Manic Street Preachers Celebrate 20th Anniversary of 'The Holy Bible' with Box Set Reissue

Manic Street Preachers Celebrate 20th Anniversary of 'The Holy Bible' with Box Set Reissue
The mid-'90s was a particularly fertile time for British rock, and many of the era's classic albums are turning 20 in the next year or two. This includes Manic Street Preachers' The Holy Bible, which is being reissued in expanded form on December 9 through Columbia/Sony.

This 20th anniversary edition of this 1994 album has been remastered and expanded with plenty of bonus material. The Holy Bible 20 box set comes with the album on 180-gram vinyl, four CDs and a 40-page book.

The CDs include the remastered 13-song album (both the UK and U.S. editions), B-sides, live tracks and an unreleased version of "Revol." There's also a live disc with a show captured at the London Astoria in late 1994; this was the band's final gig with guitarist and principal lyricist Richey Edwards, who went missing the next year (and was eventually presumed dead in 2008). The live disc also includes some acoustic cuts from a radio session

This is the first time that The Holy Bible has been pressed on vinyl since 1994, when it came out in a limited run of picture discs. As for the book, it includes previously unseen photos, handwritten lyrics, and liner notes with some words from the band.

See the tracklist below; grammarians will be disappointed to note that the erroneous apostrophe in "Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayit'sworldwouldfallapart" remains in tact. The surviving members of the band will perform the album in full at a few UK gigs next month; those dates are also below.

A press release notes that The Holy Bible "tackled subjects such as the Holocaust, the Brady Bill, anorexia [and] political correctness." Most of the words were written by Edwards, who was suffering from alcohol abuse, depression, self-harm and anorexia.

The set can be pre-ordered here.

The Holy Bible 20:

Vinyl:

A1.  Yes 
A2.  Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayit'sworldwouldfallapart 
A3.  Of Walking Abortion 
A4.  She Is Suffering 
A5.  Archives of Pain 
A6.  Revol 
A7.  4st 7lb 
B1.  Mausoleum 
B2.  Faster 
B3. This Is Yesterday 
B4.  Die in the Summertime 
B5.  The Intense Humming of Evil 
B6.  P.C.P.  

CD 1 - The Holy Bible (remastered):

1. Yes 
2. Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayit'sworldwouldfallapart 
3. Of Walking Abortion 
4. She Is Suffering 
5. Archives of Pain 
6. Revol 
7. 4st 7lb 
8. Mausoleum 
9. Faster  
10. This Is Yesterday 
11. Die In The Summertime 
12. The Intense Humming of Evil 
13. P.C.P.  

CD 2 - The Holy Bible (U.S. mix remastered):

1. Yes 
2. Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayit'sworldwouldfallapart 
3. Of Walking Abortion 
4. She Is Suffering 
5. Archives of Pain 
6. Revol 
7. 4st 7lb 
8. Mausoleum 
9. Faster  
10. This Is Yesterday 
11. Die In The Summertime 
12. The Intense Humming of Evil 
13. P.C.P.  

CD 3 - B-sides:

1.  Sculpture of Man (Album Version)
2.  New Art Riot (In E Minor) (Live from the Clapham Grand)
3.  Too Cold Here
4.  You Love Us (Original 'Heavenly' Version)
5.  Love's Sweet Exile (Bangkok Live)
6.  Drug Drug Druggy (Live at Glastonbury)
7.  Roses In The Hospital (Live at Glastonbury)
8.  You Love Us (Live at Glastonbury)
9.  Love Torn Us Under
10. The Drowners (Live)
11. Stay With Me (Live)
12. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) (Vocal Mix)
13. La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh) (Dub Mix)
14. Faster (Dub Mix)
15. Faster (Vocal Mix)
16. Revol (Previously Unreleased)

CD 4 - Live

BBC In Concert, The Astoria, December 1994:

1. P.C.P. 
2. From Despair to Where 
3. Yes 
4. Faster 
5. She Is Suffering 
6. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) 
7. Slash 'n' Burn 
8. Motorcycle Emptiness 
9. New Art Riot 
10. Life Becoming a Landslide 
11. Revol 
12. 4st 7lb 
13. This Is Yesterday 

Radio 4 Mastertapes, Maida Vale September 2014:

14. 4st 7lb (excerpt)
15. Faster
16. PCP
17. This Is Yesterday

Tour dates:

12/08 Glasgow, UK - Barrowland
12/10-11 Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
12/13 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre
12/15-17 London, UK - Roundhouse