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No Manifesto: A Film About The Manic Street Preachers [DVD]
No Manifesto: A Film About The Manic Street Preachers [DVD]
Dvd ~ Elizabeth Marcus
Price: £8.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars in the studio and on tour is the best coverage you'll ever get to see and the fans ..., 17 Feb. 2015
Superbly made film which covers most bases about the band. The footage of the band at home, in the studio and on tour is the best coverage you'll ever get to see and the fans help tell the stories. Seeing them working on Send Away The Tigers was great but highlights have to be James and Nicky arguing over the string arrangements on Autumnsong. Sean also has some real highlights despite being the quiet member, he is shown talking about guns and at a shooting range and also complains about fans asking for Sleepflower to be played at gigs and also the free download song Underdogs. All in all this film is fantastic, it's been a long time in the making and I was interviewed for this myself in October 2006 so it's surreal seeing it now. If you're a Manics fan then it's priceless 10/10 footage. You don't need to be a fan of the band to enjoy this, however. There is also a bunch of extras on the disc too for more Manics goodness!


Modern Nature
Modern Nature
Price: £11.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some beautiful music here, 3 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Modern Nature (Audio CD)
Some beautiful music here, very melancholy tunes. Highlights are the two singles, Talking in Tones is one of the best emotional songs they have ever written. Trouble Understanding is a great piece of music too and should be a single. Jon Brookes would be proud of the lads in what they have turned out.


Painting
Painting
Price: £11.51

5.0 out of 5 stars Some wonderful songs here from OCS, 22 Feb. 2013
This review is from: Painting (Audio CD)
Coming three years after 'Saturday' was a long wait for new material from OCS and they never disappoint. The opening song We Don't Look In The Mirror is a beautiful melancholy track with touching lyrics and hand claps throughout - a different take for OCS and a nice opening. Highlights here are the songs Painting, If God Made Everyone, The Union and Doodle Book. Overall the album has a relaxed feel and you can tell the guys are happy with where they are in their career and are happy to sit back and experiment a little. This is definitely the most 'different' OCS album to date and takes a bunch of listens to get into it and appreciate it. It's not up there with Moseley Shoals or North Atlantic Drift but it's more stable and stronger than On The Leyline for example. Buy it and support one of the most under rated bands ever!


21
21
Price: £19.26

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to OCS, 9 Dec. 2011
This review is from: 21 (Audio CD)
This new collection is the perfect way to introduce new fans into OCS. It covers all their career with a great choice of 21 songs. The 4 disc version of this collection is a lot better but obviously more for the avid collector and big fans. This CD is great value for money and shows the quality that OCS have always had.


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21

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate OCS experience, 9 Dec. 2011
This review is from: 21 (Audio CD)
Despite having all their albums I simply had to buy this 4 disc box set as it contained a lot of material that I had never heard of. It includes some rare b-sides I'd not heard, some alternate takes and some live material but the most exciting songs are the unreleased ones. All the hit singles are on here as you'd imagine as well as a good selection of album tracks. Songs range from the very beginning of OCS's career right up until the release of the new song, Twenty One, in 2010. The packaging is lovely; photos and write up are very nicely done. The only gripe I have in the booklet is the double use of a two-page spread of Steve Cradock and also a few errors at the back when the release information of singles but this won't bother most people at all. In short, this is the essential and ultimate OCS collection.


Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror
Price: £12.47

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A change in style, 26 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Mirror Mirror (Audio CD)
After the brilliant This Gift it was going to be hard to match that high standard and sadly this album isn't quite up there. There are some great songs on there with the real standout being Rose Red. Scott also takes lead vocals on first single Breaking Fun which is very different for the band. They remain different from other bands musically and visually. Overall this album is a fine addition to any collection.


National Treasures: The Complete Singles
National Treasures: The Complete Singles
Price: £7.99

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant collection, 26 Nov. 2011
This is a perfect collection of all the Manics' singles over their career and what a career they've had! The amount of quality songs on this collection is great value for money and listening to them in order gives a good story into how they've changed as they've progressed over the years. The new single This Is The Day is also a nice addition to a wonderful batch of songs from one of the UK's best bands of the last 20 years. 5/5


The Ward [DVD] [2011]
The Ward [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Amber Heard
Price: £4.99

22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A decent return for Carpenter, 21 April 2011
This review is from: The Ward [DVD] [2011] (DVD)
After 10 years away from the big screen it was great to get to the cinema to see a limited release of The Ward. I enjoyed it a lot and with the lights off there's a few moments that will make you jump - even scenes that aren't meant to be scary! The dialogue is a little wooden at times but it's beautifully shot by Carpenter and fans will appreciate what he has done on a small budget. People keep moaning about the ending being like this or that but what is "original" these days? Everything has been done. I had no idea how it would turn out and it was a nice surprise and ending for me personally. It's not the huge return we'd like to see from such a great director but it's a decent return and a good little movie that is just about the perfect length for such a film at 88 minutes. 4 / 5.
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Postcards From A Young Man
Postcards From A Young Man
Price: £5.49

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing 10th album, 21 Sept. 2010
After 2009's rather dark yet brilliant Journal For Plague Lovers the Manics have floated to the other side of the spectrum and released what is a lush, epic and sweeping album. Highlights are Some King of Nothingness, which features Ian McCullock from Echo & The Bunnymen, this is quite possibly the most beautiful song the band have created as it includes huge strings and a gospel choir! It's refreshing album overall and 10 albums into their career the Manics show they still have the ability to evolve and produce wonderful music for all.


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