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On February 10, 1992.

On February 10, 1992, “Columbia” label released “Generation Terrorists”, the debut Manic Street Preachers album. It was recorded July – December 1991, at “Black Barn Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Brown and The Bomb Squad.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars
  • Richey Edwards(credited as Richey James) – rhythm guitar
  • Sean Moore– drum programming, drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Nicky Wire– bass guitar
  • May McKenna – backing vocals
  • Jackie Challenor – backing vocals
  • Lorenza Johnson – backing vocals
  • Dave Eringa– piano, organ
  • Traci Lords– vocals
  • Spike Edney– keyboards
  • Richard Cottle – keyboards
  • Steve Brown – engineering, mixing
  • Matt Ollivier – engineering
  • Owen Davies – mixing
  • Marc Williams – mixing assistance
  • Nicholas Sansano – remixing
  • Frank Rivaleau – remixing
  • Dan Wood – remixing
  • Tom Sheehan – photography
  • Valerie Phillips– photography
  • Paul Slattery – photography
  • Steve Guillick – photography
  • Ed Sirrs – photography
  • Paul Cox – photography

Track listing:

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

  1. Slash ‘n’ Burn
  2. Nat West–Barclays–Midlands–Lloyds
  3. Born to End
  4. Motorcycle Emptiness
  5. You Love Us
  6. Love’s Sweet Exile
  7. Little Baby Nothing
  8. Repeat (Stars and Stripes)
  9. Tennessee
  10. Another Invented Disease
  11. Stay Beautiful
  12. So Dead
  13. Repeat
  14. Spectators of Suicide
  15. Damn Dog – Jacob Brackman, Billy Mernit
  16. Crucifix Kiss
  17. Methadone Pretty
  18. Condemned to Rock ‘n’ Roll

On April 13, 2018.

On April 13, 2018, “Columbia” label released “Resistance Is Futile”, the thirteenth Manic Street Preachers album. It was recorded 2017 – 2018, at “Door to the River Studios” in Newport, Wales, “Faster Studios” in Cardiff, Wales, and was produced by Dave Eringa, Gavin Fitzjohn and Guy Massey.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead and acoustic guitar, keyboards, lyrics, string arrangements
  • Nicky Wire– vocals, bass guitar, baritone guitar
  • Sean Moore– drums, soundscapes, machines, sequencers, percussion, keyboards
  • The Anchoress– vocals, backing vocals
  • Vulcan String Quartet – strings
  • Gavin Fitzjohn – keyboards, string arrangements
  • Dave Eringa– keyboards, engineering, mixing
  • Nick Nasmyth – keyboards
  • Guy Massey – engineering
  • Loz Williams – keyboards, engineering
  • Chris Lord-Alge– mixing

Track listing:

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

  1. People Give In
  2. International Blue
  3. Distant Colours – lyrics by James Dean Bradfield
  4. Vivian
  5. Dylan & Caitlin
  6. Liverpool Revisited
  7. Sequels of Forgotten Wars
  8. Hold Me Like a Heaven
  9. In Eternity
  10. Broken Algorithms
  11. A Song for the Sadness
  12. The Left Behind

 

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

On June 21, 1993.

On June 21, 1993, “Columbia” label released “Gold Against the Soul”, the second Manic Street Preachers studio album. It was recorded January – March 1993, at “Outside Studios” in Checkendon, England, and was produced by Dave Eringa.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead and backing vocals, lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars
  • Sean Moore– drums, sampled percussion, drum programming, additional programming, backing vocals
  • Richey Edwards(credited as Richey James) – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Nicky Wire– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ian Kewley – piano, Hammond organ
  • Shovel– percussion
  • Nick Ingham – string arrangement
  • Dave Eringa– piano, hammond, engineering, mixing
  • Lee Phillips, Andy Baker – engineering assistance
  • Dave Bascombe – mixing
  • Giles Cowley, Andy Bradfield – mixing assistance
  • Mitch Ikeda – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Richey Edwards and Nicky Wire, all music by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore.

  1. Sleepflower
  2. From Despair to Where
  3. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
  4. Yourself
  5. Life Becoming a Landslide
  6. Drug Drug Druggy
  7. Roses in the Hospital
  8. Nostalgic Pushead
  9. Symphony of Tourette
  10. Gold Against the Soul

On March 19, 2001.

