Rewind the Film

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's hard not to view the title of Rewind the Film as a conscious allusion to how the Manic Street Preachers are pursuing their career in the second decade of the new millennium. Journal for Plague Lovers, the Steve Albini-recorded collection of new songs set to abandoned Richey Edwards lyrics, functioned as ground zero, the new Holy Bible from which they moved forward, first with Postcards from a Young Man, the companion piece to Everything Must Go, and now to Rewind the Film, a corollary to the melodramatic MOR of This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours. As with Postcards, the comparisons between Rewind the Film and its predecessor don't scan cleanly. Now in their ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's hard not to view the title of Rewind the Film as a conscious allusion to how the Manic Street Preachers are pursuing their career in the second decade of the new millennium. Journal for Plague Lovers, the Steve Albini-recorded collection of new songs set to abandoned Richey Edwards lyrics, functioned as ground zero, the new Holy Bible from which they moved forward, first with Postcards from a Young Man, the companion piece to Everything Must Go, and now to Rewind the Film, a corollary to the melodramatic MOR of This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours. As with Postcards, the comparisons between Rewind the Film and its predecessor don't scan cleanly. Now in their third decade as a band, the Manics certainly are comfortable with mellow theatrics, perhaps even more than they were when they were channeling Queen on This Is My Truth, but they're also keen to pursue gentlemanly adventures, threading a strong British folk undercurrent into their 11th album and sometimes taking the time to punctuate proceedings with a bracing bit of brass. Despite these subdued flourishes, contemplation is the order of the day here, Rewind the Film achieving an appealingly woozy, early-hours-of-the morning vibe, thanks in part to canny cameos from Richard Hawley, Lucy Rose, and Cate Le Bon, kindred spirits who can find the comfort in misery. Occasionally, Nicky Wire's lyrics drift back toward free-floating angst -- "my ecosystem is based on hatred" is a line that feels perpetually adolescent -- but the combined effect of the sometimes tortured words and the gentle, never-conflicting currents of folk, anthemic rock, cinematic instrumentals, and mannered pop create a welcome impression of a group that acknowledges that they've entered a comfortable middle age but are happy to fight against complacency however they can.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2013
  • Label: Sony Uk
  • UPC: 888837452922
  • Catalog Number: 3745292
  • Sales rank: 25,854

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Sullen Welsh Heart - Lucy Rose (4:13)
  2. 2 Show Me the Wonder (3:18)
  3. 3 Rewind the Film - Richard Hawley (6:36)
  4. 4 Builder of Routines (2:28)
  5. 5 4 Lonely Roads - Cate Le Bon (2:54)
  6. 6 (I Miss the) Tokyo Skyline (3:46)
  7. 7 Anthem For a Lost Cause (3:51)
  8. 8 As Holy As the Soil (That Buries Your Skin) (3:20)
  9. 9 3 Ways To See Despair (3:16)
  10. 10 Running Out of Fantasy (4:09)
  11. 11 Manorbier (4:31)
  12. 12 30 Year War (5:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Manic Street Preachers Primary Artist
Nick Nasmyth Keyboards
Sean Read Trumpet, Saxophone
Richard Hawley Vocals, Hawaiian Guitar
Cate Le Bon Vocals
Bernard Kane Viola
Gavin Fitzjohn Trumpet, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Nathan Stone Cello
Loz Williams Keyboards
Lucy Rose Vocals
Joanna Walters Violin
Andy Walters Violin
Tim Tautorat Violin, Celeste, Keyboards
The Vulcan String Quartet String Quartet
John Rey Piano
Technical Credits
Manic Street Preachers Producer, Additional Production
David Axelrod Composer
James Dean Bradfield Composer
Sean Moore Composer
Nicky Wire Images
Sean Read Horn Arrangements
Alex Silva Producer, Additional Production
Alex Lake Band Photo
Nick Jones Composer
Gavin Fitzjohn Horn Arrangements
Loz Williams Producer, Engineer
Andy Walters String Arrangements
Tim Young Mastering
Tim Tautorat String Arrangements
Farow Art Direction
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