A Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: A Slight Case of Overbombing

A Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: A Slight Case of Overbombing

by The Sisters of MercyThe Sisters of Mercy


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A Slight Case of Overbombing gathered together material from goth merchants the Sisters of Mercy's three major-label releases. That fact immediately sets the stage for complaints from longtime fans desiring their indie music. However, for the listener more familiar with the band's mid- to late-'80s college radio tracks, this is a very good collection. The lyrics are rather pointless and Andrew Eldritch's vocals lack dynamics, but his singing has personality that overcomes his limitations. It's the edgy, hard gothic rock of the music that is their strength. There's an undeniable pull to songs like the galloping "This Corrosion" or the epic "More" (both produced by Jim Steinman). There's also a mix of "Temple of Love," featuring Ofra Haza, and an unreleased track, "Under the Gun." Not essential, but a good record for the casual fan (although more extensive liner notes would have been nice).

Product Details

Release Date: 08/13/1993
Label: Wea Int'l
UPC: 0745099357924
catalogNumber: 9935792
Rank: 24675

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sisters of Mercy   Primary Artist
Ofra Haza   Vocals,Background Vocals
Terri Nunn   Vocals,Background Vocals
Wayne Hussey   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Craig Adams   Bass Guitar
Doktor Avalanche   Drums
Gary Marx   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jim Steinman   Producer,Contributor
Larry Alexander   Producer
Andrew Eldritch   Producer
Ian Stanley   Producer
Andreas Bruh   Contributor
Seeman Hughes   Producer,Contributor
Andrea White   Artwork
Dave Allen   Producer

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