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The m*****n re-record Tower Of Strength in mega-goth collaboration for charity

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He managed to get both Astons to do it? Blimey, he might as well have chanced his arm and asked Eldritch while he was feeling lucky! 😁
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The delightful Ms Regan too :)
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Wasn't Jay Aston in Buck's Fizz?
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Pista wrote:
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Wasn't Jay Aston in Buck's Fizz?
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Must be something about bands with members called Jay Aston that end up with two different factions feuding over the name.

The Buck's Fizz one is some lunatic Brexit enthusiast now, I think.
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I had to double-check to make sure it was Martin Gore and not Pista.

All revealed on Monday folks.
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He's not impersonating me again is he?
I'm calling my lawyer
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Wow. Lockdown has been tough on some people 😂
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I'm sure lockdown must have been the cause of my own hairline approaching that sported by Craig Adams ;)
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Teaser trailer

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ReMission International, “TOS2020”

Vinyl edition
Side A
1. “TOS2020” (Beholden To The Front Line Workers Of The World mix)
2. “TOS2020” (single)
Side B
1. “TOS2020” (Trentemøller Remix)
2. “TOS2020” (Albie Mischenzingerzen Remix)

CD edition
1. TOS2020″ (Beholden To The Front Line Workers Of The World mix)
2. TOS2020″ (Trentemøller Remix)
3. TOS2020″ (Albie Mischenzingerzen Remix)
4. TOS2020″ (single)

Digital Bundle
1. TOS2020″ (single)
2. TOS2020″ (Beholden To The Front Line Workers Of The World mix)
3. TOS2020″ (Trentemøller Remix)
4. TOS2020″ (Albie Mischenzingerzen Remix)
5. The m*****n’s “Tower Of Strength” (original newly remastered)



ReMission International participants:

Andy Rourke
Billy Duffy
Budgie
Evi Vine
Gary Numan
James Alexander Graham
Jay Aston
Julianne Regan
Kevin Haskins
Kirk Brandon
Lol Tolhurst
Martin Gore
Michael Aston
Michael Ciravolo
Midge Ure
Miles Hunt
Rachel Goswell
Richard Fortus
Robin Finck
Steve Clarke
Tim Palmer
Trentemøller



ReMission International charities:

NHS Charities UK
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis
Music Venue Trust UK
Covenant House, New Orleans
Disasters Emergency Committee
MusiCares
Plan International
Direct Relief
Alzheimer’s Scotland
Liberty Hill Foundation
The Shrewsbury Ark
Memorial Sloan Kettering Center, NYC
Prostate Cancer UK
The Teddy Bear Clinic
Red Rover
Help Musicians UK
Crew Nation
Venice Family Clinic
The Anthony Walker Foundation
Projeto Cáo Communitário
The City Of San Francisco COVID-19 Fund
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apologies if this is all covered already. this is from (the lovely) Cynthia Husseys Facebook post.

The Mission
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The wait is over and we are thrilled to launch Wayne Hussey and friends remake of the classic Mission anthem ‘Tower Of Strength' in support of key workers dealing with Covid-19 globally.
All proceeds go to charities personally chosen by each contributor to TOS2020.

ReMission International - TOS2020

For full details and all pre-order information please visit the TOS2020 website: www.themissionukband.com

Watch a short teaser clip of the song: https://youtu.be/Wf8cd_3zoWY

This amazing release is available on:
Digital download - release date 28th August
12” gold coloured vinyl and CD - release date 2nd October

There are also bundle options available so you can give full support to the nominated charities (listed below) plus an option to donate a little more if you are feeling like you'd like to give more to these very worthy causes.

All bundle versions include an additional re-mastered version of the original Tower of Strength exclusive to online orders.

Wayne has collaborated with some great friends and musicians including : Andy Rourke, Billy Duffy, Budgie, Evi Vine, Gary Numan, James Alexander Graham, Jay Aston, Julianne Regan, Kevin Haskins, Kirk Brandon, Lol Tolhurst, Martin Gore, Michael Aston, Michael Ciravolo, Midge Ure, Miles Hunt, Rachel Goswell, Richard Fortus, Robin Finck, Steve Clarke, Tim Palmer, Trentemøller.

