The Mission ‎– No Snow, No Show (For The Eskimo) (BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert)

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Windsong International ‎– WINCD 035
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Tracklist

1 Amelia 2:57
2 Wasteland 6:19
3 Serpent's Kiss 4:06
4 Belief 7:35
5 Severina 3:49
6 Butterfly On A Wheel 5:46
7 Into The Blue 4:27
8 Kingdom Come 4:55
9 Deliverance 6:21
10 Tower Of Strength 8:20
11 Crystal Ocean 6:27

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Tracks 1, 2, 6 and 7 from BBC Radio One 1990
Tracks 3, 4, 5, 8 to 11 from BBC Transcription service 1988

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Mike650

Mike650

November 23, 2012

"No Snow, No Show" For the Eskimo derives it's name from the Eskimos, a general term for the diehard Mission fans. Taken from two arena shows, one in 1988 and the other 1990, the album captures the Mission at the height of their popularity. It draws tracks from the band's first three albums, as well as a couple of B-sides, "Serpent's Kiss" and "Crystal Ocean." The band perform well and the sound is near-perfect; ironically, that's the main problem with the album. Every track is a flawless rendition of the album version, making it a somewhat unnecessary release. Still, the material is consistently strong, and it's the last time the Mission would sound so good.
Derided by critics as pompous, melodramatic, and bombastic, the Mission, as they were known in their native U.K. (their name had to be changed in America owing to a Philadelphia R&B band with the same moniker), nonetheless attracted a core audience of goth rock fans. The Mission was formed in 1986 by guitarist/singer Wayne Hussey and bassist Craig Adams, who both left the Sisters of Mercy to do so. (Hussey had also played with the Walkie Talkies and Dead or Alive.) The two recruited Artery guitarist Simon Hinkler and former Red Lorry Yellow Lorry drummer Mick Brown and called themselves the Sisterhood, to which Sisters of Mercy leader Andrew Eldritch objected strenuously. The Mission released two successful independent singles in the U.K. and signed to Mercury in 1986. The group soon completed its debut album, God's Own Medicine, which critics lambasted as ponderous and derivative of Led Zeppelin and Yes, but the album produced several U.K. hits anyway. The band toured extensively in the U.K. and America; Adams had to return home from the latter after suffering from exhaustion. Produced by Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, Children widened the band's audience, reaching number two on the U.K. album charts. 1990's Carved in Sand shed some of the Mission's Zep fascination for more refined songwriting. Hinkler left the band midway through the supporting tour and was eventually replaced permanently by Paul Etchells. Meanwhile, several Mission members backed Slade members Noddy Holder and Jim Lea on the Christmas charity single "Merry Xmas Everybody." By 1992, Hussey was the only original member left; following the 1994 Sum and Substance retrospective, he recorded the 1995 album Neverland with a new Mission lineup. Blue followed a year later, with the greatest-hits retrospective Resurrection appearing in fall 1999.

This information was omitted from an earlier Relese, I thought it was pretty informative so posted it this way.(I don´t know who the original author is)