Postcards From A Young Man (Album)

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Postcards From A Young Man
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Released Monday 20th September 2010
Tracks 12
Length 44:24
Producer Dave Eringa, Loz Williams, Manic Street Preachers
Recorded Faster Studio, Cardiff
Formats CD, Deluxe CD, Box Set, LP
Label Columbia
Chart Position 3
Artwork 'Tim Roth' by Glenn Luchford


Track Length
  1. (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love 3:27
  2. Postcards From A Young Man 3:35
  3. Some Kind Of Nothingness (Feat. Ian McCulloch) 3:50
  4. The Descent (Pages 1 & 2) 3:27
  5. Hazelton Avenue 3:23
  6. Auto-Intoxication (Feat. John Cale) 3:47
  7. Golden Platitudes 4:23
  8. I Think I Found It 3:06
  9. A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun (Feat. Duff McKagan) 3:39
10. All We Make Is Entertainment 4:15
11. The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever 3:38
12. Don't Be Evil 3:18


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(It's Not War)
Just The End Of Love

13th September 2010
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Some Kind Of Nothingness

6th December 2010
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Postcards From A Young Man

28th February 2011

Sleeve Quotes

"Great simplicity is only won by an intense moment or by years of intelligent effort" - T.S. Eliot

"Nothing succeeds like excess" - Oscar Wilde

"To create something beautiful about despair or out of a feeling of despair is for the most hopeful life affirming thing a person can do" - Sarah Kane


James Dean Bradfield – lead vocals, guitar, lyrics and mandola on I Think I Found It
Nicky Wire – bass, lead vocals on The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever, backing vocals, lyrics
Sean Moore – drums, percussion, trumpet
Ian McCulloch - second lead vocals on Some Kind Of Nothingness
John Cale - keyboards and noise on Auto-Intoxication
Duff McKagan - bass on A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun
Loz Williams - piano, Hammond organ, Mellotron
Nick Naysmith - piano, Hammond organ
Catrin Wyn Southall - vocal arrangement and backing vocals
Melissa Henry - backing vocals
Osian Rowlands - backing vocals
Gareth Treseder - backing vocals
Fflur Rowlands - backing vocals
Roland George - backing vocals
Aled Powys Williams - backing vocals
Andy Walters - string arrangement and strings
Joanna Walters - strings
Carly Worsford - strings
Bernard Kane - strings
Simon Howes - strings
Nathan Stone - strings
Richard Phillips - strings
Claudine Liddington - strings


Q - ★★★★☆ Uncut - ★★★★☆ Clash - ★★★★☆
The Times - ★★★★☆ The Guardian - ★★★★☆ Kerrang - ★★★★☆



Generation Terrorists | Gold Against The Soul | The Holy Bible | Everything Must Go | This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours | Know Your Enemy | Lifeblood | Send Away The Tigers | Journal For Plague Lovers | Postcards From A Young Man | Rewind The Film | Futurology | Resistance Is Futile | The Ultra Vivid Lament


Forever Delayed | Lipstick Traces | National Treasures | I Live Through These Moments Again And Again


Suicide Alley | UK Channel Boredom | New Art Riot | Motown Junk | You Love Us (Heavenly) | Feminine Is Beautiful | Stay Beautiful | Love's Sweet Exile/Repeat | You Love Us | Slash 'N' Burn | Motorcycle Emptiness | Suicide Is Painless | Little Baby Nothing | From Despair To Where | La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) | Roses In The Hospital | Life Becoming A Landslide | Faster/P.C.P.| Revol | She Is Suffering | A Design For Life | Everything Must Go | Kevin Carter | Australia | If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next | The Everlasting | You Stole The Sun From My Heart | Tsunami | The Masses Against The Classes | So Why So Sad | Found That Soul | Ocean Spray | Let Robeson Sing | There By The Grace Of God | The Love Of Richard Nixon | Empty Souls | God Save The Manics | Underdogs | Your Love Alone Is Not Enough | Autumnsong | Indian Summer | Ghost Of Christmas | Umbrella | (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love | Some Kind Of Nothingness | Postcards From A Young Man | This Is The Day | Show Me The Wonder | Anthem For A Lost Cause | Walk Me To The Bridge | Europa Geht Durch Mich | Futurology | Together Stronger (C'mon Wales) | International Blue | Distant Colours | Dylan & Caitlin | Liverpool Revisited | Hold Me Like A Heaven | Orwellian | The Secret He Had Missed

James Dean Bradfield Solo

The Great Western | Even In Exile

That's No Way To Tell A Lie | An English Gentleman | The Boy From The Plantation

The Chamber

Nicky Wire Solo

I Killed The Zeitgeist

The Shining Path | Break My Heart Slowly