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La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)

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La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
Single cover
Compact Disk single, 12" vinyl and Cassette tape by Manic Street Preachers
From the album Gold Against the Soul
Released July 26,1993
Recorded ???
Genre Rock
Length 4 mins 13 secs
Record label Columbia Records
Producer ???
Professional reviews
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Gold Against the Soul track listing
"From Despair To Where"
(2) (1993)
"La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)"
(3) (1993)
"Yourself"
(4) (not released as a single)

La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) was released by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers in 1992 (see 1992 in music) and was the second single to be released from the Gold Against the Soul June 20 1993 album.

A rough translation of the songs title is the sadness goes on, and was taken from a book about Vincent van Gogh. Vincent was found injured in bed on July 27 1890 after he had attempted suicide. His brother Theo tried to persuade him that everything would be alright and Vincent answered "La tristesse durera toujours." (Sadness shall last forever). He died the following day. The song tells of how life doesn't get any easier as you grow old.

The CD included "Patrick Bateman", "What's My Name" (live), "Slash 'N' Burn" (March 16 1992) (live).
The 12" "Patrick Bateman", "Repeat" (October 29 1991) (live in Norwich) and "Tennessee" and the cassette "Patrick Bateman".

The song reached number twenty-two in UK charts on July 31 1993.

It also made an appearance as track number four on Forever Delayed (October 28 2002) the Manics greatest hits album.

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