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Manic Street Preachers Announce ‘Send Away The Tigers’ 10th Anniversary

Manic Street Preachers get set for spring/summer of 2017 with a selection of activities both release wise and live.  Having recently moved into a new studio outside Newport after leaving their Cardiff base in the Autumn of 2016, they are about to start work on a new album, the follow up to 2014’s critically acclaimed No. 2 album ‘Futurology’.

Their eighth album ‘Send Away The Tigers’ enjoys its 10th Anniversary and a very special edition is being released with a double cd + DVD bookset, double vinyl (with download codes) and digital versions available on 12th May 2017.  Featuring all audio remastered by James Dean Bradfield of the original album, there will also be unheard demos; a bonus disc of b-sides and rare tracks; a DVD of their full 2007 Glastonbury set; promo videos and rare/never seen before footage from rehearsals. Nicky Wire has also contributed handwritten lyrics and imagery from his personal archive.

The Manic Street Preachers state:[quote style=’1′ cite=”]“Send Away The Tigers was a very important record for us, it gave us a new lease of life and helped us to rediscover our love of the band. This edition helps to tell the whole story. Through demos, home recordings and hand-written lyrics you find intimate details of a band about to reinvent themselves.”[/quote]

2CD/1DVD folio book tracklisting:

Send Away The Tigers
Welcome To The Dead Zone
Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
Indian Summer
The Second Great Depression
I’m Just A Patsy
Imperial Bodybags
Working Class Hero
Send Away the Tigers (Demo, Faster Studios)
Underdogs (Demo, Faster Studios)
Your Love Alone Is Not Enough (Demo – 60’s Jangle, Faster Studios)
Indian Summer (Cassette Home Acoustic Demo)
The Second Great Depression (Demo, Faster Studios)
Rendition (Cassette Home Acoustic Demo)
Autumnsong (Demo, Faster Studios)
I’m Just a Patsy (Cassette Home Acoustic Demo)
Imperial Bodybags (Demo, Faster Studios)
Winterlovers (Demo, Faster Studios)

Ghost Of Christmas
Boxes and Lists
Love Letter to the Future
Little Girl Lost
Fearless Punk Ballad
Your Love Alone Is Not Enough (Nina Solo Acoustic)
Red Sleeping Beauty (McCarthy cover)
The Long Goodbye
Morning Comrades
The Vorticists
Autumnsong (Acoustic version)
Anorexic Rodin
Heyday of the Blood
Foggy Eyes (Beat Happening Cover)
Lady Lazarus
You Know It’s Going to Hurt

Live at Glastonbury 24.06.07
You Love Us
Motorcycle Emptiness
You Stole the Sun From My Heart
Your Love Alone Is Not Enough (with Nina Persson)
Everything Must Go
From Despair to Where
Ocean Spray
If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
Imperial Bodybags
Motown Junk
A Design for Life

Your Love Alone Is Not Enough video
Making of ‘Your Love Alone Is Not Enough’ video
Autumnsong video
Autumnsong alternative video
Indian Summer video
Track By Track
Rehearsals, Cardiff March 2007
Practice Sessions

Prior to this, Sky Arts will be screening a documentary on 15th April of ‘Escape From History’ made by Manics collaborator and BAFTA award winning director Kieran Evans.  The film describes the period after guitarist Richey Edwards went missing and follows the band as they record and release their landmark fourth album ‘Everything Must Go’. Through the eyes of the band and close associates the film reveals the internal dynamics and creative relationships within Manic Street Preachers.

James Dean Bradfield has also composed the soundtrack to a new independent film released on 10th March.  ‘The Chamber’ is a claustrophobic survival thriller, set below the Yellow Sea and described as a “new sound from Bradfield and adds to the dark and atmospheric mood of the film”.  The album is released on Sony Classics on the same day as the film.

The band have also announced several dates for later this summer, see below:

9th – Llanfest. Llangollen 2017, Eisteddfod
27-30th – Kendall Calling, Lowther Deer Park, Penrith
30th – Carfest North, Bolesworth Castle, Chester

4-6th – Indiependence, Cork
5th – Live From Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne
27th – Carfest South, Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire

1st – Bingley Music Live, Myrtle Park, Bingley


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