The Mission is an English gothic rock band from the UK formed in 1986.
Initially known as The Sisterhood, the band was started by front man Wayne Hussey and bassist Craig Adams (both from The Sisters of Mercy). Aside from Hussey, the line-up has changed several times during the years and the band has been on hiatus twice.
Having sold over 4 million albums, the band reformed to celebrate 25 years of The Mission. Hussey, Hinkler and Adams reunited in 2011 to kick start a new chapter of the band and continue to tour the world & release new material.
Carved in Sand is the third regular studio album by The Mission, originally released in 1990. It reached #7 in the UK Albums Chart, making it the second of two top ten albums and overall best-selling album in the band's career. Four singles were released from the album: "Butterfly on a Wheel", "Deliverance", "Into the Blue", "Hands Across the Ocean"/"Amelia".
The band had invited members of its fan club to help select the tracks for the album.
The album saw the return of Tim Palmer as producer. The album was recorded at Jacobs studios and mixed at Swanyard studios.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Including 4 page insert
- Limited Edition of 1.000 numbered copies on red coloured vinyl