This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours: 20 Year Collectors' Edition (Remastered) Manic Street Preachers

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  • 1The Everlasting (Remastered)06:08
  • 2If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (Remastered)04:51
  • 3You Stole the Sun from My Heart (Remastered)04:20
  • 4Ready for Drowning (Remastered)04:32
  • 5Tsunami (Remastered)03:51
  • 6My Little Empire (Remastered)04:09
  • 7I'm Not Working (Remastered)05:51
  • 8You're Tender and You're Tired (Remastered)04:37
  • 9Born a Girl (Remastered)04:12
  • 10Be Natural (Remastered)05:12
  • 11Black Dog On My Shoulder (Remastered)04:48
  • 12Prologue to History (Remastered)04:45
  • 13S.Y.M.M. (Remastered)06:01
  • 14Nobody Loved You (Remastered)05:13
  • 15The Everlasting (Live Rehearsal Demo) [Remastered]05:37
  • 16If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (Dave Bascombe Mix) [Remastered]04:09
  • 17You Stole the Sun from My Heart (Live Rehearsal Demo) [Remastered]03:48
  • 18Ready for Drowning (Live Rehearsal Demo) [Remastered]03:48
  • 19Tsunami (Studio Demo) [Remastered]03:43
  • 20My Little Empire (Live Rehearsal Demo) [Remastered]04:14
  • 21I'm Not Working (Home Recording Demo) [Remastered]04:20
  • 22You're Tender and You're Tired (Studio Demo) [Remastered]03:51
  • 23Born a Girl (Alternative Version) [Remastered]04:22
  • 24Be Natural (Live Rehearsal Demo) [Remastered]04:19
  • 25Black Dog On My Shoulder (Live Rehearsal Demo) [Remastered]02:42
  • 26Prologue to History (Live Rehearsal Demo) [Remastered]03:48
  • 27S.Y.M.M. (Studio Demo) [Remastered]05:32
  • 28Nobody Loved You (Live Rehearsal Demo) [Remastered]05:27
  • 29If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (Massive Attack Remix) [Remastered]04:55
  • 30If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (David Holmes Remix) [Remastered]10:04
  • 31The Everlasting (Deadly Avenger's Psalm 315) [Remastered]05:43
  • 32The Everlasting (Stealth Sonic Orchestra Remix) [Remastered]05:13
  • 33You Stole the Sun from My Heart (David Holmes Remix) [Remastered]05:14
  • 34You Stole the Sun from My Heart (Mogwai Remix) [Remastered]06:16
  • 35Tsunami (Cornelius Remix) [Remastered]04:08
  • 36Tsunami (Stereolab Remix) [Remastered]06:48
  • 37Montana / Autumn / 78 (B-Side) [Remastered]03:17
  • 38Black Holes for the Young (B-Side) [Remastered]04:15
  • 39Valley Boy (B-Side) [Remastered]05:14
  • 40Socialist Serenade (B-Side) [Remastered]04:17
  • 41Buildings for Dead People (B-Side) [Remastered]05:33
  • Total Runtime03:19:07

Info for This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours: 20 Year Collectors' Edition (Remastered)

Three album edition includes the original album as remastered version, unheard demos and live rehearsal recordings, as well as remixes by the likes of Massive Attack, David Holmes and Mogwai. 20th Anniversary edition.

This Is My Truth... went to #1 in the charts on it's release and stayed in the UK charts for over a year and went on to sell over five million copies. It won the Brit Award for Best Album (and the band for best group), and all the big prizes at the NME Awards - Best Band, Best Album, Best Live Act, Best Single and Best Video and the group were awarded the Best Band in the World Award by Q Magazine. The album was preceded by the group's first #1 single, 'If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next' - the first, and only #1 inspired by the Spanish Civil War, and three more singles were released 'You Stole The Sun From My Heart', 'Tsunami, and 'The Everlasting'. Nicky Wire said recently to the NME 'I've just been listening to This Is My Truth a lot. It's such a deep and heavy album for a record that was so big. It just makes you realize that you can push the limits and have success.'

