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Ministry - With Sympathy Album

  • Performer: Ministry
  • Album: With Sympathy
  • MP3: 2032 mb | FLAC: 1406 mb
  • Released: 1983
  • Style: New Wave, Electro, Synth-pop, Funk
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 109
  • Category: Electronic / Funk / Pop
Ministry - With Sympathy Album


Should Have Known Better4:30
I Wanted To Tell Her5:27
Work For Love4:53
She's Got A Cause3:36
Here We Go3:20
What He Say4:04
Say You're Sorry4:22


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With Sympathy is the debut studio album by American rock band Ministry, released on May 10, 1983 by Arista Records. The group was formed in 1981 by lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Al Jourgensen, with drummer Stephen George being the most notable member of its initial lineup. In late 1981, Jourgensen was living in Chicago and involved in its underground scene. He began to write and record songs in his apartment, using a newly bought ARP Omni synthesizer, a drum machine, and a reel-to-reel tape. With Sympathy. Al Jourgensen. SME от лица компании Arista Concord Music Publishing, Sony ATV Publishing, LatinAutor, CMRRA, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. и другие авторские общества 5. SME от лица компании Arista BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. LatinAutor, ASCAP, Concord Music Publishing и другие авторские общества 9. Work For Love. With Sympathy is the debut album by Ministry. The album was released in 1983 through Arista Records, with Ministry's members at the time being Alain Jourgensen and Stephen George. Singer Jourgensen was supposedly pressured into making the album in the synthpop style by Arista management, which is in contrast to the harder sound he developed as his career continued. However, there are several reports of Jourgensen saying in the eighties how he discovered hardcore punk, which changed his musical direction, and became ashamed of putting out the album. Jourgensen assumes a false English accen. Ministry - With sympathy 1983. 1983 9 Songs. New Wave Sympathy. Ministry - With Sympathy 1983. To favorites 9 Download album. Listen album. Synthpop New Wave. Songs in album Ministry - With Sympathy 1983. Ministry - Effigy I'm Not An. Ministry - Revenge. Ministry - I Wanted To Tell Her. Ministry - Work For Love. Ministry - Here We Go. Released: Jan 1983. Label: Arista. When Ministry's With Sympathy came out in 1984, no one could have predicted just how radically their sound would change over the years. Synth Pop hits such as Work for Love and Effigy probably haunt Al Jorgensen like a bad yearbook photo, but we're thrilled to find this gem in RHAPSODY. Linda Ryan. About This Album. Ministry - With Sympathy review: This isn't your Mother's Ministry. Wait scratch that. Reverse it. Donning a fake British accent and dowsed in new wave flash and dazzle, With Sympathy bears more resemblance to the Thompson Twins than the industrial thrash assault found on more recognizable albums like Psalm 69 and The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste. Graphically described by Jourgensen as an abortion of an album, Ministry was pressured by their Arista label to release a synthpop record in order to capitalize on a trend Or so Alain would have us believe. Rather than the trademark bone-munching industrial metal of later years, With Sympathy is panto-goth new wave synth-pop that sounds less like the band chewing your pancreas and more like Human League's surly little brother. Great stuff, then, for those who allied themselves with Ally Sheedy's character in The Breakfast Club. Ministry With Sympathy. 장르: Electronic, Funk, Soul, Pop. 참조: With Sympathy, LP, Album, AL 6608. It should be noted that Flood engineered this album hence he played this at U2 concerts, and Vince Ely Psychedelic Furs produced this album. I saw Ministry perform this album at First Avenue in Minneapolis, with Kindergarten as the opening act. 답글 나에게 알림 3 Helpful


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This is a very nice pressing. Crisp and deep. Every instrument and vocals jump out. Well worth it
Masterpiece. The latter albums (the ones after the Land of Rape and Honey) in my opinion are not near melodic and cacthy in comparison with "With Sympathy" and "Twitch".
In the scheme of synth-pop and what was happening in music in 1983, I'm suprised this album doesn't get more respect. Easily one of the best of the genre.
This is the Best Ministry release ever. Pure pop, and it works. Don`t mind what others have said. This is gold.
The press of this is good.But this is quite awful musically,besides Revenge every song is forgettable,stupid and sometimes even annoying.And this is coming from someone who loves 99% of the singles released before and after this album before Twitch.
this is in my opinion al jurgensons best..then again I am coming from the post punk/synth pop side of music rather than the metal world..twitch is also a great follow up..but it seems like after rape and honey he seriously wasn't the same.
It should be noted that Flood engineered this album (hence he played this at U2 concerts), and Vince Ely (Psychedelic Furs) produced this album. I saw Ministry perform this album at First Avenue in Minneapolis, with Kindergarten as the opening act.
i find this record to be very lopsided quality-wise. side A is solid gold from a song standpoint, but side B seems to be largely forgettable. such is putting all the singles on one side of the record, i suppose.
