The Quality Of Mercy (12")

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The Quality Of Mercy - Cover (front)
The Quality Of Mercy - Cover (back)
The Quality Of Mercy - Black vinyls mostly coming with plain white labels

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.

The Quality Of Mercy - Labels of Side A
Left: plain white label
Right: The Amazing Kornyphone Record Label (TAKRL) label

Release Notes

  • 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.

Sounds Magazine, Issue of 13 October 1984, Page 28
There is a certain similarity between the cover layout of the present item and the Sounds article "The Quality of Mercy".


  • 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.
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:
  • 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".


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Track List

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
5. Fix

Additional Pictures

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The Quality of Mercy - Common version with plain white labels (overview)
The Quality of Mercy - Rare version with TAKRL-labels (overview)