You Love Us

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"You Love Us (Heavenly Version)"
Single by Manic Street Preachers
B-side
  • "Spectators of Suicide (Heavenly Version)"
  • "Starlover (Heavenly Version)" (CD and 12")
  • "Strip It Down (Live at Bath Moles)" (CD and 12")
Released 7 May 1991 (1991-05-07)
Recorded Early 1991
Genre Punk rock, alternative rock, hard rock
Label Heavenly
Producer(s) Robin Wynn Evans
Manic Street Preachers singles chronology
"Motown Junk"
(1991)
"You Love Us (Heavenly Version)"
(1991)
"Stay Beautiful"
(1991)
"You Love Us"
Single by Manic Street Preachers
from the album Generation Terrorists
B-side
  • "A Vision of Dead Desire"
  • "It's So Easy" (CD and 12")
  • "We Her Majesty's Prisoners" (CD)
Released 16 January 1992 (1992-01-16)
Format CD, 7" and 12" vinyl, cassette
Recorded Mid 1991
Genre Punk rock, alternative rock, hard rock
Length 3:14 (single edit), 4:18 (album version)
Label Columbia
Manic Street Preachers singles chronology
"Love's Sweet Exile"/"Repeat"
(1991)
"You Love Us"
(1992)
"Slash 'n' Burn"
(1992)

"You Love Us" is a song by Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers. It was initially released as a single on 7 May 1991 by record label Heavenly. The song was re-recorded and released on 16 January 1992 by record label Columbia as the third single from their debut studio album Generation Terrorists.

Release[edit]

"You Love Us" was originally released as a single on 7 May 1991 by record label Heavenly. This version of the song begins with a sample of Krzysztof Penderecki's "Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima" and ends with a coda which includes a drum sample from Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life".[1]

The song was re-recorded and released again on 16 January 1992 as the third single from their debut studio album Generation Terrorists. The new version had a much heavier rock sound and the "Lust for Life" coda was replaced, on the album version of the track, by an extended guitar solo. This version of the song reached number 16 in the UK charts on 1 February 1992. It was the most successful single released from the album.[2] It also made an appearance as track number six on the 2002 greatest hits compilation, Forever Delayed.

The CD included the B-sides "A Vision of Dead Desire", "We Her Majesty's Prisoners" and a live cover of Guns N' Roses' "It's So Easy". The 12" featured "A Vision of Dead Desire" and "It's So Easy" and the 7" and cassette just "A Vision of Dead Desire".

Live performances[edit]

The song was the last ever performed live with missing guitarist and lyricist Richey James Edwards. As a foursome the band played the song as set-closer for their sell-out final gig at the London Astoria just five weeks before Edwards vanished.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Heavenly Version[edit]

CD and 12" version
No. Title Length
1. "You Love Us (Heavenly Version)"    
2. "Spectators of Suicide (Heavenly Version)"    
3. "Starlover (Heavenly Version)"    
4. "Strip It Down (Live at Bath Moles)"    
7" version
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "You Love Us (Heavenly Version)"    
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Spectators of Suicide (Heavenly Version)"    

Album version[edit]

CD version
No. Title Length
1. "You Love Us"    
2. "A Vision of Dead Desire"    
3. "We Her Majesty's Prisoners"    
4. "It's So Easy"    
12" version
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "You Love Us"    
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "A Vision of Dead Desire"    
2. "It's So Easy" (live Guns N' Roses cover at London Marquee, 4 September 1991)  
7" version
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "You Love Us"    
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "A Vision of Dead Desire"    

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 16[2]
UK chart performance
UK Top 40
Week 01 02 03
Position
27
16
33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Power, Martin (17 October 2010). Manic Street Preachers. Omnibus Press. 
  2. ^ a b "Manic Street Preachers | Artist | Official Charts". Official Charts. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Price 1999.

External links[edit]