Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd October 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987
“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
|1988||Lucretia My Reflection||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play||#30|
Label: Elektra – ED 5321
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Goth Rock
Credits: Producer – Alexander
Words By, Music By, Producer – Andrew Eldritch
LP Version from Elektra LP 60762 – “Floodland”
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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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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