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Blancmange / The Blanc Tapes 6LP box

6LP black vinyl box • Limited • SIGNED editions available

London Records are to release a limited edition six-LP vinyl box of Blancmange‘s The Blanc Tapes, with signed editions available.

Previously a nine-CD collection, this set brings together the band’s first three albums – Happy Families (1982), Mange Tout (1984) and Believe You Me (1985) – with each featuring a bonus disc that includes of B-sides, extended versions and demos.

Each set features six back vinyl records (two per album) in gatefold sleeves with printed inners. The three vinyl packages then slot into an outer slipcase. The audio is remastered and these come with a download card.

The Blanc Tapes vinyl box will be released on 24 May 2019. The official Blancmange store offers this set with a 12″ x 12″ ‘Blind Vision’ print SIGNED by Stephen and Neil. If your not bothered about signed prints, it’s very cheap on Amazon in the UK right now.

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The Blanc Tapes 6LP vinyl box

LP 1 & 2

Happy Families:

A1. I Can’t Explain
A2. Fell Me
A3. I’ve Seen The Word
A4. Wasted
A5. Living On The Ceiling

B1. Waves
B2. Kind
B3. Sad Day
B4. Cruel
B5. God’s Kitchen

C1. Sad Day (Original Version)
C2. Holland (Demo)
C3. Melodic Piece (Demo)
C4. I Can’t Explain (Demo)
C5. I’ve Seen The Word (Demo)
C6. Black Bell (Demo)
C7. Business Steps

D1. Waves (Original Version – No Strings)
D2. Living On The Ceiling (Extended)
D3. God’s Kitchen (12” Mix)
D4. Feel Me (Extended 12” Version)

LP 3 & 4

Mange Tout:

A1. Don’t Tell Me
A2. Game Above My Head
A3. Blind Vision
A4. Time Became The Tide
A5. That’s Love, That It Is
A6. Murder

B1. See The Train
B2. All Things Are Nice
B3. My Baby
B4. The Day Before You Came

C1. Vishnu (Short Version)
C2. Game Above My Head (Extended)
C3. On Our Way To
C4. Don’t Tell Me (Extended)

D1. The Day Before You Came (Extended)
D2. That’s Love, That It Is (Extended)
D3. Blind Vision (Long Version)

LP 5 & 6 

Believe You Me

A1. Lose Your Love
A2. What’s Your Problem
A3. Paradise Is
A4. Why Don’t They Leave Things Alone?
A5. 22339

B1. Don’t You Love It All
B2. Believe
B3. Lorraine’s My Nurse
B4. Other Animals
B5. No Wonder They Never Made It Back!
B6. John

C1. Lose Your Love (Extended)
C2. M Diver (Alternate Dream) (Demo)
C3. River Of Life (Demo)
C4. Scream Down The House

D1. Side Two
D2. What’s Your Problem? (Extended)
D3. I Can See It (Extended)

20 responses to Blancmange / The Blanc Tapes 6LP box

  1. John in Manhattan says:

    £35.02 from Amazon UK incl. shipping to the USA vs. £82.00 for the signed print. It would’ve been nice to receive the signed print but at a savings of £46.98, I can’t justify the extra cost.

  2. Eustace says:

    This set is a mind-blowing £42.03 on Amazon! MOVE FAST!!! https://amzn.to/2Id37mX

    • colm47 says:

      Thanks Eustace. I will skip the signatures and go for that price.

      Had pre ordered the signed version at 55 plus 23 sterling delivery (78 quid) to Ireland.
      Ridiculous price for postage from Britain to Ireland .

      Recently got 39 Clocks vinyl box set from Tapete Records, Germany that was 7 euro postage.
      JPC Germany postage is also 7 euro for box sets from Germany to Ireland.

  3. David Stokoe says:

    The postage to the USA and no vat reduction drives me mad v what happens when you buy with amazon why do all sites when shipping to the USA not remove the vat

  4. Gareth Pugh says:

    A really nice way to ‘complete’ the vinyl albums catalogue in one fell and very swishly executed swoop (if you’ve kept up with their post-restart albums – although there hasn’t been a vinyl release of Nil By Mouth or Commuter 23… yet). Decent price-point too. I can vouch for some of those 12″ albums and B-sides being superb. The 12″ Long Version of Blind Vision is a mighty thing to behold! For completists, it’s still worth also snapping up the 9-disc CD set as that inevitably holds a lot more rarities still. But if this is as nicely executed as that was, this will be brilliant.

  5. Peter Robertshaw says:

    Too tasty to resist at that reasonable price!

    • Peter Webb says:

      Correct very reasonable price. Not like the Depeche Mode 12 inch box sets the latest 2 are a rip off. Have just ordered and paid for the Blancmange set. Yum yum.

  6. John in Manhattan says:

    £27.00 postage to USA. Ouch!

    Sub-Total: £55.00
    Postage:£27.00
    Total:£82.00

    • Chris Squires says:

      Ouch indeed, but you guys in the US don’t get hammered with all of the taxes when it is the other way around.
      The Concert for George SDE was an equivalent of £260 to buy (only available in the USA). By the time I got it through my front door it cost £360.33 so a tad over £100 in shipping, tax and, the final cherry on the cake, the hostage fee charged by Royal Mail for doing their job. I would have happily settled for “just” £27 shipping without the stripey shirt and mask brigade getting involved.

      However much it hurts we are just so used to being fleeced over here in the UK it stops hurting after a while.

    • Ern says:

      Considering that the cheapest delivery option is £6 for those of us on the same land mass, £27 delivery is not too bad for a very reasonable priced 6 vinyl set.

    • Michael says:

      … oh, that’s crazy.
      To Germany I pay “only” £ 25.50 –
      no thanks, cart deleted :(

    • mick tormey says:

      Yea there should be an US option at a decent postage rate John..I went for 2x the Biggy smalls release at $60 postage earlier in the year!. The albums costing $80 each!! but for ltd classics the stretch is worth it I think a least!

  7. mike says:

    awesome! does anyone know if these were remastered from the original mastertapes?

  8. elliott buckingham says:

    very surprised they didn’t go for some extremely bright blanchmange coloured vinyl. a damn good price though.

  9. Steve M says:

    Great news, thanks Paul.

  10. Alan says:

    Ordered! Thats me all done and dusted, Mange Tout is still a favourite album on regular rotation in our house and this is a great price for their Boxset.

  11. Wilbert Prichad says:

    Not a fan of them personally, but what a great cover!

  12. RobS says:

    Terrific. Thanks Paul. Ordered

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