Life Becoming a Landslide

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Life Becoming a Landslide
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EP by Manic Street Preachers
Released 7 February 1994
Recorded Outside Studios, Checkendon, Oxfordshire, England, January–March, 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Label Epic
Producer Dave Eringa
Manic Street Preachers chronology
"Roses in the Hospital"
(1993)
Life Becoming a Landslide
(1993)
"Faster"
(1994)

Life Becoming a Landslide E.P. is an EP by the alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers. The title track is taken from their second album Gold Against the Soul. It was released through Epic on 7 February 1994.

It reached number 36 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

Background[edit]

It remains an important insight into the mindset of the band's lyricist/guitarist Richey Edwards, and a poignant exploration of the metamorphosis of child and adult roles. Certain lines in the song, such as "My idea of love comes from a childhood glimpse of pornography", exemplify this.[2] It could also be seen as a precursor to the fully orchestrated, epic sound the band would adopt after Edwards' disappearance, ironically precluded by the aggressive guitar sound of the seminal The Holy Bible album.[3]

Release[edit]

The EP is noted for its B-side "Comfort Comes": the first Manics track to explore the raw, claustrophobic, cold yet impassioned aesthetic which would be illustrated on The Holy Bible. The release reached #36 in the UK charts in February 1994.[1]

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

  1. "Life Becoming a Landslide" – 3:58
  2. "Comfort Comes" – 3:29
  3. "Are Mothers Saints" – 3:20
  4. "Charles Windsor" (McCarthy cover) – 1:39

12"[edit]

  1. "Life Becoming a Landslide"
  2. "Comfort Comes"
  3. "Are Mothers Saints"

MC[edit]

  1. "Life Becoming a Landslide"
  2. "Comfort Comes"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[4] 36
UK Top 40
Week 01
Position
36

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Manic Street Preachers | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Power, Martin (17 October 2010). Manic Street Preachers. Omnibus Press. 
  3. ^ Martin Clarke, Manic Street Preachers: Sweet Venom (Plexus, 2009).
  4. ^ "Manic Street Preachers - Official Single Charts". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013.