The Mission new album, “Another Fall From Grace” released 30th September 2016

“This album is the lost link between The Sisters Of Mercy ‘First And Last And Alwaysand The Missions ‘God’s Own Medicine” – Wayne Hussey

The Mission release their new  album, “Another Fall From Grace” on  30th September 2016.

band1

Another Fall From Grace was produced by Wayne Hussey and Tim Palmer and features guest backing vocals from Gary Numan, Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Ville Valo (HIM), Julianne Regan (All About Eve) & Evi Vine.

“For me, this new Mission album is the long lost missing link between the Sisters Of Mercy’s First & Last & Always and The Mission’s God’s Own Medicine, both albums of course that I was heavily involved in making. I set out this time with the intention of making an album that sounds like 1985. The fact that I feel this has largely been achieved is down to my renewed love for the jingle jangle shimmer of the electric 12 string guitar which featured heavily on those two previously mentioned albums and now the new Mission album.

This is a dark album although I didn’t set out with that intention, it’s just the way things unfolded. I know I did go a little crazy and even a little paranoid during the recording of this album, certainly my mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well being all suffered during the course of it. And I think that has informed both the music and the lyrics. So much of this was done in isolation – from the world, from my family, from my friends, and even from my band mates. I can’t say it’s an album I enjoyed making but it is an album I needed to make. It is with huge relief that I can now say it is finished and maybe it’s like an acute pain that you have that once it’s gone you can’t remember how it felt. I hope so as I would like one day to feel the fondness for this record that it maybe deserves.” – Wayne Hussey  Aug 2016

Another Fall From Grace will be available on CD, DL and 180 gram vinyl plus ltd edition DELUXE double CD and DVD. The deluxe version contains full album on CD, an instrumental version of the album with bonus remix track ‘Met-Amor-Phosis’ and a 93 minute DVD featuring never before seen footage from 1987 of The Mission performing at Elland Road, Leeds, supporting U2, Aston Villa Leisure Centre as The Metal Gurus and The Royal Court in Liverpool for the Hillsborough benefit gig, both from 1989, producer Tim Palmer’s home footage of the recording of ‘Carved in Sand’ /’Butterfly on a Wheel’ video, and the promo video for new single Met-Amor-Phosis.

Met-Amor-Phosis Single

On September 2nd The Mission release the gloriously melodramatic Met-Amor-Phosis, the first single from their forthcoming new album.

Co-Produced by Tim Palmer and Wayne Hussey, Met-Amor-Phosis features backing vocals by HIM front man Ville Valo and marks a return for The Mission to their classic anthemic swagger and bombast. The Met-Amor-Phosis digital only single includes a haunting acoustic version by Wayne Hussey and a high energy club version called, ‘The Black Star Remix’ by Evansson.

Met-Amor-Phosis emerged following a coastal drive from LA to San Francisco, explains Wayne – “Bowie had just died and whilst the first verse is mostly autobiographical having also recently read Kafka’s novel of the same title the second verse is certainly flavoured by Bowie’s passing’’.

Feast your eyes now on the sumptuous ‘Met-Amor-Phosis’ video :-

https://youtu.be/f3LVWnHhzNA

 

Comments 33

  1. Simply top notch, well done everyone, Wayne after some time I am sure you will come to enjoy it like you enjoy others, we certainly will, thank you.

  2. It’s an honour being the first one to comment here. I must say I’m basically not a Mission fan. Fact is, The Mission are still there after so many dark and discouraging years. Nearly every band from the UK lost it. And Wayne struggled not to loose the fans and keep his band going. A sometimes isolated singer/songwriter. A conflicting character trying to break out of his boundaries. I remember a soundcheck of the Band without their singer some years ago. So at this point I feel happy with Wayne for this album. As they say: Per aspera ad astra. Indeed it’s a band album. It’s got the infamous guitar carpet. Craig and Mike made their own experiences with the rythm-and-bass-section for Craigs solo album in 2011. These experiences have their influence on the new single. And what a single! What a feeling of releaf for me as listener. Rock music is not about making money and collecting fans. Leave behind what could not be, be authentic, you deserve it, Wayne. What will happen when the album is finally avaible, we will see. Maybe being assasinated for being to important?

  3. Hello Wayne,

    I’AM AN OLD FAN OF SISTERS AND THE MISSION / I LIKE YOUR MUSIC BEST SONG OF 80 / IT WILL BE A PLEASURE TO LISTEN THE BAND IN CONCERT IN PARIS THIS YEAR ?
    LONG LIFE WAYNE
    BEST REGARDS
    PASCAL

  4. Congratulations for the video and for the music both is fantastic. I think this is a real essence of the mission´s sound. I´m your fan since Firt and Last Always. The Mission albuns is the soundtrack of my life.Thank you for keeping the faith for all this years.

  5. Not too shabby I must say… Not been here for months and don’t do social media anymore, so just a bit of a catch up before the tour. See you soon..

  6. Hi there Schätzeleins, I am now sitting in front of my computer not exactly sober cause I opened a bottle of red wine for the secoud runthrough of the new album on soundcloud. “Truth And Consequence” would have been a good title too. Man one can get in trouble for telling the truth…
    This is the first time since GOM that it’s hard for me to pick favourite tracks because
    this one is just excellent from beginning to the end. Hallelujah! Thank you The Mission!

  7. Such personal sacrifices, all for our pleasure, truly inspirational – thank you. Denise (Wales) See you all again in London, and maybe Belgium with a little luck. xxx

  8. great great track ! probably their best since “never again”. it sounds between sisters of mercy and the mission. Si this is must have for every The mission fan.

  9. You did a brilliant job, Wayne. Clearly brings reminiscences of the epic times of Gods Own Medicine. Very well produced and inspiring. Keep on trying for ever more. Cheers.

  10. Some wonderful feedback here on the new album, which I completely agree with. Not a dodgy or even slightly duff track to be heard, a rarity from any band. It’s a stunner. After three weeks solid of listening to it, it’s gone from “not so sure” to “Oh my god, this is ridiculously good”.

    I think I’ve figured out what it is.

    It’s cathartic. And healing. Because it’s one of those very rare albums that works on a deep, honest, introspective and emotional level, as well as musically. And that’s what makes it so good, for me. They’ve always had the musical skills from day one, but this album connects to you inwardly, which is what makes it so accomplished. It’s someone who knows, or is trying to comprehend how they tick and relate to others, successfully or otherwise, trying to understand the world and pour it out lyrically. Which, I think, is going to make it timeless.

    Wayne, you’re going to have to be put in solitary confinement more often if this is what transpires! 😉

  11. I recently discovered that this album was available. After a single trial listen (last 5 minutes) on iTunes I bought the full album. Every song on the album is great- definitely the best album The Mission has recorded since the 90’s (Aura is probably the last album that came close but this album is up there with Carved in Sand and Masque).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *