Victims Of Circumstance (cassette)
Bootleg cassette with material from various sources:
- Track 1 was recorded live in Amsterdam 1984
- Tracks 2 - 6 as well as tracks 8 and 10 are Demos
- Tracks 7, 9, 12 and 15 could possibly stem from a WEA studio tape dated March 11th, 1985
- Tracks 13 and 14 are alos live tracks but of so far unknown origin
- The origin of track 11 - Afterhours - is so far entirley unknown ...
This cassette exists in many varieties with mostly some more tracks for example
from the Peel Sessions or some additional live tracks and so on ...
However, all of the songs listed below are included and mostly in exactly this order.
In addition, the source of the tracks from this cassette or even this cassette itself
are most likely the source of other bootlegs with the same title like the Palazzograssi 7" vinyl,
the Australian Bootleg CD and this pretty probably homemade CD, and for further bootlegs
like Suns Of Mercy as well.
HEARTLAND Issue Four notes on this issue:
"... infamous 'Victims of Circumstance' tape. The history of this tape is now part
of The Sisters of Mercy 'folklore' as it was rumoured to have been based on an ideafrom inside WEA who wanted a compilation of cover versions played by the band ..."
In addition, this thread on Heartland Forum is also quite an interesting read
regards this cassette, its sources, and its varieties ...
|1. Ghostrider / Sister Ray||Live in Amsterdam 1984|
|2. Marian||Original Demo widely known as Red Skies Disappear|
|3. Dance On Glass||Demo|
|4. A Rock And A Hard Place||Disco Mix|
|5. Garden Of Delight||Demo (Hussey)|
|6. Garden Of Delight||Demo (Eldritch)|
|7. Knocking On Heavens Door||Demo|
|8. Serpent's Kiss||Instrumental Demo|
|10. Jessica's Crime||Salvation Demo for their projected first album Clash Of Dreams|
|12. A Rock And A Hard Place||Demo|
|13. Temple Of Love||Live (source unknown)|
|14. Some Kind Of Stranger||Live (source unknown)|
|15. No Time To Cry||Demo|