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Australia (1996 single)

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Australia
Single cover
Compact Disk single and Cassette by Manic Street Preachers
From the album Everything Must Go
Released December 2, 1996
Recorded ???
Genre Rock
Length 4 mins 05 secs
Record label Epic
Producer ???
Professional reviews
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Everything Must Go track listing
Enola/Alone
(4) (not released as a single)
Australia
(5) (December 1996)
Small Black Flowers That Grow in the Sky
(6) (not released as a single)

"Australia" was released by Manic Street Preachers on December 2 1996, and was the fourth single release from the Everything Must Go album of May that same year. The sentiment of the song is that Australia is just about the furthest one can go to get away from their home in Wales.

The CD included "Velocity Girl", "Take The Skinheads Bowling" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (all three songs being cover versions of songs originally performed by Primal Scream, Camper Van Beethoven and Andy Williams), and the cassette featured a live recording of "A Design for Life".

On December 14, "Australia" reached number seven in the UK charts, giving the Manics their fourth straight top ten hit.

It also made an appearance as track number seven on Forever Delayed, the band's greatest hits album, released in November 2002.

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