The Holy Bible (1994) marks a shift in Manic Street Preachers’ career towards a more mature and inspired indie rock. With cues from Joy Division and Wire, they move away from their early glam years, into more political and dynamic territories.
The Holy Bible is also significant as the last release of singer Richey Edwards who disappeared only a few months later — never to be seen again. Edwards not only wrote the lyrics, but also designed the album cover, featuring a triptych by British painter Jenny Saville. Set in a quintessential Gill Sans, with the capital ‘R’ curiously turned backwards. The dynamic between track 1 “Yes” and 2 “IFWHITEAMERICATOLDTHETRUTHFORONEDAYIT’SWORLDWOULDFALLAPART” is really quite masterful.
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Since a reversed 'R’ is used as a letter of the Cyrillic alphabet, they wouldn’t need to use a modified glyph, just a version of Gill Sans that supports Cyrillic characters.
69 caps in a row are simply too much, so a superfluous apostrophe had to be inserted.