出自于1987年的英式哥特摇滚专辑，其中包括了Neil Young的“Like A Hurricane”和Patti Smith的“Dancing Barefoor”等九首歌
The Mission乐队成员给人的印象是一队穿着工作服，戴着牛仔帽的北方佬，他们的作品总是让人大吃一惊——从怪异的歌名到浮雕般的封套设计。这是乐队的第二张专辑，由Led Zeppelin乐队的John Paul Jones制作，在吵闹和宁静中保持着适当的平衡，尽管Wayne Hussey创作的成语般的歌词不可能被任何国家用作建设的标语。
Featuring covers and singles from the pre-God's Own Medicine era, The First Chapter can at times reinforce the critics' view that the Mission were nothing but a pompous goth band intent on dredging up rock's past. The opener, a shoddy cover of the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows," is a perfect example of that, proving that at times Wayne and his mates should have left well enough alone.
Fortunately, this collection includes some of the Mission's finer moments. Cover versions of Free's "Wishing Well" and Patti Smith's "Dancing Barefoot" manage to merge classic rock tracks with the Mission's glossy and dramatic approach with ease.
The best moments of The First Chapter are found in the Mission's own compositions, especially the single "Serpents Kiss" and "The Crystal Ocean," both of which shimmer with Hussey's signature 12-string sound, and one of the best non-drum machine rhythm sections that came out of the English goth rock scene. ~ Chris True, All Music Guide
1. Like a Hurricane
2. Over the Hills and Far Away
3. Naked and Savage
4. Serpents Kiss
5. Dancing Barefoot
6. Crystal Ocean [Extended]
7. Garden of Delight [Extended]
8. Wake (RSV)
9. Like a Hurricane [Extended]