The Mission (known as The Mission UK Across the Atlantic) is an English group formed in 1986 in Leeds by Wayne Hussey and Craig Adans, both from the Sisters of Mercy. Who will be joined quickly by Mick Brown and Simon Hinkler.
Originally, the group took the name "The Sisterhood" but the name being controversial, the group ultimately opted for "The Mission".
They had their first success with "Stay with me", a single which was also released in 1986. But it was with the track "Wasteland" which came out a few months later in 1987 that the group was going to be seriously talked about.
The year 1988 saw them reach the top of the podium with the release of the album "Children" from which one of their biggest hits, "Tower of strength", was to be extracted.
In 1990 the album "Carved in sand" was released which notably contained the excellent "Butterfly on a wheel", a single which narrowly missed the Top10. Shortly followed by the album "Grains of sand" which produced the hit "Hands across the ocean".
Two successful albums despite a group bordering on debauchery and a permanent musicians' turnover.
They will experience a last notorious success with the title "Afterglow" in 1994. The last success of a group of certain quality, innovative sound and particularly neat.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Stay with me 1986
Naked and savage 1987
Tower of strength 1988
Butterfly on a wheel 1990
Hands across the ocean 1990
Never again 1992
Like a child again 1992
1986 ... the beginnings and the first major hit. A first hit for an astonishing, original group of which some members can be scary ... But the dress does not make the monk ...
1987 ... a very rapid rise in power which allows them to reach the heights of the Charts. Their success is confined for the moment to the Anglo-Saxon sphere but that will not last ...
1987 ... a very Cold Wave sound reserved for more enlightened amateurs. But the melodic inspiration is of high level and therefore rakes more widely than one might think ...
1988 ... their Masterpiece. A title that will remain as their best ranked and which offers them their main international hit. A well-deserved consecration !
1990 ... a change of decade perfectly mastered thanks to this title which will undoubtedly remain as one of their most successful. HU-GE !
1990 ... an exceptional year for the group who saw them go on hit after hit. A full maturity which bears fruit and consecrates them as one of the best English groups of the end of the 20th century
1990 ... a year that ended in style with a new high-caliber title. One of many ...
1992 ... after a white 1991, they are back and particularly fit. A longevity that is only found with the best ...
1992 ... the confirmation of an undeniable talent which largely holds up. And this despite this early 90s outrageously dominated by the different dance trends of the moment
1994 ... the last notorious hit. Six years at the top, a record more than flattering. Few groups can say the same ...
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