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Old 02-11-2006, 21:48   #41
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Do you only have one ear? Bit pointless buying stereo remixes then, innit.
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Old 02-11-2006, 22:25   #42
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Har dee har har ... meant that the piano on 1959 has always sounded a bit odd and compressed to me and did not sound any different on the rerelease
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i agree it sounded odd, but never considered that might be a fault of the recording - is it just meant to sound like that.
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Old 04-11-2006, 14:47   #44
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My original CD of FALAW sounds just like the vinyl...to my ears anyway.

However, my cousin did have a Japanese import of the vinyl back in the late 80's hich had different mixes of most of the tracks.

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Old 06-11-2006, 10:43   #45
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Thanks to the OP - my 3 cds have just turned up - will make work much more gloomy and depressing for an hour or two

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Whilst studying these CDs for my new direction (you heard it here first!) I have to say:

where's the flippin' bass?

And FALAA - check the times of the tracks. Quite different to the original CD version (there's about 20 seconds difference on Walk Away for instance). So, which is really the definitive versions?
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:54   #47
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Originally Posted by Madonna
So, which is really the definitive versions?
Two schools of thought:

1) The version that the band OK-ed at the time. Which is what's on the new SoM CDs.

2) If a re-issue has remastered/'improved'/altered sound, sometimes fans will consider these the 'definitive' editions. But they're often not band/artist sanctioned. George Harrison famously complained about Sgt Pepper on CD because "he heard things he hadn't heard before."

If you're used to the previous editions, maybe these sound odd or even inferior. But most fans were unhappy with the old discs and seem happier with these.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Madonna
Whilst studying these CDs for my new direction (you heard it here first!) I have to say:

where's the flippin' bass?

And FALAA - check the times of the tracks. Quite different to the original CD version (there's about 20 seconds difference on Walk Away for instance). So, which is really the definitive versions?
As I understand it from comparing my own versions and swotting up on the Heartland forums, the original CD version released in 1990 contained the mixes that were prepared for the Japanese market. These are the same as the vinyl apart from Black Planet, Rock and a Hard Place, First and Last and Always (which is blatantly different, missing the drums from the intro), and No Time To Cry.

The 1992 remaster contained a ragbag of whatever mixes were available and was butchered by a poor remastering in any case.

The latest release appears to contain the correct mixes, but somehow, maybe due to the remastering, still doesn't have quite the punch or depth of my vinyl. Still, this latest release is definitely the best (and the closest to the original vinyl) that has yet been available on CD.

I think the original vinyl/this reissue is the definitive version. The drum machine track has much more attack and sounds, at least to my aging ears, much more like the Sisters I remember of old than the previous murky sounding CD releases.

[edit] The Heartland thread discussing the mixes can be found here. Read through the whole thread as there's a lot of conjecture early on that is cleared up later in the thread.

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Old 07-11-2006, 09:45   #49
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Any bets we've spent more time discussing it than they spent when originally actually doing the mixes?

edit - reissues now under a fiver each at Amazon.co.uk

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My CD of FALAA was an American release. Perhaps it contained the original mixes...?

EDIT - I went back and listened to my vinyl and, yep, my US CD does contain different mixes. Can't believe I didn't notice it until now..

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box set on the way, I guess its just the 3 reissues bundled together.
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According to what I read on Heartland unfortuntately seems to be the case

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2014 Tour Dates

My first and last and always Sisters gig was in Manchester in 2005 - my main memories being how cool the crowd were and how LOUD the music was !

Did anyone see them in 2012 ?

The Sisters of Mercy expand summer tour with new dates in UK & Ireland

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July 5: Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth Park, UK
July 7: ABC, Glasgow, UK
July 8: Mandela Hall, Belfast, UK
July 9: Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland
Amazing how active the Heartland forum still is !
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Got myself a Glasgow ticket. I think I'm going more to tick them off the list than anything else. There's something vaguely ridiculous about Eldritch not putting out any new music for, what, 25 years, but I suppose it proves all you need is a cult following and a quiet lifestyle and you can make a living.
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I'm hoping for a Near Meth Experience gig at a pub in Leeds prior to the tour
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Only gig I've ever fallen asleep at was Sisters of Mercy. Standing up as well. Annoyed my gf who has always been a big fan of little Andrew.
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Old 23-02-2014, 15:26   #57
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I saw them in 2012 (well when I say saw...) was a whole load of dry ice and new lighting rig in front of the band, so not always a lot to see, but for the 30th there were cupcakes and postcards and a good night out. We went to the second night in Leeds.

There was even colour, pity Mr E can be awkward, some new music rather than a 1000 bootlegs would be good

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Anyone know of plans to release the Sisters stuff in 1080/5.1 ? Just imagine how good the vids for 'This Corrosion' and 'Dominion' would be on a big screen!

I've searched everywhere but can't find anything remotely decent, even fan made. The only thing I did find was 'Nine While Nine' (one of my faves) set to the film 'Murder on the Orient Express' ... sounds weird, but it worked so very well that I expected Ken Branagh to burst into song at one point! It was in 720p, and the audio was decent too. Just tried to find it on YouTube but it looks like it's been taken down now? (The YouTube UI & features are simply appalling).

Are there any HQ live gig releases?
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Old 25-04-2020, 20:59   #59
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I thought only proper live release was Wake from the Albert Hall, but now looks like was filmed on vhs-c at the best!

There are a few rarities on Spotify Kid Jensen and Pell Sessions so a "good" version of Jolene

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4HxBVyHaUa60eCSsJWxwWR

This video Wednesday Adams, with Alice always makes me smile

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Eldritch is undoubtedly one of the most contrary ******* in music, although he clearly makes a perfectly comfortable living by just doing x numbers of gigs every year and then just going back indoors.

The last tour had some new songs, but there have been new songs for ages but no apparent interest in going into the studio and putting them in front of fans. (Perhaps because he knows they are pretty indifferent, dated retreads of Vision Thing era cod rock.)
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