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Mission UK
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Mission UK

The Mission, known as The Mission UK in the United States because of a naming clash with a Philadelphia R&B band, is a Gothic rock band formed in 1986 by Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams (both of The Sisters of Mercy), soon adding Mick Brown (of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry) and Simon Hinkler (of Artery). Their debut album was Gods Own Medicine, a hit in the UK in spite of critical derision for perceived pomposity and excessive similarities to Yes and Led Zeppelin. Their second album was Children, another British hit. A series of personnel problems didn't keep the group from continuing to record, though by 1992, only Hussey was left from the original line-up.

The Mission have also recorded under the name The Metal Gurus, teaming with Noddy Holder and Jim Lea from Slade to record a charity version of Merry Xmas Everybody.

Wayne Hussey (and thus The Mission) now resides in Huntington Beach, California.

Table of contents
1 Discography
2 References

Discography

Album length material only:

Gods Own Medicine''' (1987)

  1. Wasteland
  2. Bridges Burning
  3. Garden of Delight (hereafter)
  4. Stay With Me
  5. Blood Brothers
  6. Let Sleeping Dogs Die
  7. Sacrilege
  8. Dance on Glass
  9. And the Dance Goes On
  10. Severina
  11. Love Me to Death
  12. Island in a Stream

First Chapter (1987)

  1. Tomorrow Never Knows (Beatles cover)
  2. Over the Hills and Far Away
  3. Naked and Savage
  4. Serpent's Kiss
  5. Wake (RSV)
  6. Like a Hurricane (Neil Young cover)
  7. Garden of Delight (extended)
  8. Wishing Well (Free cover)
  9. Dancing Barefoot (Patti Smith cover)
  10. The Crystal Ocean (extended)

Children (1988)

  1. Beyond the Pale
  2. Wing and a Prayer
  3. Fabienne
  4. Heaven on Earth
  5. Tower of Strength
  6. Kingdom Come
  7. Breathe
  8. Child's Play
  9. Shamera Kye
  10. Black Mountain Mist
  11. Dream On (Aerosmith cover)
  12. Heat
  13. Hymn (For America)

Carved in Sand (1990)

  1. Amelia
  2. Into the Blue
  3. Butterfly on a Wheel
  4. Sea of Love
  5. Deliverance
  6. Grapes of Wrath
  7. Belief
  8. Paradise (Will Shine Like The Moon)
  9. Hungry as the Hunter
  10. Lovely

Grains of Sand (1990)

Additional material from the Carved in Sand studio sessions
  1. Hands Across the Ocean
  2. The Grip of Disease
  3. Divided we Fall
  4. Mercenary
  5. Mr. Pleasant (cover)
  6. Kingdom Come (Forever and Again)
  7. Heaven Sends You
  8. Sweet Smile of a Mystery
  9. Tower of Strength (The Casbah Mix)
  10. Butterfly on a Wheel (Troubadour Mix)
  11. Love (John Lennon cover)
  12. Bird of Passage

Masque (1992)

  1. Never Again
  2. Shades of Green, Pt. 2
  3. Even You May Shine
  4. Trail of Scarlet
  5. Spider and the Fly
  6. She Conjures me Wings
  7. Sticks and Stones
  8. Like a Child Again
  9. Who Will Love me Tomorrow?
  10. You Make Me Breathe
  11. From One Jesus to Another
  12. Until There's Another Sunrise

"No Snow, No Show" For The Eskimo (1993)

Live album taken from two arena shows, one in 1988 and another in 1990
  1. Amelia
  2. Wasteland
  3. Serpent's Kiss
  4. Belief
  5. Severina
  6. Butterfly on a Wheel
  7. Into the Blue
  8. Kingdom Come
  9. Deliverance
  10. Tower of Strength
  11. Crystal Ocean

Sum and Substance (1994)

A Best Of compilation with some new material
  1. Wasteland
  2. Severina
  3. Stay With Me
  4. Tower of Strength
  5. Beyond the Pale (Armageddon Mix)
  6. Butterfly on a Wheel
  7. Deliverance
  8. Into the Blue
  9. Amelia
  10. Hands Across the Ocean
  11. Never Again
  12. Like a Child Again (remix)
  13. Shades of Green, Pt. 2
  14. Sour-Puss
  15. Afterglow

Salad Daze (1994)

BBC Radio sessions from 1986, 1988 and 1990.
  1. Like a Hurricane
  2. Severina
  3. And the Dance Goes On
  4. Wasteland
  5. Tomorrow Never Knows (Beatles cover)
  6. Wishing Well (Free cover)
  7. Shelter From the Storm (cover)
  8. Deliverance
  9. Grip of Disease
  10. Belief
  11. Kingdom Come
  12. Butterfly on a Wheel
  13. Bird of Passage

Neverland (1995)

  1. Raising Cain
  2. Sway
  3. Lose Myself in You
  4. Afterglow (reprise)
  5. Stars Don't Shine Without You
  6. Celebration
  7. Cry Like a Baby
  8. Heaven Knows
  9. Swim With the Dolphins
  10. Neverland (Vocal)
  11. Daddy's Going to Heaven Now
  12. Bates Motel (secret bonus track))

Blue (1996)

  1. Coming Home
  2. Get Back to You
  3. Drown in Blue
  4. Damaged
  5. More Than This
  6. That Tears Shall Drown The Wind
  7. Black & Blue
  8. Bang Bang
  9. Alpha Man
  10. Cannibal
  11. Dying Room
  12. Evermore & Again

Resurrection (1999)

Rerecordings of past fan favourites with intro, interludes and a new song - Without You.
  1. Prelude:Anniversary
  2. Wasteland
  3. Severina
  4. Love me to Death
  5. Interlude: Never Forever
  6. Beyond the Pale
  7. Deliverance
  8. Without You
  9. Like a Child Again
  10. Sacrilege
  11. You Make Me Breathe
  12. Crystal Ocean
  13. Interlude: Suffer the Children
  14. Butterfly on a Wheel
  15. Interlude: Infection
  16. Hands Across the Ocean
  17. 1969
  18. Resurrection

Everafter (2000)

Live album plus unreleased studio track - Crazy Horses
  1. Beyond the Pale
  2. Hands Across the Ocean
  3. Into the Blue
  4. Butterfly on a Wheel
  5. Raising Cain
  6. Heaven Knows
  7. Sway
  8. Sacrilege
  9. Swoon
  10. Tower of Strength
  11. Deliverance
  12. Like a Child Again
  13. Can't Help Falling in Love
  14. Like a Hurricane
  15. 1969
  16. Crazy Horses

Aura (2001)

  1. Evangeline
  2. Shine Like the Stars
  3. (Slave to) Lust
  4. Mesmerised
  5. The Light That Pours From You
  6. Dragonfly
  7. Happy
  8. To Die By Your Hand
  9. Trophy/It Never Rains...
  10. Burlesque
  11. Lay Your Hands On Me
  12. Cocoon
  13. In Denial

References