Closed For Business - The Ultimate Mansun Collection

Mansun

CD + DVD
£160.00


THE ULTIMATE MANSUN COLLECTION

Closed For Business
 finally reveals the full scope of Mansun’s tumultuous career. It brings together their original albums, the dozens of overlooked gems featured on their EPs, unissued demos and studio out-takes, BBC radio sessions, and full-length concert recordings. Paul Draper has also opened his archives to provide the raw material for the set’s unmatched collection of Mansun memorabilia, notes, lyrics and previously unheard recordings. This box set finally does full justice to the vision of a band whose almost reckless disregard for the rules of the game reaped magnificent rewards.

All 4 original albums
remastered

Handwritten "Closed for Business" lyric sheet signed by Paul Draper

Single edits, EP tracks and b-sides CDs
remastered

Ten Live discs
featuring concert, festival and radio broadcasts including Glastonbury, Reading Festival, BBC broadcasts and live shows from Australia & Norway

Radio session, Demos, Rarities & Outtakes
discs

DVD
- Featuring the first ever official live film, from Brixton Academy + all BBC performances from Top of the Pops and Later... with Jools Holland, plus the "Nobody Cares When You're Gone" documentary

160 page hard back book written by renowned music journalist Peter Doggett featuring newly discovered photos from fans and photographers around the world, tour history section, historical and newly commissioned interviews, full discography

112 page book documenting the official fanzines Smelling the Roses, Take it Easy and Cult of Positivity

48 page studio book cataloguing newly discovered archival ephemera

5 x 12" art prints

4 x postcards

In stock

Signed

Discs: 25

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Release Date 27 Nov 2020
Cat No KSCOPE546
Genre Britpop

DISC 1 ATTACK OF THE GREY LANTERN

1 The Chad Who Loved Me
2 Mansun's Only Love Song
3 Taxloss
4 You, Who Do You Hate?
5 Wide Open Space
6 Stripper Vicar
7 Disgusting
8 She Makes My Nose Bleed
9 Naked Twister
10 Egg Shaped Fred
11 Dark Mavis / An Open Letter To The Lyrical Trainspotter

DISC 2 SIX

1 Six
2 Negative
3 Shotgun
4 Inverse Midas
5 Anti Everything
6 Fall Out
7 Serotonin
8 Cancer
9 Witness To A Murder (Part 2)
10 Television
11 Special / Blown It (Delete As Appropriate)
12 Legacy
13 Being A Girl

DISC 3 LITTLE KIX

1 Butterfly (A New Beginning)
2 I Can Only Disappoint U
3 Comes As No Surprise
4 Electric Man
5 Love Is
6 Soundtrack 4 2 Lovers
7 Forgive Me
8 Until The Next Life
9 Fool
10 We Are The Boys
11 Goodbye

DISC 4 KLEPTOMANIA

1 Getting Your Way
2 Slipping Away
3 Keep Telling Myself
4 Harris
5 Love Remains
6 Cry 2 My Face
7 No Signal/No Complaints
8 Home
9 Fragile
10 Wanted So Much
11 Good Intentions Heal The Soul
The Dog From Two Doors Down (Hidden track)

DISC 5 SINGLES, EPs, B-SIDES PART 1

1 Take It Easy Chicken (Manson single version)
2 Skin Up Pin Up
3 Flourella
4 Egg Shaped Fred
5 Ski-Jump Nose
6 Lemonade Secret Drinker
7 Thief
8 Drastic Sturgeon
9 The Greatest Pain
10 Moronica
11 Stripper Vicar
12 The Edge
13 The Duchess
14 An Open Letter To The Lyrical Trainspotter
15 No One Knows Us
16 Things Keep Falling Off Buildings

DISC 6 SINGLES, EPs, B-SIDES PART 2

1 Wide Open Space
2 Rebel Without A Quilt
3 Vision Impaired
4 The Gods Of Not Very Much
5 Moronica (Acoustic)
6 Lemonade Secret Drinker (Acoustic)
7 She Makes My Nose Bleed
8 The Most To Gain
9 The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail
10 Live Open Space
11 Drastic Sturgeon (Live)
12 She Makes My Nose Bleed (Acoustic)
13 Taxloss
14 Grey Lantern
15 The Impending Collapse Of It All
16 The Chad Who Loved Me / Ski Jump Nose (Live)
17 Wide Open Space (Acoustic)
18 Taxloss (Single Edit)

