Digital Music — September 23, 2011 at 6:52 am

Stream: Manic Street Preachers cover The The’s ‘This Is The Day’ for new best-of

British rockers Manic Street Preachers are set to release a comprehensive, 38-track singles collection called National Treasures this fall, a collection they’re capping off with a brand-new single: a cover of the The The classic “This Is The Day,” off 1983’s Soul Mining. The 2CD set won’t be released until Oct. 31, but the single is available for sale now through digital retailers in the U.K. — and you can stream it below, captured off the BBC’s 6 Music by Manic Street Mania (song starts around 1:20).







  1. Nice!
    BTW Badly Drawn Boy does a mean cover of ‘This Is The Day’ too…

  2. Hmm, not a fan. Why change the lyric of “All the money in the world couldn’t buy back those days” to “bring back”? That is much weaker.

    That Badly Drawn Boy version above is much better. Thanks Leopold.

  3. I’m a bit nonplussed. James Dean Bradfield’s shouty vocals don’t really work with this cover.

  4. Meh. Their cover of Umbrella was better.

  5. Nope – doesn’t work for me.

  6. MSP, one of the best bands, ever.

  7. Argh. I appreciate people paying homage to great songs, but they completely missed the feel of it.

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