Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours' is an album by the 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. The cover photograph was taken on Black Rock Sands near Porthmadog. It 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. Its working title was simply 'Manic Street Preachers'.

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 the more spacey atmosphere of several tracks e.g. 'S.Y.M.M.,' 'I'm Not Working' and 'Born a Girl.' The album debuted at #1 on the UK Album Chart and spent three weeks at the top of the charts.

Release Date : 11 Sep 1998