Creator Backlash: The band members dislike the version of "Specators of Suicide" that appears on Generation Terrorists, claiming it sounds like "fucking Lion Sleeps Tonight" and prefer the more upbeat earlier Heavenly version.
They aren't too happy overall with Gold Against the Soul, as its overtly-polished, radio-friendly production proved to be the catalyst for creating the much rawer and far less commercial Holy Bible.
Creator Breakdown: Richey Edwards, especially while writing the lyrics to The Holy Bible and Journal for Plague Lovers.
Also the book edition of Journal for Plague Lovers - the album, a CD of demos and alternate takes, and a book containing photos of the original lyrics and signed by all three remaining band members.
The special edition of Greatest Hits collection Forever Delayed (2002) had a bonus CD of remixes.
The limited edition of single collection National Treasures (2011) has a DVD with music videos for all 38 of the Manics' singles up till then, and a book containing photos of the band, mostly Richey-era.
The limited edition box set reissue of Generation Terrorists, which notably included an extra disc of previously unreleased demos. It was in such high demand that it sold out, and people were paying large amounts of money for it on Ebay. The band have thought about getting another pressing done.
The deluxe edition of Resistance is Futile has a bonus CD of demos and bonus tracks and a book with photos of the band.