Price: £34.99
Format: boxset
Artist: Mansun
Availability: 22-03-2019
CatNo: KSCOPE545
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Mansun Six Deluxe Paul Draper Surround boxset
A deluxe 3cd/1dvd 21st Anniversary 'book set' edition of Mansun's audacious and infectious Six.
 
Remastered from the original master tapes by Jon Astley presented in a 48-page hardback book featuring sleeve notes by journalist and long-time fan Paul Lester, and insights from Paul Draper
 
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Tearing up the expectations set by their smash hit debut Attack Of The Grey Lantern, the experimental Six was instantly hailed as a leftfield cult classic. 
 
A unification of numerous ideas and inspirations - with elements of Pop, Electronica and Progressive Rock - the album included a Tchaikovsky sample interlaced with electronic drums and spooky synth lines, references to religious scepticism, Winnie the Pooh, Stanley Kubrick, Marxism, and spoken word from the legendary fourth Doctor Who, Tom Baker. 
 
Its varied approaches resulted in dynamic switches mid-track to seemingly new songs, making the album an extraordinary statement of individuality and ambition.
 
Includes the singles Legacy, Being A Girl, Negative and Six.
 
The first three discs feature the ralbum in full, a disc of demos, rarities & outtakes, and the b-side album The Dead Flowers Reject.
 
The DVD contains the album's first ever 5.1 surround sound mix (DTS 96/24 5.1 and Dolby Digital AC3 5.1) by long-time collaborator P-Dub, a hi-resolution stereo audio (24bit/48kHz Linear PCM) and the original promotional videos.
 
The 48-page hardback book features sleeve notes by journalist and long-time fan Paul Lester, and insights from Paul Draper including a foreword, an analysis of the cover art, track-by-track descriptions for both CDs 2 and 3 and an album overview of The Dead Flowers Reject (amongst plenty of newly unearthed treasures).
 
"A twisting maze of Prog, Glam and early '80s guitar pop. No-one has done northern angst on LSD quite like this.” - NME
 
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Mansun were one of the most iconic and innovative British bands of the late 90s. Having signed to the legendary Parlophone label they released four albums - Attack of the Grey Lantern (1997), Six (1998), Little Kix (2000) and the compilation Kleptomania - as well as a popular and now rare series of EPs.