The Sisters of Mercy biography commissioned

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Oh my.

I've just been informed that the contract to write The Sisters of Mercy's biography has been signed between Mark Andrews and Unbound.

85,000 words.

Working title, I believe, is "Heartland: The Sisters of Mercy and Leeds, 1977-85".

You'll recall Mark has done some sterling Sisters-related stuff for The Quietus recently. This is VERY exciting news... :notworthy:

More information to follow over the coming months... :von:
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Wow! :eek:
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Great news !! MA's articles in The Quietus is the best written storys about the band after Andrew J Pinell's Heartland Anthology.
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Well i suppose one of us has to say it - Hope it sees the light of day quicker than the new album! :lol:
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do they literally count all the words?
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This is exciting stuff!

Curious about the timespan involved. 1985 seems a natural cut-off point (maybe there'll be a "part 2"?) but starting at 1977 indicates we'll get some serious delving into pre-history. Can't wait!
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Ooohh yes, very excited to hear about this - loved the stuff he's done about them for the Quietus. :D :D :notworthy:
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Am so looking forward to this. Given the quality of the meticulously-researched articles for The Quietus, I'm sure that the whole HL community will get behind this project. The band deserves a serious tome devoted to them and Mark is the man to deliver it.
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Quiff Boy wrote:I've just been informed that the contract to write The Sisters of Mercy's biography has been signed between Mark Andrews and Unbound.
If it's via Unbound then I presume there will be a crowdfunder to generate sufficient pre-orders for it to be printed?

If so I'll definitely be contributing - Mark Andrews' work is very good.
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Looking forward to any more news about this!
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Oh Wayne, look what you've done, it's 1985/6 all over again. May both books be fab like GoM and Floodland :lol:
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Cool ... ;D ... I'm sure that nobody could do that better than Mark Andrews ... :notworthy: ... absolutely looking forward to the results ... ;D ...
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I'll take two!
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robertzombie wrote:I'll take two!
Oh, it takes way more than two ... usually more than half a world behind ... 8) ...

anyway, this sounds like really a good project to me, given what we've already got with the articles Mark Andrews has done so far ... ;D ;D ;D ...
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Great news. Is this going to be an official bio?
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This goes along with the new album? Ot the live anthology from the bands vaults (which would have even more correlation with the bio)?
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Being645 wrote:
robertzombie wrote:I'll take two!
Oh, it takes way more than two ... usually more than half a world behind ... 8) ...
... :eek: :eek: ... :lol: :lol: ... omg, I really should sleep more often in order to read things correctly ... :oops: :lol:


Being645 wrote: anyway, this sounds like really a good project to me, given what we've already got with the articles Mark Andrews has done so far ... ;D ;D ;D ...
Well, at least this half is fully acceptable ... :lol: ;D ...
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And maybe the live vids shot on the body and soul tour may get an airing lol
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XidiouX wrote:Great news. Is this going to be an official bio?
That was my question..
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Can we (or more likely QB) get Mr Marx to apply his academic side to reviewing both La Huss' epistle and the 'official' tome when released.

Could be as chucklesome as Wayne's review of 'Gift' in, tries to remember, Melody Maker :lol:
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Fantastic news, will be waiting for that one
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Just out of curiosity...any more news? Updates? Impatient me! :wink:
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