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Dum-Dum Bullet [CD]

The Mission (UK) Audio CD
3.4 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 CD (28 Jun 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: SPV
  • ASIN: B002ZDOYS4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,627 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. It Don't Matter Anymore Anyhow
2. Refugee
3. Room 22
4. Chelsea Blue
5. Acoustic Blush
6. Thine
7. So Many Things
8. Still Deep Waters (Instrumental)
9. Katya's Lullaby
10. Aquarius & Gemini (Acappella)
11. The Earth You Walk Upon
12. Stranger in a Foreign Land
13. Blush Remodel
14. Dumb (Dambusters 617 Squadron Mix By Mark Gemini Thwaite)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Closure of the GIAB era 17 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
I worked with the band including the recording of these tracks, taken from the God is a Bullet (GIAB) session, so maybe my review will be seen as biased. That being said, Dum Dum Bullet completes the tracks that were part of the 2006-7 era of The Mission just before they went on indefinite hiatus. Without this inclusion the picture would not have been complete.

If you've never bought a Mission album in your life (perhaps you heard a track or two on the radio from their other material - or not) this might not be the obvious place to start - the album is a collection of B-sides and also-rans from God is a Bullet - perhaps buying that album (and this) would help provide an up-to-date of where the Mission's most recent non-live work stands.

If you do own at least one Mission album but don't own God is a Bullet, I would suggest the same recommendation - not to increase record sales for the band, but without the two, the comprehension of this picture and purchase of this album might be harder to attain.

If you're familiar with their work including God is a Bullet, chances are you'd buy this album anyway, but I'll run down the tracks for completeness.

** 1. It Dont Matter Anymore - A worthy inclusion, albeit also a b-side; bluesy guitars and hard rock drums provide along with a pounding bass provide a backdrop for Wayne to belt out a great vocal
** 2. Refugee - Heavy guitar intro leads into a song that fast paces along - great line "Let fate conspire her design - and come and put your hand in mine"
** 3. Room 22 - A fantastic trippy melodic song that gained rapid popularity amongst mission fans when released on this album. Some said "It should have been a single"; I agree.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's the dreaded post-split b-sides album... 29 July 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After 2007's underwhelming "God Is A Bullet", comes the detritus : the band split a year later in a blaze of obscurity, the tour played to a fraction of people, and the resultant live albums from the final shows slipped out quietly. Here then, is, for now, until the 25th Anniversary Tour, the leftovers. A few b-sides, some internet-only downloads, a couple of unreleased numbers, and a few half-finished ideas get polished up/down and sanctioned for release. Ultimately, it sounds exactly like the album of sup-par songs it is. The songs are overall neither good nor bad, just average, not particularly memorable. It isn't really the fitting end to The Mission tale - but a selection of offcuts and extras presented in a different frame. Once you get past the glory days of the first four or five albums, and the subsequent nostalgia industry of small-selling studio records, compilations, and the numerous concert releases, you get to this, which is the whimper of The Mission. Credit to the band for releasing their obscure material in one place and time - no-one can really criticise the band for making their back catalogue a minefield of obscure brilliant material you will never find : however, on the strength of the music alone, it's the sound of a band running out of ideas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Mission-Dum-Dum Bullet 25 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD
If you like The Mission,then you'll love this album.Every track is great & it's a great price.Buy this & turn it up.''KEEPING THE FAITH''
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth adding to the collection 30 July 2010
By Rich
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I am not sure now why I bought this, probably because God is a Bullet has grown on me over the last 3 years, and I was pleasnatly surprised. The new releases are as good as those on the GIAB album and the reworked versions are often better than the original, at least in showing the songs at a different tempo/style. The 2nd reworking of blush is Excellent. For Mission fans who like to see a different aspect this is well worth buying. For new fans, make sure you buy Carved in Sand and the other classic albums before this.
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1.0 out of 5 stars lost in post 31 Jan 2013
By n deasy
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
lost in post but they r sending me another copy polite by email and no quams or blame i look forward for cd
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