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The Sisters Of Mercy – Lucretia My Reflection (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 23rd, 2012


“Lucretia My Reflection” is a song from the album Floodland by The Sisters of Mercy. It was released as the third single from the album in 1988.

The song was written by Andrew Eldritch for Patricia Morrison, who “always strikes me as a Lucretia [Borgia]-type person.” Its lyrics concern the fall of an empire, war and the consequent destruction of other aspects of life.

The mechanical structure of “Lucretia My Reflection”, with its repeating bassline and drums, coupled with the song’s cold lyrics, would go on to be a major influence on the industrial music genre, especially when coupled with the music video containing images of pounding machinery and grainy imagery.

“Lucretia My Reflection” debuted on the US Dance Chart on July 30, 1988 and remained there for six weeks peaking at #30. Iternationally the single paked at #20 in the UK and #22 in Ireland.

Lucretia My Reflection (Remix) 4:20
Lucretia My Reflection (LP Version) 5:00

Lucretia My Reflection (Extended Remix) 9:50

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1988 Lucretia My Reflection U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #30


Label: Elektra – ED 5321
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Goth Rock
Credits: Producer – Alexander
Words By, Music By, Producer – Andrew Eldritch

LP Version from Elektra LP 60762 – “Floodland”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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14 Responses to “The Sisters Of Mercy – Lucretia My Reflection (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Omar Says:

    I have Floodland on vinyl still. Thanks for this single Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    My pleasure Omar 🙂


  2. Matteo L Says:

    Thanks! This is interesting, because the “extended remix” is one minute longer than the one on the cd compilation “Greatest hits volume one”! 😉


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Very cool Matteo L. Thanks for the info now that makes the 12″ even more rare 🙂


  3. MJK Says:

    Thanks a lot for this. That Song accompanied through my youth…Cheers and regards from Germany.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome MJK 🙂


  4. Keith Says:

    This song still gets played in clubs. In fact, I just heard it a few weeks ago. Thanks for posting this…I see the pre-Halloween goth posts are still a tradition. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Great to hear that someone is still spinning this classic. Happy Halloween Keith 🙂


  5. Chris Bennett Says:

    Great stuff. Unfortunately, the extended version was not included on the expanded Floodland remaster. Thanks, Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chris 🙂


  6. ric Says:

    I was never quite the goth kid, but was oddly drawn to their three UK Top 20 singles in 1987/1988, especially This Corrosion which I thought was brilliant!
    I too have the Greatest Hits CD, so thanks for the rare extended-extended version, Paul!


  7. Jermajesty Says:

    Hey Paul, would it really wind you up if I pointed out you’d mislabled the jpegs in the Artwork folder. (the A-side is labelled Side 2, the B-side is labelled Side 1).

    No biggie my end. 🙂

    And thanks… love it when you go alternative. Sisters/Cure/Mission, I’ll take them all.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Woops thanks for letting me know 🙂


  8. abcd Says:

    Fine work. TY


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