Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Manics are back!

After having gone their separate ways to work on solo projects, the remaining members of the Manic Street Preachers have reassembled to release their eighth album, titled Send Away The Tigers. It's hard to believe that the boys have been around over 20 years making music. The new album is short, ten tracks and thirty-eight minutes, and that's not by accident. The band recorded about 30 songs and spent painstaking time trimming it down to what they felt were the essential ten tracks to give to each and every one of you out there.

The Manics haven't lost their working class values or their political interests. They're rejuvenated and are coming back with an album that displays their influences on their sleeves and celebrates what they've always enjoyed most. For evidence, listen to the following two tracks. The first is a collaboration with Nina Persson (of The Cardigans). The second is the track 10 of the album, which is one of their songs, Winterlovers, followed by some moments of silence, and then a hidden track: their interpretation of John Lennon's Working Class Hero.

Manic Street Preachers - Your Love Alone Is Not Enough (Feat. Nina Persson) : Send Away The Tigers

Manic Street Preachers - Winterlovers / Working Class Hero (John Lennon cover) : Send Away The Tigers

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The Cardigans - The Boys Are Back In Town (Thin Lizzy cover) : Over the Edge

John Lennon - Working Class Hero : Wonsaponatime

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