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The Beginning

Mercyful Fate

Type:
Compilation
Release date:
June 24th, 1987
Catalog ID:
RR 9603
Label:
Roadrunner Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
2 reviews (avg. 97%)
Side A
1. Doomed by the Living Dead 05:09   Show lyrics
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2. A Corpse Without Soul 06:59   Show lyrics
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3. Nuns Have No Fun 04:21   Show lyrics
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4. Devil Eyes 05:53   Show lyrics
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Side B
5. Curse of the Pharaohs (live) 03:53   Show lyrics
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6. Evil (live) 04:03   Show lyrics
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7. Satan's Fall (live) 10:31   Show lyrics
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8. Black Masses 04:32   Show lyrics
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Band members
Hank Shermann Guitars
King Diamond Vocals
Timi Grabber (R.I.P. 2019) Bass
Kim Ruzz Drums
Michael Denner Guitars
Miscellaneous staff
Jacob Jørgensen Engineering (Track 8)
Tony Wilson Producer (Tracks 5-7)
Jac. Hustinx Producer (Tracks 1-4)
Willem Steentjes Engineering (Tracks 1-4)
David Dade Engineering (Tracks 5-7)
Henrik Lund Producer (Track 8)
Hank Shermann Guitars
King Diamond Vocals
Timi Grabber (R.I.P. 2019) Bass
Kim Ruzz Drums
Michael Denner Guitars
Jacob Jørgensen Engineering (Track 8)
Tony Wilson Producer (Tracks 5-7)
Jac. Hustinx Producer (Tracks 1-4)
Willem Steentjes Engineering (Tracks 1-4)
David Dade Engineering (Tracks 5-7)
Henrik Lund Producer (Track 8)
Read Very nice collection 95% Dethrone_Tyranny October 8th, 2003
Read FOUNDATIONAL Black Metal -... 99% Vic August 5th, 2002

The line-up is the same throughout the compilation, please refer to listed releases for info:

Tracks 1-4 are the "Mercyful Fate" EP.
Tracks 5-7 from the "Friday Rock Show" radio show / "Rave-on sessions"
Track 8 is the "Black Funeral" single's B-side

Recording information:

Tracks 1-4 were recorded and mixed at Stone Sound Studio, Netherlands in September 1982.

Tracks 5-7 were recorded in a BBC studio session on March 19th, 1983, and mixed later.

Track 8 was recorded during the "Melissa" sessions, at Easy Sound studio, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Drums, bass, and rhythm guitar were recorded on July 19th, 1983, lead guitar was recorded on July 22nd, 1983, and vocals were recorded on July 23rd, 1983.
Mixed on July 27th, 1983.

Identifiers:

Matrix / Runout (Side A): RR 9603 A
Matrix / Runout (Side B): RR 9603 B
Barcode: none
Label Code: LC 9321
Rights Society: STEMRA

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