Anyone else struggling with lots of hiss on high range vocals and sounds on this pressing?
This Music On Vinyl copy is pretty good. Clean and spotless. Sonics are good. I think the original analogs were used for this pressing as it doesn't have a digitized sound like many reissues these days. But, I'm not 100% positive.
I love this album. But does anyone else think the newly found "remix" of Revenge kinda sucks? Can't tell if it was shelved, a studio outtake, or just thrown together recently.
It's an original remix from 1983 that was shelved for whatever reason. I'm guessing they found a master acetate for it when digging up the original album masters. This version of Revenge is almost exactly how they played it on the 1983 tour.
This album is absolutely awesome. For his time was pretty OK, but today you can see the soul, the visionary that was. If you disagree with me, go check this genre called "nu-disco" or "nu french house".
Work For Love sounds like it was taken from vinyl as there is a lot of "end of Side 1" sibilance. I'm guessing the reissue label didn't take this from original master tapes. Someday someone will get the mastering on this correct. In fact the whole catalog need a good overhaul.
Contrarians lolWhat would people think if Metallica's first album Kill Em All was a New Wave Synth Pop album ?Or if Slayers first album was a Nickel Back clone ?It's about branding.. Why do people hate Morbid Angels newest album ? Because it's not MA ! Jeff Walker from Carcass made a country album but he didn't go and tack on the Carcass band name to the project.. Max Cavelera made some albums under the name Nailbomb.People have a reasonable logic behind hating on some albums.All i can think is if Al was a different person back in the early 80's fine i won't hold it to him.. tastes / people change.. but i'm not going to make excuses for him cutting a "Tear's For Fear's" album LOLI bet the comments look the same over on the "Millie Vanillie" Discogs page too ahahha
Most Ministry fans are divided into two groups (synth/industrial and metal) and both have a different opinion on what the "real" Ministry is.I like all of it, since they are an evolutionary band. To me, that's what makes them unique. They started as synth pop and slowly evolved into thrash metal. I can't think of any other band that has released as many radically different albums under the same umbrella.
The Difference to Metallica is that they started quite good just to become a cheap Pop Band in the end!But Fuck it! Work for Love is still in context with the later works, only more danceable. I mean if regular Pop Music would sound like this today, I would propably buy a lot more of Pop music...and by the way it had a fantastic Cover Artwork!
Get this album if you like synth-pop. Side A are awesome songs; side B are alright. I remember getting this on cassette and I loved the side A songs the first time I listen to it. That was after the "Mind is terrible thing to taste" Ministry.I say the same thing as these other commenters. I don't care what Al thinks about With Sympathy. There are many other Ministry fans that feel the same, obviously. "Revenge" and "I Wanted to Tell Her" are amongst my favorite Ministry songs. There is a music video for "Revenge" on the internet if you are interested.
Now I know Al said it a hundred times that he didn't want to be tied to this record and the record company made him do this "atrocity" but I love the hell outta it. I like Depeche Mode and New Order so thats probably why I found great pleasure in this cheesy classic. I also love "Twitch", "The Land Of Rape and Honey" and Revco's "Big Sexy land" so I'm no creempuff. But this album is so catchy and reminds me of my youth. Al it's ok you may think it sucks but deep down inside you know you like it :)
While I myself am more of a Ministry freak to do with their later albums, this is actually a masterpiece.Many people may not believe it, if you first heard them from Psalm 69, you're going to hate this album unless you are open minded.Sad but true, you can believe what you want to believe about ol' Al Jourgensen, but this is where Ministry truly started. This is the birth of Ministry, and they've been around a loooooong time before Psalm 69.Regardless of how bad Al trashes this record, it's much better than the shit he was coming out with in the late 90's losing his mind on Heroin and it's still better than the countless remix albums he has released since The Last Sucker.The whole story of the record company "forcing" him to write this record, is all a lie to cover it up. Anyone that has Early Trax/12 Inch Singles knows that those songs sound just like this record, just different, and the very first singles on Wax Trax were remixes and demos for this album. So believe what you want to believe, but the truth is, this is where Ministry truly began. They were one of those synth pop/new wave bands like New Order, Berlin, Depeche Mode.. and for 1983, musically the keyboards on this record totally blow away many of the new wave artists at that time. Say the least; chessy lyrics that work with the magic of the music, With Sympathy is a land mark in Synth Pop. No matter how much Al denies this record, this is what he really started as. Anyone that listens to this record and every other Ministry record from here on out, can see the anger in this record that grew on Twitch and through out.
