An English Gentleman

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"An English Gentleman"
Single by James Dean Bradfield
from the album The Great Western
Released 25 September 2006
Format CD, Vinyl record (7")
Recorded 2005
Genre Rock
Length 3:05
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) James Dean Bradfield
Producer(s) Guy Massey
James Dean Bradfield singles chronology
"That's No Way To Tell A Lie"
"An English Gentleman"
"That's No Way To Tell A Lie"
"An English Gentleman"

"An English Gentleman" is the second single from the album The Great Western by Manic Street Preachers vocalist/guitarist James Dean Bradfield, released on 25 September 2006 on Columbia Records."[1] The title track pays tribute to the late Manics publicist Philip Hall.[2] Also featured on the CD version of the single is a cover Frank Sinatra's "Summer Wind", Bradfield's favourite song.[3]

The initial pressings of the red 7" single were actually made with black vinyl, some of which were sent out to distributors by mistake."[1]

Single Track Listings[edit]

  • All songs written by James Dean Bradfield except when noted otherwise.


  1. "An English Gentleman"
  2. "Days Slip Away" (Lyrics by John Niven)
  3. "Summer Wind" (Henry Mayer/Johnny Mercer)
  4. "An English Gentleman" (Video)

7" (1)[edit]

  1. "An English Gentleman"
  2. "Victory and Defeat on the Kendon Hill"

7" (2)[edit]

  1. "An English Gentleman"
  2. "Silver Birch Bonfire Blues"


  1. ^ a b Power, Martin (17 October 2010). Manic Street Preachers. Omnibus Press. 
  2. ^ Martin Power (1 June 2012). Nailed to History: The Story of the Manic Street Preachers. Music Sales Group. pp. 346–. ISBN 978-0-85712-776-1. 
  3. ^ Bateman, Steve (2006-10-20). "An Interview: Live @ Oxford Zodiac". REPEAT fanzine. 

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