Manic Street Preachers: National TreasuresBy Craig Smith • Aug 31st, 2011 • Category: News
Manic Street Preachers are to release a cover of The The’s 1983 single “This Is The Day” to coincide with the release of their complete singles collection album entitled 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 December 17.
Manic Street Preachers were once the sound of our youth. We bought into the sloganeering and hype, wore out our 12″ of “You Love Us” (the Heavenly records version, not the Generation Terrorists one) and seriously thought about buying a pair of white levis and wearing fur coats. It takes a brave man to wear a pair of white levis, let me tell you. Despite falling off our radar over the years, this compilation is a worthy celebration for these iconic rock n’ roll rebels.
National Treasures features the band’s 37 previous single releases from the last 21 years and 10 studio albums, including the newly recorded ‘This Is The Day”. 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 “Motown Junk” to “This Is The Day”.
The National Treasuresalbum will be released on October 31 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.