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After [[Alice EP|Alice]], The Sisters of Mercy's second EP ...<br/>
 
After [[Alice EP|Alice]], The Sisters of Mercy's second EP ...<br/>
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There is an interesting and entertaining article about this record on the [http://sistersfan.blogspot.com/ ''I Was A Teenage Sisters of Mercy Fan''] blog.<br/>
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Check out the entry [http://sistersfan.blogspot.com/2020/06/eldritchs-crowning-glory-reptile-house.html ''Eldritch's crowning glory? - The Reptile House EP''].<br/>
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[[File:Original Reptile House EP Shirt.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Original "The Reptile House E.P." t-shirt]]
 
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'''Release Notes'''
 
'''Release Notes'''
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* UK/France release (repress): June 1983
 
* UK/France release (repress): June 1983
  
* Braineater Records release for US-market: 10 July 1983  
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* US - Brain Eater Records release: 10 July 1983  
 
: see the [http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=21&ti=1,21&SEQ=20110611125940&Search_Arg=eldritch%2C%20andrew&Search_Code=NALL&CNT=25&PID=Xmd2Q66PB11wguu_w0WaqsvCHEp&SID=1 United States Copyright Office Website]
 
: see the [http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=21&ti=1,21&SEQ=20110611125940&Search_Arg=eldritch%2C%20andrew&Search_Code=NALL&CNT=25&PID=Xmd2Q66PB11wguu_w0WaqsvCHEp&SID=1 United States Copyright Office Website]
  
 
* Dutch Re-issue: 1989
 
* Dutch Re-issue: 1989
 
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[[File:The Reptile House EP Lyrics Sheet.jpg|left|thumb|315px|''The Reptile House EP'' - Lyrics sheet]]
 
 
 
'''Remarks'''
 
'''Remarks'''
 
* The first 5,000 initial copies included a lyric sheet.
 
* The first 5,000 initial copies included a lyric sheet.
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: * our thanks for the t-shirt pictures go to HL Forum member [https://www.myheartland.co.uk/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4481 ''ribbons69''].
 
: * our thanks for the t-shirt pictures go to HL Forum member [https://www.myheartland.co.uk/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4481 ''ribbons69''].
 
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[[File:Original Reptile House EP Shirt.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Original "The Reptile House E.P." t-shirt]]
 
 
'''Run-out Grooves'''
 
'''Run-out Grooves'''
 
* Side A: MPO / MR 023 A2
 
* Side A: MPO / MR 023 A2
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* "MPO" is crossed out on the Dutch re-issues,  
 
* "MPO" is crossed out on the Dutch re-issues,  
 
: instead 08-025198-20-1/2 was added.
 
: instead 08-025198-20-1/2 was added.
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'''Note:'''  
 
'''Note:'''  
 
* Other than on [[Some Girls Wander By Mistake]]   
 
* Other than on [[Some Girls Wander By Mistake]]   
: the song [[Kiss The Carpet]] is called in short ''Kiss'' on the EP cover.
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: [[Kiss The Carpet]] is shortened to ''Kiss'' on the EP cover.
  
 
* [[Kiss The Carpet (Reprise)]] is not mentioned at all,  
 
* [[Kiss The Carpet (Reprise)]] is not mentioned at all,  
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| &nbsp;&nbsp;'''''Notes'''''
 
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| &nbsp;&nbsp;Merciful Release&nbsp;&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;&nbsp;Merciful Release &nbsp;&nbsp;
 
| &nbsp;&nbsp; MR023
 
| &nbsp;&nbsp; MR023
 
| &nbsp;&nbsp; EP 12" &nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
| &nbsp;&nbsp; EP 12" &nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
| &nbsp;&nbsp;16 May 1983&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
| &nbsp;&nbsp;16 May 1983&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
| &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; UK
 
| &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; UK
| &nbsp;&nbsp; First 5000 came with a lyric sheet. Some copies are violet on crimson instead of pink on black.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Kiss The Carpet (Reprise)]] is not listed on the cover. MR023 printed on the spine. No barcode.
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| &nbsp;&nbsp; The first 5000 came with a lyric sheet. Some copies are violet on crimson instead of&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp; pink on black. [[Kiss The Carpet (Reprise)]] is not listed on the cover. MR023 printed on&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp; the spine. No barcode.
 
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| &nbsp;&nbsp;Merciful Release
 
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| &nbsp;&nbsp;10 July 1983
 
| &nbsp;&nbsp;10 July 1983
 
| &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; UK
 
| &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; UK
| &nbsp;&nbsp; Braineater version - pressing for US-distribution. Comes with a green or white sticker on back side&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp; and an insert (lyrics sheet). Allegedly, some copies also with b/w promo sheet. No barcode.
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| &nbsp;&nbsp; Braineater version - pressing for US-distribution. Comes with a green or white sticker&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp; on the back side and an insert (lyrics sheet). Allegedly, some copies also include a&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp; b/w promo sheet. No barcode.
 
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| &nbsp;&nbsp;Merciful Release  
 
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| &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1989
 
| &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1989
 
| &nbsp;&nbsp;The Netherlands &nbsp;&nbsp;
 
| &nbsp;&nbsp;The Netherlands &nbsp;&nbsp;
| &nbsp;&nbsp; Repressing, comes with barcode 5016554002310 printed on the back sleeve.<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp; "Made in Holland" and catalogue# 08-025198-20-1/2 on the labels and in the run-outs. <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp; Reddish sleeve and without lyrics sheet or other insert, some with "MADE IN HOLLAND" sticker.
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| &nbsp;&nbsp; Repressing, comes with barcode 5016554002310 printed on the back sleeve.<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp; "Made in Holland" and catalogue# 08-025198-20-1/2 on the labels and in the run-outs. <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp; This version has a reddish sleeve and comes without lyrics sheet or other insert,&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp; some have a "MADE IN HOLLAND" sticker.
 
