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Manic Street Preachers: 'We'd love to play The Holy Bible in full at Glastonbury'

Will the Manics celebrate classic album?

 

Manic Street Preachers: 'We'd love to play The Holy Bible in full at Glastonbury'

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Manic Street Preachers have delighted fans by revealing that they'd love to play their classic album in full at Glastonbury next year. 

Next year marks the 20th anniversary since the band released their seminal post-punk masterpiece. They celebrated the 10th Anniversary in 2004 with an epic reissue complete with the US mix, demos, b-sides, live tracks, videos, a documentary and more. 

But now, speaking to Lauren Laverne during a live session at Maida Vale for BBC 6 Music today, the band said they have a few ideas about what to do with newly unearthed material. 

“(Our archivist) might have a plan, because we’ve definitely found a lot of Holy Bible material that we didn’t know we had,” said frontman James Dean Bradfield. “I don’t mean music, but pictures, notebooks and that sort of thing.”

Lyricist and bassist Nicky Wire then added: “We’ve wrestled with the idea of doing a gig playing the whole of (the album), but I’m not so sure. I’d like to do it at Glastonbury actually, I really would.”

Watch Manic Street Preachers performing 'Faster' at Glastonbury 1994 below

The Holy Bible was the band's third album and their last with guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards - who has been missing since 1995. 

The Manics released their 11th studio album, Rewind The Film, last month to great critical acclaim. They are set to release their next album, Futurology, in April next year. 

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