Manic Street Preachers 'National Treasures' Album Announced For Release 31st October 2011

Manic Street Preachers 'National Treasures' Album Announced For Release 31st October 2011

Manic Street Preachers will release a brand new track to coincide with the release of their complete singles collection album 'National Treasures', and have announced details of a very special one-off Christmas show performing all the songs on the album at the O2 in London on Saturday 17th December 2011.

'This Is The Day' is released on 7th November and is a cover of the 1983 The The track taken from the synth-noir classic album 'Soul Mining'. The band have been fans of the group and their version echoes the original whilst bringing a new dynamic production and their own distinctive sound to the song.

'National Treasures' features the band's 37 previous single releases from the last 21 years and 10 studio albums. It's also the first time since 1992's 'Suicide Is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H)' the Manics have released a cover version as a single despite recording and playing live many versions of their favourite tracks over the years. Formats and the tracklisting for the album have also now been confirmed, see details below.

To celebrate this release, the band will play a unique, once in a lifetime Christmas party at the O2 in London. The band promise "Glitter, glamour, special guests and a ticker-tape celebration. A never to be repeated one-off visual experience encompassing 21 years of MSP with 38 songs - from 1990's 'Motown Junk' to (but not in order!) 2011's 'This Is The Day'. There will be an interval in order to top up on refreshments and like all the best parties, you'll talk about it for years to come and your friends will wish they'd been there."

The 'National Treasures' album is released via iTunes and iTunes LP on 31st October, as a double CD, a 2 x CD + DVD set featuring all 38 videos and some bonus video content and an amazing box set with 38 x vinyl finish CD Singles, a poster, a DVD of all the videos, 7" vinyl of New Art Riot, Suicide Alley, Jackie Collins Existential Question Time, Manics lipstick and vanity mirror and a limited number will also contain a 7" of Motown Junk. All the singles have been re-mastered.

MANIC STREET PREACHERS no reunions, no comebacks, no encores, still angry still James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Sean Moore and the memory of Richey Edwards.

"But the side of you they'll never see, Is when you're left alone with the memories, That hold your life together... like glue" Matt Johnson


Motown Junk, (Heavenly) 1990

Stay Beautiful, Generation Terrorists 1991

Love's Sweet Exile, Generation Terrorists 1991

You Love Us, Generation Terrorists 1992

Slash 'N' Burn, Generation Terrorists 1992

Motorcycle Emptiness, Generation Terrorists 1992

Suicide Is Painless, Theme From M*A*S*H 1992

Little Baby Nothing, Generation Terrorists 1992

From Despair To Where, Gold Against The Soul 1993

La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh), Gold Against The Soul 1993

Roses In The Hospital, Gold Against The Soul 1993

Life Becoming A Landslide, Gold Against The Soul 1993

Faster, The Holy Bible 1994

Revol, The Holy Bible 1994

She Is Suffering, The Holy Bible 1994

A Design For Life, Everything Must Go 1996

Everything Must Go, Everything Must Go 1996

Kevin Carter, Everything Must Go 1996

Australia,Everything Must Go 1996

If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 1998

The Everlasting, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 1998

You Stole The Sun From My Heart, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 1998

Tsunami, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 1998

The Masses Against The Classes 2000

So Why So Sad, Know Your Enemy 2001

Found That Soul, Know Your Enemy 2001

Ocean Spray, Know Your Enemy 2001

Let Robeson Sing, Know Your Enemy 2001

There By The Grace Of God, Forever Delayed 2002

The Love Of Richard Nixon, Lifeblood 2004

Empty Souls, Lifeblood 2004

Your Love Alone Is Not Enough, Send Away The Tigers 2007

Autumnsong, Send Away The Tigers 2007

Indian Summer, Send Away The Tigers 2007

(It's Not War) Just The End Of Love, Postcards From A Young Man 2010

Some Kind Of Nothingness, Postcards From A Young Man 2010

Postcards From A Young Man, Postcards From A Young Man 2010

This is the Day, National Treasures 2011