The Quality Of Mercy (12")
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A rare bootleg from the late 1980s featuring The Sisters of Mercy at their famous concert at the Royal Albert Hall in June 1985. In contrast to the other existing bootleg-LPs of this concert - Blood Money and In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall, this is the only one that contains the whole concert, although in inferior sound quality.
- Label: undefined - most sources name Twisted Records, while The Amazing Kornyphone Record (TAKRL) labels were also used for this bootleg (but just few), possibly an American repress. Anyway, there is no definite information about the label on the bootleg cover.
- Format: 2 x 12” vinyl LP
- Catalogue#: SOM 85, ROK 1 (Twisted Records) - also unconfirmed, since there is no catalogue# printed anywhere on the cover or the labels
- Place of Release: Made in Belgium
- Released: 1987 - unconfirmed, since there is no information about the date of release anywhere on the cover or the labels.
- Allegedly a limited edition of 500 copies on black vinyl - there is however no evidence for this
- Most issues come with plain white labels, but few vinyls with TAKRL-labels have also been seen.
- This release features the complete final concert of The Sisters of Mercy
- in the remains of their First And Last And Always line-up.
- It is most likely an audience recording and certainly not a sound track rip from the official Wake video.
- The cover front shows a picture of the band that was formerly used on page 28 of Sounds Magazine, Issue 13 October 1984.
- The same picture, though in a way better quality, does also appear on the Revelations bootleg,
- which features the concert @York Racecourse in 1984 and was released a year earlier.
- The name of this bootleg and even its layout are derived from the title of that press article.
- The full interview can be found here at the Ultimatesisterguide ...
- Back cover notes:
- "MADE IN BELGIUM (c)PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY"
- Erratas in the tracklist:
- - Fix is listed as "Kiss";
- - Marian is listed as "Marianne"
- - Knockin' On Heaven's Door is listed as "Knockin On Heaven's Door".
- Recorded live on the 18th of June 1985 at Royal Albert Hall, London, England
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|Side A||Side B|
|1. First And Last And Always||5. Walk Away|
|2. Body And Soul||6. Possession|
|3. Marian||7. Emma|
|4. No Time To Cry||8. Amphetamine Logic|
|Side C||Side D|
|1. A Rock And A Hard Place||6. Knockin' On Heaven's Door|
|2. Floorshow||7. Train|
|3. Alice||8. Ghostrider / Louie Louie|
|4. Gimme Shelter|
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