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Being645 wrote:March Violets Release Poster, Gangwar Gig Posters and album artworks, Impossible Dreamers (MR1), Salvation 7" flexi, Scoda Blush Release Poster and lots of rare and old Sisters items all offered here ...

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Just what is the connection to the Impossible Dreamers?!? Never have managed to get to the bottom of that one? :?
Probably no connection at all. Probably a coincidence - two people thought of the same name and liked it.
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Dan wrote:
Mothra wrote:
Being645 wrote:March Violets Release Poster, Gangwar Gig Posters and album artworks, Impossible Dreamers (MR1), Salvation 7" flexi, Scoda Blush Release Poster and lots of rare and old Sisters items all offered here ...

https://www.ebay.de/sch/unclesister/m.h ... pg=&_from=
Just what is the connection to the Impossible Dreamers?!? Never have managed to get to the bottom of that one? :?
Probably no connection at all. Probably a coincidence - two people thought of the same name and liked it.
Hhm, but why would The Sisters of Mercy start releasing with catalogue# MR07,
if not MR01-MR06 had been used for releases by other bands ?
https://sisterswiki.org/Merciful_Release
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Being645 wrote:
Dan wrote:
Mothra wrote: Just what is the connection to the Impossible Dreamers?!? Never have managed to get to the bottom of that one? :?
Probably no connection at all. Probably a coincidence - two people thought of the same name and liked it.
Hhm, but why would The Sisters of Mercy start releasing with catalogue# MR07,
if not MR01-MR06 had been used for releases by other bands ?
https://sisterswiki.org/Merciful_Release
They didn't use consecutive numbers after MR7 though, jumped to MR13 then went up with odd numbers
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Does anyone know if the versions of songs on La Costa Rasa's Merciful Release 'Autopilot' CD are the same as on their original 'Last Of The Baby Boomers' LP of 2 years earlier? I have the CD, but never heard the LP. Interestingly Claire Shearsby, Andy's ex, is noted as producer of both.
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deadagain wrote:Does anyone know if the versions of songs on La Costa Rasa's Merciful Release 'Autopilot' CD are the same as on their original 'Last Of The Baby Boomers' LP of 2 years earlier? I have the CD, but never heard the LP. Interestingly Claire Shearsby, Andy's ex, is noted as producer of both.
It does look like ... :wink: ... with 4 tracks more on the CD ...
https://www.discogs.com/de/La-Costa-Ras ... ter/726437
https://www.discogs.com/de/La-Costa-Ras ... se/5912572
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Being645 wrote:
Dan wrote:
Mothra wrote: Just what is the connection to the Impossible Dreamers?!? Never have managed to get to the bottom of that one? :?
Probably no connection at all. Probably a coincidence - two people thought of the same name and liked it.
Hhm, but why would The Sisters of Mercy start releasing with catalogue# MR07,
if not MR01-MR06 had been used for releases by other bands ?
https://sisterswiki.org/Merciful_Release
Mega City Four used this as a way to make it look as though they were a signed band with their debut single. Although it was self financed and released, they gave it a catalogue number 009 or something to make it seem as though the label putting it out was already established.
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Mega City Four? ... :eek: ...
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Being645 wrote:Mega City Four? ... :eek: ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y7lLkT5PPs
Probably not of much appeal to anyone on here who's favourite elements of The Sisters are Dr Avalanche and Andy's baritone. I love them though.
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Being645 wrote:Mega City Four? ... :eek: ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y7lLkT5PPs
Probably not of much appeal to anyone on here who's favourite elements of The Sisters are Dr Avalanche and Andy's baritone. I love them though.
... :lol: ... I see. Thank you. There're surely worse things in the world than them ... :D ...
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Mothra wrote:
Being645 wrote:
Dan wrote: Probably no connection at all. Probably a coincidence - two people thought of the same name and liked it.
Hhm, but why would The Sisters of Mercy start releasing with catalogue# MR07,
if not MR01-MR06 had been used for releases by other bands ?
https://sisterswiki.org/Merciful_Release
Mega City Four used this as a way to make it look as though they were a signed band with their debut single. Although it was self financed and released, they gave it a catalogue number 009 or something to make it seem as though the label putting it out was already established.
Factory used to give everything a number, gigs, posters, even the cat (true!) so maybe one to six were similar to that. I ahem appropriated the Factory scheme of things for the Abridged. The latest issue is 0 - 51 but there haven't been 51 issues...
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OK, I see. So The Impossible Dreamers and their Merciful Releases have made their way into the SistersWiki only because ... they exist ... :lol: ...
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Mothra wrote:
Being645 wrote:Hhm, but why would The Sisters of Mercy start releasing with catalogue# MR07,
if not MR01-MR06 had been used for releases by other bands ?
https://sisterswiki.org/Merciful_Release
Mega City Four used this as a way to make it look as though they were a signed band with their debut single. Although it was self financed and released, they gave it a catalogue number 009 or something to make it seem as though the label putting it out was already established.
Quite likely. Another possibility is that the MR catalogue index also functioned in those early days as SKUs for gig posters, press photo packs, press releases, and other non-musical-releases, as per Factory Record's catalogue.
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Mothra wrote:
Being645 wrote:Hhm, but why would The Sisters of Mercy start releasing with catalogue# MR07,
if not MR01-MR06 had been used for releases by other bands ?
https://sisterswiki.org/Merciful_Release
Mega City Four used this as a way to make it look as though they were a signed band with their debut single. Although it was self financed and released, they gave it a catalogue number 009 or something to make it seem as though the label putting it out was already established.
Quite likely. Another possibility is that the MR catalogue index also functioned in those early days as SKUs for gig posters, press photo packs, press releases, and other non-musical-releases, as per Factory Record's catalogue.
... :lol: ... a lovely example ...

