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The Sisters of Mercy are an English rock band, formed in 1980 in Leeds. After achieving early underground fame in the UK, the band had their commercial breakthrough in mid-1980s and sustained it until the early 1990s, when they stopped releasing new recorded output in protest against their record company. Currently, the band is a touring outfit only.

The group has released three original studio albums, of which the last was released in 1990. Each album was recorded by a different line-up; singer-songwriter Andrew Eldritch and the drum machine called Doktor Avalanche are the only points of continuity among the line-ups. Eldritch and Avalanche were also involved in the Sisterhood, a side-project connected with Eldritch's dispute with former members.

The group ceased recording activity in 1993, when they went on strike against their record company Time Warner, which they accused of withholding royalties and of incompetence. Although Time Warner released them from their contract in 1997, they have not signed to another label, despite showcasing numerous new songs in their live sets.

Since 1985, when the other original members left, the Sisters of Mercy has become the artistic vehicle of Eldritch. Former members of the group established the bands Ghost Dance and the Mission.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1985 First and Last and Always 4.5 12
1987 Floodland 4.85 7
1990 Vision Thing 4.15 5
1992 Electric Live 1
1992 Kiss the Blade 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Echoes, Volume I 1
1991 Enter the Sisters 1
1991 Entertainment or Death 1
1991 Psychedelic Sessions 1
1991 Radioland 1
1991 Rare Obscurities 1
1992 Echoes, Volume IV 1
1992 Some Girls Wander by Mistake 5 1
1993 A Slight Case of Overbombing: Greatest Hits, Volume One 4.75 6
1994 Some Boys Wander by Mistake 3
1995 7" & 12" Collection 1
1998 Temple of Rarities 1
2002 Echoes, Volume II 1
2002 Echoes, Volume III 1
2007 Merciful Release 1
2010 Original Album Series 2
2012 The Triple Album Collection 1
Before the Flood 1
Enter the Sisters: Black October 1
Heartland 1
Temple of Rarities, Volume 2 1
Then and Forever: Greatest Hits Volume Two 1
Ultra Rare Trax 2
Vision Songs: 90–93 1
Wide Receiver 1

Album + Demo

Year Title RatingReleases
Portastudio Demos / Floodland Demos 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1984 Black October 1
1990 Disguised in Black 1
1991 The Neon Dream 1
1991 Gimme Shelter 1
1991 1984-06-02: The Unmarked Door: The Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1
1991 1990-11-22: The Ohm: Rhein-Neckar-Halle, Heidelberg, Germany 1
1991 Live in Amsterdam 1984 1
1991 Tour Thing '91 1
1992 Sister Ray 1
1993 1985-05-30: Floorshow: Fenders Ballroom, Long Beach, CA, USA 1
1993 Amphetamine 1
1994 1993-07-31: Welcome to the Temple of Love: Crystal Palace Sports Centre, London, UK 1
1994 Europe 1993 1
1998 Event Horizon 1
1985-05-17: Sweden: Opus Dei 5 1
1999-09-28: The Docks, Toronto, ON, Canada 1
2005-08-06: Tilburg, Netherlands 1
Be Careful What You Wish For ((Live, 2016-03-24 : Fri-Son, Fribourg, Swiss)) 1
Before Darkness 1
Bei mir bist Du schön 1
Black Planet 1
Black Visions 1
Dark Christmas in London 1
Exile on Euphoria 1
Germany 1990 (Live in Heidelberg Nov. 22) 1
Holocaust 1
Kama Sutra 1
Knocking on Heaven's Door 1
Live in Newcastle 1
Live in the Temple of Love 1
Live in the Trojan Horse 1
Out in the Dark 1
Possession - Live in Amsterdam 1
Psychedelic Sessions 1
Return to Arkham 1
Revelations 1
Sisters on Cake 1
The Darks Were in Milan 1
Tune In… Turn Off… Burn Out… 1
Visions at the Forum 1
Wake: Choruses From Under the Rock 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1980 The Damage Done 3 2
1982 Body Electric 4 1
1983 Anaconda / Phantom 3 1
1983 Temple of Love 5 2
1984 Walk Away 2
1985 No Time to Cry 4 3
1987 This Corrosion 4 3
1987 Lucretia My Reflection 5 4
1988 Dominion 3.5 3
1990 More 4 5
1990 Doctor Jeep 3 1
1991 When You Don't See Me 3 1
1991 I Was Wrong / Interview 1
1992 Temple of Love (1992) 4.5 3
1993 Under the Gun 3 3
2003 Alice (Dirty Funker mixes) 1

EP

Year Title RatingReleases
1982 Alice 4.5 3
1983 The Reptile House E.P. 4.5 1
1983 Floorshow EP 4 1
1984 Body and Soul 5 3
All Along the Watch Tower 1

Other

Year Title RatingReleases
Emma 1

Other + Interview

Year Title RatingReleases
Picture Disc Interview 1

Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Promotion CD for MRBox 1

Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1982 1982-08-25: Peel Session 1
1984 1984-06-19: Peel Session: Maida Vale 5, London, UK 1

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