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Carved in Sand [CASSETTE] [Import]

The Mission (UK) Audio Cassette
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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1986 was the year that saw Liverpool beat Merseyside rivals Everton 3-1 at Wembley to win the FA Cup and complete their first league and cup double, Spitting Image hit the No. 1 spot in the UK pop charts with the irredeemable 'Chicken Song', and Robert De Niro starred in a film called 'The Mission'. But the biggest cultural event of the year was when Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams, ... Read more in Amazon's The Mission (UK) Store

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  • Audio Cassette (2 Feb 1990)
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • ASIN: B00000ESDC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 343,457 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exposed In Platinum 16 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album is an outstanding rock experience. The Mission is definitely one of the greatest - and most ignored - artrock bands of the 1990's.
The opener »Amelia« is a frightening song about incest, recited by the abusive father. On the A side of the vinyl album then follows great melodic rock songs in breathtaking symphonic arrangements, ending in the absolutely outstanding »Deliverance« which till this day is one of my favourite rock songs of all times!
Side B starts with a soulful song called »Grapes Of Wrath« (self-explanatory). The journey goes on, and this amazing album ends in the beautiful summer and love song »Lovely«.
A fantastic album!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By amboline VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
It may or may not be a claim to fame, that this album contains possibly THE most embarrassing lyric ever recorded (see above). But then, The Mission were always at the slightly ridiculous end of the Yorkshire Goth spectrum, notwithstanding their reputation as an awesome live rock band. Fortunately, by the time "Carved in Sand" came out, The Mission had been around long enough to know that it wasn't worth taking themselves TOO seriously; and with the advent of Nu-Metal, it's refreshing to find how well their music holds up compared with a host of younger, more earnest - and at times almost as embarrassing - songwriters.
The odd cringeworthy lyric aside, this is The Mish at their finest as songwriters. At its very best, the music and lyrics have a visceral intensity to them - whether it be the grim horror of the chilling opening track "Amelia", the tragic balladry of "Grapes of Wrath" or the fey poetry of the beautiful "Butterfly on a Wheel". At their worst - well, The Mission were always at their worst when writing about sex, but at least they do it in such a way that you can't help but marvel at their sheer cheek. "Paradise", the offender in question, should have been the theme song to one of those Michael Winner "horror" films of years gone by. Somewhere in between, The Mission produce a classic, high-class rock sound, drawing on imagery from ancient English mythology ("Deliverance") to good old-fashioned narcotic episodes ("Into the Blue"), without ever sounding like they're having anything less than the best time of their lives. A few of today's earnest rock pretenders would do well to listen and learn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The last great Mission Album until "Aura" 11 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Some seminal songs here such as Deliverance and the beatiful Butterfly on a Wheel. made at the height of their fame although not their most consistent album. See also Gods Own Medicine and their new album Aura. Reformed and a kick ass live band. If you get a chance see them live.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it 10 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
great album like this type of music very much and i wanted to add it to my music collection on cd
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mixture..... 5 April 2000
Format:Audio CD
A good CD, although there are a lot better - some of the songs are quality - Deliverance, Amelia,- although some lack any real depth. A good album, but not for a first time fan
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