In a way, it is only logical - every commercial enterprise and professional person would consecutively number all of their projects ...
from that view and with regard to The Sisters, single cover print and t-shirt production might have been MR004 and MR005 ... :) ...
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That makes sense, missing numbers of format MR00x are other products and not records or non released records.
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Dan wrote:
Mothra wrote: Just what is the connection to the Impossible Dreamers?!? Never have managed to get to the bottom of that one? :?
Probably no connection at all. Probably a coincidence - two people thought of the same name and liked it.
Hhm, but why would The Sisters of Mercy start releasing with catalogue# MR07,
if not MR01-MR06 had been used for releases by other bands ?
https://sisterswiki.org/Merciful_Release
I think I can answer this now.

This is MR2 (well, MRcass2 - see sticker on cassette box near bottom of page):
https://sisterswiki.org/Gary_Marx_Demo_Tape

There's also an earlier demo tape that doesn't have the live tracks on side B (because it was made before the live tracks had been recorded). Nobody's ever seen one, but the earlier tape would presumably be MR1 (or MRcass1).
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Dan wrote:
Being645 wrote:
Dan wrote: Probably no connection at all. Probably a coincidence - two people thought of the same name and liked it.
Hhm, but why would The Sisters of Mercy start releasing with catalogue# MR07,
if not MR01-MR06 had been used for releases by other bands ?
https://sisterswiki.org/Merciful_Release
I think I can answer this now.

This is MR2 (well, MRcass2 - see sticker on cassette box near bottom of page):
https://sisterswiki.org/Gary_Marx_Demo_Tape

There's also an earlier demo tape that doesn't have the live tracks on side B (because it was made before the live tracks had been recorded). Nobody's ever seen one, but the earlier tape would presumably be MR1 (or MRcass1).
Oh yes ... :notworthy: :notworthy: ... I think that is the obvious truth we (or me at least) didn't see for such a long time ... :) ...
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A nice collection of promo postcards, concert posters and press reviews (partly in German) for those who might like it ...

https://www.ebay.de/itm/THE-m*****n-THE ... SwC-taItIY
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For those who should have missed that stuff or can't wait ...

https://www.ebay.de/itm/the-m*****n-boo ... SwJtdaMSoS
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Anyone heard the Scoda Blush album?

https://sisterswiki.org/Little_Late

Had a scout around but can't see it on YouTube or any of the usual places.

Given he was releasing MK Ultra's stuff around 95, and this was the last MR release in 98, I'm curious to see where Andrew's head was at in terms of what sort of bands he thought should have been on MR...
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Quiff Boy wrote:
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Anyone heard the Scoda Blush album?

https://sisterswiki.org/Little_Late

Had a scout around but can't see it on YouTube or any of the usual places.

Given he was releasing MK Ultra's stuff around 95, and this was the last MR release in 98, I'm curious to see where Andrew's head was at in terms of what sort of bands he thought should have been on MR...
Found this on myspace but doesn't seem to work :roll:
Peter Paulsen on his site gives more info about the album and points Rough Trade as distributor

Seems it's more rare than Damage Done from the price that is available in amazon :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-late-Sc ... B00004ZMRE

Jesus :roll: :lol: :lol: :notworthy: :bat:
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13 Oct 2020, 14:39
Quiff Boy wrote:
13 Oct 2020, 14:07
Anyone heard the Scoda Blush album?

https://sisterswiki.org/Little_Late

Had a scout around but can't see it on YouTube or any of the usual places.

Given he was releasing MK Ultra's stuff around 95, and this was the last MR release in 98, I'm curious to see where Andrew's head was at in terms of what sort of bands he thought should have been on MR...
Found this on myspace but doesn't seem to work :roll:
Peter Paulsen on his site gives more info about the album and points Rough Trade as distributor

Seems it's more rare than Damage Done from the price that is available in amazon :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-late-Sc ... B00004ZMRE

Jesus :roll: :lol: :lol: :notworthy: :bat:
:eek: :urff: :lol:
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... :lol: :lol: :lol: ... hel, it's never been easy to find a copy, but that price is just ridiculous ... :lol: ...
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I know it's thread necro - but...
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Interestingly Claire Shearsby, Andy's ex, is noted as producer of both.
IIRC Claire was seeing Andy of La Costa Rasa at the time.

Also could it not just be that Damage Done was MR07 because it was the first 7"? :lol: Sometimes a cigar is just a smoke...
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