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In late 1985 Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams left The Sisters Of Mercy to form The Mission. Their first single "Stay With Me," went straight into the UK chart at No. 30 followed by debut album God's Own Medicine, in at No. 14. Over the next eight years The Mission released six more albums and had a further 12 hits including the doom-rock anthems "Wasteland," "Tower Of Strength," "Beyond The Pale," "Deliverance" and "Butterfly On A Wheel." The two latter cuts are also found on the band's third proper album, Carved In Sand, which was originally released in 1990 and additionally features the charting single "Hands Across The Ocean." The Tim Palmer (Robert Plant, Pearl Jam, Tears For Fears) produced epic was a huge success and went on to become their biggest selling album. Some of that success is owed to the band's fan club who helped select Carved In Sand's track listing.