MANSUN: DELUXE REMASTERED DEBUT
3rd May 2018
Remastered from the original multi-tracks, 1997’s Attack of the Grey Lantern will be available on a variety of formats
Specifically? All digital platforms and as a media book CD, a two LP gatefold in black vinyl, a very limited LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl in purple vinyl (complete with original design printed inner bags) and a lavish four disc limited book (3CD+DVD) including remastered album, DVD (including 5.1 mix, original videos and hi-res mix), a 70 page book with a new extended essay on the making the record and its impact, a CD of never before heard demos, rarities and outtakes and a CD of selected Mansun BBC Sessions.
Kscope will reissue the album on 8 June 2018. When it was released at the height of Britpop, AOTGL reached No 1 (in February 1997) and achieved platinum sales.
Now 21 years on, the album has been fully overhauled by Jon Astley and with the band and Mansun singer-songwriter, Paul Draper’s longtime studio collaborator PDub creating the 5.1 remix. The CDs of extra material include previously unheard demo recordings, studio outtakes and long unheard BBC sessions recorded prior to the album’s release. This reissue campaign also sees the record remastered for vinyl for the first time since its original release.
Pre-order now HERE.
Draper recently played a sold out tour of the UK playing Attack of the Grey Lantern in its entirety. Much of the album had never been performed live prior to these dates. Paul’s first solo album, Spooky Action, was released via Kscope in August 2017.
Paul sets off on his first ever solo tour of the USA in April/May, the first time since the ’97 release of Attack of the Grey Lantern.
Kscope took on the Mansun back catalogue in 2017, they plan to release expanded, deluxe editions of the band’s other albums Six and Little Kix, in the future.
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