Remastered and expanded version of the classic 1993 album Gold Against the Soul by Manic Street Preachers.
Taking the hard rock inclinations of Generation Terrorists to an extreme, the Manic Street Preachers delivered a intriguing second album with Gold Against the Soul. Inspired by Guns N' Roses, the Manics decided to rework their working-class angst as heavy arena rock; they seize upon the latent politicism of Guns N' Roses' tortured white-trash metal, interpreting it as a call to arms. Since the Manics are more intellectual and revolutionary than the Gunners, Gold Against the Soul burns with inspired rhetoric. Standouts include From Despair to Where a vibrant anthem, plus Drug Drug Druggy and Roses in the Hospital.
Two physical format editions: The 2CD version is housed in a large format hardback book and includes b-sides, remixes and demos along with a huge archive of unseen photographs from long-time collaborator Mitch Ikeda. There is also a 1LP version which is the original album remastered (plus b-sides on the download version).