Manic Street Preachers share video for ‘lost’ single Studies In Paralysis

Nicky Wire with Manic Street Preachers at Y Not Festival 2022 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Nicky Wire with Manic Street Preachers at Y Not Festival 2022 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

The Manic Street Preachers reissue is out on September 9th.

Manic Street Preachers have shared a video for Studies In Paralysis.

The track is one of the previously unheard ones which will be a part of the Know Your Enemy re-release – recorded at Miloco Studios in London but left off the original 2001 tracklist.

“It started with an email from Wire (it always does!),” director Kieran Evans said. “Would I be up for working on visualising two unheard tracks from the Know Your Enemy sessions that were to feature in the beautifully expanded and reworked re-issue of the album?”

“Of course I would! Both ‘Rosebud’ and ‘Studies In Paralysis’ landed an hour later and were stunning and took my breath away. Fuck me…They left these off the original album…what were they thinking???!!!”

“An hour later, another email landed from him – ‘I’ll send some DV footage of the Miloco sessions up to you’ – but this footage was very different from previous recording sessions he’d filmed.”

“There was a seriousness to everyone’s behaviour and recording performances. There was no frivolity or funny off camera ‘moments’. The atmosphere felt intense, you could feel the pressure they were under.”

“Cutting this footage to ‘Studies in Paralysis’ was a task. I went through many iterations and edits to get the right ‘feel’ to reflect what is a truly glorious song… Thankfully…I think we definitely got there in the end.”

20 years on, this new version of Know Your Enemy has offered the chance for the band’s original vision to be realised – a very disparate album of two parts entitled Solidarity and Door To The River.

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