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This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours [CD]

Manic Street Preachers Audio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (16 May 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Epic
  • ASIN: B00000G6PK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,303 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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MANIC ST PREACHERS This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (Scarce 1998 UK limited edition 13-track CD album complete with 32-page lyric/photo booklet picture sleeve and still housed in the original sliver embossed jewel case)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars haunting and beautiful 19 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
to say the manics do not vary their music is like saying the manics are garbage. this proves to be the most mature and varied album they have produced. it is an album that you would never get tired of listening to. the stand-out tracks are 'you stole the sun...', 'i'm not working', 'be natural' and 'tsunami'. a very progessed album
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Class of 1998 16 Feb 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Contrary to popular opinion, the Manics' most successful album is also one of their finest and a very worthy addition to their canon. It saw the band building on Everything Must Go with a more diverse selection of songs incorporating string sections, piano, organ, cello and sitar, among various other instruments. Overfamiliarity may now burden singles such as 'If you Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next' and 'You Stole the Sun from my Heart', but there are many more gems to unearth such as 'My Little Empire', which is as dark and disturbing as anything on The Holy Bible in terms of lyrical content, albeit in a palatable form. 'Black Dog on my Shoulder' and 'Ready for Drowning' are two stunningly observed compositions whose lyrics take on dual meanings, soundtracked by some of the most accomplished music the band produced. After this musical pinnacle, it is understandable that the band went in the opposite direction for 2001's raw follow up Know Your Enemy.
Despite its reputation as being too radio-friendly for its own good, this is an album layered with thoughtful introspection and a depressive, morbid air. A theme that cuts through the album is 'the void', a phrase that Nicky Wire uses on a number of songs, and the three remaining Manics filled the void left by missing member Richey Edwards with their most dignified and mature work, which in turn remained as passionate as anything that went before it.
Too often remembered as a time of bloated arena/stadium shows and multiple Brit awards, this album is the cause not the effect.
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4.0 out of 5 stars manics take a reflective view on life 1 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
(I bought this album a long time ago, when it first came out with the limited edition embossed CD case -woohoo!)
Please ignore the overly negative 1 star reviews here, they are not in my opinion very balanced.
Okay, the manics started off as a brilliant young band, with the usual youthful nihilistic vision and associated political agenda. (Yes I thought Generation Terrorists was great, and still do!).
But this album sees the manics getting, alas older. The lyrics here are more reflective and there is a loss of innocence vibe pervasive in tracks like the Everlasting.
For me this is a pretty well balanced album, with a nice variety of tracks and tempo. From memory this album was recorded in the South of France, and there is a very french feel on some of the instrumentation on tracks like Born a Girl. For me very pleasing has a whole.
So please ignore the negative reviews here, all bands inevitably grow up, cannot remain young punks forever!! The important thing is that in maturing as people they continue to make great innovative music, rather than reverting to compromised dad-rock (like U2 for example!!!). This is definitely an innovative album both lyrically and musically.
So please just give it a fair audience and make up your own mind.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Manic heaven 22 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I lost this cd when I had my car stolen and missed it, especially when i heard the songs from the album aired on the radio........welcome back! Lovin it!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great album! 13 Oct 2011
By Mark
Format:Audio CD
I think that the reason for the love it/hate reviews that this album has generated is that many Manic fans would like this album to be devoid of any poppy sounds. As a teenager from the 1970s my first love is classic rock and I normally hate anything that sounds like pop rock. But I have to give credit where credit is due: the Manics, Muse, and U2 are all incredibly talented bands (although U2 play far too many sissy songs). Even though this album is not as dark and aggressive as some Manic fans (including myself) would like it to be it is still a great album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This Was Their Truth 5 Sep 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Very much the black sheep of the Manic's family back catalogue, 'TIMT' has been rubbished by critics as a lazy stab at U2/R.E.M's respective crowns and vilified by fans who were still pining for The Holy Bible II. 'This Is My Truth..' therefore has received a lot of bad press for all the wrong reasons and whilst it is one of the weaker studio compositions, like all the Manic's albums, there are rays of light.
The album begins with the slow and smooth 'Everlasting', a sad lament to lost youth and a good live 'recovery' track having been up to your neck in elbows. 'Tolerate' will forever be misunderstood as an anti-war song; (Nicky is actually commenting on the bravery of the voluntary soldiers who went over there), and 'Stole The Sun' is pure Nirvana. A quiet, quiet, loud structure that has graced countless football highlights.
From here on, is the tale behind 'TIMT's faults. 'Ready For Drowning' lilts gently about welsh villages being flooded and would be far more enjoyable were it not for the fact that you are about to have this formula for the rest of the album. This is fine if you enjoy it, but for people who are excited by the sporadic schitzophrenia of the opening few tracks you are going to be disappointed. The songs stories continue to flow; 'My Little Empire' speaks about Nicky's self imposed bubble in a way 'Mr Carbohydrate' manages more bubbly, 'Born A Girl' 'skirts' around a man with a woman's mind (guess who) and 'Black Dog' talks about depression taking inspiration from a Churchillian metaphor. But whatever the meaningful lyrics, they are eventually lost in the dour dirge that overcomes the tracks, particularly between 'I'm Not Working' and 'Nobody Loved You'. You'd be hard pushed to hum any of the melodies absent-mindedly in a lift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of favorite albums ever...
I had This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours on cassette way back when it was released and i played it out. From start to finish this album is outstanding. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ricardo Paolozzi
5.0 out of 5 stars The Manics's finest hour?
A very accomplished album packed with hit singles from a time when the Manics were never off the radio or TV. Read more
Published 5 months ago by MR MARK E DENYER
2.0 out of 5 stars My truth is that I really didn't enjoy this. Sorry.
I bought this on cassette when it first came out and just haven't bothered to get it on CD, let alone download anything off the album. Read more
Published 7 months ago by B. Browning
1.0 out of 5 stars boring music
Just listened to the entire thing. The first 2 songs aren't too bad (B/C-SIDE quality), the rest just bored the hell outta me to be honest. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Paul Smithson
4.0 out of 5 stars MY truth about this album
Wow! I have never seen such split opinions about an album - everything from 1 to 5 stars here! And I noticed something else - every other reviewer is extremely passionate about... Read more
Published on 4 Aug 2011 by theone&only
5.0 out of 5 stars Everlasting
So many good songs. This is an amazing album with a brilliant sound. The Everlasting is the stand out track which is amazing and one of the best songs around. Read more
Published on 20 July 2010 by Ben Nicholson
2.0 out of 5 stars Their Most Disapointing yet
I'm a huge Manics fan but to be honest I can tell you my truth.. This album sucks, it's so poppy and mediocore I cant stand it! Read more
Published on 24 Mar 2009 by A Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Some Beautiful Moments
This album, along with 1996's 'Everything Must Go' brought the Manic Street Preachers firmly into the public consciousness, bringing them chart and commerical success, whilst... Read more
Published on 4 July 2007 by J. Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best album
Was never a great fan of "Everything must go", as I felt it only had 2 or 3 great songs on it, and rest were far from being anything special! Read more
Published on 16 Mar 2007 by Mr. Clark Gillies
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful album full of different moods and sounds.
The Manics are one of those bands that always seem in transition, moving from one stage to the next, like from their original glam-rock polished phase to their bleak hard-hitting... Read more
Published on 18 Jan 2006 by Mr. S. J. Jouanny
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