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A NEW ALBUM FROM WAYNE!
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As you may or may not already know Wayne Hussey recently composed and recorded the music for AS IRMÃS SIAMESAS, an award winning Brazilian stage-play that is currently enjoying a two-month run at the Teatro Aliança Francesa in São Paulo. There are a strictly limited number of CD’s on-sale at the theatre at each performance. However, we here at MWIS have received a fair few requests from around the globe for the music to be made more widely available. We have acceded to demand and will make a CD available for a strictly limited time period. 
From midnight on Wednesday 31st October (Halloween night) until midnight on Friday 30th November you will have the opportunity to order the CD. This version of the CD will be released by Eyes Wide Shut Recordings and will be numbered and signed by Wayne and James, and is expanded to 14 pieces of music that Wayne wrote for the play, some of which isn’t actually used in the stage production and not included on the CD already available at the theatre. 
There is over an hour of music on the album - a perfect accompaniment for those gentle Sunday mornings whilst you read the papers or a favourite book, or a quiet evening curled up on the couch with a glass of wine and a loved one. As Wayne himself describes it, ‘it’s music that doesn’t strive for, nay demand, the attention of the listener’.  
Wayne wrote the music over a two month period this past summer for a trio consisting of himself playing classical guitar, and piano and violin performed by James Bacon and David Milsom respectively. 
Produced by Wayne and James this release will never again be available on CD after midnight on November 30th. Whilst we can’t guarantee delivery by Christmas to all the four corners of the world, we will be sending out orders from December 1st, so they should reach most destinations before Santa does, thereby becoming a perfect stocking filler.  
Not available anywhere else.


This is what Wayne had to say about the project in an earlier posting here on our FB page: 
I’ve never made it a secret that I harbour ambition to compose and score for film. Sadly, for a myriad of reasons, I’ve never been presented with the opportunity to do so. So it was with open arms I recently accepted the invitation to write music for a stage play. "As Irmãs Siamesas" is a Brazilian play written by José Rubens Siqueira and this particular new version is directed by my good friend, Sébastien Brottet-Michel, a French actor who works with the world renowned Parisienne 'Theatre De Soleil'. The fact that my wife, Cinthya, is one of the two actors in this two women play, the other being Nara Marques, is perhaps why I was offered the job. A little nepotism never hurt anybody.

The brief was…brief. After conversation with Sébastien we decided the music should be slow - none of the tempos are over 70 bpm - empty and open with lots of space, flexible, unsentimental; music that doesn’t dictate the way an audience should react and feel to the dialogue and action on stage, but interacts with the actors in an unobtrusive way.

We talked about the setting of the play as being timeless and placeless, rural rather than urban. I wanted to avoid using instruments that were modern, that required electricity, that would place it in a specific time. I thought about ageless acoustic instruments, such as a piano, a violin, and a classical acoustic guitar, that might be found in a lot of homes where the onus is on families entertaining themselves rather than by TV, radio, or, these days, the internet. These instruments became my exclusive sound palette for this project. Muted colours, if you want.

It’s been a great learning process, and discipline, for me as a musician to compose and make music that doesn’t strive for, nay demand, the listeners attention. In conjunction with the brilliant English pianist, James Bacon, and renowned violinist, David Milsom, we have fashioned a series of adagios that, whilst are a million light years away from the music I usually create, I am so very proud of.
 

Eyes Wide Shut have teamed up with Cherry Red Records to re-issue a 5 disc box set of the Mission's live performance covering four nights at Shepherds Bush Empire in 2008. Out 30th March. ! www.cherryred.co.uk

 

Bending The Arc out now !

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Introduction from Wayne Hussey:

I was in conversation with my friend, Graham, recently and between bouts of bemoaning LFC’s recent performances the subject of ‘live’ albums came up. He was suggesting that we, The Mission, record every show we play and release it, his contention being that there would be people that would want every show. I had to disagree. I think it would appeal to such a minuscule fraction of our audience that the cost of doing it would never be recovered by what we would most likely make back. And sadly we’re not in a position where we can subsidise an undertaking of this magnitude ourselves.

