Author Topic: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread  (Read 11413 times)

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Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #120 on: March 06, 2019, 07:21:02 PM »
I hope that wierd blog is included - was that a 10 years thing? I remember is being a bit odd but appreciated finding out what the fast talking bit was in Shotgun.  Forgotten it now though.
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Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #121 on: March 06, 2019, 09:48:56 PM »
I hope that wierd blog is included - was that a 10 years thing? I remember is being a bit odd but appreciated finding out what the fast talking bit was in Shotgun.  Forgotten it now though.

God, I remember that. It was fascinating but definitely gave me an inkling Draper might be a bit "peculiar".

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Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #122 on: March 06, 2019, 10:03:14 PM »
I hope that wierd blog is included - was that a 10 years thing? I remember is being a bit odd but appreciated finding out what the fast talking bit was in Shotgun.  Forgotten it now though.

ask and ye shall receive http://www.mansun.wiki/index.php?title=Six_10th_Anniversary_Blog_by_Paul_Draper

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Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #123 on: March 07, 2019, 10:02:37 AM »
been listening through it this morning while reading that blog and I have to admit still one of my fave albums of the 90's


Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #124 on: March 07, 2019, 11:03:22 PM »
I hadn't considered Mansun since about 2001 and wouldn't have clicked on this thread otherwise - but the last ChartMusicPodcast brought me here. What's going on?
I looked up the podcast and it turns out to be four and a half hours long. When does Mansun crop up?

Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #125 on: March 07, 2019, 11:27:34 PM »
I looked up the podcast and it turns out to be four and a half hours long. When does Mansun crop up?

Listen to it all.
Then all the other episodes.

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Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #126 on: March 07, 2019, 11:47:24 PM »
Chart Music is the best podcast going. I recently listened to it all from the start, and got up to date only a week or two ago. Fantastic stuff

Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #127 on: March 08, 2019, 01:35:11 AM »
I am listening to it now. Mansun talk begins at about 2 hour 54 minute mark.

It is indeed a good show, although they're rather labouring the point about Melody Maker's musical conservatism.

Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #128 on: March 13, 2019, 11:22:08 AM »
LOVED Mansun in-period, got all the early EPs, wore out the grooves on the b-side to Stripper Vicar, a song called No One Knows Us, felt alienated by the bondage trousers, only really got into Six later in life but I'm glad the legacy of their first two albums is assured

Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #129 on: March 13, 2019, 11:29:32 AM »
...and the live version of Ski Jump Nose with he AOTGL intro is BEST OF MUSIC

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Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #130 on: March 18, 2019, 06:17:33 PM »
more info on the 21st Anniversary edition of Attack....

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Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #131 on: April 02, 2019, 04:07:43 PM »
Does anyone know if we're getting the whole package on Spotify at some point? With these sort of things, do they usually hold back the digital streaming until they've had a chance to rake in some £'s from the vinyls? Makes sense but I want to listen to it all. :(  (And I don't buy proper records these days).

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Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #132 on: April 02, 2019, 06:02:59 PM »
The 4CD set only seems to be available from Kscope / Burning Shed at the moment - so there might be 'restrictions'.

Thankfully the sound on the videos here is NOT banjaxed (unlike the phasey warble on the Grey Lantern videos).

(note : The 'Closed for Business' video had fallen between the cracks of the two boxes - but is available on the old Best of CD/DVD package)

The outtakes CD is great - a couple of completely new songs on there :
- There's No Taste Like Heinz
- 8 Bit Drumkit Instrumental Idea
- Dominic Chad
as well as extended versions of 'Fall Out' and a 12 minute 'Cancer' - larded with extra sections (!!)

The b sides left off 'Dead Flowers Reject' CD are included on the outtakes disc, so it's just the single mix/edit of Six that's not included . . .  I think.

Well worth the money (though opting for the £6 belt and braces signed for postage was a waste of time - the postie didn't even hang around for my scribble - Boh!)
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Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #133 on: April 02, 2019, 09:26:28 PM »
so it's just the single mix/edit of Six that's not included . . .  I think.
Another reason to own a copy of the Best Of.

Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #134 on: April 03, 2019, 12:06:36 PM »
They still haven't put the 21st Anniversary bonus discs of Grey Lantern up on Spotify and that's been out for a couple of years now, so I'm not holding my breath for Six's.

Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #135 on: April 03, 2019, 02:03:04 PM »
The single edit of Six does seem like a glaring omission. I haven't checked the running time of each disk, but shirley there was room for it on one of them? I suppose it is included as one of the videos on the DVD.

The Dead Flowers Reject disk is marred only by the fact that half of the tracks already appeared on the Kleptomania box set. Then again, If I'd bothered to buy the singles at the time, I'd have heard all of it long ago.

Otherwise it's ultra mega super deluxe. The real value for me has been the packaging itself. I started buying music in the post vinyl era and I've always been sort of agnostic about the physical media itself. As soon as I got my first mp3 player, I pretty much stopped bothering to look at the CDs, instead just ripping them onto the computer and putting them away (Kleptomania and the 2010 Grey Lantern re-release are two notable exceptions to this). Sitting here with this whopping great book on my desk though, I think finally get it. Poring over the details of the artwork and booklet (or, increasingly, a piffling slip of paper) on a little CD jewel case just isn't the same. I'm glad it doesn't fit neatly on a shelf as I feel like it deserves to be hung on the wall or displayed on the mantelpiece. I've been working my way through the book slowly, so as not to rush things (and because I'm a really lazy reader). Bit of a schoolboy error on the pages of old reviews, with some of the clippings placed in the centre of the spread, so that they disappear into the binding - as a graphic designer, I shake my head at this.

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Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #136 on: April 03, 2019, 04:08:59 PM »
As a fan of CDs as an actual medium - track skippable, 80 minutes, no surface noise - but a fan of vinyl from an aesthetic perspective, these box sets are my kind of thing. I'm gradually putting together a collection replacing my normal albums - got Manics, Underworld and James ones so far - and they're just lovely things.

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Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #138 on: April 05, 2019, 11:36:05 AM »
A hairy Paul Draper opens the 4 disc box.
I can see a Oberheim OB6, Sequential Prophet 6 and Moog Subsequent 37. Very nice.

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Re: The Paul Draper and Mansun appreciation thread
« Reply #139 on: April 05, 2019, 12:11:23 PM »
"I can't show you all the pages"

. . . (flick, flick, flick) . . .

Goes on to show us all the pages! ;^)