The Sisters of Mercy - Floodland (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
The Sisters of Mercy - Floodland (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
The Sisters of Mercy - Floodland (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
The Sisters of Mercy - Floodland (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)

The Sisters of Mercy - Floodland (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)

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Andrew Eldritch – vocals, composing, keyboards, synthesisers, guitar, bass guitar, drum machine programming

Patricia Morrison – vocals

"Doktor Avalanche" – drum machine 

Larry Alexander – production (A1–4, B2-4)

Andrew Eldritch – engineering, production (A1–4, B2-4)

Jim Steinman – production (A1, B1)

Eddie Martinez – guitar (B1)

New York Choral Society – choral vocals (A1, B1) 

 

1 LP, standard sleeve

Limited numbered edition

Original analog Master tape : Silver Label (Copy of original Mastertape)

Half-speed Mastering

GAIN 2 Ultra Analog System™

Heavy Press : 140g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Merciful Release

Recorded in 1987 at Power Station (New York City), Strawberry (Stockport), The Wool Hall (Bath)

Engineered & mixed by Andrew Eldritch, Larry Alexander, Roy Neave

Produced by Jim Steinman

Originally released in 1987

Reissued in 2013

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Dominion / Mother Russia
  2. Flood I
  3. Lucretia
  4. 1959

 

Side B:

  1. This Corrosion
  2. Flood II
  3. Driven Like the Snow
  4. Never Land

 

Reviews :

"While the goth scene in England was picking up commercial steam in the mid-'80s, the Sisters of Mercy may have seemed quiet, but they roared back with 1987's Floodland. Opening with the driving two-part hymn "Dominion/Mother Russia," Sisters leader Andrew Eldritch (along with bassist Patricia Morrison) creates a black soundscape that is majestic and vast. While the earlier Sisters releases were noisy, sometimes harsh affairs, Floodland is filled with lush production (thanks to Meat Loaf writer/producer Jim Steinman and the New York Choral Society) and lyric imagery that is both scary and glorious. The slower tracks, like "Flood" and "1959," are some of the best ethereal sounds goth has to offer, and the downright regal "This Corrosion" is one of the best songs of the genre. A definite milestone." AllMusic Review by Chris True

 

Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.

 

Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4,5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,44 / 5

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