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Closed For Business (25th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set)


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Deluxe Box Set : 24CD+DVD

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‘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 EP’s, 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
  • 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
  • Handwritten "Closed for Business" lyric sheet signed by Paul Draper
Tracklist

DISC 1 ATTACK OF THE GREY LANTERN

The Chad Who Loved Me 5:02
Mansun's Only Love Song 5:55
Taxloss 7:02
You, Who Do You Hate? 3:06
Wide Open Space 4:30
Stripper Vicar 4:05
Disgusting 5:07
She Makes My Nose Bleed 3:55
Naked Twister 4:39
Egg Shaped Fred 4:11
Dark Mavis / An Open Letter To The Lyrical Trainspotter 14:40

DISC 2 SIX

Six 0:08:07
Negative 0:04:21
Shotgun 0:06:37
Inverse Midas 0:01:44
Anti Everything 0:02:25
Fall Out 0:03:47
Serotonin 0:02:33
Cancer 0:09:22
Witness To A Murder (Part 2) 0:03:06
Television 0:08:21
Special / Blown It (Delete As Appropriate) 0:05:32
Legacy 0:06:26
Being A Girl 0:07:59

DISC 3 LITTLE KIX

Butterfly (A New Beginning) 0:05:52
I Can Only Disappoint U 0:04:59
Comes As No Surprise 0:04:01
Electric Man 0:05:21
Love Is 0:04:37
Soundtrack 4 2 Lovers 0:04:10
Forgive Me 0:04:42
Until The Next Life 0:04:49
Fool 0:04:17
We Are The Boys 0:04:25
Goodbye 0:05:10

DISC 4 KLEPTOMANIA

Getting Your Way 0:04:32
Slipping Away 0:04:51
Keep Telling Myself 0:04:00
Harris 0:03:25
Love Remains 0:02:45
Cry 2 My Face 0:04:11
No Signal/No Complaints 0:04:54
Home 0:03:26
Fragile 0:03:42
Wanted So Much 0:03:23
Good Intentions Heal The Soul 0:26:12
The Dog From Two Doors Down (Hidden track) 0:04:30

DISC 5 SINGLES, EPs, B-SIDES PART 1

Take It Easy Chicken (Manson single version) 4:24
Skin Up Pin Up 3:42
Flourella 4:25
Egg Shaped Fred 3:54
Ski-Jump Nose 3:46
Lemonade Secret Drinker 4:09
Thief 5:19
Drastic Sturgeon 3:24
The Greatest Pain 3:52
Moronica 4:33
Stripper Vicar 4:10
The Edge 3:15
The Duchess 4:29
An Open Letter To The Lyrical Trainspotter 4:02
No One Knows Us 3:41
Things Keep Falling Off Buildings 3:19

DISC 6 SINGLES, EPs, B-SIDES PART 2

Wide Open Space 4:32
Rebel Without A Quilt 4:09
Vision Impaired 2:39
The Gods Of Not Very Much 4:39
Moronica (Acoustic) 3:14
Lemonade Secret Drinker (Acoustic) 2:47
She Makes My Nose Bleed 4:05
The Most To Gain 2:20
The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail 4:40
Live Open Space 4:43
Drastic Sturgeon (Live) 3:18
She Makes My Nose Bleed (Acoustic) 3:33
Taxloss 7:19
Grey Lantern 2:04
The Impending Collapse Of It All 4:05
The Chad Who Loved Me / Ski Jump Nose (Live) 6:31
Wide Open Space (Acoustic) 4:17
Taxloss (Single Edit) 4:27

DISC 7 SINGLES, EPs, B-SIDES PART 3

Closed For Business 3:03
K.I.Double.S.I.N.G. 4:42
Everyone Must Win 5:38
The World's Still Open 3:37
Dark Mavis (Acoustic) 5:00
Stripper Vicar (Live) 4:13
Legacy (Radio Edit) 5:56
Can't Afford To Die 2:49
Spasm Of Identity 3:03
Check Under The Bed 4:10
GSOH 1:22
Face In The Crowd 3:43
Being A Girl (Part One) 2:00
Hideout 2:43
Railings 5:52
I Care 3:42
Been Here Before 4:10

DISC 8 SINGLES, EPs, B-SIDES PART 4

Negative (Edit) 3:45
When The Wind Blows 4:51
King Of Beauty 4:55
I Deserve What I Get 3:38
Take It Easy Chicken (Live) 9:33
Six (Single Version) 3:39
Church Of The Drive thru Elvis 3:02
But The Trains Run On Time 3:37
What It's Like To Be Hated 3:25
Being A Girl (Parts One & Two) [Live] 4:52
I Can OnlyDisappoint U (Single Edit) 4:22
Decisions, Decisions 6:03
Repair Man 4:04
My Idea Of Fun 4:00
Golden Stone 4:35

