Manic Street PreachersKnow Your Enemy

Label:Columbia – 19439988681, Sony Music – 19439988681
Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl, LP, Album
All Media, Remastered, 180 g
Style:Alternative Rock


Door To The River
A1The Year Of Purification
A2Ocean Spray
A3So Why So Sad (Avalanches Sean Penn Mix)
Production Manager [Additional], Mixed ByThe Avalanches
A4Door To The River
B6Just A Kid
B7His Last Painting
B8Let Robeson Sing
Co-producerMike Hedges
B9Groundhog Days
C1Intravenous Agnostic
C2Found That Soul
Mixed ByTom Lord-Alge
C3We Are All Bourgeois Now
C4Freedom Of Speech Won't Feed My Children
Co-producer, EngineerGreg Haver
Guitar [Additional]Kevin Shields
Producer [Additional]David Holmes
C5The Convalescent
C6Baby Elian
D7Masses Against The Classes
D8My Guernica
D9Studies In Paralysis
D10Dead Martyrs
Guitar [Additional]Kevin Shields
Producer [Additional]David Holmes
D11Wattsville Blues
D12Miss Europa Disco Dancer

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A reimagined version of the band's 2001 album. The album has been entirely remixed and reconstructed to form two separate albums as originally planned.

Gatefold sleeve. The artist and title to the front are in a spot gloss varnish detail.
Top opening picture inner sleeves of thin card.
Hype stickered shrink-wrap.

A limited number of copies with a signed insert were available to pre-order from the band's online store. These had a unique catalogue number and barcode on hype sticker and barcode sticker on the shrinkwrap.

Tracks on each album are numbered sequentially.
All runout characters are etched excepting the pressing numbers between "- -", which are stamped.

Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 1 94399 88681 6
  • Barcode (Sticker on copies with signed insert): 1 96587 06641 3
  • Other (Additional cat# on copies with signed insert): 19658706641
  • Rights Society: BIEM / GEMA
  • Label Code: LC12723
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout ): -59285- I 19439988681 A1 = MATT @ METROPOLIS =
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout ): -59285- I 19439988681 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout ): -59286- 19439988681 C1 = MATT @ METROPOLIS =
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout ): -59286-I 19439988681 D1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Know Your Enemy (CD, Album)Epic, Epic501880 2, 501880200Europe2001
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Know Your Enemy (LP, Album)Epic, Epic, Epic, Epic501880 1, 5018801000, 5018801003, 11-054833-40UK2001
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Know Your Enemy (CD, Album, Limited Edition)Epic5018502000Australia2001
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Know Your Enemy (CD, Album)EpicESCA 8283Japan2001
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Know Your Enemy (CD, Promo, Album)EpicXPCD2539UK2001



  • Jupiterslegacy's avatar
    Sounds fantastic, this is by far the best these songs have ever sounded to my ears. I liked the original well enough for the most part when it came out, but the remix/remaster on this sounds very good indeed on vinyl, and significantly better than the streaming version of this release. Also I would say this is a case where the album as a whole actually benefits from being broken up into four sides. Pretty clean records out of the sleeve for me, almost no surface noise, well centered.
    • spookydux's avatar
      Good pressing, sounds great. Not sure about the reordered tracklist as spent so long with the original. I mean, the fact that they left off Royal Correspondent but kept the absolute dog-shite, album ruining, Miss Europa and Watsville Blues beggars belief. Oh well at least as they are the last two tracks I can just turn it off after Dead Martyrs :)
      • dbarila's avatar
        Record sounds great overall! I know this is the way that they intended the album to be but I don't understand why they replaced "So Why So Sad?" with the Avalanches remix. Also, "Royal Correspondent" was one of my favorite tracks from the original album. Other than those 2 gripes it's a great release!
        • nkoscak's avatar
          The vinyl comes in paper and the edges are not cut well, I had to have scrape off the rest of the plastic. But plays well cleaned up. The sound is much better and more dynamic than on the old CD, or on the new digital version.
          • FleshMechanic's avatar
            Edited one year ago
            One of my favourite Manics albums, long overdue a decent vinyl pressing. Perhaps I was a little too excited about this release as I've got to say I'm a little underwhelmed so far.

            The new tracklisting will take some getting used to although the new tracks are great. But I'm really not sure about the new mixes after an initial spin. Some of the tracks are a little fatiguing at loud volumes.

            I've got to be honest here and say I would've much preferred a double vinyl of the original album, since that's what I'm used to. But it's early days, I'll keep listening, maybe it will grow.

            On the plus side the vinyl is pressed well, flat and silent. Both records needed a clean but that's fairly standard these days.
            • lewis_jones12's avatar
              Really hits different now they’ve rearranged as it was originally intended to be released. There were always some great moments on this record though it did come across a bit muddled originally - much more cohesive now and the additional tracks are great! The new mix sounds great to me and the pressing is clear and balanced. Lost classic gets the care it deserves 👍🏻
              • cristobalzacalusni's avatar
                Can anyone comment on the mastering and pressing quality of this record?


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