Thats pretty great, havent listened to the Manics in years but I'll always have a soft spot for the first 4 albums. Plus anythings better than his current theme, , somethin classy with strings ala Everything Must Go era MSP would work a treat.
Thery have 3 awesome albums post "Everything must go" if you don't mind the change in style they took from around late 90's. "This is my truth..." from '98. is a masterpiece, "Send away the Tigers" 2007. and "Journal for Plague Lovers" 2009. are great aswell tho' drastically different in style.
I knew Wade was a fan, he has their lyrics tattooed on his arm. This is fantastic news, his current theme is just horrible. I know Manics can put together something good for Barrett.