One other factor, which is an even bigger one for me, is that I generally do not like ‘live’ albums, either as a listener or a musician. There have been very few ‘live’ albums that have been worthwhile, in my humble, and those that have have generally been touched up in the studio after the event. No, it’s not a medium I am fond of.

That being said, I do realise that there is a desire, however bespoke, to sometimes document what we are doing at any given time and with that in mind we are going to record the last day of rehearsals on Nov. 7th, the day where we will have a group of fans in attendance, and release it as a double ‘live’ album.

The idea, mine so blame me, is that a rehearsal scenario is a controllable environment as opposed to the mayhem and unpredictability of a ‘live’ show. As musicians we will have more control over the quality of the performance and recording. Also, we won’t be beholden to the set list we will probably be playing on this upcoming run of shows. There doesn’t have to be yet another ‘live’ version of Wasteland or Deliverance included on this release, the emphasis being on more recent releases and live versions of rarely recorded songs previously such as Like A Child Again and Swoon, to name but two. Also, with this in mind, we’d be interested in hearing what you may like to hear included on this release, bearing in mind that we need to know how to play it. You can let us know by replying on our Facebook post.

This release is available to pre-order from LiveHereNow.com on Deluxe 2CD and Triple Coloured Heavyweight 3LP, with exclusive T-shirt and Art prints

 

https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-mission-bending-the-arc

 

 

 

THE COMPLETE ANOTHER FALL FROM GRACE ON SALE NOW!   (Relased 12th May 2017)

Beautifully presented 20 page limited edition book, including artworks and lyrics. 2 x 180g Vinyl and 2 x CD, 1 x DVD set, containing the complete works from The Mission’s critically acclaimed 2016 top 40 album. The Complete Another Fall From Grace Includes 2 new bonus tracks and remix, with 4 music videos on the bonus DVD.  LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES -  Purchase LINK

The Complete Another Fall From Grace contents

 

CD RUNNING ORDER  CD1

1. Another Fall From Grace

2. Met-Amor-Phosis

3. Within The Deepest Darkness (Fearful)

4. Blood On The Road

5. Can't See The Ocean For The Rain

6. Tyranny Of Secrets

7. Never's Longer Than Forever

8. Bullets & Bayonets

9. Valaam

10. Jade

11. Only You & You Alone

12. Phantom Pain

 

CD RUNNING ORDER  CD2

7 Track bonus CD with a brand new remix of 'Tyranny Of Secrets' by renowned producer TOM DALGETY (Royal Blood, Pixies, Ghost) plus two brand new tracks previously unreleased - 'Parasites' and 'Sleeping Pills', the latter being a backing track unearthed from old porta-studio cassette demos from 1984-85.

 

1. Met-Amor-Phosis (MGT remix)

2. Tyranny Of Secrets (Motorcade remix)  ( NEW REMIX BY TOM DALGETY )

3. Parasites (NEW TRACK)

4. Sleeping Pills (NEW TRACK)

5. Met-Amor-Phosis (Acoustic balladeer version)

6. Only You & You Alone (Radio edit)

7. Met-Amor-Phosis (Black Star remix)

 

VINYL RUNNING ORDER 

Side A

1. Another Fall From Grace

2. Met-Amor-Phosis

3. Within The Deepest Darkness (Fearful)

4. Blood On The Road

Side B

1. Cant' See The Ocean For The Rain

2. Tyranny Of Secrets

3. Never's Longer Than Forever

4. Bullets & Bayonets

5. Valaam

Side C

1. Jade

2. Only You & You Alone

3. Phantom Pain

Side D

1. Met-Amor-Phosis (MGT Remix)

2. Tyranny Of Secrets (Motorcade Remix)

3. Parasites

4. Sleeping Pills

5. Met-Amor-Phosis (acoustic balladeer version)

 

DVD Running ORDER

Met-Amor-Phosis

Tyranny Of Secrets

Blood On The Road

Only You & You Alone

 

