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Friday, January 7, 2011

Sisters Of Mercy - Vision Thing

Released : 13 November 1990
Recorded : Puk Recording Studios, Gjerlev, Denmark
Genre : Gothic rock
Length : 42:35
Label : Merciful Release/EastWest
Producer : Andrew Eldritch, Jim Steinman
Reissue Producer: Andy Zax

After scoring big time with Floodland, Sisters of Mercy frontman Andrew Eldritch changed direction once again, heading this time for a guitar-based techno-rock feel. The title track became a club hit, where the driving tempo and distorted guitars provided a perfect dancefloor atmosphere. On "Doctor Jeep" and "Detonation Boulevard," the lack of variation becomes quickly annoying, however, and "Something Fast" fails entirely in its efforts to be introspective and wistful. The Jim Steinman-produced "More" and the clever "I Was Wrong" are the album's highlights, but it's a shame the rest of the album is so patchy.

Tracks

1. Vision Thing
2. Ribbons
3. Detonation Boulevard
4. Something Fast
5. When You Don't See Me
6. Doctor Jeep
7. More
8. I Was Wrong


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