On this day in history (November 13, 1987), The Sisters Of Mercy released their second studio album Floodland featuring the singles This Corrosion, Dominion, 1959 and Lucretia My Reflection. After the release of the debut album First And Last And Always, band members Craig Adams and Wayne Hussey left the band to form The Mission. Front man Andrew Eldritch in turn formed a side project called The Sisterhood. After one album as The Sisterhood, he returned to The Sisters Of Mercy without the other original members and recorded this album.
There was never a tour for this album as Eldritch felt that this album was never made to be played live.
The track This Corrosion was written about the conflict between Eldritch and the former band members that formed The Mission. Eldritch had this to say about the song
It is, of course, directed at somebody and it doesn’t take a genius to work out who, although it’ll probably take the person concerned some considerable time.
Lucretia My Reflection
Dominion / Mother Russia
- Peaked at #9 on the UK albums chart
- Peaked at #101 on the US Billboard 200 chart
- This Corrosion reached #7 on the UK singles chart
- Dominion reached #13 on the UK singles chart
- Lucretia reached #20 on the UK singles chart
- Dominion / Mother Russia
- Flood I
- Lucretia My Reflection
- This Corrosion
- Flood II
- Driven Like The Snow
- Never Land (a fragment)