A quarter century after The Sisters of Mercy chronicled their early singles on the compilation Some Girls Wander By Mistake, an expanded edition will be released in September as a vinyl box set.
Some Girls Wander By Mistake originally collected the band’s independently-released material from 1980 to 1983. The single material on 1980’s “Anaconda,” 1982’s “Body Electric” and Alice EP and 1983’s “Anaconda,” “Temple of Love” and The Reptile House EP all feature on this set, released by EastWest and Elektra in 1992–two years after the band’s most recent album, 1990’s Vision Thing.
This 4LP box set edition features the EPs on one disc and all the single material on another, and adds two additional 12″ singles recorded by the band in between the releases of Some Girls and follow-up compilation A Slight Case of Overbombing (1993). This includes a 1992 re-recording of 1983’s “Temple of Love” and compilation-only track “Under the Gun.”
Band frontman co-founder Andrew Eldritch will lead the current iteration of The Sisters of Mercy (guitarists Chris Catalyst and Ben Christo, and longtime drum machine Doktor Avalanche) on a European tour in September–perfect timing with the release of the vinyl Some Girls Wander By Mistake on September 1.
- Kiss the Carpet
- Kiss the Carpet (Reprise)
Tracks 1-4 released as Alice EP – Merciful Release MR-021, 1983
Tracks 5-10 released as The Reptile House EP – Merciful Release MR-023, 1983
- Temple of Love (Extended Version 1983)
- Gimme Shelter
- The Damage Done
- Home of the Hit-Men
- Body Electric
Tracks 1-3 released as Merciful Release 12″ MRX-027, 1983
Tracks 4-6 released as Merciful Release single MR-7, 1980
Tracks 7-8 released as CNT Productions/Merciful Release single CNT-002, 1982
Track 9 released on Merciful Release single MR-019, 1983
12″: “Temple of Love (1992)” (released as Merciful Release/EastWest MR-53T, 1992)
- Temple of Love (1992) (Touched by the Hands of Ofra Haza)
- Vision Thing (Canadian Club Remix)
12″: “Under the Gun” (released as Merciful Release/EastWest MR-59T, 1993)
- Under the Gun (Metropolis Mix)
- Alice (1993)
- Under the Gun (Jutland Mix)