A few weeks before his disappearance, Edwards gave his band mates notebooks containing lyrics that were left unused.
Manic Street Preachers return with their ninth studio album, Journal For Plague Lovers. The album follows the hugely successful and critically acclaimed 2007 release Send Away The Tigers, and the induction of the band into the NME s Hall Of Fame with their naming as the "NME Godlike Genius" for 2008. Produced by Steve Albini and recorded live at Rockfield Studios in Wales during the Winter of 2008, the album features lyrics left behind by former guitarist Richey Edwards across all 13 new tracks.
The inner sleeve is housed inside a matt card printed outer sleeve. The inner sleeve includes the following quote: "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
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Journal for Plague Lovers is the ninth studio album by Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers, released in May 2009 by record label Columbia. Recorded between October 2008 and February 2009 and produced by Steve Albini and Dave Eringa, it features exclusively lyrics by Richey Edwards, who disappeared on 1 February 1995 and was presumed deceased in 2008 The album received a very positive critical reception and debuted at number 3 in the UK Albums . .
As we previously advised, we have been making music – to be more specific, we have been in Rockfield studio in Wales with Mr Steve Albini recording a new album, Journal For Plague Lovers. All 13 songs on the new record feature lyrics left to us by Richey. The brilliance and intelligence of the lyrics dictated that we had to finally use them.
Band Name Manic Street Preachers. Album Name Journal for Plague Lovers. 版公司 Columbia Records. 3. Me and Stephen Hawking. 4. This Joke Sport Severed. 5. Journal for Plague Lovers. 6. She Bathed Herself in a Bath of Bleach. 7. Facing Page: Top Left.
Manic Street Preachers have always been risk takers. Having long broken their promise to break up after releasing their first album, the band would carry on as a trio after troubled guitarist Richey Edwards disappeared from their lives in February 1995, seemingly forever. And here they are again, taking a gamble like never before. It's a view that may have held water at the turn of the century; but with the Manic Street Preachers once again lean and hungry, Journal For Plague Lovers actually sounds like the logical step to take. Yet, despite Edwards' indelible fingerprints being stamped all over the album, this is not the sequel to The Holy Bible that some were expecting.