A Soundtrack to Complete Withdrawl...
A Manic Street Preachers
Rarities Set List

We recently asked Manic Street Preachers fans on Twitter this question:
If The Manics were to play a gig with a setlist comprised solely of rarely and never played live tracks, which songs would you most love to hear?
Here we print some of the suggestions and then here one submitted by Steve Bateman (whose idea this was) along with hispossible press list to use for this fantasy gig...

And from Facebook

Phil Martin
Intravenous Agnostic
Welcome To The Dead Zone
To Repel Ghosts
Judge Yr'self
A Song For Departure
Broken Algorithms
Builder Of Routines
Misguided Missile
The Left Behind
Last Exit On Yesterday
Nobody Loved You
Gold Against The Soul
Too Cold Here (ac)
A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun
Bag Lady
Imperial Bodybags
Let's Go To War
Condemned To Rock'n'Roll

Nathan Wilding:
I Know The Numbers
RP McMurphy
Never Want Again
Black Dog On My Shoulder
Me And Stephen Hawking
Dreaming A City
We Her Majesty's Prisoners
Black Holes For The Young (with guest Sophie Ellis Bextor) :)

There's loads of better known ones I'd love to hear too, but this would be a pretty awesome set list



Manic Street Preachers
Songs Rarely / Never Played Live - Fantasy Setlist
July 2020
Compiled By: Steve Bateman

In response to R*E*P*E*A*T's popular tweet asking fans which rarely performed MSP tracks, as well as songs never before played live, they would most love to hear as part of a one-off setlist, I came up with the following (although as with The Great Lost Singles and Hidden Gems compilations, there are so many more tracks that I absolutely adore, but sadly, couldn't include due to space restrictions).


For one night only, the Manic Street Preachers will stage a very special concert.

Entitled 'Out Of The Shadows' - because the setlist shall be comprised solely of rarely performed tracks and songs never before played live (deep cuts, b-sides) - this epic, Bruce Springsteen-esque gig, will also mirror 2011's 'A Night Of National Treasures', as it'll feature another 38 tracks from the legendary and incomparable band's rich and diverse discography!

Taking into account previous Album Anniversary Tours however, songs from The Holy Bible, Everything Must Go and This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours LPs, were not shortlisted for this particular show. Meaning that as mentioned above, the vast majority of these tracks have only ever been played live a small amount of times, or, never at all.

This will be a glorious celebration of MSP's lesser known past! Date, venue and ticket details to be announced.


Found That Soul
To Repel Ghosts
4 Ever Delayed
Dead Martyrs
Marlon J.D.
The Second Great Depression
No Jubilees
Judge Yr'self
Broken Algorithms
Close My Eyes
Let Robeson Sing
Door To The River
Peeled Apples
Black Square
Methadone Pretty
Baby Elian
Comfort Comes
Dead Yankee Drawl
The Year Of Purification
Spectators Of Suicide (Heavenly)
Golden Platitudes
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Too Cold Here (JDB acoustic)
The View From Stow Hill (JDB acoustic)
Never Want Again (JDB acoustic)
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Send Away The Tigers
Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
Black Holes For The Young (feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
This Joke Sport Severed
Locust Valley
Nobody Loved You*
Fearless Punk Ballad
Condemned To Rock 'N' Roll

*Never performed on the TIMTTMY Anniversary Tour