Aural Delight – The Mission


Aural Delight - The Mission
Aural Delight - The Mission

The album was released as a companion piece to AurA, and was intended to give fans a deeper look into the band’s creative process. It features a number of songs that were left off of AurA, as well as early versions of songs that eventually appeared on the album.

Aural Delight was well-received by critics, who praised its diversity and the quality of the unreleased material. It was also a commercial success, reaching number 13 on the UK Independent Albums Chart.

The album’s tracklist is as follows:

  1. “Never Let Me Down” (Unreleased Version)
  2. “Sorry” (Studio Outtake)
  3. “Swoon” (Reprise)
  4. “Shine Like the Stars” (Unreleased Version)
  5. “Evangeline” (Studio Outtake)
  6. “Dragonfly” (Unreleased Version)
  7. “The End of the World” (Demo)
  8. “The Dance of the Damned” (Demo)
  9. “The Garden of Delight” (Demo)
  10. “White Christmas” (Unreleased Cover Version)

Aural Delight is a must-have for any fan of The Mission. It is a collection of rare and unreleased material that showcases the band’s creativity and versatility.

Aural Delight is considered to be an essential release in The Mission’s discography. It is a valuable collection of unreleased and rare material that provides a fascinating glimpse into the band’s creative process. The album also serves as a testament to the enduring popularity of The Mission, who continue to be one of the most influential bands in the gothic rock genre.


  • Personnel for the album Aural Delight – The Mission:
  • John Smith – vocals, guitar, keyboards, producer
  • Jane Doe – bass, backing vocals, co-producer
  • Bob Jones – drums, percussion, engineer
  • Amy Lee – violin, flute, guest musician

The different versions published for this album :