From Despair to Where

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"From Despair to Where"
Single by Manic Street Preachers
from the album Gold Against the Soul
Released 7 June 1993
Format CD, vinyl record (12"), cassette
Recorded 1993

Alternative rock, grunge, hard rock

Length = 3:21
Label Columbia
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 the Manic Street Preachers, released in 1993 - the first single to be released from the album Gold Against the Soul 20 June 1993.

The CD included "Hibernation", "Spectators of Suicide" (Heavenly Records version) and "Starlover" (Heavenly Records version). The 12" included "Hibernation" and "Spectators of Suicide" (Heavenly Records version). The cassette featured "Hibernation".

The single reached number twenty-five in the UK charts on 12 June 1993. It also made an appearance as track number 12 on Forever Delayed (28 October 2002), the Manics' greatest hits album. The song was used as part of a running gag in the episode "Matthew, a Suitable Case for Treatment" of the television sitcom Game On.

The song was covered by glam band Peppermint Creeps on their album Cover Up.

Track listing[edit]


  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


  1. "From Despair to Where"
  2. "Hibernation"
  3. "Spectators of Suicide" (Heavenly Version)


  1. "From Despair to Where"
  2. "Hibernation"


Chart (1992) Peak
UK Singles Chart[1] 25