Mansun

Attack Of The Grey Lantern

  • Label Kscope
  • Genre UK & EU
  • Released 08/06/18 08/06/18 08/06/18 08/06/18
  • Cat no kscope541 kscope603 kscope970 kscope992

Deluxe book set with 3 CDs and a DVD in a 72-page hardback book featuring the iconic 'roses' cover art. 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 '95 and '96 that have not been available since they were on air. The DVD boasts the album's first ever 5.1 surround sound mix (DTS 96/24 5.1 and Dolby Digital AC3 5.1), a hi-resolution stereo audio (24bit/48kHz Linear PCM) and 8 original promotional videos. The 72-page hardback book includes newly unearthed photos, extracts from Paul Draper's formative adolescent notebook documenting the early beginnings of AOTGL, previously unreleased original artwork, a foreword penned by Draper, in-depth sleeve notes by accomplished journalist Paul Stokes, and plenty of newly unearthed treasures.

Housed in mediabook packaging featuring the iconic 'roses' cover art and a 16-page booklet including lyrics.

Double 140 Gram Black Vinyl housed in Gatefold featuring the iconic 'roses' cover art.

Limited Double 180 Gram Purple Vinyl housed in Gatefold featuring the iconic 'roses' cover art.

This 21st anniversary edition of Attack of the Grey Lantern. Re-mastered by Jon Astley (The Who, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Anathema). The groundbreaking debut album by Mansun (containing the ageless anthem Wide Open Space). A brilliant hybrid of cinematic Art Rock invention and soaring melodies, Attack Of The Grey Lantern reached number 1 in the UK charts on its release. The second wave of Britpop introduced various bands of dubious merit – but Mansun were one of its genuine successes. Mansun had a thing for the more cerebral end of post-punk (Magazine), a whole heap of Bowie and Prince and a disarming tendency to wander into the great proggy beyond. 1997 debut Attack of the Grey Lantern was even trumpeted as that most progressive of indulgences – the concept album. One in which singer Paul Draper, in the guise of superhero The Grey Lantern, exorcised the inhabitants of a small English village from their life of wanton depravity. It was all done with tongue firmly wedged in cheek of course, Mansun’s opulent pop songs making merry with the likes of Penelope Cheapskate, Albert Taxloss, Dark Mavis and a lusty vicar with an S&M obsession.

CD - Housed in mediabook packaging featuring the iconic 'roses' cover art and a 16-page booklet including lyrics.

2LP - Double 140 Gram Black Vinyl housed in Gatefold featuring the iconic 'roses' cover art.

2LP+ - Limited Double 180 Gram Purple Vinyl housed in Gatefold featuring the iconic 'roses' cover art.

4CD - Deluxe book set with 3 CDs and a DVD in a 72-page hardback book featuring the iconic 'roses' cover art. 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 '95 and '96 that have not been available since they were on air. The DVD boasts the album's first ever 5.1 surround sound mix (DTS 96/24 5.1 and Dolby Digital AC3 5.1), a hi-resolution stereo audio (24bit/48kHz Linear PCM) and 8 original promotional videos. The 72-page hardback book includes newly unearthed photos, extracts from Paul Draper's formative adolescent notebook documenting the early beginnings of AOTGL, previously unreleased original artwork, a foreword penned by Draper, in-depth sleeve notes by accomplished journalist Paul Stokes, and plenty of newly unearthed treasures.