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A Design for Life

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A Design For Life
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Compact Disc and Cassette single by Manic Street Preachers
From the album Everything Must Go
Released April 15, 1996
Recorded ???
Genre Rock
Length 4 mins 16 secs
Record label Epic
Producer ???
Professional reviews
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Everything Must Go track listing
Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
(1) (not released as a single)
A Design For Life
(2) (1996)
Kevin Carter
(3) (1996)

A Design For Life was released by Manic Street Preachers in 1996 (see 1996 in music) and was the first single release from the Everything Must Go album of May that same year. It is regarded by many as one of their most compelling songs, and by some as their outright best.

The title was inspired by the Joy Division song "An Ideal For Living". It reached number two in the UK charts on April 27 1996 and was the first in a run of four consecutive releases to be top ten hits.

The CD included "Mr. Carbohydrate", "Dead Passive" and "Dead Trees And Traffic Islands", while the cassette included a live version of "Bright Eyes".

The song also made an appearance as the opening track on Forever Delayed, the band's greatest hits album released in November 2002.

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