We have very exciting news today as Mansun’s new label Kscope have announced a 21stAnniversary deluxe re-issue of the band’s 1998 cult classic album SIX. This very special edition will be released on 22nd March 2019 and following on from last year’s AOTGL re-issue, includes a limited deluxe 4 disc book, coloured/green 180 gm 2x vinyl (exclusive to the band’s store) and a CD media book.

The Deluxe 4-Disc Book will include three CD discs featuring the remastered album in full, a disc of demos, rarities & outtakes, and the b-side album The Dead Flowers Reject available for the first time! The fourth disc is a DVD, which is the album’s first ever 5.1 surround sound mix by long-time collaborator P-Dub, a hi-resolution stereo audio and the original promotional videos.

The 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 2 and 3 and an album overview of The Dead Flowers Reject, amongst plenty of newly unearthed treasures.

You can pre-order here for delivery on 22nd March 2019.

In other news, Mansun’s former frontman Paul Draper has announced that he’ll be touring in France with Steven Wilson later this month. In the style of his recent hugely successful UK acoustic tour, Paul will be playing an acoustic set, featuring both Mansun and solo tracks, accompanied by his guitarist Ben Sink.

The tour starts on 21st January in Nantes and tickets and more info available here.

And finally, Paul has also announced his first live shows in Japan since 2000.  Accompanied by guitarist Ben Sink, he will be performing in Tokyo on the 6th and 7th March 2019. The 7th is sold out but for more info and remaining tickets, see here.