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.
The second Mansun vinyl release was Take It Easy Chicken with a yellow label on the band’s own DIY label Sci Fi Hi Fi Recordings. Still under the original band name of Manson , this release mirrored the 7″ promo before it.
The very first Mansun vinyl release pressed by EMI in 1995. This is the 7″ promo of Take It Easy Chicken. It plays the same track both sides. Two copies are shown here , one was Paul Draper’s own copy with the sleeve signed to me after i acquired the record from a collector. The second copy looks in better condition with plain sleeve which i bought from a German dealer. Only a ‘handful’ were made and is very collectable. Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped / etched): A-1-1-Q1 MANSONMatrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped / etched): B-1-1- Q1 MANSON
Not to be missed! Paul has given a revealing new interview to John Robb for ‘Louder Than War’ about Mansun, his solo career and exciting plans for the future.
In an hour long web chat, Paul discusses how being a Northern band from Chester shaped Mansun’s development, and drops clues as to future solo and Mansun releases and his forthcoming tour.
You can check out Louder Than War’s take on the interview HERE