Sun, 25-Aug-1991

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Dave Kendall interviews Andrew Eldritch of The Sisters of Mercy for MTV 120minutes @Reading Festival 1991

Reading Festival, Reading, England, UK

The Sisters of Mercy headlined the final day of this three-day festival.

On the day, MTV 120 Minutes presenter Dave Kendall managed to catch up

with Andrew Eldritch for a chat ... about festivals, about the recent US-Tour

with Public Enemy, Gang of Four and Warrior Soul ... about ...

... a new album and its expected time for release ...

Other performers over that lang weekend included Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Nitzer Ebb for example.

However, this festival appearance became a landmark in Sisters History for the second encore, with Andrew Eldritch
returning to the stage after the break wearing a bombastic black shoulder pad and the band presenting a medley
of He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life and 1969.

Recordings of The Sisters' performance are available on the bootlegs The Neon Dream and Brothers & Sisters,
both of which are incomplete and missing one or the other half of the gig.

In addition, a 7" bootleg single box was issued, see Live Reading 91 Box. The included picture disc does,
however, comprise only four of the tracks played here.

Fortunately, various audience shot films of the complete show do exist as well and were initially distributed
in VHS-Format, see SISTERS OF MERCY - Reading and The 1991 Reading Festival.

  • Anyway, our thanks go to sisterstekland for the two 2-cam videos from the show here on the right side...
Only recently, he realised the wonderful Brothers And Sisters Reading 1991 Multicam Video DVD featuring
the full show on a DVD-bootleg. Thank you very much!!!

Brothers And Sisters Reading 1991 - DVD Spine

Possession / Ribbons - live @Reading Festival 1991

Band/Performing Personnel

Reading Festival 1991 - Full Line-up Poster


First Encore

Second Encore - Medley