Larry Alexander on 'Floodland'

Unknown songs and demos, who wrote what, who sang what, the usual biographies, discography gubbins, photos of Eldritch with no sunglasses, etc, etc, etc, yadda, yadda, yadda....
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I emailed Larry Alexander about recording details of
'Floodland', and this is what he wrote to me on
11 September:

Hi,

It was a long time ago, but here's what I remember about
recording The Sisters of Mercy Floodland album.

I engineered the two Jim Steinman tracks at the Power Station
in New York, ended up as co-producer on Dominion/Mother Russia.
I was then invited to go to England and co-produce the rest of the
album. I think the first studio was called Strawberry Studios in
Manchester. We worked there for a while, then moved over to Bath
to a studio called The Wool Hall. Next was Air Studios in London
where we finished up.

Larry
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strawberry studios in stockport is legendary. every post-punk band you love has recorded there at some point :notworthy:

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Cool ... thanks for the link! ... :notworthy: ...
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Larry Alexander wrote:There was a bass player, Patricia Morrison, but he wouldn't let her do anything.
Yet another take on that saga. And presumably the least biased.
Any more of that and we'll be round your front door with the quick-setting whitewash and the shaved monkey.
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stufarq wrote:
Larry Alexander wrote:There was a bass player, Patricia Morrison, but he wouldn't let her do anything.
Yet another take on that saga. And presumably the least biased.
Yeah, sounds very likely ... :wink: ...
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I enjoyed that line about Pat too, and also the image of a perfectionist :von: having a pile of unlabelled master tapes which chimes with TJ's comments about the later VT sessions, with the dozens of near-identical takes which only :von: could distinguish. Thanks for posting the link.
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