With Sympathy has always had mixed reviews from fans and the Ministry camp. Despite what fans of the later Ministry era think, Al is not ashamed of this album because it is pop or new wave, but rather is frustrated with the end result. Tracks from this time period are similar in style and themes, but the final album is quite different than what Al intended. The first four songs: "Effigy", "Revenge", "Work for Love" and I Wanted to Tell Her (formerly the instrumental "Primental" from Cold Life) are all tracks that existed before his signing to Arista Records. The live versions from 82-83 are longer and darker. Musically, they were not changed for the album, but were shortened and lightened into "poppy" versions. Session musicians appeared on several tracks on the album, which stepped on Al's musicianship. Another track, "She's Got A Cause" was altered at the demand of the label, insisting that lyrics be changed as they were quite explicit. Over a dozen of tracks existed at this time, but most were turned down by the label. The track "Same Old Madness" existed as a video prior to release, but did not appear on the final album. The label demanded new tracks to be written to compliment the already over produced 5 tracks. "Say You're Sorry" and "Should Have Known Better" came into play. These tracks are good tracks, but would have never existed prior. The other two "Here We Go" and "What He Say" are very reminiscent of the later Wax Trax singles, and are direct puns to the label and business. What is very interesting is that the label changed the name of the lp and renamed "Here We Go" to "Do the Etawa" for the Euro releases, maybe as a pun back at Al. Those 2 tracks are the only tracks Al approves. The live shows play the original versions of all tracks (pre label interference) plus several dropped tracks and new songs. The material played live is done in the style of the Wax Trax singles and not so much With Sympathy. After researching all of this, it is clear why Al hates the album so much. I just wish he could get the rights to the material and re-record the material as it was originally intended. The 12"s from With Sympathy feature re-recordings and remixes to shed light on what Al wanted the LP to sound like. "I Wanted to Tell Her" was redone entirely for the 12" single. My favorite is "Revenge" and the live version exists on Youtube. I recommend any fan to check it out and compare it to the final album version. Overall, still a great album, but had potential to be much better. Arista should have listened to Al, because his versions were WAY better than theirs, and the album may have done much better.
The songs on Ministry's first record "Cold Life" from 1981 came out before the "With Sympathy" LP whose new-wave sound Al claims he was forced into by his record label. On the "Cold Life" EP (titled "I"m Falling" in some countries) "I'm Falling" is edgey, but "Cold Life" wouldn't be out of place on "With Sympathy" and "Primental" is an instrumental version of "I Wanted To Tell Her" from this first LP. Plus those songs were released on Wax Trax! where I understand the artists apparently had complete control over what was released. Plus the unreleased live tracks like "So-So Life" and "Love Change" which are similar to the material here. All of which in my opinion deflates Al's claim that "With Sympathy"'s floppy new-waveyness was not his idea and a corporate record company forcing his hand. I think he's just embarrassed by his new wave beginnings given what Ministry has become and is trying to excuse the band's perhaps less than impressive first album by blaming it on someone else. Who really cares though? For what it is, it's a good album, get over it Al and hardcore Ministry fans.
All this is true. Sad that many don't want to believe it though. Great post!!
Ministry at this early stage do provoke curiosity, but "With Sympathy" / "Work For Love" do sound a bit forced and calculated in the context of what Arista tried to make of them and where the group headed ever after... Musically this is a totally mixed bag, pleasantly confused somewhere between DAF ("She's Got a Cause"), Nitzer Ebb ("Effigy"), Material ("Here We Go"), Kajagoogoo ("Work For Love"), Colourbox ("What He Say") or early Culture Club to name a few (Ministry even went on tour with the latter at that early stage of their career). Also insteresting to observe it as a record a certain Trent Reznor would have loved to have recorded years before NIN. What probably will continue to built its (cult) status is the stark contrast in which Ministry evolved from such a messed-up, mild electro-pop act into a powerful industrial-metal monster. Audibly hard to reconcile these two chapters of Al Jourgensen's career, and maybe that's one true element that urges listeners to revisit this album after being ignored for years. Jourgensen himself expressed his unconditional hate for this album, describing it as "abortion" - being pushed into recording it for commercial purposes only. From a time distance, both versions are deservedly revalued although 'Twelve Inch Singles 1981 - 84' and 'Twitch' are definitely the ideal starting points.
Twitch was released three years AFTER this lp
Though not much like any of their following albums, "With Sympathy" (i.e. 'Work For Love') stands on its own as a great tribute to sythpop. Dispite Al Jourgensen's obviously fake Bitt accent, "Revenge" and "Effigy" are two of the best tracks... dark keyboards, canned drums, campy lyrics and very dancy. These songs stand up to other oft forgotten syth classics such as Soft Cell's "Sex Dwarf," Secession's "Touch" and Q Lazarus' "Goodbye Horses." If you're looking for classic synthpop tunes of yesteryear, this is certainly quite a find. If you're looking for tracks like "Just One Fix" or "Stigmata," you won't find it here. But If you dig "Every Is Halloween" or "All Day," then you've found quite a "Gemm."
Alain Jourgenson himself refers to this album as "[A] complete abortion and total piece of corporate shit" and "The difference between Ministry and other bands is that we sold out before we even started" (taken from Industrial Revolution)
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