Manic Street Preachers To Reissue ‘Gold Against The Soul’

It will feature previously unreleased demos, B-sides from the era, remixes and more

Manic Street Preachers have confirmed plans to reissue their 1993 album Gold Against The Soul.

The deluxe edition reissue set will come with a 120-page book featuring unseen images from the band’s long-time photographic collaborator Mitch Ikeda, many of them personally annotated by Nicky Wire. It will also feature original typed and handwritten lyrics from the band’s own archive in addition to two CDs which will include the remastered album, previously unreleased demos, B-sides from the era, remixes and a live recording of The Clash song ‘What’s My Name’. 

"We moved our studio a few years ago and I unearthed a lot of demos and pictures from the Gold Against The Soul era and thought it would be a shame not to let them see the light of day," Nicky Wire says. "We haven’t always been the most complementary about this album in the past, but with hindsight it was a strange and curious record with many fans’ favourites on it. James always gets a huge response when he teases the riff to ‘Sleepflower’ live."

In addition to the CD and book set, there will be a vinyl version of the remastered original album with download codes to the extra tracks on the CD set as well as a digital version featuring all the songs. 

Gold Against The Soul was the Manics’ second album, coming a year on from their debut, Generation Terrorists. 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 the course of six weeks.

Columbia/Sony will reissue Gold Against The Soul on June 12. You can find full details and tracklist here.

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