Children (The Mission album)

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Children
Studio album by The Mission
Released February 1988
Recorded

September-December, The Manor Studios, Oxfordshire, England.

Genre = Gothic rock
Length 57:48
Label Mercury
Producer John Paul Jones
The Mission chronology
The First Chapter
(1987)
Children
(1988)
Carved in Sand
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Children is the second regular studio album by the British rock-band The Mission. It was released in February 1988 by Mercury Records. Two singles were released from the album, "Tower of Strength" and "Beyond the Pale". A third single, 'Kingdom Come' was scheduled but appeared as a promo-only.[2]

Singer Julianne Regan (from the band All About Eve) sang vocals on two tracks - "Beyond The Pale" and "Black Mountain Mist".

The album was re-issued in 2007 with four bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

1988 release[edit]

  1. "Beyond the Pale" – 7:49
  2. "Wing and a Prayer" – 3:41
  3. "Fabienne" – 3:41
  4. "Heaven on Earth" – 5:19
  5. "Tower of Strength" – 8:03
  6. "Kingdom Come" – 4:50
  7. "Breathe" – 1:26
  8. "Child's Play" – 3:39
  9. "Shamera Kye" – 0:34
  10. "Black Mountain Mist" – 2:54
  11. "Dream On" (Aerosmith cover) – 3:54
  12. "Heat" – 5:14
  13. "Hymn (For America)" – 6:35

"Fabienne" and "Dream On" appeared only on the CD and MC releases.

2007 re-issue[edit]

  1. "Beyond the Pale" – 7:49
  2. "Wing and a Prayer" – 3:41
  3. "Fabienne" – 3:41
  4. "Heaven on Earth" – 5:19
  5. "Tower of Strength" – 8:03
  6. "Kingdom Come" – 4:50
  7. "Breathe" – 1:26
  8. "Child's Play" – 3:39
  9. "Shamera Kye" – 0:34
  10. "Black Mountain Mist" – 2:54
  11. "Dream On" – 3:54
  12. "Heat" – 5:14
  13. "Hymn (For America)" – 6:35
Bonus tracks
  1. "Tadeusz (1912-1988)" - 4:57
  2. "Child's Play (Live)" - 3:46
  3. "Kingdom Come (Heavenly Mix)" - 8:09
  4. "Heat (Tim Palmer Version)" - 4:06

Produced by John Paul Jones
Engineered by Mark 'Spike' Stent

References[edit]

  1. ^ True, Chris. Children (The Mission album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Discogs entry" The Mission Kingdom Come (Heavenly Mix) - promo details on Discogs.com. Accessed March 7, 2014.