Mansun: Attack of the Grey Lantern (Deluxe w/5.1 mix), June 2018

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  1. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I'm sure there's some interest on here for this...

    From Burning Shed:

    21st anniversary edition of Attack Of The Grey Lantern.
    3 CDs, DVD (NTSC Region 0), 72-page hardback book.

    The audio has been remastered from the original master tapes by Jon Astley (Led Zeppelin, The Who).
    The first CD contains the original album, the second is packed with previously unreleased demos, rarities and outtakes from the Mansun archive, and the third features BBC Radio 1 session tracks from 1995 and 1996 that have not been available since they were on air.
    The DVD includes the album's first ever 5.1 surround sound mix (DTS 96/24 5.1 and Dolby Digital AC3 5.1) by long-time Mansun collaborator P-Dub, a hi-resolution stereo audio (24bit/48kHz Linear PCM) and 8 original promotional videos.
    The book includes newly unearthed photos, extracts from Paul Draper's notebook documenting the early beginnings of AOTGL, previously unreleased original artwork, a foreword penned by Draper, in-depth sleeve notes by journalist Paul Stokes, and many unearthed treasures.

    Also on double purple vinyl.

    8th June.

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  2. dobyblue

    dobyblue Forum Resident

    Very disappointing.

    1) no lossless format option for the surround mix
    2) vinyl doesn't say "cut from" therefore it's likely digitally remastered despite there being an original analogue stereo master


    Seemed like they were very open to the feedback months ago when people were posting comments on their pictures of them going through the tapes collection beginning to find material for this eventual deluxe set, but I guess it was just nodding "a-yuh"
  3. privit1

    privit1 Forum Resident

    I'm in for this one of my favourite albums from the 90's.
    Now in surround which is bound to be limited.
    Crack open my spooky action set again in anticipation
  4. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
    Hurrah. Any vinyl is good vinyl since the original is stupidly expensive.
  5. DrBeatle

    DrBeatle The Rock and Roll Chemist

    Midwest via Boston
    Even though I've bought and re-bought this album, I'll get this. I'm a sucker for any new Mansun music, them being one of my favorite bands and all.
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  6. sound chaser

    sound chaser Forum Resident

    North East UK.
    Wish the same would happen for “Six”, an understated masterpiece.
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  7. raimiz1991inc

    raimiz1991inc Forum Resident

    La Paz, Bolivia
    I read on this forum that Steven Wilson would mix it. I supposed that one will follow this release.
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  8. Sordel

    Sordel Forum Resident

    Midlands, UK
    Less interesting to me than Six but I daresay I'll buy it.
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  9. DorothyV

    DorothyV Forum Resident

    Cleveland, Ohio
    Oof, purple vinyl is $46 shipped to the US. I'll wait to see if I can find it shortly after release from a US reseller for less.
  10. moomaloo

    moomaloo Forum Resident

    Purple vinyl ordered. Great album. I have an original copy of Six but I haven't been able to find this for a sensible price. Happy!
  11. Sane Man

    Sane Man Forum Resident

    Bethlehem, PA
    Love the album. Borderline masterpiece.... if only they had left off Taxloss...
  12. privit1

    privit1 Forum Resident

    Six is comming tapes were shown off recently on Paul Drapers Facebook and Instagram.

    Will be getting them all, wonder if Kleptomania will get some form of deluxe issue
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  13. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
    Deluxe tracklist:

    CD 1

    1. The Chad Who Loved Me
    2. Mansun’s Only Love Song
    3. Taxloss
    4. You, Who Do You Hate?
    5. Wide Open Space
    6. Stripper Vicar
    7. Disgusting
    8. She Makes My Nose Bleed
    9. Naked Twister
    10. Egg Shaped Fred
    11. Dark Mavis
    12. An Open Letter To The Lyrical Trainspotter


    1. The Chad Who Loved Me (5.1 mix)
    2. Mansun’s Only Love Song (5.1 mix)
    3. Taxloss (5.1 mix)
    4. You, Who Do You Hate (5.1 mix)
    5. Wide Open Space (5.1 mix)
    6. Stripper Vicar (5.1 mix)
    7. Disgusting (5.1 mix)
    8. She Makes My Nose Bleed (5.1 mix)
    9. Naked Twister (5.1 mix)
    10. Egg Shaped Fred (5.1 mix)
    11. Dark Mavis (5.1 mix)
    12. An Open Letter To The Lyrical Trainspotter (5.1 mix)
    13. Flourella (promo video)
    14. Egg Shaped Fred (promo video)
    15. Take It Easy Chicken (promo video)
    16. Stripper Vicar (promo video)
    17. Wide Open Space (promo video)
    18. Wide Open Space (US promo video)
    19. She Makes My Nose Bleed (promo video)
    20. Taxloss (promo video)

