Mansun – Bootleg Selection

The Demo Tapes Volume 1 and 2 / Live Newcastle Uni 16 March 1998 / Live Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 16 May 2002 / Live Manchester Uni 2 May 2002 / Desperate Icons / Reading Festival 1999 / Manchester Ninex 24 May 1997/ Lamacq Live Radio One 27 July 1998 / Reading Festival October 1997 / Alaska Blitz Tokyo 17 January 1999

Picture Disc 002

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Welcome To The Pleasuredome

Released 1985

Side A – Welcome To The Pleasuredome (alternative reel)

Side B – Get It On/ Happy Hi

Fourth and final single from the 1984 album Welcome To The Pleasuredome , this is the apple shaped ‘Photo Disc’ which boasted a different version of the single to the standard 7″ release.

A – Side
B-Side

Depeche Mode – The 12″ number # 1

In 2002 ,early 80s synth poppers and later stadium rock gods, Depeche Mode released the album ‘Exciter’ .

Dream On , I Feel Loved and Freelove preceded fourth single and final single  ‘ Goodnight Lovers’ . Released on CD single and 2 x 12″ vinyls .

Special to collectors was the red vinyl (pictured) 12″ which is pretty hard to find against the standard black version .

An acoustic version of When The Body Speaks and various other remixes make up the track listings spread over the formats.

A promotional sampler from ‘The Mirror’ featured the video ROM of Goodnight Lovers..

Paul Draper to visit Japan!

official website news

PAUL DRAPER ACOUSTIC JAPAN TOUR 2019

Following his hugely successful UK acoustic tour in November, Paul has announced his first live show in Japan since 2000. Accompanied by his guitarist Ben Sink, he will be performing in Tokyo on the 7th March 2019.

Announcing the gig Paul said…

“Having frequently visited Japan during my time in Mansun I am absolutely delighted to be returning to Japan to perform with my guitarist Ben Sink. I have always said to the Japanese fans who still follow me it would be a dream to return, and that dream has now become a reality.

I will play both songs from my solo career and Mansun songs and I’m looking forward to seeing fans who I have not seen for a long time and also to see new fans who have become fans of my solo career or discovered Mansun since the band’s split. See you at the gig! Paul”

David Bowie Tonight 1984

Tonight is David Bowie’s thirteenth studio album and third entry into the 1980s.

Spawning three UK singles : Blue Jean /Tonight/Loving The Alien , it reached number one in the official album charts.

A ‘rushed’ album according to David as writing on tour was really not an ideal option and was received with critical reception.

I’ve grown to love this album over the years with the highlight for me being the Iggy Pop duet finale ‘Dancing With The Big Boys’.

Released on LP/cassette and later CD formats.

David Bowie Tonight LP

Kim Wilde signs

Very lucky to have a few Kim Wilde items signed by the lady herself and brother Ricky. The first one is a cover of The 1966 Supremes hit ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’ which was a 1986 number 2 chart topper  for Kim with Ricky on Producer duties.

12″ with dedication to me from Kim and Ricky

 

Blondie 12″

Blondie – Heart Of Glass 2018 12″ EP

Blondie release this six track 12″ EP to tease the pending 2019 box set of albums and rarities.

 

Housed in a die cut sleeve it features hype sticker , printed polythene inner sleeve. a four page essay on the origins of Heart Of Glass (formally known as ‘Once I Had A Love’ and ‘The Disco Song’) and flyer for the aforementioned box set.

Heart Of Glass hit the number one spot in 1979 

Blondie website