Shredding the expectations formed from Mansum’s smashing 1997 debut “Attack of the Grey Lantern,” this 1998 sophomore release titled “Six” finds the band in a more experimental creation which instantly became a cult classic. Now, a deluxe 3 CD and 1 DVD limited special edition of their infectious and audacious “Six” has been remastered from the original master tapes by Jon Astley. The compact discs feature the complete album, a disc of demos, rarities and outtakes, plus the B-side album “The Dead Flowers Reject. Naturally, it is the DVD which contains the album's first ever 5.1 surround sound mix available in DTS 96kHz / 24-bit and Dolby Digital AC3 by long-time collaborator P-Dub that are so darn enticing. Also 2.0 enthusiasts will find a hi-resolution stereo 48kHz / 24-bit LPCM audio version along with the original promotional videos. The set contains a 48-page hardback book featuring sleeve notes by journalist and long-time fan Paul Lester, and insights from band member Paul Draper.
It is the unification of a plethora of ideas integrating elements of Pop, Electronica and Progressive Rock, along with a Tchaikovsky sample interlaced with electronic drums and spooky synth lines that take Six into a new direction. Listeners will hear references to religious skepticism, Winnie the Pooh, Marxism, Stanley Kubrick, and spoken word from the legendary fourth Doctor Who, Tom Baker.
The dynamic and varied approach heard on Six often switches mid-track to seemingly new songs, branding the album an extraordinary statement of ambitious individuality. Fans will find the singles “Legacy,” “Being a Girl,” “Negative” and of course “Six" within this release.
3 CD and 1 NTSC region free DVD limited deluxe edition with 48k/24-bit 5.1 and 2.0 mixes. Also available on green, clear, or black vinyl.