MANIC STREET PREACHERS share previously unheard song 'Studies In Paralysis'

Manic Street Preachers
Photo credit: Mitch Ikeda

Today, Manic Street Preachers have made available a brand new track recorded at the time of their sixth studio album, 'Know Your Enemy'. 'Studies in Paralysis' was recorded at Miloco Studios in London but left off the original 2001 release. It has remained unearthed until now and is available on the entirely remixed and reconstructed re-issue of the record available on 9th September on Sony Records.

The song, which Nicky Wire incorrectly remembered as being released as a b-side to one of the album's four singles, is a red raw rock'n'roll song with a none-more-classic Manics title celebrating the blankness and inertia that comes with the loss of belief. Another lost track 'Rosebud' came out last month and was accompanied with a Kieran Evans film.

A new video for 'Studies In Paralysis' by Kieran Evans is also  revealed today - Watch BELOW:

"It started with an email from Wire (it always does!). Would I be up for working on visualising two unheard tracks from the 'Know Your Enemy' sessions that were to feature in the beautifully expanded and reworked re-issue of the album? Of course I would! Both 'Rosebud' and 'Studies In Paralysis' landed an hour later and were stunning and took my breath away. Fuck me...They left these off the original album...what were they thinking???!!!

An hour later, another email landed from him - "I'll send some DV footage of the Miloco sessions up to you". But this footage was very different from previous recording sessions he'd filmed. There was a seriousness to everyone's behaviour and recording performances. There was no frivolity or funny off camera 'moments'. The atmosphere felt intense, you could feel the pressure they were under.

Cutting this footage to 'Studies in Paralysis' was a task. I went through many iterations and edits to get the right "feel" to reflect what is a truly glorious song... Thankfully...I think we definitely got there in the end".

'Know Your Enemy' will be available as two separate albums as originally planned, 'Solidarity' and 'Door To The River' packaged as a 3 CD bookset, double CD and double album on 9th September 2022.

Know Your Enemy - September 9th - Columbia

2 x 12" VINYL

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

Know Your Enemy' (Expanded & Remastered)

DELUXE 3 X CD VERSION

DISC 1 - DOOR TO THE RIVER
1. The Year of Purification
2. Ocean Spray
3. So Why So Sad (Avalanches Sean Penn Mix)
4. Door To The River
5. Rosebud
6. Just a Kid
7. His Last Painting
8. Let Robeson Sing
9. Groundhog Days
10. Epicentre
11. His Last Painting (LA Mix)
12. Epicentre (TLA Mix)
13. So Why So Sad (Original KYE Version)
14. Royal Correspondent

DISC 2 – SOLIDARITY
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
7. Masses Against The Classes
8. My Guernica
9. Studies In Paralysis
10. Dead Martyrs
11. Wattsville Blues
12. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
13. Fear Of Motion
14. Pedestal
15. Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel
16. Locust Valley
17. Masking Tape
18. Ballad of the Bangkok Novotel

DISC 3 – DEMOS
1. Ocean Spray (Studio Demo)
2. So Why So Sad (Cassette Demo)
3. Door To The River (Cassette Demo)
4. His Last Painting (Air Version Home Cassette Demo)
5. Let Robeson Sing (Home Cassette Demo)
6. Groundhog Days (Home Cassette Demo)
7. Epicentre (Cassette Demo)
8. Intravenous Agnostic (Home Cassette Demo)
9. Freedom Of Speech Won’t Feed My Children (Studio Demo)
10. The Convalescent (Studio Rehearsal Demo)
11. His Last Painting Baby Elian (Studio Demo)
12. Masses Against The Classes (Studio Demo)
13. My Guernica No 1 (Home Acoustic Demo)
14. My Guernica (Studio Demo)
15. Dead Martyrs (Home Cassette Demo)
16. Wattsville Blues (Home Cassette Demo)

2 X CD VERSION

DISC 1 - DOOR TO THE RIVER
1. The Year of Purification
2. Ocean Spray
3. So Why So Sad (Avalanches Sean Penn Mix)
4. Door To The River
5. Rosebud
6. Just a Kid
7. His Last Painting
8. Let Robeson Sing
9. Groundhog Days
10. Epicentre
11. His Last Painting (LA Mix)
12. Epicentre (TLA Mix)
13. So Why So Sad (Original KYE Version)
14. Royal Correspondent

DISC 2 - SOLIDARITY
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
7. Masses Against The Classes
8. My Guernica
9. Studies In Paralysis
10. Dead Martyrs
11. Wattsville Blues
12. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
13. Fear Of Motion
14. Pedestal
15. Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel
16. Locust Valley
17. Masking Tape
18. Ballad of the Bangkok Novotel

‘Know Your Enemy’ is available in multiple signed formats and bundles.

Tour Dates
22nd July - Latitude, Hernham Park, Suffolk
29th July - Y Not Festival, Pikehall, Derbyshire
13th August - Lakefest, Eastnor, Herefordshire

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