Manic Street Preachers deluxe re-issue of their 1993 album ‘Gold Against The Soul’ is out now.
Available as a  120 page A4 book featuring unseen images from the band’s  long time photographic collaborator Mitch Ikeda, many personally annotated by Nicky Wire and original typed and handwritten lyrics from the band’s own archive.  It contains two CDs featuring the remastered album, previously unreleased demos, b-sides from the era, remixes and a live recording of The Clash’s ‘What’s My Name’. 
Also available is a 180g vinyl version of the original album with download codes to the extra tracks on CD1, and a digital version featuring all the songs. 
“It’s both surprising and fascinating to be given permission to peek behind the curtain of a contentious period in the band’s history, and one of the many reasons that this much hankered-after reissue was well worth the wait.” – 4/5 Record Collector
“That Sleepflower, From Despair To Where, Life Becoming A Landslide and Roses In The Hospital have become canonical rock epics is testament to Gold Against The Soul’s prescient splendour.” – 4/5 Mojo Magazine
“The real selling point here is a beautiful book of Mitch Ikeda photographs which captures the quartet at their most care-free while gleefully generating confusion among fans and critics alike” – 4/5 Planet Rock

CD, LP & T-Shirt bundles are available here.

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