Paul Draper (Mansun) announces ‘Spooky Action’ special edition with live album / Mansun re-issues

Paul Draper (Mansun) announces ‘Spooky Action’ special edition with live album / Mansun re-issues

PAUL DRAPER ANNOUNCES SPOOKY ACTION: Special Tour Edition with extra disc

Live at Scala (21/9/17)

2x CD/DL/streaming – Kscope, 16th February 2018.

Listen to I Can Only Disappoint U (Live at Scala) here.

Paul Draper has announced details of a special edition of his debut album Spooky Action. The two CD set features the original album alongside a disc capturing Paul’s triumphant headline show at London’s Scala (recorded on 21st September 2017). The gig was part of a sell-out solo tour, Paul’s first live shows since Mansun stopped touring in 2002. The gig featured tracks from Spooky Action (featured in the Prog, Louder than War and Guardian writers end of year charts – “the perfect confection for the later days of the 2010s” Record Collector 5*,), his solo EPs and Mansun’s Attack of the Grey Lantern and Little Kix. The entire gig has been mixed by Paul’s long time collaborator P Dub.

 

Live at Scala features:

1. The Silence is Deafening

2. Don’t You Wait, It Might Never Come

3. No Ideas

4. Feeling My Heart Run Slow

5. Things People Want

6. Disgusting

7. Friends Make The Worst Enemies

8. Grey House

9. Who’s Wearing The Trousers

10. I Can Only Disappoint U

11. Wide Open Space

12. Don’t Poke The Bear

 

Spooky Action & Live at Scala will be available as a 2CD set on Kscope on 16th February 2018. A single disc of the live album will be available from independent shops and a very limited signed 2 x 12” vinyl edition will be sold exclusively on Paul’s forthcoming UK tour dates. At those shows, Paul and his band will play a set of solo material before performing Mansun’s classic debut Attack of the Grey Lantern in full for the first time ever on the 21st anniversary of its release. The dates are:

Mon 19th Feb      Brighton The Haunt (sold out)

Tues 20th Feb      Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

Weds 21st Feb    Bristol Bierkellar

Fri 23rd Feb           Dublin The Workman’s Club

Sat 24th Feb         Belfast Limelight 2

Mon 26th Feb      Edinburgh The Caves

Tues 27th Feb      Glasgow The Art School

Thurs 1st Mar      Manchester O2 Ritz

Fri 2nd Mar            Sheffield Leadmill

Sat 3rd Mar           Newcastle  Riverside

Mon 5th Mar        Nottingham Rescue Rooms

Tues 6th Mar        Norwich The Waterfront

Weds 7th Mar     Oxford O2 Academy

Thurs 8th Mar      London Brixton Electric

Paul Draper was the frontman of Mansun – one of the most iconic bands of the late ’90s. Over the course of three albums (a fourth issued posthumously), they achieved something unique – after fostering a fervent cult following, they managed to maintain critical and commercial success with a series of intensely radio friendly yet increasingly experimental records. Off the back of their biggest radio record, Mansun imploded in 2003 and Paul all but disappeared from view.

Fast forward to 2017 when Paul released his long-awaited debut solo album, Spooky Action, on Kscope in the summer. The album was the result of a decade of thinking, tinkering, writing, recording and focusing.

Lyrically, biting and brutally honest – an autobiography set to captivating, addictive melody across eleven songs that peak then peak again, then peak again. Taking its cue from 2016’s two EP releases and recorded in collaboration with Catherine AD (the Anchoress) and long time Mansun collaborator PDub, The record’s eleven tracks veer from warped voodoo psych (Don’t Poke the Bear) to glistening synthetic soul (Things People Want); from warped, razor wire rock’n’roll (Grey House) to glorious widescreen analogue pop music (Jealousy Is A Powerful Emotion). Collectively, they represent Paul’s strongest, most consistent set of songs to date – half a lifetime’s work condensed into just over an hour of perfectly formed music.

2017 also saw Kscope acquire the rights to Mansun’s back catalogue. The ground-breaking label will roll out a reissue campaign over eighteen months that will cover the band’s entire history and enhance their reputation as one of the most iconic and innovative bands of the 90s.

Mansun’s four albums – Attack of the Grey Lantern (1997), Six (1998), Little Kix (2000) and the compilation Kleptomania (2004) – were originally issued by Parlophone. The Kscope reissues will bring these classic records into the modern age by delving into a treasure trove of previously unreleased audio and visual material while fully remastering the original recordings for 5.1 and deluxe 180gm vinyl. This campaign will begin Attack Of The Grey Lantern, to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the album’s release.

Follow Paul Draper & Mansun here

Official site: http://pauldraperofficial.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pauldraperofficial

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3dIKM8eLSgfOV9sd43VywG

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulDraper

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/pauldraperofficial

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pauldraper1970/

Mansun Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mansun

http://www.kscopemusic.com/media/paul-draper

Previous post
Squeeze take on the British welfare crisis in new political single
Next post
Lissie announces new album ‘Castles’ out March 23rd
Back
SHARE

Paul Draper (Mansun) announces ‘Spooky Action’ special edition with live album / Mansun re-issues