Sisters Of Mercy A Slight Case of Overbombing: Greatest Hits, Volume 1

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  • Released: September 21, 1993
  • Label: Elektra / WEA

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 10/93, p.128
3 Stars - Good - "...The gloominess becomes wearing but big cheese Andrew Eldritch can often pull it off by sheer force of's hard not to accord [the Sisters Of Mercy] a certain respect..."
NME (Magazine) - 9/18/93, p.37
(5) - Fair Plus - "...All is not fear and pestilence....Goth finally steals itself from Leeds [on A SLIGHT CASE OF OVERBOMBING] and becomes a colossus of clattering drums and deathspell Gregorian chanting....Coffee morning house guests will recoil in horror..."


  • 1.Under The Gun
  • 2.Temple Of Love
  • 3.Vision Thing
  • 4.Detonation Boulevard
  • 5.Doctor Jeep
  • 6.More
  • 7.Lucretia My Reflection
  • 8.Dominion / Mother Russia
  • 9.This Corrosion
  • 10.No Time To Cry
  • 11.Walk Away
  • 12.Body And Soul

Product Description:

Sisters Of Mercy: Patricia Morrison (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Andrew Eldritch (vocals, guitar, synthesizer, programming); Wayne Hussey, Tony James (guitar, background vocals); Tim Bricheno, Andreas Bruhn, Craig Adams (guitar); Gary Marx (bass).
Additional personnel: Terry Nunn, Ofra Haza.
Drawn from the band's voluminous singles catalogue, A SLIGHT CASE OF OVERBOMBING is a Sisters Of Mercy greatest hits package arranged in reverse chronological order that also highlights the band's first studio recordings since the VISION THING album. It includes all three collaborations with Jim Steinman--"Dominion / Mother Russia," "This Corrosion," and "More." The latter is a masterpiece of bombast.
The new tracks are "Under the Gun" and "Temple of Love (1992)." The first, a duet with ex-Berlin vocalist Terri Nunn, is a semi-successful attempt to duplicate the sound of the Steinman collaborations. The second cut, a re-recording of the Sisters' seminal 1983 single "Temple of Love" in the light of the band's harder, more metallic sound, is a good idea. Adding the impressive vocal acrobatics of Yemenite singer Ofra Haza is a stroke of genius. A SLIGHT CASE OF OVERBOMBING is a fine place to enter the world of the Sisters.

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  • UPC: 075596139922
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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