Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Add links. Gothic rock . Mercury Phonogram. The opener, "Amelia," is a frank -- and somewhat off-putting -- song against child molestation, and that fades into the musically strong "Into the Blue," which is an environmental lament of sorts.
But topical is not really Wayne Hussey 's lyrical forte, so when "Butterfly" comes in at track three, it's a bit of a relief. The big barnstormer on Carved in Sand , "Deliverance," may just be one of their best songs: dynamic stadium-ready singalong stuff that is punchy, rollicking, and over the top -- just the way a big Mission song ought to be.
It's the second half of the album where the questions about fans picking the track listing comes into play, however. Sure, Hussey has had more than his share of maudlin moments, but this takes the cake. Did the fans pick this track, and if so, why? The "follow-up" of sorts, Grains of Sand , which collected the moments not picked for Carved , had plenty of tracks that would have sufficed nicely in place of this poorly chosen song.
Thankfully, it's over fairly quickly, and the album wraps up nicely, albeit rather soon. While Children felt long and epic, Carved in Sand feels epic, but lacks the length. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version.
Butterfly on a Wheel. Hidden categories: Articles with short description Short description is different from Wikidata Articles with hAudio microformats Album articles lacking alt text for covers. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Translate all reviews to English. This is such a great album. I previously owned it and wore it out. Had to buy it again and very pleased with it. Into the blue and Deliverance are stand out tracks for me.
Not keen on the Amelia, but that is my preference. Wayne Hussey's vocals are great and the whole band are so tight. If you like late 80's Goth rock this could be for you. One person found this helpful. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Great to have this on cd! Very good and somewhat nostalgic album. Load more international reviews.
Translate review to English. Als Album ist "Carved in Sand" ein Kunstwerk, das seinesgleichen sucht. Auch das Artwork ist sehr gelungen und passt perfekt zum Charakter dieses Albums. Mehr geht ja leider nicht. Wieder mal absolut 5 meisterliche Sterne,die man sich bei mir abholen darf!!! This album release from one of the UK's best Gothic bands ever spawned at least 4 quality single releases the best being "Butterfly of a wheel" by a massive margin.
Top tracks, great to relive the brilliance of Wayne Hussey and co. Highly recommended. You've read the top international reviews. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime.Carved in Sand is the third regular studio album by The Mission, released in It reached #7 in the UK Albums Chart, making it the second of two top ten albums and overall best-selling album in /5(23).