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Rewind The Film

Manic Street Preachers Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
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James Dean Bradfield on Postcards from a Young Man


“The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for your whole life. And the most important thing is—it must be something you cannot possibly do.” (Henry Moore)

Most bands don’t get to their tenth album. Mercifully. By then, the youthful brio, the wit, the desire, ... Read more in Amazon's Manic Street Preachers Store

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  • Audio CD (16 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,675 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. This Sullen Welsh HeartManic Street Preachers feat. Lucy Rose 4:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Show Me the WonderManic Street Preachers 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Rewind the FilmManic Street Preachers feat. Richard Hawley 6:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Builder of RoutinesManic Street Preachers 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. 4 Lonely RoadsManic Street Preachers feat. Cate Le Bon 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. (I Miss the) Tokyo SkylineManic Street Preachers 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Anthem for a Lost CauseManic Street Preachers 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. As Holy As the Soil (That Buries Your Skin)Manic Street Preachers 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. 3 Ways To See DespairManic Street Preachers 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Running Out of FantasyManic Street Preachers 4:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. ManorbierManic Street Preachers 4:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. 30-Year WarManic Street Preachers 5:070.99  Buy MP3 

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Rewind The Film is released almost three years to the day since Postcards From A Young Man and sees the band with a more reflective, stripped-back sound whilst maintaining the classic Manic’s melody and unique lyricism. Following in the tradition of previous collaborations (Nina Persson from The Cardigans on "Your Love Alone"/Ian McCulloch "Some King of Nothingness" amongst others) the opening track "This Sullen Welsh Heart" features Lucy Rose, "4 Lonely Roads" has lead vocals from Cate Le Bon and the title track features Richard Hawley.

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LIMITED OFFER New 2013 studio album from the Welsh legends! Cameo by Richard Hawley. Includes "Show Me The Wonder".

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a haunting gorgeous outing from the MSP 16 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD
Rewind the film - the new album by the Manic Street Preachers. Been listening to it non-stop since I got it. It is a jewel of a record. Gentle, fragile, with emphasis on acoustic guitar. Add in spooky electro-pop and nods to sixties soul. Its themes are childhood memories, loss, nostalgia. Each song has a glorious tune, they snag in the mind. Its haunting but uplifting stuff. They locate the beauty in sadness. Highlights include 'This sullen Welsh Heart' - 'the act of creation saves us from despair' - and title track, 'Rewind the film' ('I want to feel small/lying in my mother's arms/playing my old records/hoping they'll never stop'). Check it out, it is a joy.
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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Manics Masterpiece 17 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD
This is not a rock and roll album. I also maintain that it bears little resemblance to any other Manic Street Preachers album, except perhaps `This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours', and there are still differences.
The album opens with `This Sullen Welsh Heart', and Nicky Wire proclaiming "I don't want my children to grow up like me", setting an immediately reflective tone which is in place for most of the album. This song also features vocals from Lucy Rose, a delicately-voiced, critically-acclaimed singer from Warwickshire whose vocals here perfectly compliments James Dean Bradfield's, whilst also suiting Nicky Wire's soul-searching lyrics, such as "It's not enough to succeed, others must fail". Dissatisfaction, a common Manics theme, is here in abundance.
`Show Me The Wonder', the first single from the album has definitely grown on me. To begin with, I wasn't entirely sure about it, and it is certainly a lot poppier and more upbeat than a lot of Manics singles, there is no denying that when they want to, the Manics can write a catchy song, albeit using lyrics about "the birthplace of the Universe". For this single, they have embraced an old, nostalgic, cabaret style sound, with plenty of trumpets. It works well, after the initial shock of hearing the manics complete departure from anything resembling their rock `n' roll/punk roots.
My personal highlight of the album was the title track. `Rewind the film' contains vocals from Richard Hawley, with James Dean Bradfield joining in approximately halfway through. I consider the song a masterpiece. Richard Hawley plays Hawaiian guitar which begins beautiful, delicately, about thirty seconds in, like some exotic flower opening.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An instant, haunting, classic 8 Nov 2013
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Probably one of my favourte Manic Street Preachers albums ever, the tracks have a great sound, and as the lyrics sink in you realise just how amazing they really are, gets better every time I listen. The title track, Rewind the Film is a masterpiece of song writing, it evokes so many images and feelings of lost times, set to haunting, beautiful music, but there are plenty of more lively ones too, like Show Me the Wonder to balance. The videos released so far are perfect accompaniments too.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Album 16 Sep 2013
By Jacobin
Format:Audio CD
I have been waiting for some time for the release of an album that is not only worth buying but that can stand up to some of my favourite albums ever. Rewind The Film is that album. Although it will not make big waves in the world of music it's sheer quality makes it stand out amongst the dross that is currently in the album charts. The greatest achievement of the Manic Street Preachers here is that they have created an album that is so well placed in contrast with their other albums, it's more reflective, more mellow, more melancholic than anything they've done before. There were elements of this more reflective sound in Postcards From A Young Man with despondent songs like Golden Platitudes but Rewind The Film is a seamless album of middle aged reflection and nostalgia.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars blown away 31 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD
got to say this album is just superb i can"t get enough of it,i have"nt been this excited about an album and played so much as Big country"s Steeltown album and thats going back 30yrs + its just incredible haunting fact full,i dont know how to put it into they did it its just genius.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Manics album yet! 13 Jan 2014
By Andrew
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The songs stay with you long after the album's finished. The most polished album the Manics have done yet., even better than "This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Disc 2 in many ways is better than disc 1 31 Jan 2014
By Drakman
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Listened to this album for quite a while so decided to buy the 2 disc edition, very glad I did disc 1 is well reviewed already but I think disc 2 is much better, it is pure often acoustic MSP, I have loved this band for a long time and at the moment I cannot really decide if this is their best album yet as it is very close to perfection.
The meaning of many songs comes across better in the demos