On March 19, 2001, “Epic” label released “Know Your Enemy”, the sixth Manic Street Preachers studio album. It was recorded in 2000, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales,

and was produced by Dave Eringa, David Holmes, Greg Haver and Mike Hedges.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Sean Moore– drums, drum programming, trumpet
  • Nicky Wire– lead and backing vocal, acoustic guitar, bass
  • Nick Nasmyth – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Kevin Shields– guitar
  • The Avalanches– remixing

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nicky Wire, except “Ocean Spray”, by James Dean Bradfield; all music by Bradfield and Sean Moore, except “We Are All Bourgeois Now”, by Tim Gane, Malcolm Eden, John Williamson and Gary Baker.

  1. Found That Soul
  2. Ocean Spray
  3. Intravenous Agnostic
  4. So Why So Sad
  5. Let Robeson Sing
  6. The Year of Purification
  7. Wattsville Blues
  8. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
  9. His Last Painting
  10. My Guernica
  11. The Convalescent
  12. Royal Correspondent
  13. Epicentre
  14. Baby Elián
  15. Freedom of Speech Won’t Feed My Children” (contains a cover of the McCarthysong “We Are All Bourgeois Now” as a hidden track)

On September 16, 2013.

On September 16, 2013, “Columbia” label released “Rewind the Film”, the eleventh Manic Street Preachers album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Faster Studios” in Cardiff, Wales;

“Rockfield Studios” in Monmouthshire, Wales, and “Hansa Studios” in Berlin, and was produced by James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Sean Moore, Alex Silva and Loz Williams.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Nicky Wire– bass guitar, vocals
  • Sean Moore– drums
  • Loz Williams – keyboard, engineering, mixing
  • Lucy Rose– vocals
  • Gavin Fitzjohn– horn arrangemen; baritone and tenor saxophone; trumpet
  • John Rey – piano
  • Richard Hawley– lead vocals; Hawaiian guitar
  • Andy Walters, Joanna Walters – violin
  • Barnard Kane – viola
  • Nathan Stone – cello
  • Tim Tautorat – celeste; string arrangement; violin; keyboards
  • Cate Le Bon– lead vocals
  • Sean Read – horn arrangement; trumpets; saxophone
  • Nick Nasmyth – keyboards
  • Guy Massey – mixing
  • Dave Eringa– mixing
  • Tim Young – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by James Dean Bradfield, Nick Jones, Sean Moore except where noted.

  1. This Sullen Welsh Heart
  2. Show Me the Wonder
  3. Rewind the Film – James Dean Bradfield, Nick Jones, Sean Moore, David Axelrod
  4. Builder of Routines
  5. 4 Lonely Roads
  6. (I Miss the) Tokyo Skyline
  7. Anthem for a Lost Cause
  8. As Holy as the Soil (That Buries Your Skin)
  9. 3 Ways to See Despair
  10. Running Out of Fantasy
  11. Manorbier
  12. 30-Year War

 

 

On July 7, 2014.

On July 7, 2014, “Columbia” label released “Futurology”, the twelfth Manic Street Preachers album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Faster Studios” in Cardiff, Wales, “Hansa Studios” in Berlin, and was produced by Alex Silva, Loz Williams, James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire and Sean Moore.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead and acoustic guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, percussion, vision
  • Nicky Wire– bass guitar, baritone guitar, electric and acoustic guitars, omnichord, vocals, drum programming, percussion, noise
  • Sean Moore– drums, soundscapes, machines, guitar, sequencers, percussion, tympani, technology
  • Loz Williams – keyboards
  • Cian Ciaran- keyboards
  • Cate Le Bon- backing vocals
  • Gavin Fitzjohn- backing vocals
  • Hawkline- backing vocals
  • Nina Hoss- vocals
  • Georgia Ruth- lead vocals, harp
  • Green Gartside- vocals
  • Nick Naysmith – keyboards
  • Rich Beak – tambourine
  • Berliner Kneipenchor – choral vocals
  • Tim Young – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Futurology
  2. Walk Me to the Bridge
  3. Let’s Go to War
  4. The Next Jet to Leave Moscow
  5. Europa Geht Durch Mich
  6. Divine Youth
  7. Sex, Power, Love and Money
  8. Dreaming a City (Hughesovka)
  9. Black Square
  10. Between the Clock and the Bed
  11. Misguided Missile
  12. The View from Stow Hill
  13. Mayakovsky