A Slight Case of Overbombing: Greatest Hits, Volume One – The Sisters of Mercy – 1993

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Album A Slight Case of Overbombing by The Sisters of Mercy
Album A Slight Case of Overbombing by The Sisters of Mercy

A Slight Case of Overbombing: Greatest Hits, Volume One is a compilation album by the British gothic rock band The Sisters of Mercy, released in 1993.

The album features 12 of the band’s singles, spanning from their debut EP The Damage Done (1980) to their third studio album Vision Thing (1990). The album also includes two new songs, “Under the Gun” and “Temple of Love (1992)”, which were recorded with guest vocalists Terri Nunn and Ofra Haza respectively. The album’s title is a reference to the band’s heavy use of drum machines and bombastic production style. The album was remastered and reissued in 2018, with no changes to the track listing or artwork.

A Slight Case of Overbombing” won’t please everyone. Die-hard fans might miss classic versions and lament the absence of certain hits. However, it stands as an interesting snapshot of the band’s sound at that time, offering a curated selection with a fresh twist. If you’re open to remixes and a slightly different perspective on familiar tracks, it’s worth a listen. But if you’re solely after a straightforward “best of” collection, you might be left wanting more.

The personnel of the album A Slight Case of Overbombing: Greatest Hits, Volume One by The Sisters of Mercy, released in 1993, are as follows:

  • Andrew Eldritch – vocals, keyboards, guitars
  • Tim Bricheno – guitar (tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Andreas Bruhn – guitar (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Tony James – bass guitar (tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Patricia Morrison – bass guitar (tracks 7, 8, 9)
  • Craig Adams – bass guitar (tracks 10, 11, 12)
  • Wayne Hussey – guitars (tracks 10, 11, 12)
  • Gary Marx – guitars (tracks 10, 11, 12)
  • Doktor Avalanche (drum machine) – drums
  • Terri Nunn – vocals (track 1)
  • Ofra Haza – vocals (track 2)
  • Maggie Reilly – backing vocals (tracks 3-6)
  • John Perry – guitar (track 4)

Source: Wikipedia

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