25 Oct 2018
Manic Street Preachers hit the road in 2019 to celebrate the release of a 20th Year collector’s edition of their fifth album ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’.
The album contains unheard demos and some live rehearsal recordings as well as remixes by the likes of Massive Attack, David Holmes and Mogwai.
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours went to No.1 in the charts on its release and stayed in the UK charts for over a year and went on to sell over five million copies. It won the Brit Award for Best Album, and all the big prizes at the NME Awards - Best Band, Best Album, Best Live Act, Best Single and Best Video and the group were awarded the Best Band in the World Award by Q Magazine.
The album was preceded by the group’s first No. 1 single, ‘If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next’ – the first (and only No. 1 inspired by the Spanish Civil War) and three more singles were released, ‘You Stole The Sun From My Heart’, ‘Tsunami', and ‘The Everlasting’.
Nicky Wire said recently to the NME, “I’ve just been listening to ‘This Is My Truth’ a lot. It’s such a deep and heavy album for a record that was so big. It just makes you realise that you can push the limits and have success.”