[News] Paul Draper released “Attack of the Grey Lantern (live at the Ritz)” for the first time on CD to celebrate 25th Anniversary

Paul Draper released “Attack of the Grey Lantern (live at the Ritz)” for the first time on CD, to celebrate 25th Anniversary.

2022 marks the 25 year anniversary of the release of Mansun‘s debut, the iconic #1 album “Attack of the Grey Lantern.” The much-loved and Experimental piece of music is at the heart of fervent cult following for the British group.

Back in 2017, the dedicated Mansun fanbase started a petition that called for frontman Paul Draper to release his debut solo album “Spooky Action.” An online poll was then launched, and fans cast thousands of votes to choose “Attack of the Grey Lantern” as the album for Draper to play in full on tour in February / March 2018. 

Paul Draper‘s 14-date Spring ’18 tour followed “Spooky Action” entering at #19 in the UK album charts, a US tour with label mate Steven Wilson, and helped to celebrate one of the most favoured British albums from the late Britpop era. The album has also since been remastered and released in deluxe format by Kscope, re-entering the UK album charts at #28 in June 2018.

The success of “Spooky Action” led to Draper working on its follow up, 2022’s “Cult Leader Tactics,” a poignant album containing his finest songwriting since the bands’ imperial phase.

The Live at the Ritz” album captures Draper‘s energetic stage presence, his fantastic band and classic Mansun tracks such as “Wide Open Space,” “Taxloss” and “Disgusting,” performed to a rapturous crowd in Manchester. The reaction to Paul Draper‘s latest output reveals how relevant Mansun’s music is to a growing crowd of followers.

Purchase and stream the album here: https://pauldraper.lnk.to/RitzLive

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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