six (21st anniversary edition)
Mansun were one of the most iconic and innovative British bands of the late 90s.
Having signed to the legendary record label Parlophone (home to The Beatles, Radiohead and Sigur Ros) they released four albums - ‘Attack of the Grey Lantern’ (1997), ‘Six’ (1998), ‘Little Kix’ (2000) and the compilation ‘Kleptomania’ following the band’s split - as well as a popular and now rare series of EPs. Kscope, having now acquired this impressive catalogue, are running a thorough reissue series that delves into a treasure trove of previously unreleased audio and visual material, including the much awaited 21stanniversary remaster of their experimental Top 10 album ‘Six’ (#6 UK charts). Tearing up the expectation laid by their smash hit #1 debut album ‘Attack of the Grey Lantern’, Mansun followed up in 1998 with their leftfield cult classic ‘Six’. The music is a unification of numerous ideas and inspirations, with elements of pop, electronica and progressive rock. They 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 sounds result in dynamic switches mid-track to seemingly new songs, making the album a timeless record and it’s not short on strong individual tracks with the singles “Legacy”, “Being A Girl”, “Negative” and “Six”.
The first three discs of the Deluxe set are CDs featuring the remastered album in full, a disc of demos, rarities & outtakes, and the B-side album The Dead Flowers Reject. The fourth disc is a DVD, which is 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. The audio has been fully remastered from the original master tapes by Jon Astley (Van Morrison, The Who, George Harrison, Norah Jones, Rolling Stones).
- Inverse Midas
- Anti Everything
- Fall Out
- Witness To A Murder (Part 2)
- Blown It (Delete As Appropriate)
- Being A Girl
- Tom Baker Outtakes (Isolated Studio Vocal) (CD ONLY BONUS TRACK)