Manic Street Preachers The Holy Bible on LP
Originally released on Epic Records in 1994, The Holy Bible (Manic Street Preachers third studio album) has proved pivotal in the evolution of the influential post-punk industrial modern rock band and the alternative rock music landscape - bridging the 20th and 21st centuries. A 1995 US tour, planned in support of The Holy Bible, was cancelled when Richey Edwards, MSP's principle lyricist and rhythm guitarist, disappeared, under mysterious and still unknown circumstances, on February 1, 1995.
Edwards' last live show with the Manics was on December 21, 1994 and The Holy Bible contains his last recordings with the band. Following Edwards' disappearance, MSP continued to record, tour and develop in his absence, creating a discography of powerful and influential albums and singles and becoming one of the UK's biggest bands in the process. In 2014, the group released the critically acclaimed UK #2 studio album Futurology and The Holy Bible 20, the definitive collector's edition of the group's 1994 watershed.
In late 2014, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of The Holy Bible, the Manic Street Preachers mounted a UK tour of concerts - which sold out in 9 minutes - featuring the album performed live, in sequence and entirety, for the first time ever. Overwhelming demand prompted a second run of The Holy Bible live shows for 2015 in Edinburgh, Wolverhampton, Southampton and Cardiff Castle.