Mansun discography

Mansun discography
Mansun discography
Studio albums 3
Compilation albums 3
Singles 17
B-sides 75
Music videos 16

The following is a comprehensive discography of Mansun, an English rock band.


Studio albums

Year Album details Chart positions BPI Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1997 Attack of the Grey Lantern
  • Released: February 17, 1997
  • Label: Parlophone
1 Gold[3]
1998 Six
  • Released: September 7, 1998
  • Label: Parlophone
6 40 Gold[4]
2000 Little Kix
  • Released: August 14, 2000
  • Label: Parlophone
12 47 Silver[5]

Compilation albums

Year Album details Chart positions
1996 Special Mini Album
  • Released: 1996 (Japan only)
  • Label: Toshiba-EMI
2004 Kleptomania
  • Released: September 27, 2004
  • Label: Parlophone
135 187
2006 Legacy: The Best Of Mansun
  • Released: September 18, 2006
  • Label: Parlophone


Mansun adopted a unique labeling system for their single releases. Their first two releases for the Parlophone label were Extended Plays, these were named One EP and Two EP. However, like most EPs the opening track was promoted as the key song. Subsequent singles were more focused around the opening track, but the band retained the EP label and with the exception of "Taxloss" and "I Can Only Disappoint U", all of their singles were numbered.

The group's first single was paid and produced by the group on their own label; Sci-Fi Hi-Fi Records. The group's second single; "Skin Up Pin Up" / "Flourella" was released on the EMI affiliate Regal Records. All subsequent singles were issued by Parlophone/EMI.

Their final single, "Slipping Away", was released after the group had disbanded was commercially released as a 7" Vinyl and Download Release only

Release Date Title Chart Positions Album
US Mod.
1995 September 25 "Take It Easy Chicken"
November 27 "Skin Up Pin Up" / "Flourella" 114
1996 March 25 "Egg Shaped Fred" (One EP) 37 Attack of the Grey Lantern
June 3 "Take It Easy Chicken" (Two EP) 32
September 9 "Stripper Vicar" (Three EP) 19 Attack of the Grey Lantern
November 25 "Wide Open Space" (Four EP) 15 25
1997 February 3 "She Makes My Nose Bleed" (Five EP) 9
April 28 "Taxloss" 15
October 6 "Closed for Business" (Seven EP) 10
1998 June 29 "Legacy" (Eight EP) 7 Six
August 24 "Being A Girl (Part One)" (Nine EP) 13
October 26 "Negative" (Ten EP) 27
1999 February 1 "Six" (Eleven EP) 16
2000 July 31 "I Can Only Disappoint U" 8 Little Kix
November 6 "Electric Man" (EP 13) 23
2001 January 29 "Fool" (Fourteen EP) 28
2004 September 20 "Slipping Away" 55 Kleptomania


