Lipstick Traces: Secret History of Manic

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • Label: Sony/Bmg Int'l
  • EAN: 5099751238690
  • Catalog Number: 512386

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Manic Street Preachers Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Chuck Berry Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
George Michael Composer
Joe Strummer Composer
Jonathan Segel Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Mike Batt Composer
Bob Crewe Composer
Izzy Stradlin Composer
Steven Adler Composer
West Arkeen Composer
Gary Baker Composer
James Dean Bradfield Composer
Kurt Cobain Composer
Hal David Composer
Dave Eringa Producer, Executive Producer
Robin Evans Producer, Engineer, Engineering
Richey James Composer
Mick Jones Composer
Victor Krummenacher Composer
Greg Lisher Composer
David Lowery Composer
Duff McKagan Composer
Chris Molla Composer
Sean Moore Composer
Steve Osborne Producer
Axl Rose Composer
Nicky Wire Art Direction
Mike Hedges Producer
Greil Marcus Liner Notes, Author
Robert Gaudio Composer
Robert Gillespie Composer
Greg Haver Producer
Alex Silva Producer
Robert Allan Engineer, Live Sound, Live Recording, Engineering
Howard Grey Producer
Traditional Composer
Malcolm Eden Composer
Matt Oliver Producer
Jon Lambert Art Direction
Sean Osborne Producer
Nick Jones Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Secret History Worthy Of Discovering

    Lipstick Traces shows another aspect of the Manics' overwhelming recorded output. Much like their contemporaries Suede and Oasis, the Manics had some of their best moments hidden away on their british singles and e.p's. Songs such as the gorgeous and frail "Donkeys", the elegiac "Dead Trees And Traffic Islands", a brand new song (named after a line in "Roses In The Hospital" and subsequently their greatest hits package, "4 Ever Delayed") and a song that never saw the light of day "Judge Yr'self" (the last track the Manics ever recorded with Richey Edwards - it was originally planned to go on the Judge Dredd soundtrack.) Of course as any all-music guide review of a compilation will say, there are some omissions. Tracks such as "Hibernation" and the Joy Division-esque "Black Garden" would have been welcome (especially in the place of tracks like "Valley Boy" and "Close My Eyes".) The second disc is also a treat as it compiles almost all of the band's covers. There are some real treasures on this disc such as their raucous cover of Chuck Berry's "Rock and Roll Music", the subdued take on Art Garfunkel's "Bright Eyes" and the highly bluesy (and previously unreleased) cover of Nirvana's "Been A Son". Despite the rather substandard booklet and artwork (the british version comes ensconsed in a leopard skin slip - and the booklet, for lack of a better term contains nothing but the most basic of information) this is still a must have for any fan of the Manics as it showcases some of the best moments you may have never heard.

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    Posted November 26, 2008

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