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Manic Street Preachers finish special Polaroid book

Manic Street Preachers revealed plans to release a photographic book to commemorate their impressive 25-year career a few months ago and have now completed it. 

The band's bassist, Nicky Wire, used his private collection of between "6,000 to 10,000 Polaroid photos" for the project and he explained the concept behind the exciting pictorial history to Q magazine:

"It's called 'Death Of The Polaroid: A Manics Family Album'. It's the cream of my collection of around 6,000 to 10,000 Polaroid photos. Some of The Holy Bible-era Polaroids are odd because they're from when Richey was hospitalised. There's a shot of me and (frontman) James (Dean Bradfield) that's bleak."

News of the photo book originally surfaced in the spring, but the group have since confirmed it will be made available in November and tweeted on July 11:

"Polaroid book all done-set for some time in november-farrow design+faber have exceeded all expectations-magical x"

Watch Wire talk about his book project with Faber and Faber in a recent interview here: