After a mad dash to get one of Kscope’s finest Record Store Day releases , i was pleased to get my hands on this limited white vinyl of Mansun’s ‘The Dead Flowers Reject’
My absolute favourite album of all time turns twenty two today . For me , its lost no edge over the years and is still mind blowing today as it was on first release.
Happy Birthday Six!
Happy 22nd Anniversary nine EP!
One of my favourite Mansun EP’s…
Released August 25th 1998 it contained lead track ‘Being A Girl (Part One) as well six additional quality tracks spread over the three commercial formats.
A promo only 7″ single and a promo CD of ‘Railings’ are also sought -after collectables by fans.
‘Being A Girl’ was edited down to a short but gutsy two minutes from the eight minute album opus and was hence released as Part One.
The band did not appear in the official video although a certain ‘Danny Dyer’ made his ‘acting’ debut!
Window sticker / 7” promo / 7” promo signed sleeve (Paul Draper)/ CD 1 with poster / CD2 (sealed) CD 2 slimline case edition / Japan CD / Japan promo CD/ Railings promo CD /Mailout Card / cassette single / cassette singe (signed by Paul) /art exhibition card / promo CD / promo CD (signed by Paul Draper) /Parlophone CD-R promo
August 2020 MansunCast …box set discussion
Check out whats included HERE
‘CLOSED FOR BUSINESS’ 25TH ANNIVERSARY 25 DISC DELUXE BOX SET, LIMITED EDITION
NOW AVAILABLE TO PREORDER FROM THE OFFICIAL MANSUN STORE
This is the ultimate Mansun collection including:
All 4 original albums remastered
Single edits, EP tracks and b-sides CDs remastered
Ten Live discs featuring concert, festival and radio broadcasts including Glastonbury, Reading Festival, BBC broadcasts and live shows from Australia & Norway
Radio session, Demos, Rarities & Outtakes discs
DVD featuring the first ever official live film, from Brixton (October 98)
160 page hard back book written by renowned music journalist Peter Doggett
112 page book documenting the official fanzines Smelling the Roses, Take it Easy and Cult of Positivity
48 page studio book cataloguing newly discovered archival ephemera
5 x 12″ art prints and 4 x postcards
Handwritten “Closed for Business” lyric sheet signed by Paul Draper”
For full details and to preorder go to the Official Mansun Store https://mansun.tmstor.es/cart/product.php?id=66841
Japan review and details HERE
27 October 2017 saw the release of Paul’s fourth solo single from ‘Spooky Action’ featuring mixed edits of ‘Grey House’ and ‘Who’s Wearing The Trousers’.
Available as a limited edition silver 7″ single with pvc wallet and inner artwork and digital download. A promo CD was also issued to radio and press.
The recordstoreday release of The Dead Flowers Reject has a new release date.
After the postponement of the original RSD back in April , AUGUST 29th sees this limited edition white vinyl hit the independants.
Limited to 1000 copies , its a sure-fire rarity not to be missed .
Participating stores are HERE
The song was re-recorded with New York producer Arthur Baker in a simpler arrangement produced and mixed by Baker and released as the fourth and final single on 1st February 1999 from the group’s second album, Six. The 7″ clear vinyl contains the Baker edit and exclusive b-side “Live Television” recorded live at Brixton Academy.