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!
This album is absolutely stunning. Hussey's song writing has matured over the years so that now I find I prefer this and the last Mission album more than the original stuff I grew up with and loved. (Maybe I get old to and mature). If you are looking for something dark, romantic and chilled then this is perfect. I've long felt Wayne is one of the greatest but most overlooked songwriters of his (or any) generation. His best lyrical work stands up with the greats and this album has plenty of examples. Forget your preconceptions about what you think you might know about him and give this a listen. Truly a great album and it's get better every time you listen to it. Hopefully more will come from Mr Hussey as a solo performer.
Imagine gaining a clear, concise understanding of the core fundamentals that make West Coast Swing work. What are the characteristics of the dance and how do I do them right now? What are the basic structural components of the dance and how do I use them to build amalgamations? How do I put all of this together with exceptional lead and follow? You get all of this and more in 4-3-2-1 SWING!
The first video collection from the Masters Of Gothic Rock. 13 Goth nuggets, plus facts, times and places for the true fan.
Collection includes 7 albums by British New Wave/Dance-pop group Dead Or Alive.
There is a happy land where the Mission never went off the boil, where the desperate maneuverings of Masque and Neverland never sent them spiraling away from what they did best, and where the upheavals and evils of the past ten years never once impacted the gorgeous gleam of post-Zep atmosphere and pre-Hollywood Tolkien-esque fantasy that was the hallmark of their best (first two) albums. It is a land that has been on regular display on-stage since the band's late-'90s reformation, but Aura, a U.K. release in 2001 that finally reached America 12 months later, was its first studio manifestation – and what a joy it is…
It's not just that the Mission changed their sound, it's that they changed it numerous times on one album. For bands in the goth-pop genre, 1992 was kind of the breaking point: in England, shoegazer and baggy had changed everything, and in the U.S., Nirvana and grunge added a whole new barrier to Brits trying to break into the States. Some acts like All About Eve tried shoegazer, and to a certain degree, it worked, while others would embrace their Englishness full-on or would turn to America and turn up the angst. The Mission, for some strange reason, went for a little bit of everything…
An interesting collection, Grains of Sand is not a Mission album proper, but rather a chance for the listener to hear the other songs that were recorded for Carved in Sand. The single "Hands Across the Ocean" is a nugget of pop brilliance that hints at what came next for Wayne Hussey. Most of the tracks are solid, but covers of "Love," and "Mr. Pleasant" are better off as B-sides. The strength of songs like "Hands…," "Divided We Fall," and "Mercenary" are good arguments that the sessions for Carved in Sand produced what could have been one hell of a double album. ~ Chris True