The Mission Announce “Live In The Studio” Album
Veteran goth rockers The Mission have announced a new “live in the studio” album via Pledgemusic. The campaign for Bending The Arc launched this week as the group, currently featuring three quarters of their classic line-up in the form of Wayne Hussey, Simon Hinkler and Craig Adams, prepare for a set of UK tour dates supporting Alice Cooper.
Hussey had this to say regarding the project: “I generally do not like ‘live’ albums, either as a listener or a musician. There have been very few ‘live’ albums that have been worthwhile, in my humble, and those that have have generally been touched up in the studio after the event. No, it’s not a medium I am fond of.
That being said, I do realise that there is a desire, however bespoke, to sometimes document what we are doing at any given time and with that in mind we are going to record the last day of rehearsals on November 7th, the day where we will have a group of fans in attendance, and release it as a double ‘live’ album.
The idea, mine so blame me, is that a rehearsal scenario is a controllable environment as opposed to the mayhem and unpredictability of a ‘live’ show. As musicians we will have more control over the quality of the performance and recording. Also, we won’t be beholden to the set list we will probably be playing on this upcoming run of shows. There doesn’t have to be yet another ‘live’ version of Wasteland or Deliverance included on this release, the emphasis being on more recent releases and live versions of rarely recorded songs previously such as Like A Child Again and Swoon, to name but two. Also, with this in mind, we’d be interested in hearing what you may like to hear included on this release, bearing in mind that we need to know how to play it!”
You can pledge on the project here and catch the band supporting Alice at the following venues:
Saturday 11th November – Leeds First Direct Arena
Sunday 12th November – Glasgow SSE Hydro
Tuesday 14th November – Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Wednesday 15th November – Manchester Arena
Thursday 16th November – Wembley SSE Arena