Mercyful Fate - A Corpse Without a Soul (Rare Live Recording from 1981)
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Mercyful Fate - A Corpse Without a Soul (Rare Live Recording from 1981)
Mercyful Fate, "A Corpse Without a Soul" Early Live Recording from the bootleg CD called House of Satan. The front cover says Mercyful Fate Live, but the side (spine) reads Mercyful Fate House of Satan King001. I have taken pictures of the CD and booklet and placed them throughout the video, but they are hard to read, so I transcribed all of the information, (misspellings and all) for easier reading. I hope you enjoy these rare old recordings. There are many CDR copies of these recordings out there, mine is a silver factory press. This has Mercyful misspelled Merciful on the disc. (Its actually the right spelling). Booklet (Back Panel) The live songs on this CD were taken from a show in Copenhagen. The Year is presumably 1981. But that can be argued. Although there are drop-outs and tape defects, this is nonetheless the best recorded Mercyful Fate concert from the early days. A bootleg called Return of the Living Dead contained these songs. But the source tapes for this CD were taken from the collection of John Kibble. He is the father vampire of the tape-trader coven. The demo songs are interesting because they show the beginnings of King Diamonds style. With the exception of Persecution and Truck Driver, these songs appeared on the bootleg vinyl and cassette called Satans Nightmare. Persecution was recorded at the same time as Mission: Destroy Aliens, but was not included on Return of the Vampire because the master tapes were damaged by water. Listen for the early ...
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