Mansun ‎– Take It Easy, Chicken

Epic ‎– ESK 9962
CD, Promo

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1 Take It Easy, Chicken
Engineer – Ronnie StoneEngineer [Engineer Assisted By] – Mike Hunter*Mixed By – Mark "Spike" Stent*
2 Flourella
Engineer – Mike Hunter*, Ronnie StoneMixed By – Cliff Norrell*
3 Ski Jump Nose
Engineer [Engineer Assisted By] – Mike Hunter*Engineer, Mixed By – Ronnie Stone
4 Stripper Vicar
Engineer – Ian Caple, Ronnie StoneEngineer [Engineer Assisted By] – Mike Hunter*Mixed By – Cliff Norrell*

Companies, etc.



Demonstration-Not For Sale.

Issued in a standard jewel case.

Track 1 taken from the forthcoming Epic release Attack Of The Grey Lantern.
Tracks 2-4 will not be available commercially in the U.S.

Tracks 1 & 3 ℗ 1996 EMI Records Limited.
Track 2 ℗ 1995 EMI Records Limited.
Track 4 ℗ 1997 EMI Records Limited.
© 1997 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: ESK-09962 F3 1A 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L423
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 7237
  • Rights Society: BMI


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February 10, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

In their beginnings, Mansun combined psychedelia with aggression and groove and were willing to knock out their tunes in the catchiest possible form. On their first album Attack Of The Grey Lantern they were already abandoning that style.
For me, this promo EP is a perfect sampler with some of the greatest early Mansun tunes, I don't need much more by them.
Take It Easy, Chicken is a Madchester type rocker with breakbeats and distorted guitar, quite slow but enormously driving. Flourella has the same effect but does it with louder guitars and psychedelic vocal melodies. Ski Jump Nose comes up with gorgeous guitar melodies and keeps the pressure high; only Stripper Vicar has a more relaxed tone. On Stripper Vicar the verse is utterly beatiful, and I also like some of the guitar work later into the song, but sadly parts of the chorus ruin for me what could be a full-on winner. As much as I already liked Stripper Vicar the week it appeared, I'd have suggested to include Wide Open Space instead of it to make this a truly perfect EP.