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Thank God! it still sounds great after all these years!
on 22 July 2016
I originally bought this on LP,Album, Vinyl whatever you want to call it when it first came out nearly 30 years ago now.
I went through a bit of a Goth period when i left school until 19, I also liked the Cult and All about Eve (singer Julianne Regan sang backing vocals for The Mission's God's Own Medicine album before they were signed to Phonogram)
So released in 1987 at a time when 'Rick Astley' 'Mel & Kim' & Bananarama were riding the charts this album is what we needed to escape all that trash, and I have to say it still sounds good today as it did 30 years ago as it didn't fit into all that 80s cheese that was around at the time so it still sounds fresh.
Unfortunately i was only a Goth a short time and my music sort of changed to Indie & Rock so i didn't really get into any of their other albums but i did however liked the 'Tower of strength' when i heard it back in 1989 which i thought was excellent!
When i bought this CD I also bought their 4th album 'Carved in sand' as someone recommended this one, I have played this already and i actually do quite like it but have noticed a different change in direction with this one, If i had listened to this when it first came out in 1990 i probably would of hated it as that 80s Goth sound i loved had changed drastically in the 1990s and 'Goth' became 'NuMetal' and we had the likes of 'NIN' & 'MM'
For me personally real Goth music was at it's best in the 1980's with bands like 'The Mission, Sisters of mercy, Siouxsie, Cult, Cure, Fields of Nephelin, Killing Joke, Danielle Dax & Cocteau Twins' ...... so if you want to buy any Mission CD i would say go and buy this one as probably their best and most popular!