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Thompson Twins – Sister Of Mercy (UK 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 6th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Sister Of Mercy” is a song by the British pop group Thompson Twins. It was originally included on the group’s 1984 album Into The Gap, though a remixed version was released as the fourth single from the album in the summer of 1984. The single peaked at #11 in the UK, spending ten weeks on the UK singles chart.

The B-side of the single was a megamix of various Thompson Twins songs titled “Out Of The Gap”.

SIDE A:
Sister Of Mercy (7″ Remix) 4:55
Mixed By – Phil Thornalley
Written-By – Alannah CurrieJoe LeewayTom Bailey

SIDE B:
Out Of The Gap (7″ Edit) 5:47
Mixed By – Chris Modig*, Swedish Eagle, The*
Producer [In The Name Of Love] – S.Lillywhite*
Written-By – Thompson Twins, The*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista  ‎– TWINS 5
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Art Direction – Alannah*
Design [Sleeve Design] – Satori (14)
Mastered By – Arun*
Photography By – Paul Cox (5)
Producer – Alex SadkinTom Bailey

NOTES:
B-Side Mixed in Los Angeles.

Find The 7″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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25 Responses to “Thompson Twins – Sister Of Mercy (UK 7″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Do U have the 12″ version as well ?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Omar yes i do 🙂

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  2. David Says:

    Are you trying to spoil us? 🙂 Not only do we have another “never been on CD” track in the B-side, we have your SUPREME rip of it, which sounds 10 times better than the 12″ version that WAS “remastered” for CD a few years ago. Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks David! Glad to hear that it sounds good. I was worried because it’s not the best pressing I worked on this one for a few days 🙂

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    David Reply:

    This sounds far and away better than anything offered digitally before! A better quality vinyl source is on the “Gap” German 12″ single or US 7″ single, but I doubt you could make it sound much better than this. We’ll never really get a good quality copy. This was mixed in LA by KROQ DJ The Swedish Eagle, and pressed into vinyl white labels for DJ use. The Thompson Twins loved the mix so much, they took one of those (basically bootleg) vinyls back to Arista to use as a B-side. The 7″ version was made from a copy of a copy of a copy. I suppose someone could re-create this track with the digitally remastered versions of the various songs, it probably wouldn’t even be that hard to do!

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  3. Junior Says:

    I loved the last Thompson Twins post, the B side “Dancersaurus” is really catchy.

    Looking forward to hearing your latest post 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Junior!

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  4. Jermajesty Says:

    Always been one of my fave TT tracks, quite understated (for them) and not so obvious. I bought the shaped picture disc at the time. It was much more expensive, but tragically the sound quality was absolutely appaling. 😀

    Loved the b-side too, a sort of mini-megamix. 😀

    Is it the 7″ edit of Out of the Gap that’s never been on CD? I see there’s a version on the 2008 re-issues.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes Jermajesty the 7″ Edit of “Out Of The Gap” is not on CD.

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  5. Ally Says:

    Thank you for the B-side. FYI this version of Sister Of Mercy appears on the Thompson Twins “Platinum & Gold Collection” CD.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ally 🙂

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  6. NKelly Says:

    OMG awesome. I requested this also in 2012 i can’t believe it! Such great news. I shall make sure i donate again as it’s been a while. Thank you so much. I wasn’t sure on the ‘A’ side i would imagine that i have it on a number of collections (i have about 25 or so TTT cd’s in total). Jermajesty, the ‘B’ side Out of the gap (7″ edit) is obviously the one here and completely unavailable on CD to date. That may change later in the year though. The one on ‘Into the gap’ (2008 deluxe edition) was the extended version of course which is quite to tell apart as it weighs in somewhere in the region of 9 mins

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    NKelly Reply:

    Lol it’s 8:57 so i was almost spot on. Of course as stated in the booklet there simple wasn’t enough room on the disc for the 7″ edit of ‘Out of the gap’. ‘Sister of mercy’ (7″ remix) also isn’t on the 2008 edition. Just for information’s sake i also have the USA 2004 edition of ‘Into the gap’. It has a second CD which contains this only… Interview – Recorded March 1984 With Mark Goodyear At Radio Cycle!!!

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  7. ric Says:

    Loving these 7″ remixes, Paul.
    Always thought this is a beautiful single that deserved more chart success. And the 12″ remix for this is sublime too.
    How are you feeling my friend? In the pink of health now I hope 😀

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    feeling good Ric. It’s been a brutal winter but spring is on the way 🙂

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  8. cdmaniac Says:

    Great run of TT singles.
    Its funny, I didn’t realize the B-side was mixed by The Swedish Egil.
    I listened to him all of the time way back when he was on KROQ.
    Hope all is well Paul.
    I’m especially pleased because I believe the 7″ edits aren’t available on CD.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Cdmaniac 🙂

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  9. archiefax Says:

    Did you know..?
    The reverse of the sleeves for all four releases from “Into The Gap” when placed together in a big square form the TT heads logo?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah very cool!

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  10. Mike C. Says:

    Thank you very much.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mike C. 🙂

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  11. Jeff Says:

    Paul, it’s comments like the ones above that make me so proud to have stumbled into your realm of Burning The Ground. You are a wish granter that’s for sure and your generosity holds no bounds. Thank you for these rarities and brilliant quality.

    And please feel better my friend.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff 🙂

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  12. Ray in Australia Says:

    Oh that’s brilliant! 🙂
    I don’t think the ‘sister of mercy’ single remix has appeared on any re-issues before… you post so much that I never knew existed Paul! 🙂

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  13. Goodguy Says:

    Ironically, this was the last commercial UK single off that album and none were ‘The Gap’ (which only got a 12″ release in Germany, Australia, and a US promo pressing). A shame, since it’s a stronger single candidate than ‘Sister Of Mercy’ and, in my opinion, deserved more attention.

    I hope Paul can post one of those ‘Gap’ 12″s to make up for my disappointment. 😉

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