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Postcards From A Young Man (Album)

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Name Postcards From A Young Man
Tracks 12
Length 44:24
Producer Dave Eringa, Loz Williams, Manic Street Preachers
Recorded Faster Studio, Cardiff, October 2009 - June 2010
Released 20th September 2010
Formats CD, Deluxe CD, Box Set, LP
Label Columbia
Chart Position 3
Artwork 'Tim Roth' by Glenn Lutchford


Tracklisting

Standard CD/LP

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 3:50
4 The Descent - (Pages 1 & 2) 3:27
5 Hazelton Avenue 3:23
6 Auto-Intoxication 3:47
7 Golden Platitudes 4:23
8 I Think I Found It 3:06
9 A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun 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


Deluxe CD


Box Set


Unreleased Songs

  • A Perfect Place To Grow
  • A Slow Goodbye To Glory



Singles

Single - Its Not War.png (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love
  • Released: 13th September 2010
  • Producers: Dave Eringa
  • Video Director: Alex Smith
  • Chart position: #28 (UK)
Single - Some Kind Of Nothingness.jpg Some Kind Of Nothingness
  • Released: 6th December 2010
  • Producers: Dave Eringa
  • Video Director: Douglas Hart
  • Chart positions: #44 (UK)
Single - Postcards From A Young Man.jpg Postcards From A Young Man
  • Released: 28th February 2011
  • Producers: Dave Eringa
  • Video Director:
  • Chart position: #54

Personnel

Manic Street Preachers
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


Additional personnel
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

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



Discography
Albums

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

Compilations:

Forever Delayed | Lipstick Traces | National Treasures

Singles

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)

James Dean Bradfield Solo

The Great Western

That's No Way To Tell A Lie | An English Gentleman

Nicky Wire Solo

I Killed The Zeitgeist

The Shining Path | Break My Heart Slowly