The Manic Street Preachers are about to premiere a This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours doc

Manic Street Preachers

Nicky Wire, Manic Street Preachers – Wolverhampton Civic Hall (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

The Manic Street Preachers will post a new documentary on YouTube tomorrow to help tell the story of their This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours album, which was recently re-released on its 20th anniversary.

It was directed by Kieran Evans who has cobbled it together contemporary, previously unseen footage for the film. “It all started on a wintry October day last year with me taking delivery of a plastic bag full of VHS and DV tapes shot by photographer Mitch Ikeda and Wire, a jumble of audio cassettes and mini-discs and a large selection of photos and polaroids,” he’s explained to NME.

“The initial plan was for me to make a fifteen minute short with a rule to only use material from October 1997 through to November 1998. The VHS and DV tapes probably hadn’t been viewed for over fifteen years and there was little info on what each one contained. I spent weeks scrolling through videotapes so as to discover what might have been captured during those times and what might be usable.”

“Luckily each tape I viewed contained a little bit of gold dust; incredible events and revealing moments had been filmed that couldn’t be ignored and so the idea of a fifteen minute short got jettisoned for something a lot longer and expansive.”

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