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Manic Street Preachers Share Unreleased Song Rosebud From 'Know Your Enemy' Reissue

Friday, 22 July 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Mitch Ikeda

Manic Street Preachers have shared details of a reissue of 'Know Your Enemy'.

Due out on September 9, the expanded and remastered anniversary edition is described as a "radically reimagined" version of the Welsh trio's 2001 sixth studio album.

It has been ntirely remixed and reconstructed to form two separate albums, 'Solidarity' and 'Door To The River', as the band originally planned, and will be available digitally and as a 3CD bookset, double CD and double vinyl.

The reissue will include two previously unheard tracks, Studies In Paralysis and Rosebud, with the latter available online. It's a contemplative song that builds on a Hammond organ melody foundation. Watch the Kieran Evans-directed video below. 

Manic Street Preachers’ last studio LP came in the form of 2021's 'The Ultra Vivid Lament'. They'll appear at Latitude Festival in Suffolk and Y Not? Festival in Derbyshire later in July, followed by a slot at Lakefest in Herefordshire in August.

'Know Your Enemy' (double album) tracklist:

Disc 1 – 'Door To The River'

Side 1
1. The Year of Purification
2. Ocean Spray
3. So Why So Sad (Avalanches Sean Penn Mix)
4. Door To The River
5. Rosebud

Side 2
6. Just a Kid
7. His Last Painting
8. Let Robeson Sing
9. Groundhog Days
10. Epicentre

Disc 2 – 'Solidarity'

Side 1
1. Intravenous Agnostic
2. Found That Soul (TLA Mix)
3. We Are All Bourgeois Now
4. Freedom of Speech Won’t Feed My Children
5. The Convalescent
6. Baby Elian

Side 2
7. Masses Against The Classes
8. My Guernica
9. Studies In Paralysis
10. Dead Martyrs
11. Wattsville Blues
12. Miss Europa Disco Dancer

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