A very formulaic and simple B-side, ‘Fear of Motion’ seems to have been relegated to only the 12-inch version of ‘Let Robeson Sing’ for understandable reasons.
Paying tribute to Paul Robeson means engaging with an explicitly religious song in the form of ‘Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel’.
For the first original B-side on the Let Robeson Sing single, the Manics turned to ‘Masking Tape’ – a very laid-back lyrical effort from Wire about photographs and memory.
In their second McCarthy cover, the Manics take on ‘We Are All Bourgeois Now’ and produce one of the very best covers they have ever recorded.
Unusually for a closing track, ‘Freedom…’ isn’t particularly long, slow, or “epic”. Instead, it’s just a very solid and amusing Manics rocker.