Tearing up the expectation laid by their smash hit #1 debut album Attack of the Grey Lantern, Mansun followed-up in 1998 with their leftfield cult classic Six.
The music is a unification of numerous ideas and inspirations, with elements of pop, electronica and progressive rock. They included a Tchaikovsky sample interlaced with electronic drums and spooky synth lines, references to religious scepticism, Winnie the Pooh, Stanley Kubrick, Marxism and spoken word from the legendary fourth Doctor Who - Tom Baker. Its varied sounds result in dynamic switches mid-track to seemingly new songs, making the album a timeless record and it's not short on strong individual tracks with the singles Legacy, Being a Girl, Negative and Six.
The first three discs of this deluxe 21st anniversary set are CDs featuring the remastered album in full, a disc of demos, rarities and outtakes, and the B-side album The Dead Flowers Reject. The fourth disc is a DVD, which is the album's first ever 5.1 surround sound mix (DTS 96/24 5.1 and Dolby Digital AC3 5.1) by long-time collaborator P-Dub, a hi-resolution stereo audio (24bit/48kHz Linear PCM) and the original promotional videos.
In addition, a 48-page hardback book features sleeve notes by journalist and long-time fan Paul Lester, and insights from Paul Draper including a foreword, an analysis of the cover art, track-by-track descriptions for both CDs two and three and an album overview of The Dead Flowers Reject, amongst plenty of newly unearthed treasures.
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