The first of just two “new” tracks on the Lipstick Traces compilation, ‘4 Ever Delayed’ was originally destined for the previous compilation, but should really have been a single.
2002’s Forever Delayed compilation didn’t contain the track by that name or the track that contained that phrase, but did contain the beautiful ‘Door to the River’.
The 1 Love charity compilation was released on October 14th 2002, the same date as the Manics’ then-latest single, and contained their cover of a Rolling Stones classic.
The anthem to a breakup that never happened, ‘Happy Ending’ is a “lost” piece of Manics history that provides a fascinating insight into the band’s state of mind.
‘Unstoppable Salvation’ is the third, and possibly best, of the four B-sides made available on the ‘There By the Grace of God’ single.