DISC 9 SINGLES, EPs, B-SIDES PART 5

Electric Man (Single Edit) 4:16
The Drifters 4:31
The Apartment 4:11
Electric Man (Acoustic) 4:37
Fool (Edit) 3:33
I've Seen The Top Of The Mountain 5:05
Promises 5:28
Fade In Time 4:38
Black Infinite Space 4:43

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

The Chad Who Loved Me 1:59
Ski Jump Nose 1:57
Open Letter To The Lyrical Trainspotter 0:38
Ski Jump Nose (Reprise) 1:08
Stripper Vicar 3:49
Mansun’s Only Love Song 5:26
Naked Twister 5:13
She Makes My Nose Bleed 3:42
Take It Easy Chicken 7:12

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

Stripper Vicar 4:09
Mansun’s Only Love Song 5:18
Taxloss 5:48
Naked Twister 5:02
Egg Shaped Fred 5:30
Wide Open Space 5:18
She Makes My Nose Bleed 3:33
Take It Easy Chicken 7:18

DISC 12 GLASGOW BARROWLANDS, 25/5/97  

The Chad Who Loved Me 7:10
Stripper Vicar 4:19
Mansun’s Only Love Song 5:18
Taxloss 5:50
The Edge 4:19
Drastic Sturgeon 3:11
Naked Twister 4:55
Egg Shaped Fred 5:29
Wide Open Space 5:25
She Makes My Nose Bleed 3:56
Take It Easy Chicken 10:27

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

Stripper Vicar 4:35
Mansun’s Only Love Song 5:27
Taxloss 5:43
Naked Twister 5:09
Egg Shaped Fred 5:04
Take It Easy Chicken 5:27

DISC 14 GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL  27/6/98         

Everyone Must Win 5:02
Stripper Vicar 3:55
Mansun's Only Love Song 0:05:36
Shotgun 6:30
Drastic Sturgeon 3:14
Wide Open Space 4:51
She Makes My Nose Bleed 3:35
Take It Easy Chicken 4:42
Taxloss 5:42

DISC 15 BRIXTON ACADEMY, 23/10/98        

Negative 3:36
Being a Girl 4:28
Stripper Vicar 4:14
Everyone Must Win 4:46
Special/Blown It (Delete as Appropriate) 4:08
Shotgun 6:52
Wide Open Space 4:19
Television 7:00
Mansun’s Only Love Song 5:19
Six 6:21
She Makes My Nose Bleed 3:32
Taxloss 7:13
The Chad Who Loved Me / Drastic Sturgeon 6:38
Legacy 4:19
Take It Easy Chicken 7:08

DISC 16 MARGATE WINTER GARDENS, 24/1/99           

Negative 3:53
Being a Girl 4:31
Stripper Vicar 4:19
Everyone Must Win 4:43
Special/Blown It (Delete as Appropriate) 3:52
Shotgun 6:44
Wide Open Space 4:18
Television 6:52
Mansun’s Only Love Song 5:25
Six 6:15
She Makes My Nose Bleed 3:34
Taxloss 7:27
The Chad Who Loved Me 3:53
Drastic Sturgeon 2:40
Legacy 4:24
Take It Easy Chicken 6:51

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

Take It Easy Chicken 6:14
Stripper Vicar 3:56
Drastic Sturgeon 3:19
Being a Girl 5:06
Special/Blown It (Delete As Appropriate) 4:17
Everyone Must Win 5:10
Six 7:15
Ski Jump Nose 3:46
Mansun’s Only Love Song 5:53
Wide Open Space 5:03
She Makes My Nose Bleed 3:44
Taxloss 9:00

DISC 18 V2000, 19/8/00

Being a Girl 5:27
Comes As No Surprise 4:17
Stripper Vicar 4:15
Special/Blown It (Delete As Appropriate) 4:38
Electric Man 4:17
Love Is 4:26
Wide Open Space 4:35
She Makes My Nose Bleed 3:52
Taxloss 8:48

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

I Can Only Disappoint U 4:34
Being a Girl 2:10
The Chad Who Loved Me 5:14
Stripper Vicar 3:46
Comes As No Surprise 4:35
Electric Man 4:40
Love Is 4:44
Wide Open Space 4:26
Taxloss 10:04
Fool 4:30
Legacy 5:04
Special / Blown It (Delete As Appropriate) 4:22
Everyone Must Win 5:00
She Makes My Nose Bleed 4:21
Take it Easy Chicken 6:54



