This Corrosion (single)

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This Corrosion - Artwork for 7" and 12" Single

The single was launched in advance of The Sisters of Mercy's second album Floodland

and reached number 7 in the UK Charts.

Quote from SPEX - Issue January 1988 -Prinz der Feuchgebiete (German):
The single was released on 18 September 1987. Each format (7 inch, 12 inch, CD and cassette) contained a different mix of the song, a fact that Eldritch explained this way: "Originally I only wanted the long version, for me the song had to be this way. But the record company vetoed that, so I spent a weekend at the mixing desk. I liked the three minute edit the best, then I thought I'd do another one at mid-length. The LP mix is the same as the 12 inch version, it just fades out a bit earlier. The cassette version is different again cos Jim insisted on doing an edit of his own. He's more into little bits and pieces.


  Label   Catalogue#   Date of Release   Country         Format
  Merciful Release         MR 039   14 September 1987         UK   7" single
  Merciful Release   MR 039 B   14 September 1987   UK   7" - Box Set
  Merciful Release   MR039 T   14 September 1987   UK   12" single
  Merciful Release   MR 039 CD         14 September 1987         UK   Gatefold CD-single      
  Merciful Release   MR 039 C   14 September 1987   UK   Cassette      
  WEA   248 217-7         1987   Europe   7"
  Elektra   90-66790   1987   USA   12"
Contents of This Corrosion 7" Box Set


  • Run out: "I'll be picking up your petals in another few hours..."
  • Cassette has also been issued as a Special Edition

Tracks 7"

Tracks 12"

Tracks Cassette

Line up / Recording Personnel

This page is Work in Progress and going to be extended as soon as ever possible

Additional Pictures

- to follow soon -