The Manics

God Save The Manics

God Save The Manics is a free, three-track download only (primarily, see background info) EP by Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. It contained three new tracks that were created around the time of their seventh studio album, Lifeblood.


The EP was created as a gift to fans who went to the final concert of their "Past/Present/Future Tour" at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on April 19, 2005.

There were problems with the promotion, however, as staff at the Hammersmith Apollo left boxes full of the EPs by the entrance doors, with none actually handed out. Many fans were confused as to whether the 3000 copies of available EPs would be given before or after the gig, whereas some simply stole armfuls. To make up for the Apollo staff's mistake, the band posted the EP on their website as a free download for those who were not able to receive a copy.

Copies of the CD were also available for free on a first come, first serve basis to fans on the band's mailing list who sent in an SAE to an address supplied in an email newsletter.

The three tracks from the EP are also available as bonus tracks on the Japanese issue of Lipstick Traces (A Secret History of Manic Street Preachers).

Track listing

  1. "A Secret Society" - 2:55
  2. "Firefight" - 3:43
  3. "Picturesque" - 3:53

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