Holy Bible [10TH Anniversary Edition] [Bonus DVD] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
While this triple-disc anniversary set doesn't round up all the existing material from the Holy Bible sessions -- the B-sides to "She Is Suffering" and "Faster" are not here, but they can be easily found on the 2003 B-sides
arities comp Lipstick Traces -- it does present a remastered version of the original U.K. album bolstered by four live bonus tracks on the first disc, followed by the previously unreleased U.S. mix of the album on the second disc, which has two additional demos ("Die in the Summertime," "Mausoleum") and a Radio 1 session featuring live versions of "Of Walking Abortion," "She Is Suffering," and "Yes." To top ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
While this triple-disc anniversary set doesn't round up all the existing material from the Holy Bible sessions -- the B-sides to "She Is Suffering" and "Faster" are not here, but they can be easily found on the 2003 B-sides
arities comp Lipstick Traces -- it does present a remastered version of the original U.K. album bolstered by four live bonus tracks on the first disc, followed by the previously unreleased U.S. mix of the album on the second disc, which has two additional demos ("Die in the Summertime," "Mausoleum") and a Radio 1 session featuring live versions of "Of Walking Abortion," "She Is Suffering," and "Yes." To top it all off, the third disc is a DVD containing TV performances from Top of the Pops, Butt Naked, MTV Most Wanted, highlights from their 1994 appearances at Glastonbury and Reading, plus a 30-minute band interview and the rarely seen U.S. video for "Faster" (none of the original promo videos can be found here, but they are all collected on the Forever Delayed DVD). All this material enhances the original album not by providing revelations -- the U.S. mix, unsurprisingly, is a louder, bolder mix that doesn't harm the songs but hasn't aged as well as the tightly wound original mix -- but by illustrating what a singular record this was. In any setting, this is a tense, nervy, visceral experience, and in hindsight, it's positively surreal to see the Manics, lead by James Dean Bradfield in a ski mask, singing "Faster" on Top of the Pops. Only in that brief moment in the '90s, when the record industry was grappling with the impact of alternative rock going mainstream and just as Brit-pop was hitting its stride, could the Manics release such a dark, difficult album on a major and get it played on such pop-oriented programs. And then, in a flash, it was over. Richey James went missing on February 1, 1995, and after that The Holy Bible was frozen in amber, forever seen as his last will and testament, just like how In Utero seemed like a suicide note in the wake of Kurt Cobain's suicide in April 1994. After James' disappearance, plans for an American release of the LP were shelved, but in retrospect, it's likely that The Holy Bible -- like some latter-day Manics albums -- would never have had an American release at all. Not only was it too dark, it was too English for a mass American audience, but years later those things don't seem to matter as much, and in its tenth anniversary edition it can finally be seen -- and easily heard by American audiences -- as a singular, bracing rock album, quite unlike any LP before or since.
Rolling Stone - David Fricke
Even the pall of James' absence can't canel out the life-affirming force that hits you with the very first song: "Yes."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2005
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969390122
  • Catalog Number: 93901

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Yes (5:00)
  2. 2 Ifwhiteamericacouldtellthetruthforonedayit'sworldwouldfallapart ... (3:39)
  3. 3 Of Walking Abortion (4:01)
  4. 4 She Is Suffering (4:43)
  5. 5 Archives of Pain (5:29)
  6. 6 Revol (3:04)
  7. 7 4st 7lb (5:05)
  8. 8 Mausoleum (4:12)
  9. 9 Faster (3:55)
  10. 10 This Is Yesterday (3:57)
  11. 11 Die in the Summertime (3:05)
  12. 12 The Intense Humming of Evil (6:12)
  13. 13 P.C.P. (3:58)
  14. 14 The Intense Humming of Evil (4:58)
  15. 15 4st 7lb (4:44)
  16. 16 Yes (4:30)
  17. 17 Of Walking Abortion (3:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Yes (5:19)
  2. 2 Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayit'sworldwouldfallapart (3:43)
  3. 3 Of Walking Abortion (4:07)
  4. 4 She Is Suffering (4:57)
  5. 5 Archives of Pain (5:30)
  6. 6 Revol (3:05)
  7. 7 4st 7lb (5:10)
  8. 8 Mausoleum (4:13)
  9. 9 Faster (3:53)
  10. 10 This Is Yesterday (3:58)
  11. 11 Die in the Summertime (3:07)
  12. 12 The Intense Humming of Evil (6:14)
  13. 13 P.C.P. (3:57)
  14. 14 Die in the Summertime (2:26)
  15. 15 Mausoleum (3:29)
  16. 16 Of Walking Abortion (3:39)
  17. 17 She Is Suffering (4:25)
  18. 18 Yes (4:40)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Faster
  2. 2 Faster
  3. 3 P.C.P.
  4. 4 She Is Suffering
  5. 5 4st 7lb
  6. 6 She Is Suffering
  7. 7 Faster
  8. 8 P.C.P.
  9. 9 Yes
  10. 10 Revol
  11. 11 Faster
  12. 12 Judge Yr'self
  13. 13 Yes
  14. 14 Band Interview
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Manic Street Preachers Primary Artist
James Dean Bradfield Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Richey James Guitar
Sean Moore Drums
Nicky Wire Bass, Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Miti Adhikari Producer
James Dean Bradfield Composer
Mark Freegard Remastering
Richey James Composer
Sean Moore Composer
Nicky Wire Composer
Steve Brown Producer, Audio Production
Alex Silva Engineer
Robert Allan Live Sound
Ric Blaxill Producer
Martin Kippenberger Paintings
Tim Young Remastering
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