Children (The Mission album)

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Children
AlbumTheMissionChildren.jpg
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)The First Chapter1987
Children
(1988)
Carved in Sand
(1990)Carved in Sand1990
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]

Except where noted, all music by Adams, Brown, Hinkler, Hussey and words by Hussey

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" (J. S. Webb) – 0:34
  10. "Black Mountain Mist" – 2:54
  11. "Dream On" (Steven Tyler) – 3:54
  12. "Heat" – 5:14
  13. "Hymn (for America)" – 6:35

1988 vinyl release[edit]

Side A
  1. "Beyond the Pale" – 7:49
  2. "Wing and a Prayer" – 3:41
  3. "Heaven on Earth" – 5:19
  4. "Tower of Strength" – 8:03
Side B
  1. "Kingdom Come" – 4:50
  2. "Breathe" – 1:26
  3. "Child's Play" – 3:39
  4. "Shamera Kye" (J. S. Webb) – 0:34
  5. "Black Mountain Mist" – 2:54
  6. "Heat" – 5:14
  7. "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" (J. S. Webb) – 0:34
  10. "Black Mountain Mist" – 2:54
  11. "Dream On" (Steven Tyler)– 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

Personnel[edit]

The Mission
Additional musicians
  • John Paul Jones – keyboards & programming
  • Julianne Regan – additional voice on "Beyond The Pale" and "Black Mountain Mist"
  • Jez Webb – harmonica on "Shamera Kye"
  • Michael Ade – violin on "Shamera Kye"
  • Skaila Kenga – Celtic harp on "Black Mountain Mist"
  • Woodstock Infant School – additional voices on "Heat" and "Hymn (for America)"

References[edit]

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