Manics to play The Holy Bible at Glastonbury?
Band reveal wish to celebrate 20th anniversary of classic album
Words: Eric MacKinnon
Manic Street Preachers have revealed a dream to mark the 20th anniversary of the The Holy Bible by playing the classic album in full at Glastonbury next year.
Speaking to Lauren Laverne during a live session at Maida Vale for BBC 6 Music frontman James Dean Bradfield confirmed the plan while also speaking about newly discovered material.
He says: “(Our archivist) might have a plan, because we’ve definitely found a lot of Holy Bible material that we didn’t know we had.
“I don’t mean music, but pictures, notebooks and that sort of thing.”
Lyricist and bassist Nicky Wire then adds: “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.”
The Holy Bible was the last album recorded with Richey Edwards. Edwards disappeared February 1995 and was officially presumed dead November 2008. The Manics celebrated the 10th anniversary of album with a reissue, alternative US mix, and a raft of features including demos, b-sides, live tracks, videos and a documentary.