The Mission Sessions – a new album by Those Nervous Animals – songs from the early days and every decade since, the most recent material recorded during the first Covid-19 lockdown of 2020.
New recordings and remasters of the most loved songs of the 80’s, 90’s and beyond.
“Getting to make that album… we always believed strongly in the originality and beauty of the songs we wrote and arranged. We felt it would be a special piece of work…”
01. The Hypnotist [04:44]
02. The Business Enterprise (My Friend John) – Remaster [03:57]
03. Clubs [04:00]
04. Rocket Ship [04:18]
05. Insomnia – Remaster [03:25]
06. Damien – Remaster [04:50]
07. The Polar Bear – Remaster [03:51]
08. Bird – Remaster [04:54]
09. Just What the Sucker Wanted – Remaster [03:53]
10. He Can’t Resist A Mystery [04:54]
The Mission Sessions – how it came about…
In the lockdown period of early 2020 Pádraig and Tom decided to get in touch with everyone again. John Cooke of Tara Records (shout out to him) delivered the original TNA masters of older songs, and the band decided to add to the collection with some newly recorded versions.
The songs span literally four decades, some new sections or variations are from 2020 and the oldest of the songs or lyric ideas go back to mid nineteen seventies. More than anything it has been the experience of playing the tunes live that has brought the most reward.
Many changes have happened over four decades—but we are all still good friends! And we would like to think we have never become cynical in our dedication to making new and exciting music.
Thanks for all the support and love over the years, everyone. We worked with amazing people, producers like Bill Whelan, Donal Lunny and Nicky Ryan, and most recently Gerry Leonard.
We dedicate this set to some of those no longer with us, Finn Corrigan, Pascale Benadjour, Terry Browne, Joan Clarke, Dessie Cullen and many more. We hope you enjoy this collection.
All Mastering by David Glasser, Airshow Mastering, Boulder Colorado.
Tape transfers by Daire Winston