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First And Last And Always - The Sisters Of Mercy - Stonehenge


1985
Label: Duck Production - SM 004 • Format: Vinyl LP, Unofficial Release, White Label Red • Country: Austria • Genre: Rock • Style: Goth Rock
Download First And Last And Always - The Sisters Of Mercy - Stonehenge

With the band itself falling to bits shortly after the March debut of First and Last and Alwaysthe album's place in the skewed history of the rise of goth rock would, on one hand, First And Last And Always - The Sisters Of Mercy - Stonehenge permanently linked with that discord but, on the other, not impacted in the slightest, leaving the fractious set's success and structure to become a blueprint for an entire generation of up-and-comers.

With static drumbeats and jangle-angled guitars backing Andrew Eldritch 's atonic, graveyard vocals, the songs on First and Last and Always paid to play alongside the ghosts of myriad forgotten post-punkers as well as the band's own goth forebears. From the opening air-fire claustrophobia First And Last And Always - The Sisters Of Mercy - Stonehenge "Black Planet" to the melancholy "No Time to Cry," Eldritch continually assured listeners that Exile Suite - Ron Shaull Shakedown - Makin Ya Feel Good gonna be alright" -- but, really, coming out of that mouth, did anyone actually believe him?

Even on the occasional wobbly patches imbedded in the now classic "Marian" and the title track, where the song threatens to dissolve into irrelevance despite Eldritch 's chirky vocal, they pull up wonderfully on the bass-driven, bee-stung guitar gem "Possession" and the closing "Some Kind of Stranger," an untouchable epic that, clocking in at over seven minutes, is the best of its kind from any time -- period.

Copied to death, its brilliance has never been replicated. Indeed, the entire album remains unequaled in the genre, permanently granted top place on a pedestal from which it cannot be toppled. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

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7 thoughts on “ First And Last And Always - The Sisters Of Mercy - Stonehenge

  1. First and Last and Always Lyrics: See a body and the dream of the dead days / Following lost and blind / Living, far from here / Tomorrow is hard to find / And it seems like twenty-five years of.
  2. I bought this album because I grew to love the Sisters of Mercy, especially their older work. Since I could not find First and Last and Always in stores, I searched online and found this Remastered and Expanded edition that was the same price (maybe even cheaper) than the original one. Thus, I bought it/5().
  3. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Blue Vinyl release of Stonehenge on Discogs.
  4. First and Last and Always is the debut studio album by English gothic rock band the Sisters of morlugdabealoregravelredeemer.infoinfo was released on 11 March through Merciful Release and .
  5. The Sisters Of Mercy "First And Last And Always": See a body and the dream of the dead days Following lost and blind Living, far from here Tomorrow is.
  6. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for First and Last and Always - The Sisters of Mercy on AllMusic - - With the band itself falling to bits shortly.
  7. This bootleg has no explicit title. Its name derives from the cover front which shows a full moon at night over the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge. According to the Phantom Twins' discography booklet, p, the first issue was on black vinyl and came in a laminated sleeve.

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