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Latest revision as of 09:31, 27 July 2020

The Reptile House EP - Cover (front)
The Reptile House EP - Lyrics sheet
The Reptile House EP - Cover (back)


After Alice, The Sisters of Mercy's second EP ...

There is an interesting and entertaining article about this record on the I Was A Teenage Sisters of Mercy Fan blog.

Check out the entry Eldritch's crowning glory? - The Reptile House EP.

Original "The Reptile House E.P." t-shirt


Release Notes

  • Catalogue#: MR023
  • Format: vinyl single, 12" only


Release dates

  • UK release: 16 May 1983
  • UK/France release (repress): June 1983
  • US - Brain Eater Records release: 10 July 1983
see the United States Copyright Office Website
  • Dutch Re-issue: 1989


Remarks

  • The first 5,000 initial copies included a lyric sheet.
  • From the beginning, some covers have had a violet on crimson print instead of a dark pink on black one.
Over the years, repressings in many shades of violet and pink have obviously been produced and distributed.
  • On the spine of the repressings "Made In England" is noted instead of the catalogue number MR023.
  • According t-shirts were printed and distributed as well.
* our thanks for the t-shirt pictures go to HL Forum member ribbons69.


Run-out Grooves

  • Side A: MPO / MR 023 A2
  • Side AA: MPO / MR 023 AA2 / For Spiggy - Paint it Black
  • "MPO" is crossed out on the Dutch re-issues,
instead 08-025198-20-1/2 was added.



Band / Recording Personnel




The Reptile House EP - Braineater Release (front)
The Reptile House EP - Label Side A


Tracks

The Reptile House EP - Braineater Release (back)
The Reptile House EP - Label Side B
Side A  Duration
A1   Kiss The Carpet                                     5:55
A2   Lights     5:51


Side B

B1   Valentine     4:44
B2   Fix     3:41
B3   Burn     4:49
B4   Kiss The Carpet (Reprise)                       0:36


Note:

Kiss The Carpet is shortened to Kiss on the EP cover.
neither on the label, nor on the sleeve of the EP.
  • The version of this song on the EP does not fade out or quieten
down like the version on Some Girls Wander By Mistake.
  • Three tracks from the EP were broadcast by John Peel on
various occasions - Kiss The Carpet, Lights and Valentine
- 14 June 1983 John Peel Show, Radio One - Kiss The Carpet
- 19 June 1983 John Peel's Music, BFBS - Kiss The Carpet
- 06 July 1983 John Peel Show, Radio One - Lights
- 06 July 1983 John Peel's Music, BFBS - Valentine
- 20 August 1983 John Peel's Music, BFBS - Kiss The Carpet



We recommend you check also the lovely John Peel Wiki and the - Teenage Sisters of Mercy Fan blog under Sisters Mysteries V – did Peel play Damage Done?

or this thread @The Heartland Forums for more information and some interesting read on this issue, see also John Peel Shows 1980-85.


Different Releases - Overview

  Label   Catalogue#      Format   Released     Country   Notes
  Merciful Release       MR023    EP 12"      16 May 1983          UK    The first 5000 came with a lyric sheet. Some copies are violet on crimson instead of  
   pink on black. Kiss The Carpet (Reprise) is not listed on the cover. MR023 printed on  
   the spine. No barcode.
  Merciful Release    MR023    EP 12"   10 July 1983        UK    Braineater version - pressing for US-distribution. Comes with a green or white sticker  
   on the back side and an insert (lyrics sheet). Allegedly, some copies also include a  
   b/w promo sheet. No barcode.
  Merciful Release    MR023    EP 12"    June 1983     UK/France      Repressing."Made In England" printed on the spine. No lyrics sheet. No barcode.
  Merciful Release    MR023    EP 12"      1989   The Netherlands       Repressing, comes with barcode 5016554002310 printed on the back sleeve.
   "Made in Holland" and catalogue# 08-025198-20-1/2 on the labels and in the run-outs.
   This version has a reddish sleeve and comes without lyrics sheet or other insert,  
   some have a "MADE IN HOLLAND" sticker.


Additional Pictures

- Please click into files for larger views -

Braineater and Original UK release (1983)

The Reptile House EP - Violet Print on Crimson Cover Braineater Version (front)
The Reptile House EP - Violet Print on Crimson Cover Braineater Version (back)
The Reptile House EP
- Braineater Version - Label Side AA
The Reptile House EP
- Violet Print on Crimson Cover (back) with White Braineater Sticker
The Reptile House EP
- Cover (back) with Green Braineater Sticker
The Reptile House EP
- Relatively Violet Braineater Cover (front)
The Reptile House EP - Original UK-Release
- Relatively Pink Cover (front)
The Reptile House EP - Release Promos Testprints


Dutch re-issue (1989)

The Reptile House EP - Dutch Re-issue 1989
- Cover (front)
The Reptile House EP - Dutch Re-issue 1989
- Cover (back) with Barcode and Sticker
The Reptile House EP - Dutch Re-issue 1989
- Label Side A with Catalogue# 08-025198-20-1
The Reptile House EP - Dutch Re-issue 1989
- Label Side AA with Catalogue# 08-025198-20-2