RELEASE DATE: 26 MAY 2014
A written documentary of the first 25 years of the English band THE MISSION is about to be released. Written by Alex Daniele, the book, “THE MISSION – At War With The Gods”, chronicles the band’s early footsteps and humble beginnings through their reformation in 2011.
The limited-edition book is a whopping 350 pages packed with over 200 rare and exclusive photographs.
Painstaking attention to detail was made over the course of several years as Daniele compiled information, images, interviews, and tidbits from those who, at one point or another, walked beside The Mission’s members.
Contributors to the book’s contents include Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams, Simon Hinkler, Mike Kelly, manager George Allen, Cinthya Hussey, producer Steve Whitfield, and a who’s who list of other notables.
Included in that list is our very own New Zero God singer, Mike Pougounas, who is credited as “the singer of the Greek band The Flowers Of Romance that was produced by Wayne Hussey”. Indeed, back in 1995, Hussey and Pougounas teamed up on the 5th studio release by The Flowers Of Romance. “Brilliant Mistakes” was recorded in The Mission’s Bristol Studio, “Swirlsound“, as well as in the Athenian “In Studio“. Wayne Hussey not only produced, but also provided backing vocals, loops, and additional guitars for what would become The Flowers Of Romance’s most successful album. Steve Whitfield, the sound engineer for The Cure and The Mission UK, was in charge of mixing the album. [More on The Flowers Of Romance, “Brilliant Mistakes” HERE.]
This limited-to-1000-copies edition will be hand-numbered and pre-orders are filling quickly. According to my conversation with Daniele, a major chunk of the stock has already been sold and he’s working feverishly as the countdown to release winds down. For those outside the UK/Euro zone, full information and purchasing details will be made public after the 27th of May, 2014.
To read more or to place a pre-order, click HERE.
Alex Daniele [Ascension/Italy]
© 2014 Sand Castles Productions.
Written by Ascension Promotions | Edited by Danny Tartaglia and Graham Chisnall | Final editing by Danny Tartaglia | Artwork concept by Alex Daniele.
Cover concept by Cinthya Hussey and Candy Rosenbaum | Cover photo: ‘The Mission – Sinners Day’, copyright © Roger op den Camp | Back cover photo: ‘The Mission in Spring 2013’, copyright © Rhory Danniells