The Sisters Of Mercy - Digital Broadcasts Of Complete Radio Sessions FLAC
Digital radio broadcasts of all three radio sessions The Sisters
Of Mercy recorded in the 80's presented in FLAC format.
Remember that these sessions regularly come up on BBC 6 which is digital
radio station here in the UK. Purists argue that DAB is audio-degradable
and that this means there's compression somewhere in the food chain, but I
think the quality of the recordings overrides such arguments! Anyway,
these are 160 kb satellite rips rather than 128 kb radio versions so this
is either as good as it gets or not as bad as it could be depending on your
point of view!
I've shared the Peel Sessions before in this format, though the tracks have
been edited ever so slightly. This was only to increase the amount of silence
at the start of each track so if you've already downloaded those you may
choose not to bother getting them again. The digital versions of the David
Jensen sessions I've not shared before though there are some versions already
floating around the Internet. These are my own edits which I prefer, which I
guess comes as no surprise! I've removed all traces of DJ chatter and repaired
any bars which were incomplete. There is a crunching sound in 'Burn' (after
about a minute and a half) I couldn't fix so if anyone out there can fix that
I'd love a copy!
The tracks are:
Peel Session September 1982:
Good Things (Unreleased)
Floorshow /Alice (Sequenced together)
Alice (Separate track, same version though)
David Jensen Session March 1983:
Peel Session July 1984:
No Time to Cry
I've included the updated artwork.
Including two versions of Alice seemed to cause some confusion the last time
around. Floorshow and Alice were recorded separately and weren't meant to 'bleed'
into each other. That was just something the BBC chose to do when they
rebroadcast the session digitally, presumably to annoy anyone who may have
been recording them at home. Alice was rebroadcast yet again on it's own on a
different occasion so I've included my recording from then as well so you've at
least got Alice more or less as it was meant to be. Separating Floorshow from
Alice is beyond me unfortunately!