Manic Street PreachersGold Against The Soul

Label:Columbia – 19439733611, Sony Music – 19439733611
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Style:Alternative Rock


A2From Despair To Where
A3La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)
A5Life Becoming A Landslide
B1Drug Drug Druggy
B2Roses In The Hospital
B3Nostalgic Pushead
B4Symphony Of Tourette
B5Gold Against The Soul

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2020 remastered reissue on 180gm vinyl.

Includes a printed inner sleeve with lyrics & credits - Initial copies purchased from the band website came signed by the remaining band members.

Includes a We Are Vinyl download code for album plus b sides.

Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 1 94397 33611 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 194397336115
  • Barcode (Scanned, Stickered On Signed Releases): 194397446517
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 19439733611 A1 BK98214 01 A1 = Matt@Metropolis = 1/\
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 19439733611 B1 BK98214 01 B1
  • Rights Society: BIEM / GEMA
  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC12723

Other Versions (5 of 42)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Gold Against The Soul (2×CD, Album)EpicESCA 5785~6Japan1993
Gold Against The Soul (Cassette, Album)ColumbiaCT 57386US1993
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Gold Against The Soul (CD, Album)ColumbiaCK 57386US1993
Gold Against The Soul (CD, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Stereo, Gold)Columbia474064 9UK1993
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Gold Against The Soul (LP, Album)Columbia474064 1Europe1993



  • Skywalkerx1977's avatar
    Surprised for early review, just got mine and it sound better than my CD which i listen for a long time maybe since the first release…get it while you can ,you won’t regret this.
    • JT-'s avatar
      I have A/B'd with my NM original pressing.

      There is very little difference. The original has a slightly wider soundstage and more dynamics. Against that, the remaster is less congested (for example, it's easier to hear the separation of the guitar tracks) and has a better foundation in the low frequencies.

      Neither record is an outstanding pressing (even though the album is great).
      • FleshMechanic's avatar
        Edited 2 years ago
        Can't relate to the earlier reviews at all, this remaster sounds great on my system, low end is lovely, I can feel the bass, just how I like it. Granted it's nowhere near the best pressing in my collection but it's certainly nowhere near the worst either. An enjoyable listen and an improvement over the CD that I've been playing for the best part of 30 years. Given it 4 spins already today, it only arrived a few hours ago.
        • asrogger's avatar
          Edited 3 years ago
          Have to (partially) disagree with hagrstom's review about the remastering: it is indeed a tad hot, but what we should expect from an alternative rock record?
          While i can say without a shade of doubt that this is not the best sounding record in my collection, yet i still manage to listen this version without giving me an headache due to excessive dynamic range compression.
          • yabutallicasucks's avatar
            Does anyone know how many copies of signed vinyl were released?
            • Blessedheart85's avatar
              I agree in part with Hagstrom's review...there are moments where it feels a little flat and yes, it is all highs and mids, so the low end which suffers. However, it's only a minor complaint, and if you turn your volume up loud enough, you won't really notice it anyway. Vocals and cymbals sound great, so there's that to enjoy, and unlike Hagstrom, I didn't notice any unwanted distortion anywhere.

              Overall, I'd say this is a worthwhile purchase, especially if you don't already own an original.
              • Hagstrom's avatar
                So happy that this album is finally reissued on vinyl, BUT, the vinyl doesn't sound that good. Pressing is not the issue, the remastering is. I don't know what they were thinking but it's all mids, highs...because of this my vinyl sounds dull, flat and distorted on the hi-hats and vocals. Why not release original masters and stay away from remastering unless there is no vinyl master to begin with....happy to own it, but a slight headache from listening to it.


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