From Wayne Hussey: “When Covid-19 hit I started receiving messages asking ‘why don’t you re-issue Tower Of Strength for the front line workers?’ The song had apparently been adopted as an anthem by some NHS workers, and it got me thinking that I would like to contribute something to the greater cause at this unprecedented time and the only thing I could really contribute is music. So in conjunction with my good friend Michael Ciravolo, I came up with the idea of recording a new version of Tower Of Strength for charity by enlisting the help of musician friends and acquaintances. Tower Of Strength was first released by The m*****n as a single in 1988 and then again in 1994. It charted twice in the UK top 40 and has proved to be probably our biggest song and the one we generally close our shows with. It is anthemic. I wondered if recording a more well known song might have a greater reach but neither Michael or I could come up with any suggestions that seemed to fit lyrically without getting too corny. So Tower Of Strength it was then.”

“Usually I detest things that are done for charity that are also self-serving, but I came up with a plan that satisfied my conscience. I spoke with my fellow Mission band members who co-wrote the song - Craig Adams, Mick Brown and Simon Hinkler - and we agreed to give up any publishing income generated by the new version to nominated charities, including mechanical and performance royalties and 100% of any revenue raised by sales. TOS2020 has been renamed to divert funds from the original version, and the charities have been personally nominated by the people involved in its recording and release. Because the musical contributions are global our idea is that the proceeds will be divided and distributed equally among all the beneficiaries.

Whilst all the versions will be available to listen to on all streaming platforms I'm gonna ask you to help the cause by buying at least the digital package which is priced at only £2.99. It's not much, is it? For the price of a coffee you'll receive all five versions. Come on, help us to help others.” Wayne Hussey, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 9th August, 2020.

Produced by Wayne and co-produced and mixed by Tim Palmer except * remix by Trentemøller and ** by some bloke named Albie Mischenzingerzen.

TOS2020 - ReMission International
Track-listing:
Vinyl Side A (cat no: SPV 243541 LP)
1. TOS2020 (Beholden To The Front Line Workers Of The World mix)
2. TOS2020 (single)

Vinyl Side B
1. TOS2020 (Trentemøller Remix)*
2. TOS2020 (Albie Mischenzingerzen Remix)**

CD (cat no: SPV 243542 CD-EP)
1. TOS2020 (Beholden To The Front Line Workers Of The World mix)
2. TOS2020 (Trentemøller Remix)
3. TOS2020 (Albie Mischenzingerzen Remix)
4. TOS2020 (single)

Digital Bundle (cat no: SPV 24354D)
1. TOS2020 (single)
2. TOS2020 (Beholden To The Front Line Workers Of The World mix)
3. TOS2020 (Trentemøller Remix)
4. TOS2020 (Albie Mischenzingerzen Remix)
5. Tower Of Strength (original newly remastered) - The m*****n (free bonus track with bundle only)

TOS2020 nominated charities currently include:
NHS Charities UK
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis
Music Venue Trust UK
Covenant House, New Orleans
Disasters Emergency Committee
MusiCares
Plan International
Direct Relief
Alzheimer’s Scotland
Liberty Hill Foundation
The Shrewsbury Ark
Memorial Sloan Kettering Center, NYC
Prostate Cancer UK
The Teddy Bear Clinic
Red Rover
Help Musicians UK
Crew Nation
Venice Family Clinic
The Anthony Walker Foundation
Projeto Cáo Communitário
The City Of San Francisco Covid-19 Fund
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Albie Mischenzingerzen made me laugh
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Just testing a new feature...

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oh hey, that works :)
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See this post for more info about the youtube embed thing:

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Thanks for the clip, Quiff. It confirms that this...product...is every bit as subtle and nuanced as one may have expected. I suppose that, if it raises money... no, f**k it. Bad is bad and money isn’t an antidote.

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Chaotican wrote:
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Thanks for the clip, Quiff. It confirms that this...product...is every bit as subtle and nuanced as one may have expected. I suppose that, if it raises money... no, f**k it. Bad is bad and money isn’t an antidote.
The clip is a bit short to really get a feel, but it seems to be a bit "do they know it's xmas" from the 30 seconds I heard.
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Well an ensemble rendition of ToS was always going to be a bit "Band Aid" wasn't it. At least that there Mischenzinger chappy got off his arse and did something , doubtless to some it was for all the wrong reasons and to others it was god-like genius. Personally I'm glad to see some royalties helping music based causes too.
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The clip in no way does justice to the complete song and I'm told the Trentemoller mix is a radical reworking.
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Scardwel wrote:
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The clip in no way does justice to the complete song and I'm told the Trentemoller mix is a radical reworking.
I do hope that's the case. But you're right. 33 seconds is not going to do many things justice TBH.
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Swinnow wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 18:18
At least that there Mischenzinger chappy got off his arse and did something
That.
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It was released today. BUY IT!
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Third time lucky :lol:

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Here's the video thingy too....

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