DISC 7 SINGLES, EPs, B-SIDES PART 3

1 Closed For Business
2 K.I.Double.S.I.N.G.
3 Everyone Must Win
4 The World's Still Open
5 Dark Mavis (Acoustic)
6 Stripper Vicar (Live)
7 Legacy (Radio Edit)
8 Can't Afford To Die
9 Spasm Of Identity
10 Check Under The Bed
11 GSOH
12 Face In The Crowd
13 Being A Girl (Part One)
14 Hideout
15 Railings
16 I Care
17 Been Here Before

DISC 8 SINGLES, EPs, B-SIDES PART 4

1 Negative (Edit)
2 When The Wind Blows
3 King Of Beauty
4 I Deserve What I Get
5 Take It Easy Chicken (Live)
6 Six (Single Version)
7 Church Of The Drive thru Elvis
8 But The Trains Run On Time
9 What It's Like To Be Hated
10 Being A Girl (Parts One & Two) [Live]
11 I Can OnlyDisappoint U (Single Edit)
12 Decisions, Decisions
13 Repair Man
14 My Idea Of Fun
15 Golden Stone

DISC 9 SINGLES, EPs, B-SIDES PART 5

1 Electric Man (Single Edit)
2 The Drifters
3 The Apartment
4 Electric Man (Acoustic)
5 Fool (Edit)
6 I've Seen The Top Of The Mountain
7 Promises
8 Fade In Time
9 Black Infinite Space

DISC 10 TRIPLE J, LIVE AT THE WIRELESS, SYDNEY, 1/4/97      

1 The Chad Who Loved Me
2 Ski Jump Nose
3 Open Letter To The Lyrical Trainspotter
4 Ski Jump Nose (Reprise)
5 Stripper Vicar
6 Mansun’s Only Love Song
7 Naked Twister
8 She Makes My Nose Bleed
9 Take It Easy Chicken

DISC 11 NYNEX ARENA, MANCHESTER - BBC RADIO ONE BROADCAST, 24/5/97   

1 Stripper Vicar
2 Mansun’s Only Love Song
3 Taxloss
4 Naked Twister
5 Egg Shaped Fred
6 Wide Open Space
7 She Makes My Nose Bleed
8 Take It Easy Chicken

DISC 12 GLASGOW BARROWLANDS, 25/5/97  

1 The Chad Who Loved Me
2 Stripper Vicar
3 Mansun’s Only Love Song
4 Taxloss
5 The Edge
6 Drastic Sturgeon
7 Naked Twister
8 Egg Shaped Fred
9 Wide Open Space
10 She Makes My Nose Bleed
11 Take It Easy Chicken

DISC 13 QUART FESTIVAL, KRISTIANSAND, NORWAY, 2/7/97       

1 Stripper Vicar
2 Mansun’s Only Love Song
3 Taxloss
4 Naked Twister
5 Egg Shaped Fred
6 Take It Easy Chicken

DISC 14 GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL  27/6/98         

1 Everyone Must Win
2 Stripper Vicar
3 Mansun's Only Love Song
4 Shotgun
5 Drastic Sturgeon
6 Wide Open Space
7 She Makes My Nose Bleed
8 Take It Easy Chicken
9 Taxloss

DISC 15 BRIXTON ACADEMY, 23/10/98        

1 Negative
2 Being a Girl
3 Stripper Vicar
4 Everyone Must Win
5 Special/Blown It (Delete as Appropriate)
6 Shotgun
7 Wide Open Space
8 Television
9 Mansun’s Only Love Song
10 Six
11 She Makes My Nose Bleed
12 Taxloss
13 The Chad Who Loved Me / Drastic Sturgeon
14 Legacy
15 Take It Easy Chicken

DISC 16 MARGATE WINTER GARDENS, 24/1/99           

1 Negative
2 Being a Girl
3 Stripper Vicar
4 Everyone Must Win
5 Special/Blown It (Delete as Appropriate)
6 Shotgun
7 Wide Open Space
8 Television
9 Mansun’s Only Love Song
10 Six
11 She Makes My Nose Bleed
12 Taxloss
13 The Chad Who Loved Me
14 Drastic Sturgeon
15 Legacy
16 Take It Easy Chicken

DISC 17 READING FESTIVAL, RADIO ONE BROADCAST, 29/8/99 

1 Take It Easy Chicken
2 Stripper Vicar
3 Drastic Sturgeon
4 Being a Girl
5 Special/Blown It (Delete As Appropriate)
6 Everyone Must Win
7 Six
8 Ski Jump Nose
9 Mansun’s Only Love Song
10 Wide Open Space
11 She Makes My Nose Bleed
12 Taxloss

