Manic Street Preachers new single a cover of This Is The Day by The The and new album and London gig

Manic Street Preachers ‘This Is The Day’ video here pus track listing of the ‘National Treasure’ compilation album

Manic Street Preachers new single a cover of This Is The Day by The The

The Manics new single is rumoured to be the extra track recorded for their hit singles album ‘National Treasures – The Complete Singles’ which is slated for an October 2011 release. It’s the Welsh band’s take on the Matt Johnson and The The classic.

The The were the groundbreaking eighties band that Johnny Marr nearly joined before the Smiths and itbwas at Matt Johnson’s flat that Marr stayed at when he went to London to hustle a deal for the Smiths with Rough Trade.

”ËœThis Is The Day’ is released on 7th November and is a cover of the 1983 The The track taken from the synth-noir classic album ”ËœSoul Mining’. The band have been fans of the group and their version echoes the original whilst bringing a new dynamic production and their own distinctive sound to the song.

”ËœNational Treasures’ features the band’s 37 previous single releases from the last 21 years and 10 studio albums. It’s also the first time since 1992’s ”ËœSuicide Is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H)’ the Manics have released a cover version as a single despite recording and playing live many versions of their favourite tracks over the years. Formats and the tracklisting for the album have also now been confirmed, see details below.

To celebrate this release, the band will play a unique, once in a lifetime Christmas party at the O2 in London. The band promise “Glitter, glamour, special guests and a ticker-tape celebration. A never to be repeated one-off visual experience encompassing 21 years of MSP with 38 songs ”“ from 1990’s ”ËœMotown Junk’ to (but not in order!) 2011’s ”ËœThis Is The Day’. There will be an interval in order to top up on refreshments and like all the best parties, you’ll talk about it for years to come and your friends will wish they’d been there.”

Manic Street Preachers London show
17 December, LONDON, O2 ARENA
Tickets go on sale Friday 2nd September at 9.30am priced £32.50 and £22.50
General sale:
Box Office details: 0844 856 0202 / 0844 811 0051 / 0844 826 2826

The ‘National Treasures’ album is released via iTunes and iTunes LP on 31st October, as a double CD, a 2 x CD + DVD set featuring all 38 videos and some bonus video content and an amazing box set with 38 x vinyl finish CD Singles, a poster, a DVD of all the videos, 7” vinyl of New Art Riot, Suicide Alley, Jackie Collins Existential Question Time, Manics lipstick and vanity mirror and a limited number will also contain a 7” of Motown Junk. All the singles have been re-mastered. See for further details.

MANIC STREET PREACHERS no reunions, no comebacks, no encores, still angry still James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Sean Moore and the memory of Richey Edwards.

“But the side of you they’ll never see, Is when you’re left alone with the memories, That hold your life together… like glue” Matt Johnson


Motown Junk, (Heavenly) 1990
Stay Beautiful, Generation Terrorists 1991
Love’s Sweet Exile, Generation Terrorists 1991
You Love Us, Generation Terrorists 1992
Slash ‘N’ Burn, Generation Terrorists 1992
Motorcycle Emptiness, Generation Terrorists 1992
Suicide Is Painless, Theme From M*A*S*H 1992
Little Baby Nothing, Generation Terrorists 1992
From Despair To Where, Gold Against The Soul 1993
La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh), Gold Against The Soul 1993
Roses In The Hospital, Gold Against The Soul 1993
Life Becoming A Landslide, Gold Against The Soul 1993
Faster, The Holy Bible 1994
Revol, The Holy Bible 1994
She Is Suffering, The Holy Bible 1994
A Design For Life, Everything Must Go 1996
Everything Must Go, Everything Must Go 1996
Kevin Carter, Everything Must Go 1996
Australia,Everything Must Go 1996
If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 1998
The Everlasting, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 1998
You Stole The Sun From My Heart, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 1998
Tsunami, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 1998
The Masses Against The Classes 2000
So Why So Sad, Know Your Enemy 2001
Found That Soul, Know Your Enemy 2001
Ocean Spray, Know Your Enemy 2001
Let Robeson Sing, Know Your Enemy 2001
There By The Grace Of God, Forever Delayed 2002
The Love Of Richard Nixon, Lifeblood 2004
Empty Souls, Lifeblood 2004
Your Love Alone Is Not Enough, Send Away The Tigers 2007
Autumnsong, Send Away The Tigers 2007
Indian Summer, Send Away The Tigers 2007
(It’s Not War) Just The End Of Love, Postcards From A Young Man 2010
Some Kind Of Nothingness, Postcards From A Young Man 2010
Postcards From A Young Man, Postcards From A Young Man 2010
This is the Day, National Treasures 2011

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  1. […] Louder than War are reporting that the next Manics single will be a cover of This Is The Day by The The. […]

    • filth:
      totally agree. It’s a pale, bland imitation of the original.
      I like the Manics, but can’t understand why they’d record such a weak cover of such an amazing song.


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