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Manic Street Preachers

Lifeblood: 20th Anniversary Edition

    Celebrating 20 years of Manic Street Preachers critically acclaimed Seventh studio album “Lifeblood”.

    Manic Street Preachers

    Know Your Enemy

      Manic Street Preachers release a radically reimagined version of their 6th album ‘Know Your Enemy’. The new version of the album has been entirely remixed and reconstructed to form two separate albums as originally planned. 

      This deluxe release includes two previously unheard ‘forgotten’ tracks: ‘Studies in Paralysis’ and ‘Rosebud’.

      Following the success of 1998’s’ This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’, Manic Street Preachers planned an ambitious follow-up to be released as two distinct albums: an aggressive, rapid fire return to their roots called ‘Solidarity’ and ‘Door To The River’, a more conciliatory, reflective collection. During the recording sessions, the trio got cold feet and settled on a single album that forced often conflicting ideas to sit side by side on the same record. ‘Know Your Enemy’ was launched in February 2001 with a show at Teatro Karl Marx in Havana in front of the Cuban leader and charted at No.2 in the UK the following week, going on to see over half a million copies worldwide. The singles taken from the album: ‘So Why So Sad’, ‘Found That Soul’, ‘Ocean Spray’ and ‘Let Robeson Sing’ all reached the Top 20.

      Whilst going through the band’s archive to put together an anniversary version of ‘Know Your Enemy’, Nicky Wire found the original tapes of ‘Solidarity’ and ‘Door To The River’ that he’d made up in the studio during recording. When he put forward the idea of recreating those records, James Dean Bradfield agreed on the condition that he could remix the entire record with the band’s longtime studio partner Dave Eringa. The new mixes would bring a clarity to each record, losing extraneous studio effects and digital noise from the ‘Solidarity’ songs and stripping away unnecessary orchestration and embellishment from the tracks that made up ‘Door To The River’.

      Author and long-term band collaborator Robin Turner explains in his expansive sleeve notes that this release is “the Director’s Cut of ‘Know Your Enemy’. The picture has been painstakingly restored, cleaned up, brightened. Although it doesn’t aim to replace the original, it most certainly enhances it.”

      The vinyl edition ‘Know Your Enemy’ presents ‘Solidarity’ and ‘Door To The River’ in the same order as originally planned in 2000. Each of the CD packages features those records in full plus outtakes, unused mixes by Tom Lord-Alge and tracks featured on the original ‘Know Your Enemy’ that aren’t on the two restructured albums. All formats feature previously unseen photos from the recording sessions taken by regular collaborator Mitch Ikeda.


      TRACK LISTING

      VINYL
      DISC 1 - DOOR TO THE RIVER
      Side 1
      1. The Year Of Purification
      2. Ocean Spray
      3. So Why So Sad (Avalanches Sean Penn Mix)
      4. Door To The River
      5. Rosebud
      Side 2
      6. Just A Kid
      7. His Last Painting
      8. Let Robeson Sing
      9. Groundhog Days
      10. Epicentre
      DISC 2 - SOLIDARITY
      Side 1
      1. Intravenous Agnostic
      2. Found That Soul (TLA Mix)
      3. We Are All Bourgeois Now
      4. Freedom Of Speech Won't Feed My Children
      5. The Convalescent
      6. Baby Elian
      Side 2
      7. Masses Against The Classes
      8. My Guernica
      9. Studies In Paralysis
      10. Dead Martyrs
      11. Wattsville Blues
      12. Miss Europa Disco Dancer

