On September 20, 2010.

On September 20, 2010, “Columbia” label released “Postcards from a Young Man”, the tenth Manic Street Preachers studio album. It was recorded October 2009 – June 2010, at “Faster Studio” in Cardiff, Wales, and was produced by James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Sean Moore, Dave Eringa and Loz Williams.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, mandola
  • Nicky Wire– bass guitar, acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Sean Moore– drums, percussion, trumpet
  • Ian McCulloch– co-lead vocals
  • John Cale– keyboards, noise
  • Duff McKagan– bass guitar
  • Loz Williams – piano, Hammond organ, mellotron
  • Nick Naysmith – piano, Hammond organ
  • Catrin Wyn Southall – vocal arrangement, backing vocals
  • Melissa Henry, Osian Rowlands, Gareth Treseder, Fflur Rowlands, Roland George, Aled Powys Williams – backing vocals
  • Andy Walters – string arrangement, strings
  • Joanna Walters, Carly Worsford, Bernard Kane, Simon Howes, Nathan Stone, Richard Phillips, Claudine Liddington – strings
  • Chris Lord-Alge, Tom Elmhirst– mixing
  • Dave Eringa– engineering, mixing
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Loz Williams – engineering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nicky Wire; all music by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore, except where noted.

  1. (It’s Not War) Just the End of Love
  2. Postcards from a Young Man
  3. Some Kind of Nothingness – Wire
  4. The Descent (Pages 1 & 2)
  5. Hazelton Avenue
  6. Auto-Intoxication
  7. Golden Platitudes
  8. I Think I Found It – James Dean Bradfield
  9. A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun
  10. All We Make Is Entertainment
  11. The Future Has Been Here 4Ever
  12. Don’t be Evil
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