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Floodland [lp] [VINYL] [Limited Edition]

The Sisters Of Mercy Vinyl
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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  • Vinyl (3 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B0071WQ662
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,650 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Goth-Rock Milestone Defined by Majestic Soundscapes and Ethereal Melodies 1987 Effort Includes Insurmountably Influential Opus ''This Corrosion''

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Sealed. limited numbered edition

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album is the second long player released by the sisters - who for all intents and purposes are Andrew Eldeitch. Floodland is the greatest work from rock's most neglected talent. Forget the ball and chain 'goth' tag and instead concerntrate your attentions upon the work of a lyricist whose subtext's have subtexts and a (very) dry humour all of their own. From a first listen the stand out tracks are the powerful 'Lucretia' and the opereatic 'This Corrosion' co-produced by that old ham Jim Steinman (the track Meatloaf could never quite pull off) but repeated plays reveal 'Driven Like the Snow' as the album's high point. The song builds to an emotional climax of stunning intensity. Leave your prejudices behind and discover the work of an artist who proves that rock still has a lot to offer beyond the usual cliches.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best album I have ever heard! 18 Jan 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Out of the ashes of the old Sisters, in the aftermath of litigation and recrimination, this album reaffirmed the faith of die-hard fans. As far as I am concerned, the Sisters never made music like this before or after - and neither has anyone else! From the thumping bassline of Lucretia to the Baroque swirls of This Corrosion, the record takes your breath away. And still does. It's hard to believe we first heard it in 1987; it was so far outside of it's time that it has not aged at all. There are still twists in the lyrics that suddenly make sense after more than a decade. A masterpiece.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy This, And Buy It Now 14 Dec 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album absolutely owns. Admittedly, I wasn't a fan of what is classed as "goth", but regardless, I love this album.
It's dark, yet not depressing. It's like little else, really.
Dominion/Mother Russia is a fantastic album opener, and quite possibly the best track overall. Lucretia My Reflection and Driven Like The Snow also stand out similarly. 1959 is pretty much the only ballad-like song, and is somewhat separated from the rest of the album by this. Still not a bad track, though.
This Corrosion, however, is an absolute epic of a song, lasting - as someone said earlier - nigh on 11 minutes.
Fantastic song, fantastic album. Buy it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars T.S. Eliot Goes Black Rock 15 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
Floodland goes some way to prove that Andrew Eldritch is one of rock's most underrated talents - though some would claim that's his own fault.
This is a gorgeously doomy, yet impossibly dancey, record - and one of the 80's greatest albums. Eldritch mixes his typically abstract, T.S. Eliot-inspired lyrics and 'Low' era Bowie vocals with a wall of industrial gloominess that would make Phil Spector proud. Standout tracks include the intense 'Dominion', the haunting 'Driven Like the Snow' and the beautifully mournful '1959'. But it is the Jim Steinman produced fatted calf of 'This Corrosion' that, for sheer apocalyptic rock attack, has the greatest impact.
And Patricia Morrison looks simply divine.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Love Love this record 29 Jun 2011
Format:MP3 Download
One of the best Goth albums ever. Dark pulsed and poetical. Political syth driven rock and Patrica Morrison is a bit of a babe. Fab.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Peerless gothic rock 13 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Gothic rock? Call it what you want, this is a simply brilliant album. The presence of the extra tracks is welcome, especially the cover of Emma (originally by Hot Chocolate), but it's the classics that make this worth your money. All three of the Sisters' LPs have their moments. For me, the absolute standout tracks on First and Last and Always were Nine While Nine and Some Kind of Stranger, with the title track and Marian bringing up the rear. On Vision Thing, the mighty I Was Wrong and Something Fast were the two that really stayed with me, with a tip of the hat to When You Don't See Me and More. Everyone has their favourites, but I believe Floodland's highpoints stand comparison with the Sisters' very best work. I'm thinking in particular of Lucretia My Reflection, Driven Like The Snow and 1959 - written after someone suggested to Eldritch that he try composing something on the piano.

While I've never been able to separate their very best tracks, I will say that I think Floodland ranks as the band's strongest album overall. It's the one I come back to again and again. It has everything: bitter, sweet and bittersweet lyrics worthy of Philip Larkin, driving bass rhythms, and a masterclass in production atmospherics. The only gothic rock album by anyone else that even comes close, in my humble opinion, is Bloody Kisses by Type O Negative. Oh, and if anyone's interested, the videos made to promote this album, and available on the Shot collection, are terric too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Goth meets pure pop, with glorious results... 13 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
One of the few standout albums from a very lean musical period (the late '80s), "Floodland" is a glorious response to the breakup of the "original" Sisters. The three headline singles ("Dominion" - one of the best starts to an album ever - "Lucretia" and "This Corrosion") have at least one foot planted in the realm of unabashed stadium rock and the other tracks, whilst quieter and lyrically darker, also show plenty of pop nous. This is "goth" that any mainstream rock fan would love. The one completely introspective track - "1959" - is also a gem.

You'd like to think, on the strength and confident commerciality of this album, that band leader Andrew Eldritch was intelligent enough not to take himself too seriously - sadly, subsequent events seem to disprove that theory (although it must be said that "Vision Thing" is also a fantastic album). The Sisters could and should have gone on to be as big as Depeche Mode.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
alles bestens!
Published 1 month ago by michael paulick
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Worth it just for Dominion, and This Corrosion. Had this on cassette tape years ago, recently heard 'this corrosion' on a film trailer and decided to buy it on cd. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tractor man
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Purchase !
Well old Goths never die they only get darker..... There are a whole generation of Emo's who think music started about 2005 they need to buy this album and find out about their... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Wullie Wolfie
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best from the 80s
Quite possibly one of the best albums of the 1980s. It was a while since I heard any of SOM material as did have some on vinyl but over the years the items go missing. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Barry Kilgannon
5.0 out of 5 stars Mofi 2013 vinyl. Must have for Sisters fans.
The Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab remastered Floodland for vinyl. The sound is fantastic, the best this record has ever been presented. The mix is silky smooth. Read more
Published 8 months ago by R. Cowlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Ooh I love this!!
Reluctant Ex Goth very happy indeed. Well as happy as an ex goth can be I suppose. If you know what I mean
Published 12 months ago by Spen
5.0 out of 5 stars this is great sisters of mercy - floodland
this has the feel of subversive music and I love it! happy listening I hope you like it
as much as I do.
Published 12 months ago by i.am, painter
5.0 out of 5 stars Club Disco
Superb, I had been waiting to buy this for a long time, ever since the single was released over twenty years ago. That's the music industry for you!
Published 14 months ago by Paul Green
1.0 out of 5 stars Still waiting...
Where is it? Ordered weeks ago and yet to receive this disc...??? Please help and send or re send. U have orders 20 discs and received all except this one
Published on 7 May 2012 by Patiently waiting...
4.0 out of 5 stars Great goth music with an 80's feel.
Listening to this album for the first time in many years it struck me how downbeat and quite depressing this albums sounds and feels in places. Read more
Published on 1 Mar 2007 by PalominBeaut
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