Thu, 10-Mar-1983

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Flyer announcing the gig
Newspaper Announcement
Back of a tape allegedly featuring the gig

Brixton Ace, London, England

The Sisters of Mercy and The High Five Group opening for Richard Hell & the Voidoids.

There is nothing much known about this event.

The concert and some further upcoming gigs of The Sisters of Mercy were, however, publicly announced at BBC Radio One during the broadcast of the Kid Jenson Session on the same day.

Thanks to our kind supporters at @The Heartland Forums we are pleased to present you with the newspaper announcement here on the right side, the flyer on the left, and below, the picture of the back of a tape allegedly featuring a recording from this gig.

Research and examination for verification have meanwhile proved that the actual content of that tape is a rip from the Halloween In Arkham bootleg-LP (Brixton Ace, 19 February 1983) on Side A and a mixing desk recording of top sound quality from the present show on Side B.

A relatively famous live bootleg-CD was, btw, also always ascribed wrongly to April 6th, 1983 - Monochrome. The recording used there is actually the mixing desk recording from the present date. This recording misses, the song Valentine, though.

An audience recording of very low sound quality but including Valentine does exist as well. Due to the low quality, it has not made it into fanbase circulation, though. The mixing desk recording from the cassette mentioned above is available on said Monochrome bootleg and as such in circulation. Anyway, add here's an Eldritch quote from the gig:   Sometimes I wonder why we do soundchecks ...

Meanwhile, a short still has appeared in this pretty channel on YouTube that we embedded here on the right side. It gives an impressing excerpt from this show and features the song Burn.


The Sisters of Mercy - Burn, Brixton Ace, London, UK, 10/03/83

NOTE: It is not 100% clarified, whether further tracks were played before Valentine