On March 11, 1985.


On March 11, 1985, “Merciful Release” label released “First and Last and Always”, the debut The Sisters of Mercy album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by David M. Allen.


  • Andrew Eldritch– vocals, sleeve design, mixing
  • Craig Adams– bass guitar
  • Wayne Hussey– guitar, vocals
  • Gary Marx– guitar
  • Doktor Avalanche(drum machine) – drums
  • Mick Lowe – sleeve layout
  • Jill Furmanovsky, Ruth Polsky – sleeve photography

Track listing:

  1. Black Planet – Andrew Eldritch, Wayne Hussey
  2. Walk Away – Andrew Eldritch, Wayne Hussey
  3. No Time to Cry – Andrew Eldritch, Craig Adams, Wayne Hussey, Gary Marx
  4. A Rock and a Hard Place – Andrew Eldritch, Wayne Hussey
  5. Marian – Andrew Eldritch, Wayne Hussey
  6. First and Last and Always – Gary Marx
  7. Possession – Andrew Eldritch, Craig Adams, Wayne Hussey
  8. Nine While Nine – Andrew Eldritch, Gary Marx
  9. Amphetamine Logic – Andrew Eldritch, Gary Marx
  10. Some Kind of Stranger – Andrew Eldritch, Gary Marx



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