The Mission UK
(Reviewed by Flix):
The Mission UK
Genre: Goth Rock
Beyond The Pale 7:49
A Wing And A Prayer 3:42
Heaven On Earth 5:16
Tower Of Strength 8:08
Kingdom Come 4:48
Childs Play 3:39
Shamera Kye 0:35
Black Mountain Mist 2:54
Hymn (For America) 5:58
Dream On 3:56 (Cover version of Aerosmith song)
The Mission are Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams, Simon Hinkler and Mick Brown.
Wayne Hussey was briefly a member of Dead or Alive before joining Craig
Adams and the rest of Sisters of Mercy. Hussey and Adams left Sisters
of Mercy in 1985 to form the band Sisterhood. They were later forced to
change their bandname since Sisterhood was the name of the Sisters of
Mercy fanclub. They announced the name The Mission in 1986. The band is
known as The Mission UK in the US, because of a Philadelphia R&B band
named The Mission.
later The Mission releases this album, their third, after enjoying chart
successes in Europe with their first two albums: Gods Own Medicine
and The First Chapter. Tower of Strength is the first single of the album.
It did very well in Europe (#12 in the UK) and got some recognition in
the US. Only other single of the album is Beyond The Pale. The single
reaches #32 in the UK charts.
year The Mission goes on a US tour where they are supporting Robert Plant.
The album is produced by John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin fame. Although
this album is their most prolific sounding it fails to reach #1
in the UK. The album peaks at the #2 spot in the UK.