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Lipstick Traces - A Secret History
Lipstick Traces - A Secret History
Price: £7.24

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The fan's compilation., 26 Jun. 2003
Forever Delayed was nice ofcourse, but this is wat a Manics fan really wants, now fans can throw their self burned compilations in the bin and enjoy this thorough collection of 35 unknown Manics tracks. The Manics have a vast collection of bsides and covers. The subtitle "secret history" is well deserved.
A lot of B-Sides are of A-side quality, but didn't make the album because it didn't fit musically or thematically. Songs like Prologue to history and Sepia are amongst some of their best songs and their only instrumental song "Horses under starlight" is also included (altough it contains some singing, no words are uttered)
New track "forever delayed" is a powerful rock anthem, altough a bit thin on the lyrics. It was recorded for release as a single to accompany their greatest hits album, but the powers that be released "There by the grace of god" instead.
the rare, never before released or played song "Judge Yourself" was record around '95 and is a very aggressive vile song. One of the last written by Richey and once intended for inclusion on the Judge Dredd soundtrack.
The second cd contains covers, recorded over their 15 year old carreer. Standout tracks are Train in Vain and Out Of Time.
This is a great compilation to get to know an unknown site of the Manic Street Preachers.
O, and don't judge a book by it's cover...or cd for that matter..

Forever Delayed
Forever Delayed
Offered by ReNew Entertainment
Price: £3.70

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic Quality combined with raw emotion, it's all there!, 30 Sept. 2002
This review is from: Forever Delayed (Audio CD)
As a Manics fan myself, I cannot be objective, but I will be realistic. The Manic street preachers are a truly great band, always honest, always critical.
Their career is so diverse, that it's rare. It ranges from personal tragedy, to chart topping succes. This great contrast is also reflected in their music. From their early raw power (motown Junk), to their extreme bleak music (The holy Bible) to their introspective epicness (If you tolerate this). All this can be found on "Forever Delayed". Altough it's more epic than raw, because it is a greatest hits and not a best of. If you're trying to get into the Manics, or can not be bothered to buy their back catalogue, this compilation will do more than fine.

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