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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy the Bombast...
Some SoM purists have sneered at this compilation (just check out some of the reviews here) but do not be deterred: this is one seriously good selection of proud moments. There's a real energy and power as the setlist rips through Under the Gun, Vision Thing, Mine, Lucretia, Dominion and This Corrosion at breakneck pace. Stick it on, and let it unroll right through to...
Published on 1 April 2011 by Dash Riprock

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3.0 out of 5 stars A Slight Case of Over-Indulgence...
A compliation of all the major-label singles from the Sisters of Mercy. Chronologically, releases are in a 'back-to front' order, so the final track is the oldest release, 1984's excellent (if overproduced) 'Body and Soul'. Two singles from 'First and Last and Always' follow - the storming 'Walk Away' and rousing 'No Time to Cry', but then - oh dear - things go decidely...
Published on 6 Dec 2007 by D. Wolfenden


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy the Bombast..., 1 April 2011
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Some SoM purists have sneered at this compilation (just check out some of the reviews here) but do not be deterred: this is one seriously good selection of proud moments. There's a real energy and power as the setlist rips through Under the Gun, Vision Thing, Mine, Lucretia, Dominion and This Corrosion at breakneck pace. Stick it on, and let it unroll right through to the end - no fillers here.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Greatest Hits" Volume 1, 14 Jun 2011
Of course, "Greatest Hits" is not equivalent to "Best of". The Sister's strength was in creating albums that were full pieces of music, to be listened to as a whole. Take songs out of context and the recording suffers a bit. Also, many of the best songs were never released as singles (Marian, Floods I and II, Some Kind of Stranger... off the top of my head), so of course, they don't get a look in. Finally the track list is in reverse chronological order, which will give a bit of a skewed listen to first-time experimenters with the band.

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Let's face it, all the songs here are, individually, very good. It's weird to hear tracks from such differently orientated albums juxtaposed together, but it's a great record to stick on in the car and just revisit a selection of the Sister's fine (if not finest) tracks. Advice though, if you know you like the Sisters of Mercy, just buy all the albums, they're all worth it :).
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Top quality compliation of later Sisters material, 25 Nov 1999
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Overbombing covers a slightly patchy time in the Sister's career from First And Last And Always through to Vision Thing and their newer singles. This means that classics like Lucretia nestle alongside promising newer material such as Under The Gun, but also the slightly iffy Detonation Boulevard and Dr Jeep. For the long term fan its only real appeal is the first two tracks which are not available on other albums, but for a newcomer its quite a good introduction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars christmas present, 3 Jan 2014
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this was a christmas present for my son was on his amazon wish list what a good idea that is
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shame there won't be a volume 2 ..., 10 Dec 2008
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SP Crowley "stevec" (North London) - See all my reviews
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People are being very picky if they are downgrading this wonderful collection on the basis of a track listing which is, I'll admit, a bit lazy. One brilliant song after another from a period when the Sisters were slighly more commercial and certainly more 'rock' than in their original incarnation. Remember when Eldritch smuggled his mad world onto Top of the Pops? This will take you back.
And if you don't like the track order, play it on shuffle or something.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classis stuff, 4 Mar 2013
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If you are a sisters fan you will have most of the tracks already - but this is still a handy one to have up your sleeve if say, you are trying to introduce someone to the band, or just want to have a few sisters tracks on hand in the car, for example.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great, 4 Nov 2012
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Just what I need to remember the songs that I used to ear. Great cd for the sisters of mercy lovers.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, 8 Mar 2009
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Michael H. Ryan (Hull, East Yorks, England) - See all my reviews
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If this doesnt get you on the dance floor and stomping those New Rocks then you're probably dead.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HEAVY WEIGHT OFFERING FROM SISTERS..., 1 Feb 2011
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J. McCarraher "HAYLING BOOK & MUSIC VENUE" (Hayling Island) - See all my reviews
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This is a fascinating offering presenting full length (and considerably overblown) versions of some of the Sisters best songs. It is not as easy on the ear as say Floodlands due to the pomposity of the collection, but it is none the less very appealing. Hussey gives all the songs revisited here 110%, bolstering earlier, 'lighter' recordings with extended choruses and beefier production. Great fun and very intense!
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Slight Case of Over-Indulgence..., 6 Dec 2007
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D. Wolfenden (People's Republic of Cheshire) - See all my reviews
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A compliation of all the major-label singles from the Sisters of Mercy. Chronologically, releases are in a 'back-to front' order, so the final track is the oldest release, 1984's excellent (if overproduced) 'Body and Soul'. Two singles from 'First and Last and Always' follow - the storming 'Walk Away' and rousing 'No Time to Cry', but then - oh dear - things go decidely pear-shaped. Material from "the Sister's" last two albums reveals that Eldritch really didn't know when to stop: the quality of material is patchy (bar the excellent 'Doctor Jeep')and most tracks are presented in their extended format - which sounds great, but it's just all too self-indulgent I'm afraid. Almost unbelievable that this is from the same man who created the almost supernaturally brilliant 'Reptile House EP', available on 'Some Girls Wander by Mistake' compilation. The final two (chronologically) - but really first two tracks are frankly awful: a remixed, turgid 'Temple of Love' which has none of the power of the original (released to promote 'SGWBM'), and 'Under the Gun' - which sounds like the sort of thing Bonnie Tyler might have released in the 80s. Seriously.
If by some chance you haven't heard the Sisters before, this isn't a good introduction - avoid this album, and buy 'Some Girls...' instead.
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