"Manic Street Preachers have come a long way from the raw Clash-style punky shoutings of their early singles and their later Guns N' Roses infatuation. Both The Holy Bible and Everything Must Go were albums to die for (almost literally: their old guitarist Richey James still hasn't been found since his disappearance a few years back), and this Welsh trio still have the capacity to enrage the most placid of souls. Some find their contradictions far too great to handle, others (this critic included) find them wonderfully inspirational. This Is My Truth is an elegant, epic album full of the huge choruses and direct slogans we've come to know and love. The No. 1 U.K. hit "If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next" is a deceptively subtle groover with a Motown-style beat--almost Jam's "A Town Called Malice" for the '90s. The windswept "Tsunami" uses sitars to get its message across, while "The Everlasting" is simply beautiful. OK, James Dean Bradfield may have a limited vocal range, but he sure has passion to spare. Four albums after they promised to break up, the Manics are still as impassioned as ever." (Everett True)

Manic Street Preachers

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Manic Street Preachers
Band members meet in 1986 in Balckwood, South Wales. James Dean Bradfield (vocals, guitar, piano and keyboard) starts writing lyrics – later to be replaced with Nicky Wire (bass guitar, piano, and vocals). Sean Moore (drums, percussions, trumpet and vocals) joins the band and writes the music. They start off as a punk band. But when their style starts changing in 1988, bass guitarist Miles Woodward decides to leave the band. It is also the year they release their first single “Suicide Alley”. Following this release, Richey Edwards (guitar, vocals) joins the band. After signing a contract with Damaged Goods Records in 1990, they also release their first EP called “New Art Riot”. The contract only being for one release, they later sign a contract with the indie label Heavenly Records. They consequently release the single “Motown Junk” and begin working on an album.

Their debut album “Generation Terrorists” (1993) is a great success. It will be closely followed by their second album “Gold Against the Soul” – more grunge, but also more commercial, reaching the top of the UK charts. This opus is described as more personal and less political than their previous work.

In 1994, Edward’s personal issues lead him to a mental hospital. The band keeps performing live to pay for his recovery treatments. It is also the year they release “The Holy Bible”, their third studio album. The promotion for this album is quite controversial. They often appear live dressed up as terrorists/army men. Adding to the controversy, Edwards goes missing and is presumed dead after his car is found empty three days later. For six months, the band stops all activities but eventually decide to keep working.

Their next album “Everything Must Go” (1996) includes five tracks written by Edwards – as a tribute after his passing – and is critically acclaimed. The opus wins two Brit Awards. Two years later, they release “This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours” (1998) which is an international success which get them two more Brit Awards in 1999. In 2000, their limited edition single “The Masses Against the Classes” reaches the top of the UK charts with almost no promotion.

In 2001, Manic Street Preachers make another political statement playing live in Cuba for President Fidel Castro. This trip will make a documentary film called “Louder Than War”. The next year, they release their first best-of album, “Forever Delayed” with two exclusive tracks.

Their next really successful album will be “Lifeblood” in 2004. They promote in arenas around the UK following their great popular and critical success. That year, they also release an anniversary version of their album “The Holy Bible” including rare mixes, exclusive tracks, interviews and live performances.

Their next album “God Save the Manics” is also a limited edition which they give out to fans at their shows. It will later be uploaded on their website. In 2008, they receive the God-Like Geniuses Award at the NME Awards ceremony.

In 2009, their ninth album “Journal for Plague Lovers” includes bits of lyrics from Edwards which had not been used before. The opus is released as a new kind of tribute to their late friend.

Their next album “Postcards from a Young Man” (2010) is way more pop than usual. According to the members themselves, they wanted to write hit singles for this one, and match the “mass communication” trend.

In 2012, Manic Street Preachers embark on a massive European greatest hits tour. In 2013, they continue touring in Australia and New Zealand. In September, the first single for their next album comes out, “Show Me the Wonder”. The album “Rewind the Film” is released later that month and is a great success.

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