Paint My Name In Black and Gold

THE place for your Sisters-related comments, questions and snippets of Sisters information. For those who do not know, The Sisters of Mercy are a rock'n'roll band. And a pop band. And an industrial groove machine. Or so they say. They make records. Lots of records, apparently. But not in your galaxy. They play concerts. Lots of concerts, actually. But you still cannot see them. So what's it all about, Alfie? This is one of the few tightly-moderated forums on Heartland, so please keep on-topic. All off-topic posts will either be moved or deleted. Chairman Bux is the editor and the editor's decision is final. Danke.
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My biography of The Sisters is now a live project.

The publisher will be Unbound based in London

The book is called “Paint My Name In Black and Gold� and you can read more about it on the Unbound website here.
https://unbound.com/books/sistersofmercy/

To make the book happen, Sisters fans and the Sisters-curious need to pledge. There are different ways to do that. When the minimum amount of advance funding reaches the magic “100%�, the result will be a beautiful book charting the first five years of the band. So I really need your help to share The Sisters’ story. When you pledge, your name will be printed in the book and there are all sorts of rewards for you to enjoy too.

If we don’t reach that level, the reality is that there will be no book.

This announcement has so far only been sent to members of the Heartland Forum, The 1980-85 FB Group and the broader Sisters FB Group. Some of us are in all three. Therefore, those reading this will see a special pledge option: “Black November�, which will expire on 30 November. It’s a way to give Sisters fans something back.

There is also the “I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas� option, which expires on 25 December.

The Sisters first got their claws into me in September 1984. Many times over the past 34 years, I thought I was out, but The Sisters pulled me back in. I’ve never been able to shake off this band. Many of you will feel the same way.

As well as being about the band, “Paint My Name In Black and Gold� is also about the swamp The Sisters crawled out of: Leeds in all its hideous glory. Some of you were there: in its bands and its pubs and clubs and universities, record shops and smoke-filled living rooms; you were the DJs, fanzine writers, roadies, promoters, bootleggers, sound engineers and designers. Many of you were fans even then.

Some of you were in Wakefield, Bradford, York, Bridlington or Keighley. Over the years, some of you will have encountered The Sisters elsewhere in the UK and in Europe, North America and all around the world. Sisters fans are everywhere. I salute you all.

Some of you of course will even be in the “Paint My Name In Black and Gold�. If I have interviewed you, I thank you. It was my pleasure.

I’d love to see all you be part of this book and its publication.


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Just saw this on FB - Brilliant work :)
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Wonderful ... :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: ... I'm so looking forward to this ... ;D ... so best from here ...
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Excellent!
Just pledged, fingers crossed we can get this funded, can't wait to read!
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Less than 10 hours in and we're at 10%. Spread the word ...
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MAndrews wrote:Less than 10 hours in and we're at 10%. Spread the word ...
Silly question, but have you posted it here?
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Pista wrote:
MAndrews wrote:Less than 10 hours in and we're at 10%. Spread the word ...
Silly question, but have you posted it here?
MAndrews wrote:
This announcement has so far only been sent to members of the Heartland Forum, The 1980-85 FB Group and the broader Sisters FB Group.


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Pledged. Very excited about this!
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Pledged 8)
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Pledged while wearing black and gold.
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“Black November� Ending Soon!

The first special offer on my book on Leeds and the first five years of The Sisters - “Paint My Name In Black and Gold� - ends at midnight on Friday 30 November. This offer is intended primarily for the two big Sisters FB Groups and the Heartland Form, so if you are in these and want to support the book - and save money - please pledge before the weekend.

I thank everyone for their support so far. We have made a cracking start: 18% funded already. When we reach 25%, I’ll start posting updates on the Unbound website and giving a flavour of what will be in the book and its twin “White Rose Babylon.�

More info on “Paint My Name In Black and Gold�, the other packages and how to pledge are here:
https://unbound.com/books/sistersofmercy/
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£14 shipping? :eek: :|
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Pista wrote:£14 shipping? :eek: :|
well you take some finding, lost in that forest! :lol:
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very expensive postage rate :eek:
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That's what it had looked like for me too, but when I completed the payment it was only 6.34 EUR ... :wink: ...
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Blame our stupid Brexit.....

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Maybe they just calculated the UK postage rate in EURO ? ... At least they seem unable to calculate combined postage ... :innocent: ...
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Being645 wrote:That's what it had looked like for me too, but when I completed the payment it was only 6.34 EUR ... :wink: ...
Not for me.
Not paying £14 for postage when the book is already £20.
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Locking this.
We already have a thread for it
https://www.myheartland.co.uk/viewtopic ... 7&start=25
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