DISC 20 RADIO SESSIONS

Mark Radcliffe Radio One Session, 20/11/95
Drastic Sturgeon 3:22
Naked Twister 3:48
She Makes My Nose Bleed 4:04

Peel Session, BBC Radio One, 24/3/96
The Chad Who Loved Me 6:09
Ski Jump Nose 2:30
Lemonade Secret Drinker 3:13
Egg Shaped Fred 4:38

BBC Radio One Session, 23/9/97
Everyone Must Win 4:16
K.I.Double.S.I.N.G. 3:25
The World's Still Open 3:28
Lemonade Secret Drinker 3:14
Closed For Business 2:47

John Peel Special, BBC Maida Vale Studios, to celebrate 25 years of Festive 50, 19/12/00
Shot By Both Sides (sung by Chad) 3:38

DISC 21 DEMOS & RARITIES VOLUME ONE    

Take It Easy Chicken (Unsigned Demo) 4:20
She Makes My Nose Bleed (Unsigned Demo) 3:59
Moronica (Unsigned Demo) 3:58
No One Knows Us (Demo) 3:31
Flourella (Demo) 4:17
Stripper Vicar (Demo) 4:05
Skin Up Pin Up (Demo) 4:02
Drastic Sturgeon (Demo) 3:25
Egg Shaped Fred (Demo) 5:10
Ski Jump Nose (Demo) 3:42
Things Keep Falling Off Buildings (Demo) 4:34
The Greatest Pain (Piano Take) 2:58
Naked Twister (Near Final) 3:51
Mansun's Only Love Song (Full Length) 6:17

DISC 22 DEMOS & RARITIES VOLUME TWO    

The Chad Who Loved Me (Near Final) 4:26
She Makes My Nose Bleed (Near Final) 4:01
Ski Jump Nose (Acoustic) 2:30
You, Who Do You Hate? (Demo) 2:59
Stripper Vicar (Parr St. Mix) 4:12
Closed For Business (Demo) 3:22
Anti-Everything (Extended Instrumental) 3:25
Grey Lantern (Alt Studio Version Take 2) 2:03
Television (Live) 7:08
Mansun's Only Love Song 5:39
Taxloss (Live) 6:44
Everyone Must Win (Live) 5:00
Dark Mavis (Near Final) 7:34

DISC 23 DEMOS & RARITIES VOLUME THREE

Rock 'n' Roll Loser (Demo) 4:25
Watcher 3:37
An Open letter to a Lyrical Trainspotter (Take 2) 3:59
Way It Is (Demo) 4:57
The Impending Collapse Of It All (Demo) 4:21
She Makes My Nose Bleed (Unknown Acoustic) 3:25
Egg Shaped Fred (Acoustic) 2:49
Railings (Demo) 6:02
Promises (Demo) 5:23
Naked Twister (Unknown Acoustic) 3:03
South of the Painted Hall 3:18
The Drifters (Demo) 4:30
These Days 4:24
You, Who Do Hate? (Near Final) 3:06

DISC 24 DEMOS & RARITIES VOLUME FOUR   

Things Keep Falling Off Bridges (Backing Track) 3:53
Flourella (Studio Monitor Mix) 4:20
The Greatest Pain (Alternative Mix) 4:17
Grey Lantern (Unreleased Studio Version) 2:59
Rebel Without A Quilt (Take 2) 6:22
I Wanted So Much 3:24
The Edge (Backing Track) 3:00
This Is My Home 3:44
Forgive Me (Demo) 5:42
Superstar (Demo) 3:41
Witness To A Murder (Part 1) 1:49
Chad's Song (Guide) 4:15
King Of Beauty (Writing Session) 4:13

DISC 25 DVD

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

Negative
Being a Girl
Stripper Vicar
Everyone Must Win
Special/Blown It (Delete as Appropriate)
Shotgun
Wide Open Space
Television
Mansun’s Only Love Song
Six
She Makes My Nose Bleed
Taxloss
The Chad Who Loved Me
Drastic Sturgeon
Legacy
Take It Easy Chicken

Top Of The Pops performances:

Wide Open Space (6/12/96)
She Makes My Nose Bleed (14/2/97)
Taxloss (9/5/97)
Closed For Business (17/10/97)
Legacy (10/7/98)
Being A Girl (4/9/98)
Six (12/2/99)
I Can Only Disappoint U (11/8/00)

Later With Jools Holland (14/6/97)

Wide Open Space
Mansun's Only Love Song

Later With Jools Holland (21/10/00)

I Can Only Disappoint U
Electric Man

Easter egg Isle of Man(sun)

Stripper Vicar 4:13

Soundwave

https://youtu.be/A-qS11sqyqY