Buy it!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bleak, beautiful and brilliant 25 Nov 2013
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I'm going to come clean; I really didn't care for this album at all when I first listened to it. I've been a Manics fan for a couple of decades now and, the first time I heard "Rewind The Film", I couldn't remember feeling so completely underwhelmed and disappointed in a piece of work from James, Nicky and Sean. Thankfully, I persevered and, over the following weeks, listened to it occasionally until some of the tracks started to shine and then, over the past month or so, I've been putting the album on by choice, rather than to give it a chance, as I was before. It is now my opinion that it's an absolute corker of an album and I love pretty much all of it. I think it's fair to say that it's really quite different from any other Manic Street Preachers album, it's mellower, gentler and much less sonically hard-hitting. Of course, this means that when they do a little of their trademark, explosive big chorus type-thing, such as in the album's sublime title track (featuring the superb Richard Hawley on vocals), it is to great effect.

The album starts with a very soft, defeated song, "This Sullen Welsh Heart" (featuring Lucy Rose) and then bursts into life with the brilliant "Show Me The Wonder", resplendent with punchy brass lines, one of the few songs on this album that has the patented Manics sound. There are many other highlights on this beautifully crafted piece of work. The title track, as I've already mentioned, is fantastic, the gorgeous "Anthem For A Lost Cause" uses strings, brass and those echo-laden backing vocals the Manic do so well to great effect and "As Holy As The Soil (That Buries Your Skin)" is a slow-burner that starts gently and builds into a powerful, soulful beauty.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
a great album by the legendary manics.
Published 9 days ago by Dilwyn Davey
3.0 out of 5 stars It has some quality moments but will i still be ...
It has some quality moments but will i still be taking this record for a spin a decade plus after its release the way i do with early manic albums? I think not.
Published 10 days ago by Bobby 101
5.0 out of 5 stars album 11 is more of a point to let the band stop and marvel at their...
20 years and 10 albums in, the Manics show no sign of chucking in the towel; album 11 is more of a point to let the band stop and marvel at their fantastic voyage, with all their... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Ieuan Denton
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
A very good album but I think I preferred Postcards.
Published 1 month ago by RK
4.0 out of 5 stars 3 deal (if you've spent a tenner on other items) for the deluxe...
My favourite Manics LP. (I couldn't beliave my luck when I got to the till at HMV and discovered that I could pick this up for 3 :) ). Read more
Published 1 month ago by Martin Short
5.0 out of 5 stars Class act
i could,nt praise this group and their music too much.I love their enthusiasm, as they get older the music gets better
Published 3 months ago by Dicky
3.0 out of 5 stars a bit disappointed
I suppose I may get to like it better after a few more listens but it didn't strike me as one of their best. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Siouxsie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great recording from a great band
Not one dodgy track on the whole CD and some that will no doubt become classic's, the acid test for any recording is that it sounds better and better every time you listen to it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. Paul Roach
5.0 out of 5 stars Great comeback
i've been playing this for months now. Even my wife liked it and she is not a Manic's fan. I'm looking forward to seeing them at Brixton in April performing the material live.
Published 6 months ago by Gerard Deegan
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Album by a top band
A bit of a departure from the norm,but none the worse for that. Some really strong songs,with the usual fine musicianship we've come to expect
Published 6 months ago by Cumbrianblue11
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