      DELUXE 3 X CD VERSION
      DISC 1 - DOOR TO THE RIVER
      1. The Year Of Purification
      2. Ocean Spray
      3. So Why So Sad (Avalanches Sean Penn Mix)
      4. Door To The River
      5. Rosebud
      6. Just A Kid
      7. His Last Painting
      8. Let Robeson Sing
      9. Groundhog Days
      10. Epicentre
      11. His Last Painting (LA Mix)
      12. Epicentre (TLA Mix)
      13. So Why So Sad (Original KYE Version)
      14. Royal Correspondent
      DISC 2 – SOLIDARITY
      1. Intravenous Agnostic
      2. Found That Soul (TLA Mix)
      3. We Are All Bourgeois Now
      4. Freedom Of Speech Won't Feed My Children
      5. The Convalescent
      6. Baby Elian
      7. Masses Against The Classes
      8. My Guernica
      9. Studies In Paralysis
      10. Dead Martyrs
      11. Wattsville Blues
      12. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
      13. Fear Of Motion
      14. Pedestal
      15. Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel
      16. Locust Valley
      17. Masking Tape
      18. Ballad Of The Bangkok Novotel
      DISC 3 – DEMOS
      1. Ocean Spray (Studio Demo)
      2. So Why So Sad (Cassette Demo)
      3. Door To The River (Cassette Demo)
      4. His Last Painting (Air Version Home Cassette Demo)
      5. Let Robeson Sing (Home Cassette Demo)
      6. Groundhog Days (Home Cassette Demo)
      7. Epicentre (Cassette Demo)
      8. Intravenous Agnostic (Home Cassette Demo)
      9. Freedom Of Speech Won’t Feed My Children (Studio Demo)
      10. The Convalescent (Studio Rehearsal Demo)
      11. His Last Painting Baby Elian (Studio Demo)
      12. Masses Against The Classes (Studio Demo)
      13. My Guernica No 1 (Home Acoustic Demo)
      14. My Guernica (Studio Demo)
      15. Dead Martyrs (Home Cassette Demo)
      16. Wattsville Blues (Home Cassette Demo)

      2 X CD VERSION
      DISC 1 - DOOR TO THE RIVER
      1. The Year Of Purification
      2. Ocean Spray
      3. So Why So Sad (Avalanches Sean Penn Mix)
      4. Door To The River
      5. Rosebud
      6. Just A Kid
      7. His Last Painting
      8. Let Robeson Sing
      9. Groundhog Days
      10. Epicentre
      11. His Last Painting (LA Mix)
      12. Epicentre (TLA Mix)
      13. So Why So Sad (Original KYE Version)
      14. Royal Correspondent
      DISC 2 - SOLIDARITY
      1. Intravenous Agnostic
      2. Found That Soul (TLA Mix)
      3. We Are All Bourgeois Now
      4. Freedom Of Speech Won't Feed My Children
      5. The Convalescent
      6. Baby Elian
      7. Masses Against The Classes
      8. My Guernica
      9. Studies In Paralysis
      10. Dead Martyrs
      11. Wattsville Blues
      12. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
      13. Fear Of Motion
      14. Pedestal
      15. Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel
      16. Locust Valley
      17. Masking Tape
      18. Ballad Of The Bangkok Novotel

      Manic Street Preachers

      The Ultra Vivid Lament

        ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ is the 14th studio album from Manic Street Preachers. It is both reflection and reaction; a record that gazes in isolation across a cluttered room, fogged by often painful memories, to focus on an open window framing a gleaming vista of land melting into sea and endless sky.

        Musically, ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ is inspired by a formative years record box (ABBA, post-Eno Roxy, the Bunnymen, Fables-era REM, Lodger) though the end result could only be the unique union of James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire and Sean Moore, collectively one of the UK’s most consistently brilliant rock’n’roll bands for over three decades.



        TRACK LISTING

        1. Still Snowing In Sapporo
        2. Orwellian
        3. The Secret He Had Missed
        4. Quest For Ancient Colour
        5. Don’t Let The Night Divide Us
        6. Diapause
        7. Complicated Illusions
        8. Into The Waves Of Love
        9. Blank Diary Entry
        10. Happy Bored Alone
        11. Afterending

        Indies Exclusive 7"
        SIDE A: Orwellian
        SIDE B Orwellian (Gwenno Remix)

        Manic Street Preachers

        Gold Against The Soul (2020 Remastered Edition)

          Manic Street Preachers announce the reissue of their 1993 album, ‘Gold Against The Soul’ on Columbia/Sony Music. A firm fan favourite, their second studio album will now be available as part of a beautiful, limited edition, 120-page hardbound A4 book, featuring incredible unseen images from the band’s long-time photographic collaborator Mitch Ikeda, annotated by Nicky Wire plus handwritten lyric sheets. The book also includes x2 CDs comprising the original album plus x11 previously unheard tracks across demos, b sides, remixes and a live recording of the Clash track ‘What’s My Name’, remastered by James Dean Bradfield. There will also be a 180g vinyl version of the remastered album with download codes to the extra tracks on CD1 and a digital version featuring all the tracks.

