Manic Street Preachers – This Is The DayBy Craig Smith • Sep 21st, 2011 • Category: Webcut of the Week
It’s a rich Richie-remembering, good times documenting, trip down memory lane for Manic Street Preachers with their video for their cover of The The’s “This Is The Day”, taken from the forthcoming complete singles collection, the wryly titled National Treasures. It’s been a good long while since Manic Street Preachers last released a cover version as an A-side (anyone? anyone? It was “Suicide Is Painless” back in 1992), but they seem to have handled “This Is The Day” with the same wistful nostalgia as the original. Due for release on October 31, National Treasures collects all 37 of the Manics previous single releases from the last 21 years and 10 studio albums (from “Motown Junk” to “This Is The Day”), spread across 2CDs and for the fanatically inclined, one motherfucker of a boxset. To celebrate this album’s release, the band are to play a very special one-off stadium show at the O2 in London this Christmas where they will perform all 37 songs in full. It’s tempting. Very tempting.