Manic Street Preachers split Know Your Enemy in two for re-release

Manic Street Preachers playing Fat Sam's in Dundee on September 29th, 2021 (Paul Smith for Live4ever)

Manic Street Preachers playing Fat Sam’s in Dundee on September 29th, 2021 (Paul Smith for Live4ever)

Know Your Enemy took Manic Street Preachers to #2 on the UK charts in 2001.

Manic Street Preachers have split their sixth studio album Know Your Enemy into two parts for a re-release on September 9th.

A record of two distinct sides had been imagined by the band as they began work on the follow-up to 1998’s big commercial hit This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours, but the finished product would ultimately prove to be a somewhat inharmonious combination of those two very disparate ideas.

Now, the more harsher direction of Solidarity and the contemplative Door To The River have been separated as originally intended two decades ago, all remixed and carrying a pair of previously unreleased tracks – Studies In Paralysis and Rosebud.

“The picture has been painstakingly restored, cleaned up, brightened,” Robin Turner writes in the sleeve notes. “Although it doesn’t aim to replace the original, it most certainly enhances it.”

Door To The River tracklist:

The Year of Purification
Ocean Spray
So Why So Sad (Avalanches Sean Penn Mix)
Door To The River
Just a Kid
His Last Painting
Let Robeson Sing
Groundhog Days

Solidarity tracklist:

Intravenous Agnostic
Found That Soul (TLA Mix)
We Are All Bourgeois Now
Freedom of Speech Won’t Feed My Children
The Convalescent
Baby Elian
Masses Against The Classes
My Guernica
Studies In Paralysis
Dead Martyrs
Wattsville Blues
Miss Europa Disco Dancer

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