          'Gold Against The Soul' entered the Top 10 on release just over a year after their debut album 'Generation Terrorists' and saw the band shift musically to a classic rock sound.  Lead single 'From Despair To Where' was followed by 'La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)', 'Roses In The Hospital' and 'Life Becoming A Landslide'.  Produced by Dave Eringa who had been working in various guises with the band and continues to do so to this day, the album was recorded over six weeks at Outside/Hookend Studios.

          TRACK LISTING

          CD1
          Sleepflower (remastered)
          From Despair to where (remastered)
          La tristesse durera (scream to a Sigh) [remastered]
          Yourself (remastered)
          Life Becoming A Landslide (remastered)
          Drug drug druggy (remastered)
          Roses In The Hospital (remastered)
          Nostalgic pushead (remastered)
          Symphony Of Tourette (remastered)
          Gold Against the soul (remastered)
          Donkeys (remastered)
          Comfort Comes (remastered)
          Are Mothers Saints (remastered)
          Patrick Bateman (remastered)
          Hibernation (remastered)
          Us Against You (remastered)
          Charles Windsor (remastered)
          Wrote for luck (remastered)
          What's My Name (live) [remastered]

          CD2
          Sleepflower (house in the Woods Demo) [remastered]
          From Despair To Where (house in the Woods Demo) [remastered]
          La tristesse durera (scream To A Sigh) (house in the Woods Demo) [remastered]
          Yourself (live in bangkok) [remastered]
          Life Becoming A Landslide (house in the Woods Demo) [remastered]
          Drug drug druggy (house In The Woods Demo) [remastered]
          Drug drug druggy (impact Demo) [remastered]
          Roses In The Hospital (house In The Woods Demo) [remastered]
          Roses In The Hospital (impact Demo) [remastered]
          Nostalgic pushead (house In The Woods Demo) [remastered]
          Symphony Of Tourette (house In The Woods Demo) [remastered]
          Gold Against The Soul (house In The Woods Demo) [remastered]
          Roses In The Hospital (og psychovocal remix) [remastered]
          Roses In The Hospital (51 Funk Salute) [remastered]
          La tristesse durera (scream To A Sigh) (chemical Brothers Vocal Remix)
          Roses In The Hospital (filet O Gang Remix) [remastered]
          Roses In The Hospital (ecg Remix) [remastered]



          VINYL TRACKLISTING
          Sleepflower(remastered)
          From Despair To Where (remastered)
          La Tristesse Durera (scream To A Sigh) (remastered)
          Yourself (remastered)
          Life Becoming A Landslide (remastered)
          Drug Drug Druggy (remastered)
          Roses In The Hospital (remastered)
          Nostalgic Pushead (remastered)
          Symphony Of Tourette (remastered)
          Gold Against The Soul (remastered)

          Manic Street Preachers

          International Blue

            A limited 7" blue coloured vinyl exclusive to bricks and mortar indie stores only - taken from the band's 13th studio album "resistance is futile".

            Manic Street Preachers

            The Holy Bible

              The third album from The Manics isn’t the easiest of listens. It’s a tense and at times harrowing collection of songs, recorded shortly before Richey James hospitalisation for depression, and subsequent disappearance. The lyrics, whether personal or political, are graphic and unflinchingly bleak. And even their usually buoyant glam hooks are tighter and more intense. It’s a powerful statement and still remains one of The Manics’ finest moments.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Yes
              2. Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayit'sworldwouldfallapart
              3. Of Walking Abortion
              4. She Is Suffering
              5. Archives Of Pain
              6. Revol
              7. 4st 7lb
              8. Mausoleum
              9. Faster
              10. This Is Yesterday
              11. Die In The Summertime
              12. The Intense Humming Of Evil
              13. P.C.P

              Produced by Steve Albini and recorded live at Rockfield Studios in Wales during the Winter of 2008, "Journal for Plague Lovers" features lyrics left behind by former guitarist Richey Edwards across all 13 new tracks.
              Nicky Wire said of the decision to use Richey's words after all this time, 'The brilliance and intelligence of the lyrics dictated that we had to finally use them. The use of language is stunning and topics include The Grande Odalisque by Ingres, Marlon Brando, Giant Haystacks, celebrity, consumerism and dysmorphia, all reiterating the genius and intellect of Richard James Edwards'.

              Musically the band draw on their classic "Holy Bible" sound with elements of Nirvana's "In Utero", as well as a delicate, beautiful acoustic side. The cover features an original piece of Jenny Saville, whose painting also graced the cover of 1994's "The Holy Bible".


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