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Heaven on Earth
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.