Palazzograssi Records is the trading name of The Phantom Twins, two nice blokes, (not as widely assumed from Leeds, but from
elsewhere in the great Socialist Republic that was South Yorkshire in the 1980s!), whose sole aim in their time as Palazzograssi was
to bring "interesting and quality recordings by The Sisters Of Mercy which are unavailable through Merciful Release". Groovy.
It's fairly clear that Palazzograssi obtained their recordings from a source very close to the band, so it has been the subject of much
speculation how closely connected Palazzograssi was to Andrew Eldritch or other members of the band. It has been remarked that
control over your own band's bootlegs is a very good way to make money from a band while circumventing the control of, and financial
obligations to, a record company. On the other hand, taking a straight look at Palazzosgrassi's production, it does not seem very likely
there was much truth behind these rumours ...
Anyway, a piece of interest is surely also the discography booklet envisaged to come with the unreleased Reverberation Across The Nation LP.
|1. Silence Is Platinum||PG01||Box set with 2x7" vinyl single||1987 / 1989||Released in two limited editions of 1.000 resp. 40 copies|
|2. Victims Of Circumstance||PG02||7" vinyl single||1987|| Originally, a limited edition of 1.000 copies|
Various further editions and testpressing do exist.
|3. Reverberation Across The Nation||PG03||intended 12" vinly LP||unreleased|| The envisaged content was a live recording |
of The Sisters' gig at Teatro Espero, Rome, Italy 02.05.1985
|4. The Last Magician Of Rational Thought||PG04||7" vinyl single||1988|| Limited edition of 1,526 copies in total, featuring four tracks |
from the WEA recording session on January 11th, 1985 for
The Sisters of Mercy's first album First And Last And Always
|5. The Colour And The Carnage||PG05||intended 12" vinyl LP||unreleased|| Envisaged content were some live tracks from The Sisters' |
gig on June 2nd, 1984 at the Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
|6. Kill The Lights||PG06|| 12" vinyl LP
|1990|| A limited edition of 1,500 copies featuring demos, session |
tracks and mixes. The cover shows Andrew Eldritch in white
fencing cloth on a white background.
5 box-sets do exist as well.
|7. Entertainment Or Death||PGCD007||CD||1992|| Features various session tracks, demos and mixes |
from between 1983-1986
|8. Palazzograssi Christmas Cards||PG08||Christmas Card||- unknown -|| These extremely rare cards included information about|
former and forthcoming releases.
|9. In The Shadow Of Angels||PG09||12" vinyl LP||1992|| Contains various demos, many of which are mere |
instrumentals, and a live version of Poison Door
performed by Ghost Dance.
|10. The Unmarked Door||PGCD10||CD||- unknown -|| Features a complete recording from The Sisters gig|
on June 2nd, 1984 at the Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL.
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