Six [Australia]

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Since Mansun's debut album, Attack of the Grey Lantern, was some sort of convoluted song cycle, it shouldn't have been surprising that their second album, Six, felt like the second coming of prog rock. What was a surprise was the extent to which Mansun pushed the limits forward on the album. From the garish Marillion-styled artwork to the endlessly shifting, segued songs, Six fits into the grand tradition of prog rock, and it does tell some kind of a story, even if it's impossible to tell what that story may be. In fact, it's difficult to get into the music itself, even as it dazzles with its twists, turns, appropriations, and recontextualizations. And, make no mistakes, Six is frequently dazzling, since Mansun ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Since Mansun's debut album, Attack of the Grey Lantern, was some sort of convoluted song cycle, it shouldn't have been surprising that their second album, Six, felt like the second coming of prog rock. What was a surprise was the extent to which Mansun pushed the limits forward on the album. From the garish Marillion-styled artwork to the endlessly shifting, segued songs, Six fits into the grand tradition of prog rock, and it does tell some kind of a story, even if it's impossible to tell what that story may be. In fact, it's difficult to get into the music itself, even as it dazzles with its twists, turns, appropriations, and recontextualizations. And, make no mistakes, Six is frequently dazzling, since Mansun skillfully melds classic prog and pop styles with contemporary ideas, including a healthy portion of electronica. It's a head-spinning listen, especially the first time through when it's impossible to tell where it's going or where it's going to end. That feeling doesn't quite let up on repeated listens, either, mainly because the record is so dense with impenetrable ideas -- ideas that are confounding even when you think you understand where Paul Draper is going with the entire thing. On one scale, that's an impressive achievement, but it's diminished somewhat when you take into account that Six isn't particularly rewarding once you get a handle on it. Since it never reveals its secrets, or even its clues, it's hard to embrace the record, even for all of its many attributes. Still, Six
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/1999
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 724349672321
  • Catalog Number: 496723

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Six (8:07)
  2. 2 Negative (4:21)
  3. 3 Shotgun (6:38)
  4. 4 Inverse Midas (1:44)
  5. 5 Anti Everything (2:25)
  6. 6 Fall Out (3:47)
  7. 7 Serotonin (2:33)
  8. 8 Cancer (9:31)
  9. 9 Witness to a Murder (3:06)
  10. 10 Television (8:21)
  11. 11 Special/Blown It (Delete as Appropriate) (5:32)
  12. 12 Legacy (6:33)
  13. 13 Being a Girl (7:59)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Introduction (0:09)
  2. 2 Legacy (5:26)
  3. 3 Negative (3:48)
  4. 4 Mansun's Only Love Song (5:52)
  5. 5 When the Wind Blows (4:52)
  6. 6 King of Beauty (4:58)
  7. 7 I Deserve What I Get (3:39)
  8. 8 Take It Easy Chicken (9:37)
  9. 9 Wide Open Space (7:28)
  10. 10 Taxloss (8:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mansun Primary Artist
Vernon Midgley Vocals
Maryetta Midgley Vocals
Dominic Chad Guitar, Background Vocals
Paul Draper Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Andie Rathbone Drums
Stove King Bass
Tom Baker Vocals
Technical Credits
Michael Hunter Producer, Engineer
Paul Walton Engineer
Dominic Chad Composer
Paul Draper Composer, Producer
Andie Rathbone Composer
Stove King Composer
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