Label : EYES WIDE SHUT RECORDINGS

Cat number : EWSRBS001

Another Fall From Grace - Released 30th September Cat number: EWSR020 UPC: 803343127555

New Mission video, ’TYRANNY OF SECRETS’. 
Following on from the very positive response that we have received, and enjoyed, to the video for ‘Met-Amor-Phosis’, the 1st single release from the Mission’s soon to be released album ‘Another Fall From Grace’, it is with huge pleasure we now release the video for ‘Tyranny Of Secrets’, a track from the new album that is being singled out in reviews and by those that have heard the album. The video was, as was Met-Amor-Phosis, directed and edited by Shaun Hodson of LoKi Films.
To order the album go to: https://the-mission.tmstor.es

The Mission release their new  album, "Another Fall From Grace" on  30th September 2016.

Cat Number: EWSR020 (CD) EWRS021 ( Delux ) EWSRLP007 ( Vinyl)

UPC: 803343127225 (CD) UPC 803343127249 ( DELUX)  UPC: 803343 127218 (VINYL)

Label Code: 52371

Another Fall From Grace was produced by Wayne Hussey and Tim Palmer and features guest backing vocals from Gary Numan, Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Ville Valo (HIM), Julianne Regan (All About Eve) & Evi Vine.

Another Fall From Grace will be available on CD, DL and 180 gram vinyl plus ltd edition DELUXE double CD and DVDThe deluxe version contains full album on CD, an instrumental version of the album with bonus remix track ‘Met-Amor-Phosis and a 93 minute DVD featuring never before seen footage from 1987 of The Mission performing at Elland Road, Leeds, supporting U2, Aston Villa Leisure Centre as The Metal Gurus and The Royal Court in Liverpool for the Hillsborough benefit gig, both from 1989, producer Tim Palmers home footage of the recording of ‘Carved in Sand /Butterfly on a Wheel video, and the promo video for new single Met-Amor-Phosis.

 

 

EWSREP003 -

In April 2016, Wayne Hussey will be playing a handful of South American & European shows  to promote the release of a limited edition double A side 7 ‘’ vinyl single in conjunction with Record Store Day. The single features Wayne’s stunning and haunting re-working of the classic Sisters Of Mercy song, Marian, a song originally co-written by Wayne with Andrew Eldritch.
The other A side is a brand new song entitled ‘My Love Will Protect You’, a song that was co-written by Wayne with Rebeca Y. Casanova as part of the Canciones De Cuna benefit album. The lyrics for the album are all written by homeless children in Buenos Aires,
Argentina, which are then worked into songs by established national and international artists and recorded as an album of lullabies, all proceeds going to help finance culture centres in Buenos Aires that offer art, music, theatre, and photography classes to homeless children. For more info go to:
http://www.cacuca.org.ar/

 

 

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OUT NOW:

4 x double coloured vinyl of The Mission's 2008 Shepherds Bush Empire shows.

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NEW RELEASE:

NEWS FLASH: NUMBER 2 IN THE DVD MUSIC CHARTS 21ST AUGUST 2015

http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/music-video-chart/

 

Songs of Candlelight and Razorblades LIVE ( 2 x DVD 1 x CD box set )

Filmed & recorded at the final two shows of Wayne's last autumn 50+ date tour at Leeds Trinity and Workington Carnegie the release sees two DVD's, one each from both shows, along with an audio CD.
All in all a massive 50+ songs (more than 5 hours!) along with interviews and other extra's too! Included are such faves as: Wither On The Vine, Severina, Swan Song, The Bouquets & The Bows, Butterfly On A Wheel, & Wasteland, as well as a selection of Wayne's suitably maverick cover versions such as Careless Whisper, Martha's Harbour, & All Along The Watchtower!

Cat number EWSRDVD004

Release date : Aug 17th 2015

Available now to order HERE

 



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NEW RELEASE 13/10/14  EWSR018 & EWSR019 -- CHART POSITION 39 - INDY CHART

Wayne Hussey's new offering - Songs of  Candlelight and Razorblades 

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