The Black Horizon

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The Black Horizon - 7" Single Cover (front)
The Black Horizon - 7" Single Cover (back)

A 7" vinyl bootleg that features two instrumental tracks from the recordings

for The Sisters of Mercy's first studio album First And Last And Always.

Release Notes

  • Catalogue#: MR 31 / MR 31 9.90.71009
  • Format: 7" vinyl single
  • Released: 1989 / 1990 (USA)


  • According to the back cover, a limited edition of 500 copies in total.
Early issues were not numbered, until sellers started to number their copies to rise the price.
  • Further back cover notes: ... far beyond the black horizon and beyond the things you know
  • The vinyls come in a black fold-out cover that imitates an original Merciful Release including the catalogue#.

  • Released in two issues:

First issue

  • This one comes on grey or grey marbled vinyl with plain white labels;
  • Runouts:
Side A (etched): L-37993 FUNN-32-A
Side B (etched): L-37993X FUNN-32-B

Second issue

  • The vinyls are mauve (purple) or mauve (purple) marbled and have plain white labels.
  • Runouts: FUNN-32


For recent price developments of the purple vinyl see sistersbootlegs/The Black Horizon.

Track List

Side       Song Title Notes
   A    Black Planet (Instrumental)
   B    A Rock And A Hard Place       (Instrumental)

Additional Pictures

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The Black Horizon - Cover (front) with Grey Vinyl
The Black Horizon - Cover (front) with Mauve (purple) Vinyl