DISC 18 V2000, 19/8/00

1 Being a Girl
2 Comes As No Surprise
3 Stripper Vicar
4 Special/Blown It (Delete As Appropriate)
5 Electric Man
6 Love Is
7 Wide Open Space
8 She Makes My Nose Bleed
9 Taxloss

DISC 19 ONE LIVE IN CARDIFF, RADIO ONE BROADCAST, LAMACQ LIVE, 23/10/00                

1 I Can Only Disappoint U
2 Being a Girl
3 The Chad Who Loved Me
4 Stripper Vicar
5 Comes As No Surprise
6 Electric Man
7 Love Is
8 Wide Open Space
9 Taxloss
10 Fool
11 Legacy
12 Special / Blown It (Delete As Appropriate)
13 Everyone Must Win
14 She Makes My Nose Bleed
15 Take it Easy Chicken

DISC 20 RADIO SESSIONS

Mark Radcliffe Radio One Session, 20/11/95
1 Drastic Sturgeon
2 Naked Twister
3 She Makes My Nose Bleed

Peel Session, BBC Radio One, 24/3/96
4 The Chad Who Loved Me
5 Ski Jump Nose
6 Lemonade Secret Drinker
7 Egg Shaped Fred

BBC Radio One Session, 23/9/97
8 Everyone Must Win
9 K.I.Double.S.I.N.G.
10 The World's Still Open
11 Lemonade Secret Drinker
12 Closed For Business

John Peel Special, BBC Maida Vale Studios, to celebrate 25 years of Festive 50, 19/12/00
13 Shot By Both Sides (sung by Chad)

DISC 21 DEMOS & RARITIES VOLUME ONE    

1 Take It Easy Chicken (Unsigned Demo)
2 She Makes My Nose Bleed (Unsigned Demo)
3 Moronica (Unsigned Demo)
4 No One Knows Us (Demo)
5 Flourella (Demo)
6 Stripper Vicar (Demo)
7 Skin Up Pin Up (Demo)
8 Drastic Sturgeon (Demo)
9 Egg Shaped Fred (Demo)
10 Ski Jump Nose (Demo)
11 Things Keep Falling Off Buildings (Demo)
12 The Greatest Pain (Piano Take)
13 Naked Twister (Near Final)
14 Mansun's Only Love Song (Full Length)

DISC 22 DEMOS & RARITIES VOLUME TWO    

1 The Chad Who Loved Me (Near Final)
2 She Makes My Nose Bleed (Near Final)
3 Ski Jump Nose (Acoustic)
4 You, Who Do You Hate? (Demo)
5 Stripper Vicar (Parr St. Mix)
6 Closed For Business (Demo)
7 Anti-Everything (Extended Instrumental)
8 Grey Lantern (Alt Studio Version Take 2)
9 Television (Live)
10 Mansun's Only Love Song
11 Taxloss (Live)
12 Everyone Must Win (Live)
13 Dark Mavis (Near Final)

DISC 23 DEMOS & RARITIES VOLUME THREE

1 Rock 'n' Roll Loser (Demo)
2 Watcher
3 An Open letter to a Lyrical Trainspotter (Take 2)
4 Way It Is (Demo)
5 The Impending Collapse Of It All (Demo)
6 She Makes My Nose Bleed (Unknown Acoustic)
7 Egg Shaped Fred (Acoustic)
8 Railings (Demo)
9 Promises (Demo)
10 Naked Twister (Unknown Acoustic)
11 South of the Painted Hall
12 The Drifters (Demo)
13 These Days
14 You, Who Do Hate? (Near Final)

DISC 24 DEMOS & RARITIES VOLUME FOUR   

1 Things Keep Falling Off Bridges (Backing Track)
2 Flourella (Studio Monitor Mix)
3 The Greatest Pain (Alternative Mix)
4 Grey Lantern (Unreleased Studio Version)
5 Rebel Without A Quilt (Take 2)
6 I Wanted So Much
7 The Edge (Backing Track)
8 This Is My Home
9 Forgive Me (Demo)
10 Superstar (Demo)
11 Witness To A Murder (Part 1)
12 Chad's Song (Guide)
13 King Of Beauty (Writing Session)

DISC 25 DVD

Brixton Academy (23/10/98) (80 mins)

1 Negative
2 Being a Girl
3 Stripper Vicar
4 Everyone Must Win
5 Special/Blown It (Delete as Appropriate)
6 Shotgun
7 Wide Open Space
8 Television
9 Mansun’s Only Love Song
10 Six
11 She Makes My Nose Bleed
12 Taxloss
13 The Chad Who Loved Me
14 Drastic Sturgeon
15 Legacy
16 Take It Easy Chicken

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