|Single by Manic Street Preachers|
|from the album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours|
|B-side||"Black Holes for the Young"
|Released||November 30, 1998|
|Writer(s)||James Dean Bradfield
|Manic Street Preachers singles chronology|
"The Everlasting" is a song by Manic Street Preachers, released as a single on November 30, 1998, the second single to be released from the This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. All three members of the band - James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore and Nicky Wire - share the writing credits. Nicky Wire borrowed the title from a poem by his brother Patrick Jones, after spending some time trying to think of something similar to Blur's "The Universal" or Joy Division's "The Eternal".
CD single number one included "Black Holes For The Young" - a duet with Sophie Ellis-Bextor which is a criticism of London culture - and "Valley Boy", a song which criticizes the European Union. A second CD single featured remixes of "The Everlasting" - "Deadly Avenger Mix" and "Stealth Sonic Orchestra Mix".
The promotional video that accompanied the song was censored because it contained people on fire. The original version was considered insensitive as the release of the single coincided with the well publicised inquest into the death of a man who had burnt alive. Two versions of the video were therefore produced - one with computer generated flames, one without. The video was filmed at Euston railway station in London.
The single reached #11 on the UK Single Charts, breaking their run of consecutive top ten hits.
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