‘National Treasures – The Complete Singles’ and ‘This is the day’ release details

MANIC STREET PREACHERS will release a brand new track to coincide with the release of their complete singles collection album.  The single ‘This is the day’ is available from 18th September and is a cover of the 1983 The The track taken from the synth-noir classic album ‘Soul Mining’.   The band have been fans of the  group and their version echoes the original whilst bringing a new dynamic production and their own distinctive sound to the song.  ‘NATIONAL TREASURES’ features the band’s 37 previous single releases from the last 21 years and 10 studio albums.   It’s also the first time since 1992’s ‘Suicide Is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H)  the Manics have released a cover version as a single despite recording and playing live many versions of their favourite tracks over the years.

‘NATIONAL TREASURES – The Complete Singles’ is released on 31st October 2011 via iTunes and iTunes LP, 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. See below for pre-order links and the full track listing.

Pre-Order links for the album:

‘NATIONAL TREASURES – The Complete Singles’ Track Listing:

Motown Junk                              
Stay Beautiful                          
Love’s Sweet Exile                  
You Love Us                            
Slash ‘N’ Burn                          
Motorcycle Emptiness              
Suicide Is Painless                    
Little Baby Nothing                  
From Despair To Where                        
La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)
Roses In The Hospital                            
Life Becoming A Landslide                    
She Is Suffering                                    
A Design For Life                                
Everything Must Go                              
Kevin Carter                                        
If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next  
The Everlasting                                                
You Stole The Sun From My Heart                    
The Masses Against The Classes    
So Why So Sad                        
Found That Soul                        
Ocean Spray                            
Let Robeson Sing                    
There By The Grace Of God      
The Love Of Richard Nixon        
Empty Souls                            
Your Love Alone Is Not Enough  
Indian Summer                          
(It’s Not War) Just The End Of Love        
Some Kind Of Nothingness                  
Postcards From A Young Man              
This is the Day

But the side of you they’ll never see, is when you’re left alone with the memories, That hold your life together … like glue” – Matt Johnson