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WATCH: Manics Holy Bible Film
Alex Flood , December 12th, 2014 14:25

Episode one of a new series on Manic Street Preachers' seminal album, The Holy Bible

The first in a series of retrospective videos about Manic Street Preachers’ 1994 album, The Holy Bible is now online ready to be watched above. In it, Quietus writer and Manics expert Simon Price waxes lyrical on The Holy Bible's themes and place in musical history, and argues that their return for the current series of gigs where they play the album in full is justified because they are, and were, a band out of step with cheery Britpop.

The series of short films in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the album have been produced by Cardiff production company Barefoot Rascals, and will feature Price interviewing a selection of Manics fans outlining their personal experiences of the record. Interviewees include rock photographer Kevin Cummins; Guardian journalist Rhian E Jones and writer and musician John Robb. They'll be shown on the Quietus next week.

The release comes after fans of the group successfully raised the £4,000 required via Kickstarter to produce the films, which will be collected into a short documentary called The Holy Bible: My Testament. Read Taylor Parkes' piece on The Holy Bible and depressionhere.

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