From Despair to Where

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"From Despair to Where"
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Single by Manic Street Preachers
from the album Gold Against the Soul
  • "Hibernation"
  • "Spectators of Suicide (Heavenly Version)"
  • "Starlover (Heavenly Version)"
Released 7 June 1993
Format CD, vinyl record (12"), cassette
Recorded 1993
Genre Alternative rock, hard rock, soft rock[1]
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Richey Edwards, Nicky Wire, James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore
Manic Street Preachers singles chronology
"Little Baby Nothing"
"From Despair to Where"
"La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)"

"From Despair to Where" is a song by Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers. It was released on 7 June 1993 by record label Columbia as the first single from their second studio album Gold Against the Soul.


The single reached number 25 in the UK Singles Chart on 12 June 1993.[2]

The CD included the B-sides "Hibernation", "Spectators of Suicide (Heavenly Records Version)" and "Starlover (Heavenly Records Version)". The 12" version didn't include "Starlover", and the cassette only featured "Hibernation".[3]

"From Despair to Where" made an appearance as track number twelve on Forever Delayed (2002), the Manics' greatest hits album.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "From Despair to Where" 3:36
2. "Hibernation" 3:31
3. "Spectators of Suicide" (Heavenly Version) 5:06
4. "Starlover" (Heavenly Version) 2:39
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "From Despair to Where"  
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Hibernation"  
2. "Spectators of Suicide" (Heavenly Version)  
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "From Despair to Where"  
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Hibernation"  


Chart (1992) Peak
UK Singles Chart 25[2]
UK chart performance
UK Top 40
Week 01 02 03


  1. ^ Pike, Daniel. "Manic Street Preachers - Forever Delayed Review". BBC. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Manic Street Preachers Official Charts". Official Charts. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Price 1999.
  4. ^ Power, Martin (17 October 2010). Manic Street Preachers. Omnibus Press. 

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