Limited edition. Exclusive release for RECORD STORE DAY 2023
In 1995, Mansun signed to the legendary record label Parlophone (home to The Beatles & Radiohead) & headed to the studio to record their seminal #1 album 'Attack Of The Grey Lantern'
The debut album topped the charts & remains one of the classic brit pop albums of the 90's. Formed in Chester in 1994, the band wrote & released a collection of songs before the album sessions, released on CD/7-inch vinyl leading up to their debut album. Now, for the first time, these pre- Grey Lantern tracks has been compiled on this essential album - 'Before The Grey Lantern'.
Included in the compilation is 'Take It Easy Chicken' (1995 Original Self Released Version) the band's first ever single & a song Mansun famously closed sets with, right up until they disbanded in 2003. Elsewhere on the record, stand- out moments include tracks from the bands One, Two, Three, Four & Five EP's & Bsides from the 'Stripper Vicar' & 'Wide Open Space' singles.
Tracks: Take It Easy Chicken ( 1995 Original Self Released Version ) / Flourella /
The Greatest Pain / The Edge / Rebel Without A Quilt ( 2018 Remaster ) / No One
Knows Us / The Holy Blood & The Holy Grail / Skin Up Pin Up / Ski Jump Nose /
Things Keep Falling Off Buildings / Lemonade Secret Drinker ( Acoustic Version -
2018 Remaster ) / Drastic Sturgeon / Moronica / The Most To Gain