Album: Rewind The Film (2013)


  • The song title refers to Manorbier, a village on the south coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales, whose attractions include a castle, and a popular beach. The song was penned as a "a bit of a breather," after the amount of words in the previous track "Running Out Of Fantasy." Bassist and lyrist Nicky Wire told The Quietus: "It's just a calm before the storm. It's a place in west Wales I visit a lot, where Virginia Woolf visited and George Bernard Shaw. They all wrote in this castle which leads down to this amazing beach. The title informed the music, it became this theremin-infused almost medieval thing, then this Pink Floyd sort of thing at the end, where James (Dean Bradfield) is a one-man choir, and it sort of slips into '30 Year War' there."


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