Lipstick Traces (A Secret History of Manic Street Preachers)
Infobox Album |
Name = Lipstick Traces
Manic Street Preachers
July 14, 2003
Recorded = 1989 through 2002
Length = 118:18
Producer = Various
Allmusicrating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=Aopkbu3raan5k link]
*Pitchfork rating|6.3|10 [http://pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/19681/Manic_Street_Preachers_Lipstick_Traces_A_Secret_History_of_Manic_Street_ 2/24/2004] |
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This album = "Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of Manic Street Preachers"
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"Lipstick Traces (A Secret History Of Manic Street Preachers)" is an album of various
b-sides, rarities and cover versions by Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachersreleased in 2003.
It is named after the
Greil Marcusbook "" and shares its title with a bootleg album of Manics rarities (more simply titled "Lipstick Traces").
The album consists mainly of previously released material, except for "4 Ever Delayed" (recorded originally for
Forever Delayedbut unused due to complications), "Judge Yr'self" (a track recorded in 1995 for the Judge Dreddfilm soundtrack but never used), "Been a Son" (recorded for a BBC Radio One session) and "Last Christmas" which was performed by James Dean Bradfieldon the UK TV programme TFI Friday.
The album received a far more positive reception from fans than the "
Forever Delayed" greatest hits album, which was heavily criticised for favoring the band's more commercially successful singles. The only recurring criticism of "Lipstick Traces" was the exclusion of the infamous fan favorite "Patrick Bateman", from the " La Tristesse Durera" single. The band explained that it was excluded mainly because it was almost seven minutes long and simply would not fit on the album. Bradfield has also been very critical of the song in the past, saying that it had great lyrics but the music was dreadful. Fans also missed "Too Cold Here", from the " Revol" single. The song was very successful in fans voting on the official site.
The sleeve was designed principally by
Nicky Wirewhich contrasted greatly from the simple, graphically precise covers designed by Farrow Design, who have done the majority of design work for the band since 1996. The DIYleopard print cover was symbolic of the band going back to their punk roots. Initial copies came in a gatefold sleeve with a basic inlay; further inserts could be downloaded and printed off from the band's official website.
As part of the promotion for the album, the band did a signing tour around the UK. At the final signing session in London, they also played a short set of tracks from the album.
B-sides and rarities.
#"Prologue To History" - 4:47 (from "
If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next")
#"4 Ever Delayed" - 3:38 (previously unreleased)
#"Sorrow 16" - 3:46 (from "
#"Judge Yr'self" - 3:03 (previously unreleased)
#"Socialist Serenade" - 4:15 (from "
You Stole the Sun from My Heart")
#"Donkeys" - 3:13 (from "
Roses in the Hospital")
#"Comfort Comes" - 3:29 (from "
Life Becoming A Landslide")
#"Mr Carbohydrate" - 4:16 (from "
A Design for Life")
#"Dead Trees And Traffic Islands" - 3:45 (from "
A Design for Life")
#"Horses Under Starlight" - 3:10 (from "Kevin Carter")
#"Sepia - 3:56 (from "Kevin Carter")
#"Sculpture Of Man" - 1:55 (from "
#"Spectators Of Suicide (
Heavenly Recordingsversion)" - 5:06 (from " You Love Us (Heavenly)")
#"Democracy Coma" - 3:45 (from "
Love's Sweet Exile/Repeat")
#"Strip It Down (live)" - 2:42 (from "
You Love Us (Heavenly)")
#"Bored Out Of My Mind" - 2:57 (from "
#"Just A Kid" - 3:36 (from "Ocean Spray")
#"Close My Eyes" - 4:29 (from "
The Masses Against the Classes")
#"Valley Boy" - 5:10 (from "The Everlasting")
#"We Her Majesty's Prisoners" - 5:22 (from "
#"We Are All Bourgeois Now" (originally by McCarthy) - 4:35
#"Rock 'N' Roll Music" (originally by
Chuck Berry) - 2:55
It's So Easy(live)" (originally by Guns N' Roses) - 2:54
#"Take The Skinheads Bowling" (originally by
Camper Van Beethoven) - 2:30
Been a Son" (originally by Nirvana) - 2:28
#"Out Of Time" (originally by
the Rolling Stones) - 3:34
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" (originally by B. J. Thomas) - 2:58
#"Bright Eyes (live)" (originally by
Art Garfunkel) - 3:14
#"Train In Vain (live)" also on "
You Stole the Sun from My Heart" (originally by The Clash) - 3:16
#"Wrote For Luck" (originally by
Happy Mondays) - 2:43
#"What's My Name (live)" (originally by
The Clash) - 1:45
#"Velocity Girl" (originally by
Primal Scream) - 1:41
Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (originally by Andy Williams) - 3:13
#"Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel" (traditional, famously recorded by
Paul Robeson) - 2:07
Last Christmas(live)" (originally by Wham!) - 2:05
*UK Channel Boredom
*Tennessee (I Get Low)
*New Art Riot
*Last Exit on Yesterday
*You Love Us (Heavenly Recording)
*R.P. Mc Murphy
*A Vision Of Dead Desire
*Ain't Going Down
*Under My Wheels (originally by
*Sleeping With The NME
*Never Want Again
*Dead Yankee Drawl
*Roses In The Hospital (Single Version)
*Us Against You
*Are Mothers Saints
*Charles Windsor (originally by McCarthy)
*The Drowners (originally by Suede)
*Stay with Me (originally by Faces)
*Too Cold Here
*Love Torn Us Under
*No One Knows What It's Like To Be Me
*Black Holes For The Young (featuring
*Buildings For Dead People
*Ballad Of The Bangkok Novotel
*Fear Of Motion
*It's All Gone
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