Grains of Sand

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Grains of Sand
Studio album by The Mission
Released November 1990 (1990-11)
Recorded May-August 1989
Genre Alternative rock
Length 48:13
Label Mercury
The Mission chronology
Carved in Sand
(1990)
Grains of Sand
(1990)
Masque
(1992)
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Grains of Sand is a collection by gothic rock band The Mission released in October 1990. It includes a number of tracks that were originally recorded for their previous album, Carved in Sand, but not included. Added are a number of acoustic versions and the Andy Partridge co-produced single 'Hands Across the Ocean'.

The album was reissued in 2008 as part of the two disc reissue for Carved in Sand.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hands Across the Ocean" – 3:49
  2. "The Grip of Disease" – 4:12
  3. "Divided We Fall" – 3:40
  4. "Mercenary" – 2:50
  5. "Mr. Pleasant" (The Kinks cover) – 2:50
  6. "Kingdom Come (Forever and Again)" – 4:57
  7. "Heaven Sends You" – 4:54
  8. "Sweet Smile of a Mystery" – 3:55
  9. "Tower of Strength (Casbah Mix)" - 4:30
  10. "Butterfly on a Wheel (Troubadour Mix)" - 4:29
  11. "Love" (John Lennon cover) – 1:51
  12. "Bird of Passage" – 6:28