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The Mission - Live At Rockpalast - 2CD/DVD Box

Format 2CD + DVD
SKU MIG90802
Release Date Apr 27, 2018
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Arisen from the ashes of an early line-up of The Sisters of Mercy and founded by Craig Adams
and Wayne Hussey in 1986, The Mission established its own distinctive profile at a very early
stage. 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 live
act, 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 premier
league of rock with the album “Carved in Sand”. With “Butterfly on a Wheel” the band landed
one 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 on
November 24, 1990, reflect the tremendous enthusiasm of the band as well as the density of
The Mission’s sound but it also contains all the recorded classics such as “Severina”, “Butterfly
on a Wheel” or “Tower of Strength”; and their congenial version of Neil Young’s song “Like a

In the course of their career, the band lived through countless sheddings of skin and changes
of direction. So it was constantly being inspired and expanded by the switching players. In this
respect, this concert was recorded about five years after their first Rockpalast performance
and is a good example of their versatility: Not only does Wayne Hussey present himself with
a short haircut but from the original line-up only the drummer Mick Brown remained. Guitarist
Mark Gemini Thwaite (Tricky, Peter Murphy), keyboard player Rik Carter and Bass player
Andy 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 the
Ocean” 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 searing
rendition of the song “Swoon” which has reflections of the Bowie classic “Heroes”.

Format DVD: NTSC; DVD9
Picture Format: 4:3
Audio: PCM Stereo
Running Time: approx. 128 min.
Region: 0 (No Region)

Tracks DVD/CD1 ‘November 24, 1990 at Philipshalle Düsseldorf’:
01 Amelia 03:09
02 Childs Play 03:25
03 Severina 04:00
04 Hands across the Ocean 03:18
05 Butterfly pn a Wheel 05:47
06 Into the Blue 04:17
07 Sea of Love 04:27
08 Kingdom come 05:01
09 Beyond the Pale 05:43
10 Tower of Strength 08:23
11 Dream on (Steven Tyler) 06:56
12 Deliverance 05:36
13 Like a Hurricane (Neil Young) 06:37
14 Wasteland 05:40
Total CD1: 72:19 / DVD part1: approx. 74 min

Tracks DVD/CD2 ‘April 16, 1995 Philipshalle Düsseldorf’:
01 Wasteland 05:17
02 Hands across the Ocean 03:35
03 Sway 04:37
04 Into the Blue 03:47
05 Heaven knows 06:13
06 Like a Child 04:03
07 Swoon 05:39
08 Beyond the Pale 06:15
09 Deliverance 04:06
10 Tower of Strength 08:20
Total CD2: 51:52 / DVD part2: approx. 54 min

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