    CD 2

    1. Disgusting (demo)
    2. Rebel Without A Quilt (original version)
    3. Naked Twister (demo)
    4. Dark Mavis (demo)
    5. The Dutchess (backing jam)
    6. Ski Jump Nose (original version)
    7. She Makes My Nose Bleed (strings only)
    8. The Chad Who Loved Me (backing track take 1)
    9. Stripper Vicar (take 1)
    10. Stripper Link (full length version)
    11. Dark Mavis (rejected version)
    12. She Makes My Nose Bleed (version 1)
    13. An Open Letter To The Lyrical Trainspotter (take 1)
    14. The Greatest Pain (backing track take 1)
    15. You, Who Do You Hate? (early version)
    16. She Makes My Nose Bleed (demo)
    17. Egg Shaped Fred (mix 1)

    CD 3

    1. Skin Up Pin Up (Radio One Session 14/9/95)
    2. Grey Lantern (Radio One Session 14/9/95)
    3. Flourella (Radio One Session 15/5/96)
    4. Naked Twister (Radio One Session 15/5/96)
    5. Drastic Sturgeon (Radio One Session 15/5/96)
    6. Egg Shaped Fred (Soho Live Radio One Evening Session 12/11/96)
    7. Take It Easy Chicken (Soho Live Radio One Evening Session 12/11/96)
    8. Stripper Vicar (Mark Radcliffe Session 16/12/96)
    9. She Makes My Nose Bleed (Mark Radcliffe Session
    10. Wide Open Space (Mark Radcliffe Session 16/12/96)
    11. The Chad Who Loved Me (Mark Radcliffe Session
    12. Ski Jump Nose (Mark Radcliffe Session 16/12/96)

    Can't say I'm much bothered about the content of the extra CDs, but the 5.1 mix will be a great thing to have.

    All this reminds me...back in the day, Mansun had a fanclub, and they offered up DATs of demos, session reels, working mixes etc if you sent a SAE. Then, some dude called Dark Dave who was part of their inner circle compiled two CDs from these and sent them out gratis as a sort of official bootleg. I've *think* I've still got those CD-Rs in a box somewhere, but don't remember them being much different.

    Mansun - The Demo Tapes (Volume One & Two)
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  14. Trevor_Bartram

    Trevor_Bartram Forum Resident

    Boylston, MA, USA
    It's a fun album, not everyone's cup of tea, so listen before buying. I bought the CD (used for pennies) during my Brit pop exploration phase five or so years ago. Have fun!
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  15. meandafoe

    meandafoe Well-Known Member

    purple vinyl already sold out damn it !
  16. denesis

    denesis Forum Resident

    Arlington, WA
    Every format of this reissue on the burning shed website says that it's not available for sale in the USA for "contractual reasons." WTF? Has anybody from the usa successfully preordered it?
  17. dobyblue

    dobyblue Forum Resident

    Kscope mentioned that they are open to the idea of providing a lossless download of the surround mix if enough people are interested...

    ...anyone here interested? :)
  18. privit1

    privit1 Forum Resident

    ^^ Yes please ^^
  19. Silverwolf

    Silverwolf Well-Known Member

    Very interested in this remaster, more for memories than outright quality. Great album though... Six more interesting to me, especially if Steven Wilson involved, hope he does a stereo remaster, not got a 5.1 system and not interested anyway. However if John Astley does a great job on Attack that’ll do me for Six remaster!
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  20. Silverwolf

    Silverwolf Well-Known Member

    Sorry my previous post was my first, maybe I should quantify it a bit. My opinion of Six is its a hairs bredth away from a masterpiece. Ok Computer was put out around the same time, and was a more technically great album than Six, but it still leaves me cold when I listen to it. Six on the other hand was toppling over the edge of madness and pretension, but still manages technical brilliance in places, but more importantly has deeply emotional and personal moments in places too, which feel human. Oh and Britpop was about at the time, so it really was breath of fresh air! ‘Attack’ killed britpop for me in the very best possible way, right from it’s intro...
  21. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

    On twitter, Paul Draper said to me that the reissue of Six would be cut from the master tape with no digital involvement and kScope favourited the reply. Take from that what you will...
  22. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
    Purple vinyl is here!
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  23. marblesmike

    marblesmike Forum Resident

    Philadelphia, PA
    Waiting for my purple vinyl to arrive Stateside on Monday per tracking.

    Would love to hear comments on sq and pressing quality. Paul said before that these were being done from the analogs, can anyone confirm?
  24. marblesmike

    marblesmike Forum Resident

    Philadelphia, PA
    Just saw this. I was able to preorder from the official Mansun shop.
  25. Silverwolf

    Silverwolf Well-Known Member

    Listening to CD now, arrived today. Might take a few listens for a full opinion. It’s about as loud as the original (a disappointment even on my modest hifi set up...) but that said there is a lift in the bass, and bit more clarity in the drums and guitars (especially acoustic), and I’m hearing a few bits that are new to me. Sounds like a minor improvement, so not a waste of money for me as I’m a fan, but would have preferred a more dynamic, bit quieter master truth be told. I hope Mr Draper has chat with his friend Steven Wilson before ‘Six’ is remastered...
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