right corner at the bottom as follows:
Mariann (spelled wrongly with a double-n at the end)
Knocking On Heaven's Door (ignoring the "Knockin'" abbreviation of the original song title)

For recent price developments see sistersbootlegs/Opus Dei Single - Mariann (Sweden85)

or popsike/sisters of mercy mariann.

Additional Pictures

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Mariann - Knocking On Heaven's Door - Vinyl Side Two
Mariann - Knocking On Heaven's Door - Label Side One
Mariann - Knocking On Heaven's Door - Label Side Two