Send Away the Tigers

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Send Away the Tigers
Studio album by Manic Street Preachers



Label (s) Epic Records

Format (s)


Genre (s)

Alternative rock

Title (number)


running time

38 min 18 s



Dave Eringa

Send Away the Tigers Journal for Plague Lovers (2009)

Send Away the Tigers is the eighth album by the Welsh band Manic Street Preachers . It was released on May 7, 2007 and was seen by fans and critics as a return to classic alternative rock that the bandplayedon Everything Must Go in the mid-1990s. Nicky Wire himself described the album as a mixture of Generation Terrorists and Everything Must Go.


After the commercial flop of Lifeblood , the Manics took a break. James Dean Bradfield released the solo album The Great Western , Nicky Wire I Killed the Zeitgeist . At the end of 2006, the recordings for a new long-playing record began. The lyrics on Send Away the Tigers were again far more political than on the previous one; Among other things, a cover of John Lennon's classic Working Class Hero (from the album John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band ) was recorded, which was included as a hidden track on the CD. Rendition deals with the so-called Extraordinary rendition , a part of the foreign policy of the United States , which provides for the extradition of terror suspects. The film Missing with Jack Lemmon is also alluded to with irony . Your Love Alone Is Not Enough - the first single on the album - is a duet with Nina Persson , the singer of the Swedish band The Cardigans .

Track list

(All lyrics written by Nicky Wire, music written by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore)

  1. "Send Away the Tigers" - 3:36
  2. "Underdogs" - 2:49
  3. "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" - 3:55 (feat. Nina Persson )
  4. "Indian Summer" - 3:54
  5. "The Second Great Depression" - 4:09
  6. "Rendition" - 2:59
  7. "Autumnsong" - 3:40
  8. "I'm Just a Patsy" - 3:11
  9. "Imperial Bodybags" - 3:30
  10. "Winterlovers" - 3:03

Individual evidence

  1. Review of the album on (English)
  2. Critique of the album on  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (English)@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  3. Review of the album on
  4. Interview with Nicky Wire (English)
  5. Review of the album on (English)
  6. Interview with Nicky Wire (English)