Lost On m*****n And Revenge/Second And Last And Always

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On my TSOM blog, I've been looking in detail at how the follow-up to FALAA might have sounded had the splits of 1985 not taken place.
The first post looked at Gary's spare tunes, quoting copiously from the old Ghost Dance website: https://sistersfan.blogspot.com/2019/01 ... art-1.html
The second post, looking at the Wayne/Craig axis, is now available : https://sistersfan.blogspot.com/2019/01 ... -pt-2.html
Hopefuly get the third one (Von) should be finished some time next month, if anyone's interested.
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Thank you - I always enjoy your work.
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Thank You very much again! It´s always great to read Your stuff.
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Looking forward to reading the third part.
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Wasn't it Left On m*****n And Revenge? Or has age dimmed that memory too.
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Swinnow wrote:Wasn't it Left On m*****n And Revenge? Or has age dimmed that memory too.
Aye it was. I suspect Nik's deliberately used the word "Lost" as the tracks covered in the posts were lost. At least by The Sisters anyway.
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Another interesting read, thank you for posting! ... :notworthy: ... I've found a place for a link in the SistersWiki here
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I always thought that Fools Gold by Ghost Dance sounds very much like a Sisters song. The guitar and bass seem very FALAA, and I can imagine Andrew's deep voice booming out the opening verse up until the refrain.
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These articles are wonderful, thanks for your work Nikolas.

By the way, just in case someone would like to read them in full, the entire Ghost Dance website is preserved in the Internet Archive with Marx's studio diaries:

https://web.archive.org/web/20111013114 ... iaries.php
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Thank You very much for the final part as well!
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An wrote:Thank You very much for the final part as well!
Ah, thank you for the hint An !!! ... :notworthy: ...
I hadn't noticed. This needs to be mentioned in the SistersWiki .... will see ...

EDIT:
I've linked all three parts to the Band History now...
https://sisterswiki.org/Band_History#Th ... 85-1986.29


And again, what a wonderful read ... there is indeed nothing like the I Was A Teenage Sisters of Mercy Fan blog ... :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: ...
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Wow, just read through those posts and the info conveyed there is awesome. The bit about :von: having Floodland tracks existing at least in name in 1985 reminded me of an interview with Larry Alexander, which seems to tie into this.
Andrew had been producing himself over in Manchester, and he wasn't getting anything done — he basically had a mountain of tapes. They didn't even know what was on the tapes at that point. So, his management asked me if I would go over there, and help sort things out.

How many reels was this?

At least a hundred reels. I went over to Manchester. They had safeties, but they didn't know which were the originals and which were copies. They didn't have the track sheets... it was just a big mess. So, we spent a lot of time going through the tapes and trying to sort them out. The first thing I did is I'd lined up all the tapes and numbered them. So, then every tape was unique. Then we continued, and eventually did the album.

Were you building the album out of that stuff you were finding on these tapes?

I don't think we used all that much of what was already there. I think we pretty much started over.

Was it good to go through and find the ideas?

Yeah. Yeah, we might just use one loop from a song and build everything on top of that. Andrew was really creative.

- https://tapeop.com/interviews/95/larry-alexander-bonus/
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Thanks for that, @Copper, wonder where those tapes are now?
@Being thanks as ever for your awesome work with the wiki.
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All, kind of, adds to the picture of Eldritch, then, being creative but totally disorganised and so hard to work with if you were even a fraction as creative.
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