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The Mission

"Live at Rockpalast"


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Release: 2018
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The Mission - Live at Rockpalast 2CD + DVD

Arisen from the ashes of an early line-up of The Sisters of Mercy and founded by Craig Adamsand Wayne Hussey in 1986, The Mission established its own distinctive profile at a very earlystage. Apart from their very successful albums like “God’s Own Medicine” (1986), “Children”(1988) and “Carved In Sand” (1989) in particular, The Mission established primarily as a liveact, making both Rockpalast concerts essential viewing for a fan.Without a doubt, The Mission had its first zenith in 1989/90 when the band entered the premierleague of rock with the album “Carved in Sand”. With “Butterfly on a Wheel” the band landedone of their biggest hits and live they were steadily turning into a celebrated stadium rock act.This was exactly the time when the first concert of this set was recorded – during the “Delive-rance” tour. The near original line-up is consisting of Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams, Mick Brown,David Wolfenden and Paul Etchells. Not only does the show at the Philipshalle Düsseldorf onNovember 24, 1990, reflect the tremendous enthusiasm of the band as well as the density ofThe Mission’s sound but it also contains all the recorded classics such as “Severina”, “Butterflyon a Wheel” or “Tower of Strength”; and their congenial version of Neil Young’s song “Like aHurricane”. In the course of their career, the band lived through countless sheddings of skin and changesof direction. So it was constantly being inspired and expanded by the switching players. In thisrespect, this concert was recorded about five years after their first Rockpalast performanceand is a good example of their versatility: Not only does Wayne Hussey present himself witha short haircut but from the original line-up only the drummer Mick Brown remained. GuitaristMark Gemini Thwaite (Tricky, Peter Murphy), keyboard player Rik Carter and Bass playerAndy Cousin (of All About Eve) had joined the band for this TV performance. Despite the expanded line-up, The Mission delivered with songs such as “Hands across theOcean” and “Deliverance“. But the real brilliance is revealed with goosebumps creating inter-actions with the audience in touching ballads such as “Like A Child Again“ and a searingrendition of the song “Swoon” which has reflections of the Bowie classic “Heroes”. Format DVD: NTSC; DVD9Picture Format: 4:3Audio: PCM StereoRunning Time: approx. 128 min.Region: 0 (No Region)
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Label:Made In Germany
2.Childs Play
4.Hands Across The Ocean
5.Butterfly On A Wheel
6.Into The Blue
7.Sea Of Love
8.Kingdom Come
9.Beyond The Pale
10.Tower Of Strength
11.Dream On (Steven Tyler)
13.Like A Hurricane (Neil Young)
16.Hands Across The Ocean
18.Into The Blue
19.Heaven Knows
20.Like A Child
22.Beyond The Pale
24.Tower Of Strength