Manic Street Preachers have topped the sales chart with their recent Record Store Day release of “The Holy Bible“. 20 years on since the initial release of the critically acclaimed and highly charged album, the Manics topped an all-star roster of chart entries according to the official UK Record Store Chart, Top 20. 

Upon its release in 1994, Manic Street Preachers, The Holy Bible peaked at #6.

UK Record Store Chart, Top 20:

1) Manic Street Preachers – ‘The Holy Bible 20′
2) Biffy Clyro – ‘Puzzle’
3) Sex Pistols – ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’
4) Happy Mondays – ‘Pills ‘N’ Thrills and Bellyaches’
5) David Bowie – ‘1966’
6) John Grant – ‘John Grant & The Philharmonic Orchestra’
7) Metallica – ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’
8) Dionne Warwick – ‘Side By Side’
9) The Wombats – ‘Glitterbug’
10) Sufjan Stevens – ‘Carrie & Lowell’
11) Placebo – ‘Placebo’
12) The Doors – ‘Strange Days’
13) Siouxsie & The Banshees – ‘Join Hands’
14) The Jesus & Mary Chain – ‘Psychocandy 30th Anniversary Live’
15) Sex Pistols – ‘Spunk’
16) Stornoway – ‘Bonxie’
17) Ian Dury & The Blockheads – ‘New Boots and Panties’
18) The Maccabees – ‘Colour It In’
19) Ride – ‘Ox4: The Best Of’
20) Small Faces – ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’

After a successful string of UK tour dates in support of “The Holy Bible” Manic Street Preachers embark on a North American tour.

  • April 20 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
  • April 23 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
  • April 24 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
  • April 27 – Toronto, Ontario – Danforth
  • April 29 – Chicago, IL – Metro
  • May 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
  • May 4 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club

You can find Manic Street Preachers online here: Also on Facebook and tweet as @manics.

All words by Lawrence Gjurgevich. More writing by Lawrence can be found at his Louder Than War author’s archive. You can also find Lawrence on Twitter as @iamsupercrass.

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