Mission Of Burma Vs: The Definitive Edition on 180g 2LP + DVD + Download
Mission of Burma's second and final studio album Vs. was originally released in the fall of 1982, just months before the band broke up at the pinnacle of their songwriting and performing skills. Vs. is a strange and exciting record, full of depth and harmonic color. Unlike its predecessor, it begins slowly, with a fever dream of guitar workouts, drone and tremelo, in "Circles," "Trem Two" and "Dead Pool." The album pivots around the central track, "Mica," perhaps the band's finest moment about a woman's descent into unreality and madness. At the end, Vs. expands with the triumphant melodic anthems "The Ballad Of Johnny Burma" and "That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate." Looking and sounding better than ever, this Definitive Edition of Vs. comes pressed on gatefold 180g vinyl and features a second LP with four bonus tracks including unreleased studio outtakes from the Vs. sessions and the B-side from the 1982 "Trem Two" 7″ single plus a never-before-seen DVD of the afternoon set from the final show on March 12, 1983.