The album followed their explosive debut Generation Terrorists...
Manic Street Preachers have finally confirmed the reissue of a deluxe edition of their 1993 album Gold Against The Soul on 12 June from Columbia/Sony. The remastered album will be available on 180g vinyl with download codes for extra tracks, previously unreleased demos, B-sides from the era, remixes and a live recording of The Clash song What’s My Name.
The Gold Against The Soul reissue will also include a 120-page A4 book featuring unseen images from the bands’ long time photographic collaborator Mitch Ikeda, many personally annotated by Nicky Wire and original typed and handwritten lyrics from the bands own archive.
Nicky Wire said of the release: “We moved our studio a few years ago and I unearthed a lot of demos and pictures from the Gold Against The Soul era and thought it would be a shame not to let them see the light of day. We haven’t always been the most complementary about this album in the past, but with hindsight it was a strange and curious record with many fan’s favourites on it.”
It’s also been announced that Manic Street Preachers are releasing a limited edition 12” single in conjunction with War Child for Record Store Day 2020 on 18 April. It features remixes by The Chemical Brothers and Ashley Beedle of two tracks from the album La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh) and Roses In The Hospital.
The band will also be headlining several UK festivals over the summer, playing stadiums with Green Day and The Killers. They are currently writing and demoing their 14th studio album.