Title A-side
"An Open Letter to a Lyrical Trainspotter" "Stripper Vicar"
"Been Here Before" "Being A Girl (Part One)"
"Being a Girl (Parts One & Two) (Live)" "Six"
"Black Infinite Space" "Fool"
"But the Trains Run on Time" "Six"
"Can't Afford to Die" "Legacy"
"Check Under the Bed" "Legacy"
"Church of the Drive Thru Elvis" "Six"
"Dark Mavis (Acoustic)" "Closed For Business"
"Decisions, Decisions" "I Can Only Disappoint U"
"Drastic Sturgeon" "Take It Easy Chicken"
"Drastic Sturgeon (Live)" "She Makes My Nose Bleed"
"Egg Shaped Fred (Acoustic)" "Closed For Business"
"Electric Man (Acoustic version)" "Electric Man"
"Everyone Must Win" "Closed For Business"
"Face in the Crowd" "Legacy"
"Fade in Time" "Fool"
"Flourella" "She Makes My Nose Bleed"
"Getting Your Way" "Slipping Away"
"Golden Stone" "I Can Only Disappoint U"
"Grey Lantern" "Taxloss"
"GSOH" "Legacy"
"Hidden Bonus Track" "Egg Shaped Fred"
"Hideout" "Being A Girl (Part One)"
"I Can Only Disappoint U (Perfecto Club Mix)" "Electric Man"
"I Can Only Disappoint U (Perfecto Instrumental)" "Electric Man"
"I Care" "Being A Girl (Part One)"
"I Deserve What I Get" "Negative"
"I've Seen the Top of the Mountain" "Fool"
"K.I.Double.S.I.N.G." "Closed For Business"
"King of Beauty" "Negative"
"Lemonade Secret Drinker" "Egg Shaped Fred"
"Lemonade Secret Drinker (Acoustic Version)" "Wide Open Space"
"Live Open Space" "She Makes My Nose Bleed"
"Live Television" "Six"
"Mansun's Only Acoustic Song" "Being A Girl (Part One)"
"Mansun's Only Live Song" "Negative"
"Moronica" "Take It Easy Chicken"
"Moronica (Acoustic Version)" "Wide Open Space"
"My Idea Of Fun" "I Can Only Disappoint U"
"No One Knows Us" "Stripper Vicar"
"Promises" "Fool"
"Railings" "Being A Girl (Part One)"
"Rebel Without a Quilt" "Wide Open Space"
"Repair Man" "I Can Only Disappoint U"
"She Makes My Nose Bleed (Acoustic)" "She Makes My Nose Bleed"
"Ski Jump Nose (Acoustic Version)" "Legacy"
"Ski Jump Nose" "Egg Shaped Fred"
"Ski Jump Nose (Live)" "Taxloss"
"Skin Up Pin Up" "Wide Open Space"
"Spasm of Identity" "Legacy"
"Stripper Vicar (Live)" "Closed For Business"
"Take It Easy Chicken (Live)" "Negative"
"Taxloss (Gaudi Remix)" "Taxloss"
"Taxloss (John 'OO' Fleming Remix)" "Taxloss"
"Taxloss (Lisa Marie Experience Remix)" "Taxloss"
"Taxloss (Slam Remix)" "Taxloss"
"The Apartment" "Electric Man"
"The Drifters" "Electric Man"
"The Duchess" "Stripper Vicar"
"The Edge" "Stripper Vicar"
"The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail" "She Makes My Nose Bleed"
"The Gods of Not Very Much" "Wide Open Space"
"The Greatest Pain" "Take It Easy Chicken"
"The Impending Collapse of It All" "Taxloss"
"The Impending Collapse of it All (Acoustic Version)" "Legacy"
"The Most to Gain" "She Makes My Nose Bleed"
"The World's Still Open" "Closed For Business"
"Thief" "Egg Shaped Fred"
"Things Keep Falling Off Buildings" "Stripper Vicar"
"Vision Impaired" "Wide Open Space"
"What It's Like to be Hated" "Six"
"When the Wind Blows" "Negative"
"Wide Open Space (Acoustic)" "Taxloss"
"Wide Open Space (The Perfecto Remix)" "Legacy"
"Wide Open Space (Trouser Enthusiasts Hermaphrodite Circus Mix)" "Being A Girl (Part One)"

Music videos

Year Title Director
1995 "Flourella" edited by Nick Gordon
1996 "Egg Shaped Fred" Lawrence Watson
"Take It Easy Chicken" Walter Stern
"Stripper Vicar" Dwight Clarke
"Wide Open Space" Paul Cunningham
1997 "Wide Open Space" (US Version) Nigel Dick
"She Makes My Nose Bleed" John Hillcoat
"Taxloss" Roman Coppola
"Closed For Business" James Brown
1998 "Legacy" Mike Mills
"Being A Girl (Part One)" Jamie Thraves
1999 "Six" Grant Gee
2000 "I Can Only Disappoint U"
"Electric Man"
2001 "Fool" Phil Harder

Miscellaneous releases

  • Xmas Fanclub 7" vinyl (1998) - Live versions of "Everyone Must Win" and "Taxloss" recorded at Brixton Academy 23/10/98
  • "South of the Painted Hall" (2006) - Free Download available only to buyers of Legacy: The Best Of Mansun



  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 348. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b "Japan: Album positions". Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "'Attack of the Grey Lantern' Gold Certificate". BPI. Retrieved 17 December 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ "'Six' Gold Certificate". BPI. Retrieved 17 December 2008. [dead link]
  5. ^ "'Little Kix' Silver Certificate". BPI. Retrieved 17 December 2008. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b "UK Chartlog". Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "US single positions". Retrieved 17 December 2008. 

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