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Album: National Treasures: Complete Singles
# Song Title   Time
1)    Motown Junk
2)    Stay Beautiful
3)    Love's Sweet Exile
4)    You Love Us
5)    Slash 'n' Burn
6)    Motorcycle Emptiness
7)    Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless}
8)    Little Baby Nothing
9)    From Despair to Where
10)    Tristesse Durera, La (Scream to a Sigh)
11)    Roses in the Hospital
12)    Life Becoming a Landslide
13)    Faster
14)    Revol
15)    She Is Suffering
16)    Design for Life, A
17)    Everything Must Go
18)    Kevin Carter
19)    Australia
1)    If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
2)    Everlasting, The
3)    You Stole the Sun from My Heart
4)    Tsunami
5)    Masses Against the Classes, The
6)    So Why So Sad
7)    Found That Soul
8)    Ocean Spray
9)    Let Robeson Sing
10)    There by the Grace of God
11)    Love of Richard Nixon, The
12)    Empty Souls
13)    Your Love Alone Is Not Enough - (featuring Nina Persson)
14)    Autumnsong
15)    Indian Summer
16)    (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
17)    Some Kind of Nothingness - (featuring Ian McCulloch)
18)    Postcards from a Young Man - (featuring Ian McCulloch)
19)    This Is the Day - (previously unreleased)
 

Album: National Treasures: Complete Singles
# Song Title   Time
1)    Motown Junk
2)    Stay Beautiful
3)    Love's Sweet Exile
4)    You Love Us
5)    Slash 'n' Burn
6)    Motorcycle Emptiness
7)    Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless}
8)    Little Baby Nothing
9)    From Despair to Where
10)    Tristesse Durera, La (Scream to a Sigh)
11)    Roses in the Hospital
12)    Life Becoming a Landslide
13)    Faster
14)    Revol
15)    She Is Suffering
16)    Design for Life, A
17)    Everything Must Go
18)    Kevin Carter
19)    Australia
1)    If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
2)    Everlasting, The
3)    You Stole the Sun from My Heart
4)    Tsunami
5)    Masses Against the Classes, The
6)    So Why So Sad
7)    Found That Soul
8)    Ocean Spray
9)    Let Robeson Sing
10)    There by the Grace of God
11)    Love of Richard Nixon, The
12)    Empty Souls
13)    Your Love Alone Is Not Enough - (featuring Nina Persson)
14)    Autumnsong
15)    Indian Summer
16)    (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
17)    Some Kind of Nothingness - (featuring Ian McCulloch)
18)    Postcards from a Young Man - (featuring Ian McCulloch)
19)    This Is the Day - (previously unreleased)
 
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  • Audio Remasterer: Tim Young .
  • Recording information: Faster Recording Studios, Cardiff; Metropolis Mastering, London.
  • Photographer: Eleanor Hardwick.
  • Arriving roughly ten years after their first hits compilation, 2002's Forever Delayed, 2011's National Treasures: The Complete Singles has another decade to cover so it's perfectly sensible that the collection spans two discs as it diligently marches through almost every single Manic Street Preachers released during their first 20 years. The absences are the province of trainspotters: anything released on Heavenly Records prior to "Motown Junk," for instance, along with other stray exclusives and fan club bonuses. What is here is everything from 1991's "Motown Junk" through 2011's "Postcards from a Young Man," with a new cover of The The's "This Is the Day" added at the end as fan bait. Through these two discs, the band's highs, tragedies, slumps, and comebacks are all evident, the first disc devoted to 1992's Generation Terrorists through 1996's Everything Must Go, the second capturing the band's evolution into respected rabble-rousers. The second disc has the chart-toppers and Top Ten hits -- as late as 2004 and 2005 the Manics were reaching number two with "The Love of Richard Nixon," "Empty Souls," and "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" -- but it's the first disc, containing the songs they recorded with Richey Edwards and the music they made immediately after his disappearance, that makes the strongest case for their legacy. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Record Collector (magazine) (pp.96-97) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a near-flawless run of alternative hits that stands up to the record of any of their peers."

Uncut (magazine) (p.93) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's the riff-driven intensity of 'Faster' and 'Found That Soul' that defines their Clash-meets-Guns N' Roses rage and joy."
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