Rare Mantis related Songs
Since putting up this site back in 1995, my knowledge of Mantis has increased
to about 5 times it’s pre-internet size. The biggest surprise to me is the
number of unreleased tracks and recordings from the early days. Most were
covered in Demorabilia but there are still some more potential tracks
“I Surrender” – This is the song released by Rainbow written by Russ
Ballad. Mantis recorded it but Rainbow won the right to release their version
“No Mercy” was recorded with Tom Jackson on vocals but were never
Captured City” was re-recorded for the 2nd album “A
Question of Time” which was never released.
The 1979 live set had a song called “Rock’n’Roll Fever” which is an
early version of 30 Pieces of Silver
“Breakaway” and “As Long As We’re Together” were recorded the
same time as Heat Of The Moment but deemed too poppy to be released on
“Can’t Wait forever” was also recorded with a Gary Barden Vocal.