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The Mission UK – Wasteland (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 29th, 2010


1987 Front Cover

The Mission (known as The Mission UK in the United States were a gothic rock band formed in 1986 from the splinters of the freshly-dissolved rock band The Sisters of Mercy.

The Mission was started by frontman Wayne Hussey and bassist Craig Adams .The first success for Hussey came when he joined Dead or Alive at the request of frontman Pete Burns. After Burns retreated to become more studio-based Hussey decided to leave and was offered a position with The Sisters of Mercy, concentrating on 12-string and 6-string guitars. When the Sisters of Mercy disbanded, Hussey and bassist Craig Adams set up The Mission, recruiting Mick Brown on drums and Simon Hinkler on guitars. Aside from Hussey, the line-up has changed several times during the years.

“Wasteland was the second single released fom The Missions first album “God’s Own Medicine” released in November 1986 on Mercury Records. Wasteland peaked at #11 on the UK singles chart, the song was also used in the 1980s TV show “Miami Vice” in the third series episode “Teresa”, first broadcast on 13 February 1987.


Label: Mercury
Catalog#: 888 383-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: Goth Rock
Credits: Lyrics By – Hussey*
Music By – Adams* , Brown* , Hinkler* , Hussey*
Producer – Mission UK, The* (tracks: B1) , Tim Palmer (tracks: A1, B1)

A1 Wasteland (Anniversary Mix) 7:34
B1 Wasteland (Dance Mix) 7:28
B2 Shelter From The Storm (Live) 7:20
Mixed By – Tim Palmer

Back Cover

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 10
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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11 Responses to “The Mission UK – Wasteland (US 12″)”

  1. Supersize Says:

    Fantastic! One of my fave 80’s bands!


  2. Brian Says:

    THANK-YOU. I haven’t heard this since my turntable was stolen… The live b-side was stunning just as I remembered. What a great Monday! Brian in California


  3. atahualpaFX Says:

    Hi Paul 🙂

    I get this error message, when I choose to download using Rapidshare:

    “This file is neither allocated to a Premium Account, or a Collector’s Account, and can therefore only be downloaded 10 times.

    This limit is reached.

    To download this file, the uploader either needs to transfer this file into his/her Collector’s Account, or upload the file again. The file can later be moved to a Collector’s Account. The uploader just needs to click the delete link of the file to get further information.”


    burningthegrounddjpault Reply:

    atahualpaFX I am sorry that is not in my control Rapidshare is the ones doing this all I can suggest is to use one of the other download mirrors.



  4. Noir Says:

    Thanks Paul, great song. Funny, I never really thought of The Mission as goth. They seemed more like a U2 for hippies.


  5. Bruno Says:

    Great post Paul…
    There’s no goth like 80’s goth…!!! 😉


  6. mr8382004 Says:

    Thanks friend


  7. dan Says:

    Great up, thank you very much DjPaulT!!!

    Your Blog rocks!


  8. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. Loved The Mission and Sisters Of Mercy.


    Jason63 Reply:

    Now even better in 24 bit.


  9. Panatrónico Says:

    The Dance Mix is one of the best 80’s Goth Rock Mixes: Solid and Lineal. Thanx Paul!


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