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Spectators of Suicide

by Manic Street Preachers

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Stephen Metcalf
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Stephen Metcalf This song has been going through my head a lot lately: is it any wonder? Looks like I’m not alone. The addition of Gwenno’s beautiful Welsh vocal lifts the song to a spine tingling new height. Fe godwn ni eto! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Favorite track: Manic Street Preachers - Spectators Of Suicide (ft. Gwenno) - Welsh Version.
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gusto71 One of the tracks that made me fall in love with the Manics ❤💚💜💙
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glamrock Was hoping this was going to be released and even better it’s for charity.
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cartanius Very happy to support these great charities at this time especially and to listen to some great music. Favorite track: Manic Street Preachers - Spectators Of Suicide (ft. Gwenno).
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Spectators of Suicide was originally recorded for Manic Street Preachers 1991 EP You Love Us, their last release for Heavenly Recordings. Although they only recorded seven tracks for the label, the band have always acknowledged Heavenly’s role in their evolution from Valleys punk rock anomalies to most talked about band in Britain in the space of seven months. Spectators was the first time the Manics stretched out, slowed down and showed they were capable of so much more than glorious, visceral rock’n’roll. Following Motown Junk, Spectators of Suicide was Manic Street Preachers' next step to greatness.

This new version of Spectators of Suicide was recorded to coincide with the publication of Believe In Magic: The First Thirty Years of Heavenly Recordings. It features Heavenly artist Gwenno on guest vocals singing both an English and a Welsh version of the original lyrics and Rhys Edwards on additional guitar. It was produced by Loz Williams at Door to the River Studios and mixed by Dave Eringa.

100% of profits will go directly to the following chosen charities:

Missing People is an independent charity and the only lifeline for missing people and their families in the UK.

The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks and provides emergency food and support to people locked in poverty.


released December 17, 2020


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