Mansun – SEVEN EP is 22!

22 years ago Mansun released the mighty ‘SEVEN EP’  choosing the lead track ‘Closed For Business’ over ‘The World’s Still Open’ which was deemed ‘too commercial’.

It peaked at number ten in UK charts and was released later in Japan on 10th December.

Three commercial formats were available  – 7″ /CD 1 and CD 2. A host of other collectible formats also exist .

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Roxy Music The Thrill Of It All

In 1995 Roxy Music released the ultimate collectors CD package. The Thrill Of It All

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Front Cover
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Back Cover including full tracklisting

It contains all the studio albums remastered from ‘Roxy Music’ (1972) to the sublime Avalon (1982) . The four CD set also includes alternate tracks and b-sides on the fourth disc. It is interesting to note that the Bryan Ferry synthesizer instrumental b-side ‘South Downs’ is incorrectly produced on this disc and actually plays backwards.

The package also contains a 72 page book housed in the hardback digibook with many rare photographs and track annotations.

Now out of print , this is well worth tracking down for Roxy collectors.

Not to be confused with the DVD of the same name.

 

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The CDs

Paul Draper – Live At The Ritz

kscope release ex-Mansun front man Paul Drapers live rendition of Attack Of The Grey Lantern.

Recorded on the 1/3/2018 at Manchester Ritz , it showcases the second part of Paul’s two set performances (the first being a mix of Mansun and solo songs which is almost documented on ‘Live At Scala’).

Other players involved on the fourteen date tour were Ben Sink (lead guitar) , Jon Barnett (drums), Beau Barnard (bass) and Christine Hizon (keyboards).

Exclusive signed copies were available at merch stalls on Paul’s hugely successful acoustic stint last year. It has since been made available online unsigned only on vinyl with download code . No CD release as yet.

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rear sleeve , track listing
the double vinyl
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Now That’s What I Call The Best!

  • 1984 gets a revisit with the 2019 reissue of Now That’s What I Call Music 2 on vinyl AND  2cd for the very first time.
  • Deemed by many to be the one of the ultimate 80s compilations , it contains no fewer than thirty hits .
  • With the likes of 80s favourites like Duran , Eurythmics, The Smiths , Nik Kershaw and Queen to name but a few , it’s enough to keep your ears indulged in nostalgia for a couple of hours! available here
  • Available here