Indian Summer (Manic Street Preachers song)

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"Indian Summer"
Manics indiansummer.jpg
Single by Manic Street Preachers
from the album Send Away the Tigers
Released October 1, 2007
Format CD, Vinyl record (7")
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:54
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Nicky Wire, James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore
Producer(s) Dave Eringa, Greg Haver
Manic Street Preachers singles chronology
"Autumnsong"
(2007)
"Indian Summer"
(2007)
"The Ghosts of Christmas"
(2007)

"Indian Summer" is a song by Manic Street Preachers and the third single released from their eighth studio album Send Away the Tigers. It peaked on number 22 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

Background[edit]

Nicky Wire mentioned around the time of Autumnsong's release revelation that "Indian Summer" was a strong candidate for the second single from the album, and would most likely be released as the third one after "Autumnsong" was decided to be released. It reached number 22 in the UK Singles Chart, breaking an amazing run of 11 years where the band managed to chart all their singles in the Top 20 in the UK, starting with 1996's A Design for Life, and ending with Indian Summer.[2]

On August 1, 2007, the official Manics' website reported that the band would soon be heading to studio in order to record b-sides for the single's release.[3]

In an interview with Lauren Laverne on 6 August 2007 on BBC Radio 2, Wire said that James Dean Bradfield wasn't sure of "Indian Summer" as it sounded like "A Design for Life", to which Nicky said "well then, let's put it on the album".[4]

Release[edit]

It reached number 22 in the UK Singles Chart, breaking an amazing run of 11 years where the band managed to chart all their singles in the Top 20 in the UK, starting with 1996's A Design for Life, and ending with Indian Summer.[1]

Just prior to the release of the single, Nicky Wire said of the B-sides, "'Anorexic Rodin' - Randy Rhodes guitars - Holy Bible drums - super punky weirdness - 'Heyday Of The Blood' (band favourite at the moment) - very Who's Next/Quadrophenia - a useful experiment for the future - "Lady Lazarus" - its C86 time again - an ode to all the great female poets - early Primal Scream with soft vocals + lyrical flow - then a cover version of the great Beat Happening: "Foggy Eyes". A pure and just tribute to a band who were 100% indie.[5] And finally another instrumental "You Know its Going To Hurt" - post rock drums prog rock guitars odd time signatures very strange - so hope you enjoy. As the great woman said 'The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, then you have to put up with the rain' - Dolly Parton".[6]

Music video[edit]

The video for the single was directed by Patrick Jones.

Track listing[edit]

2 Track CD single[edit]

  1. "Indian Summer" - 3:54
  2. "Anorexic Rodin" - 3:18

Maxi CD single[edit]

  1. "Indian Summer" - 3:57
  2. "Heyday of the Blood" - 2:44
  3. "Foggy Eyes" (Beat Happening cover) - 2:53
  4. "Lady Lazarus" - 4:09 (featuring lead vocals by Nicky Wire)

7" Limited edition[edit]

  1. "Indian Summer" - 3:54
  2. "You Know It's Going to Hurt" - 2:51 (instrumental)

Digital download[edit]

  1. "Indian Summer" - 3:54
  2. "Indian Summer" (Demo Version) - 3:49

Promo CD[edit]

  1. "Indian Summer" - 3:58
  2. "Indian Summer" (Instrumental) - 3:56

When purchased as a bundle (2 Track CD Single, Maxi CD Single and 7" Limited Edition), the single included a set of four postcards featuring artwork by Valerie Phillips, with quotes on the reverse. One postcard per bundle was signed by the band.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[1] 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Manic Street Preachers | Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Power, Martin (17 October 2010). Manic Street Preachers. Omnibus Press. 
  3. ^ Manic Street Preachers
  4. ^ Martin Clarke, Manic Street Preachers: Sweet Venom (Plexus, 2009).
  5. ^ Martin Clarke, Manic Street Preachers: Sweet Venom (Plexus, 2009).
  6. ^ Manic Street Preachers

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