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4.4 out of 5 stars
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on 30 March 2010
This was the first Mission album I heard and the one that set me on the path to true Gothdom. You can never measure the impact of an album like this - it was truly life-changing at the time and this remastered version really does it justice. The sound quality is superb and really emphasises the crunching (yet also tender, on tracks such as 'Breathe' and 'Black Mountain Mist') production by Led Zep's very own John Paul Jones. The additional tracks are also a hidden pleasure with a more commercial version of 'Heat' produced by later Mish producer Tim Palmer. 'Tadeusz' is also a welcome addition from b-side history, seeing The Mish come over all classical, along with an extended mix of 'Kingdom Come' and a fairly unnecessary live version of 'Child's Play'.

All in all, if you still own the crackly vinyl version, or even the original CD, this is well worth shelling out a few quid for the extras and the remastered sound. It reflects perfectly a band of it's time moving from Goth cult status to rock stadium success, yet still sounds awesome today.
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on 15 March 2018
Really enjoyed listening took me back quite a few years when I see them in concert early to mid 80's
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on 28 April 2018
brilliant
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on 22 October 2017
Good.
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on 30 September 2015
as clever an album as always
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on 24 June 2015
I love The Mission. Not their best album but I love it
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on 23 September 2009
Made this middle aged chap very happy. It arrived on time and in good condition well worth the price.
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on 15 May 2016
When I originally bought this album I hated the inferior sound quality and whilst the remastered version has improved the quality the balance is still not quite right. There was the view at the time that The Mission were trying to head in a more hard rock musical direction which is noticeably on the guitar driven Hymn for America & with Led Zeppelins John Paul Jones brought in to produce the album. However, this album didn't really catapult them into stadium rock territory as envisaged and it was their goth rock counterparts The Cult who achieved this with far greater success. The album does have its high points, the singles Beyond the Pale & the anthemic Tower of Strength as well as stand out tracks such as Fabienne, Kingdom Come, Child's Play & Breathe but this is balanced out by a few mediocre songs and an insipid cover of Aerosmiths Dream On which does nothing to improve on the original. The Missions next album Carved in Sand was a far more satisfactory and complete album and sounded more like the natural follow up to Gods Own Medicine. This remastered version does contain some worthwhile bonus tracks including the classical-inspired Instrumental Tadeusz which is simply sublime.
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on 22 December 2013
I have this album on vinyl and wanted a copy to use in the car, great group shame they have not produced more great albums like this.
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on 4 April 2015
This album is a tower of strength. To me.
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