Know Your Enemy (Deluxe 2xLP)
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Know Your Enemy (Deluxe 2xLP)

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Available from: September 9 2022
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‘KNOW YOUR ENEMY’ REMIXED, RECONSTRUCTED AND RE-ISSUED AS TWO SEPARATE ALBUMS AS ORIGINALLY INTENDED: ‘SOLIDARITY’ AND ‘DOOR TO THE RIVER’

Following the success of 1998’s’ This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’, Manic Street Preachers planned an ambitious follow-up to be released as two distinct albums: an aggressive, rapid fire return to their roots called ‘Solidarity’ and ‘Door To The River’, a more conciliatory, reflective collection. During the recording sessions, the band got cold feet and settled on a single album that forced often conflicting ideas to sit side by side on the same record.

Whilst going through the band’s archive to put together an anniversary version of ‘Know Your Enemy’, Nicky Wire found the original tapes of ‘Solidarity’ and ‘Door To The River’ that he’d made up in the studio during recording. When he put forward the idea of recreating those records, James Dean Bradfield agreed on the condition that he could remix the entire record with the band’s longtime studio partner Dave Eringa.

Author and long-term band collaborator Robin Turner explains in his expansive sleeve notes that this release is “the Director’s Cut of ‘Know Your Enemy’. The picture has been painstakingly restored, cleaned up, brightened. Although it doesn’t aim to replace the original, it most certainly enhances it.

This vinyl edition ‘Know Your Enemy’ Deluxe Edition,  presents ‘Solidarity’ and ‘Door To The River’ in the same order as originally planned in 2000, and includes 2 previously unreleased gems in Rosebud and Studies in Paralysis

Tracklist

2xLP

Vinyl 1 - Door To The River
Side A

  1. The Year of Purification
  2. Ocean Spray
  3. So Why So Sad (Avalanches Sean Penn Mix)
  4. Door To The River
  5. Rosebud

Vinyl 1 - Door To The River
Side B

  1. Just a Kid
  2. His Last Painting
  3. Let Robeson Sing
  4. Groundhog Days
  5. Epicentre

Vinyl 2 - Solidarity
Side C

  1. Intravenous Agnostic
  2. Found That Soul
  3. We Are All Bourgeois Now
  4. Freedom of Speech Won't Feed My Children
  5. The Convalescent
  6. Baby Elian

Vinyl 2 - Solidarity
Side D

  1. Masses Against The Classes
  2. My Guernica
  3. Studies In Paralysis
  4. Dead Martyrs
  5. Wattsville Blues
  6. Miss Europa Disco Dancer