This limited edition in deluxe digipak comes with an extra-CD, featuring additional NEW songs plus a selection of early versions/demos of the tracks included in the final version of the album.
:THE MISSION are back (once again) with an all new studio album featuring the 1986 original lineup (!) with Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams and Simon Hinkler plus new drummer Mike Kelly! Anyone expecting a return to old familiar musical ground for The Mission is in for a surprise.
This is a new album from a band that is obviously enjoying themselves and their newly re-found camaraderie and, whilst utilising all the modern day tools available to them, has recorded a time-less, classic rock album – in the true sense of the word.
The Mission, finally after 27 years, have wholeheartedly embraced who they are and what they are good at and have produced probably the best ‘rock’ album of their lives. Hussey, as songwriter and vocalist, too long unheralded in many quarters, puts in a performance that must surely rank him near the summit in the list of the UK’s current best.
New songs with soaring melodies and lyrics that exhibit the cheek of the devil, pathos, heartache, and an ever more obvious sense of humour are surely amongst the very best he has ever scribed. And his voice has never sounded so honest. With people around him now that he trusts he is obviously a man that has become very comfortable in his own skin.
Hussey, himself: “This is my rock album. My wife calls it my ‘testosterone’ album. It’s all fully flexed muscle and proud of itself. I wanted us to capture as closely as possible the sound that we make when we play live and I believe that for the very first time ever we have mostly succeeded.” No idle claim this, just take a listen.