"This Is the Day" is a song written by Matt Johnson and originally released as a single by his band The The in September 1983. It reached #71 in the UK Singles Chart. A version of the song was included on the band's debut album Soul Mining, released in October 1983.
A re-recorded version of the song, re-titled "That Was the Day", was released as the lead track on the Dis-Infected EP in 1993. The EP reached #17 in the singles chart.
- 7" single
- "This Is the Day" – 3:42
- "Mental Healing Process" – 3:44
- 12" single
- "This Is the Day (Extended Version)" – 5:22
- "I've Been Waitin' for Tomorrow (All of My Life) (Special Mix)" – 7:36
|"This Is the Day"|
|Single by Manic Street Preachers|
|from the album National Treasures – The Complete Singles|
|Released||18 September 2011|
|Format||Digital download, CD|
|Recorded||Faster Recording Studios, Cardiff|
|Producer||Loz Williams & Manic Street Preachers|
|Manic Street Preachers singles chronology|
In September 2011, "This Is the Day" was covered by the Manic Street Preachers as a single to promote their National Treasures – The Complete Singles compilation album. The CD single was only available as a limited edition with the CD/DVD version of National Treasures on the HMV website.
- Digital download
- "This Is the Day" – 3:37
- "We Were Never Told" – 3:20
- HMV exclusive CD
- "This Is the Day"
- "Rock 'n' Roll Genius"