Tower of Strength

Tower of Strength

by The Mission UK
     
 

Tower of Strength is a fine budget-label compilation that evenly chronicles the Mission UK's genesis from the tatters of Sisters of Mercy into the goth heavyweights they would become. With Wayne Hussey at the vocal helm, lightening the mood and adding a bit of glam and glitter, it represents someSee more details below

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Tower of Strength is a fine budget-label compilation that evenly chronicles the Mission UK's genesis from the tatters of Sisters of Mercy into the goth heavyweights they would become. With Wayne Hussey at the vocal helm, lightening the mood and adding a bit of glam and glitter, it represents some of the finest pinpoints in a solid history drawn wholly from the band's years with Phonogram. Tipping in favor of heavy hitters like "Beyond the Pale," "Like a Child Again," "Butterfly on a Wheel," and the mighty title track (which is a fitting closer), the set is a certainly a Mission layman's who's who, although the exclusion of "Severina" is particularly baffling. To make up for this slight, though, there are a handful of lesser-feted gems on offer instead, including two covers -- the intriguing interpretation of Aerosmith's "Dream On" from the CD release of Children and Neil Young's "Like a Hurricane." Add the often overlooked "Until There's Another Sunrise" and "Love Me to Death" and the result is complete and representative of what the group delivered consistently throughout its heyday. Although fans will most certainly stick to the Mission UK's albums in their original form, supplementing them with the outstanding Sum and Substance comp for 12" remixes and hits, Tower of Strength fills a space of sorts, collecting some of the greats that appeared after 1987's The First Chapter.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/25/2000
Label:
Polygram Uk
UPC:
0731454422826
catalogNumber:
544228
Rank:
173391

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Tracks

  1. Beyond the Pale  -  Mission UK
  2. And the Dance Goes On  -  Mission UK
  3. Amelia  -  Mission UK
  4. Butterfly on a Wheel  -  Mission UK
  5. Like a Child Again  -  Mission UK
  6. Until There's Another Sunrise  -  Mission UK
  7. Blood Brother  -  Mission UK
  8. Black Mountain Mist  -  Mission UK
  9. Heat  -  Mission UK
  10. Grapes of Wrath  -  Mission UK
  11. Dream On  -  Mission UK
  12. Stay With Me  -  Mission UK
  13. Deliverance  -  Mission UK
  14. Kingdom Come (Forever and Again)  -  Mission UK
  15. Like a Hurricane  -  Mission UK
  16. Love Me to Death  -  Mission UK
  17. Tower of Strength  -  Mission UK

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