This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

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1 The Everlasting 4:05 118,892
2 If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next 4:49 206,833
3 You Stole the Sun from My Heart 4:22 144,586
4 Ready For Drowning 4:31 48,528
5 Tsunami 3:51 100,414
6 My Little Empire 4:09 49,844
7 I'm Not Working 5:51 37,019
8 You're Tender And You're Tired 4:37 41,205
9 Born A Girl 4:12 38,930
10 Be Natural 5:12 35,958
11 Black Dog On My Shoulder 4:48 36,323
12 Nobody Loved You 4:44 37,088
13 S.Y.M.M. 5:57 29,658

About this album

This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours is the fifth album by Welsh band Manic Street Preachers. It was released in September 1998 on Epic Records, and in the United States the following year, on Virgin Records.

The title is a quotation taken from a speech given by Welsh British Labour Party politician Aneurin Bevan. Its working title was simply ‘Manic Street Preachers’.

This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours was the first Manics album to feature lyrics solely by Nicky Wire, while all the music was written by the habitual duo of James Dean Bradfield and cousin Sean Moore. The album is a much more subdued affair compared to previous albums with many songs having a more acoustic feel.

At the same time it shows the band experimenting with studio and production possibilities, as shown in several tracks — “S.Y.M.M.”, “I’m Not Working” and “Born a Girl”. In the bridge of the track “Ready for Drowning” there is a sample of Richard Burton (as John Morlar from the 1978 film The Medusa Touch): “I will bring the whole edifice down on their unworthy heads”.

The cover photograph was taken on Black Rock Sands near Porthmadog. Hidden behind the disc’s tray is a quotation from the 1995 book, No Truce With The Furies by R. S. Thomas.

The album won Best British Album at the 1999 Brit Awards.

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  • tcbp

    Nobody loved you... like meeeeee!!

    22 Jun 6:52pm Reply
  • Rickki

    My favorite album in the world =)

    11 May 11:28pm Reply
  • fancyfootwork80

    this has aged beautifully [2]

    13 Apr 8:52pm Reply
  • Blessedheart

    Maybe not their best album, but the one I remember the most fondly. And it is flippin' great, to be honest.

    15 Jan 12:37am Reply
  • IL-91

    This album is as close to being perfect as it can get. It is indeed a great treasure.

    3 Jan 6:54pm Reply
  • brunogramacho

    Excellent album. Probably my favorite.

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • lyle_catcliffe

    @UncommonBoy Slightly flawed statement, there.

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
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    25 Jan 2013 Reply
  • WS9167

    First album by MSP I ever heard. I loved it. I think it's my second favourite after THB

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    It's fantastic musically although the lyrics leave a little to be desired...

    23 May 2012 Reply
  • yugman

    I've never really known where to sit with this album. It was my first of there's but as soon as I got The Holy Bible it became redundant. Then Everything Must Go became my 'easy listen' manics album.

    14 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Stidiek

    uno de los mejores discos de todos los tiempos

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Jak-2-0-0-6

    remember hearing this a lot when i was about nine or ten. forgot what a great album it actually is.

    25 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Stocktontova

    I adore this album.

    26 Aug 2011 Reply
  • UncommonBoy

    My favourite album by the ,,Fab Four" from Blackwood ;)

    24 Aug 2011 Reply
  • MourningMoon

    I violently love this album!

    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • san_alberto

    I love this album

    21 May 2011 Reply
  • thatdude-

    Their best album.

    27 Mar 2011 Reply
  • jodyg

    So good

    18 Feb 2011 Reply
  • ronan2209

    Nobody Loved You deserves more love [2] @ Acquiescence: do you have an ear disease?

    4 Nov 2010 Reply
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