Masque (The Mission album)

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Masque
Studio album by The Mission
Released 22 June 1992
February 2008 (re-issue) [1]
Genre Alternative rock
Length 51:36
Label Mercury
Producer Mark Saunders / The Mission
The Mission chronology
Grains of Sand
(1990)
Masque
(1992)
"No Snow, No Show" for the Eskimo
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Masque is the fourth regular studio album by The Mission which was released in January 1992 on the Vertigo sub-label of Mercury Records. Peaking at #23 in the UK albums chart,[3] it failed to repeat the commercial success of the previous two official studio albums and marked the beginning of The Mission's decline in popularity; it was also the band's last album to achieve a UK top 40 position. Masque included the singles "Never Again" (UK #34), "Like a Child Again" (#UK 30) and "Shades of Green Pt. 2". The album included a number of outside collaborators, including Martin Allcock, Anthony Thistlethwaite and Miles Hunt.[4]

The album was reissued in February 2008. The expanded release had four bonus tracks including the cover of Blondie's "Atomic" recorded for the NME's Ruby Trax compilation, released in November 1992.

Track listing[edit]

1992 release[edit]

  1. "Never Again" – 5:05
  2. "Shades of Green, Pt. 2" – 3:59
  3. "Even You May Shine" – 4:41
  4. "Trail of Scarlet" – 3:43
  5. "Spider and the Fly" – 4:49
  6. "She Conjures Me Wings" – 2:48
  7. "Sticks and Stones" – 4:45
  8. "Like a Child Again" – 3:38
  9. "Who Will Love Me Tomorrow?" – 4:09
  10. "You Make Me Breathe" – 4:36
  11. "From One Jesus to Another" – 3:50
  12. "Until There's Another Sunrise" – 5:33

2008 re-issue[edit]

  1. "Never Again" – 5:05
  2. "Shades of Green, Pt. 2" – 3:59
  3. "Even You May Shine" – 4:41
  4. "Trail of Scarlet" – 3:43
  5. "Spider and the Fly" – 4:49
  6. "She Conjures Me Wings" – 2:48
  7. "Sticks and Stones" – 4:45
  8. "Like a Child Again" – 3:38
  9. "Who Will Love Me Tomorrow?" – 4:09
  10. "You Make Me Breathe" – 4:36
  11. "From One Jesus to Another" – 3:50
  12. "Until There's Another Sunrise" – 5:33
Bonus tracks
  1. "Beautiful Chaos" - 5:04
  2. "All Tangled Up In You" - 6:27
  3. "Atomic" (written by D. Harry, J. Destri) - 5:13
  4. "You Make Me Breathe (The Barn Mix)" - 7:18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Roach and Neil Perry, The Mission: Names are for Tombstones, Baby, Independent Music Press, 1993, p. 249.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts". everyHit.com. 2000-03-16. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  4. ^ Roach and Perry, Names, pp 249-51.