Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Mission UK - Resurrection/Greatest Hits
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
2000 outing from Wayne Hussey & co., one of the biggest goth bands ever. Contains updated re-recordings of 18 of their biggest & best in the '80s & '90s, including 'Deliverance', 'Wasteland', 'Severina', 'The Crystal Ocean... more »
2000 outing from Wayne Hussey & co., one of the biggest goth bands ever. Contains updated re-recordings of 18 of their biggest & best in the '80s & '90s, including 'Deliverance', 'Wasteland', 'Severina', 'The Crystal Ocean', 'Butterfly On A Wheel' and 'Love Me To Death'.
An Interesting Surprise?
Gary T. Rzepka | Waukee, IA United States | 05/15/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I've been a fan of The Mission since I first heard "Wasteland" on the radio in the mid-80's. I loved their first 4 albums (through Carved in Sand). For me, "Children" was their masterpiece. I bought "Resurrection" because I was interested in hearing the few new tracks along with a new mix of the old 'classics', but much to my surprise, all of the tracks had been re-recorded. I listened through it and found some very enjoyable new interpretations, Like a Child Again & Butterfly on a Wheel stood out, but I would categorize most as just an interesting experiment by Wayne Hussey (the singer and songwriter). I also found it surprising that Wayne, who personally put this collection together, left off tracks like Tower of Strength and Into the Blue. If you're a devout fan of The Mish, Without You and 1969 are worth the price of admission (if you buy it on sale like I did); if you're new to the Mission, then I'd advise buying the 1994 "Sum & Substance" Greatest Hits package instead because it has the original recordings and a stronger track selection. One last note, I'm very disappointed that Wayne and Cleopatra were so misleading by not somehow labeling this as "remade" versions of the old songs. I probably would have still bought it for the new material, but I feel a little cheated and taken advantage off. I will be much more skeptical in the future when buying from that label."
Inspiring - maybe, Enjoyable - yes
Jon | South Africa | 04/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although I do not know the mission that well, i still reckon this to be a great album. In fact I went to see the mission last night at a club and it was one of the best concerts i've been too. Re-recording all there classic songs gives a whole different perpective to their music and just because it doesn't sound the same as the original songs, doesnt make the album any worse - i really liked it."
V. Freeman | Mid Altantic States, USA | 07/03/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, I bought this specifically for Love Me to Death, a great song, which was not included on Sum and Substance. I'd only recommend this to long time Mission fans, and only if you're interested in re-recordings that are simply, Wayne. None of the songs are as great as the originals..."