Saturday, 13 December 2008

This is the day - The The

Matt Johnson are an English band that have been active in various forms since 1979, with singer/songwriter Matt Johnson as the only constant band member. In 1982, The The recorded their debut album 'The Pornography of Despair', which was not released. A year later, the album 'Soul mining' did see the light of day, to much critical acclaim'. This single, 'This is the day' was taken from 'Soul mining' and released in a limited edition double single format. The second single featured two tracks from the unreleased debut album.

I found out about this double single in the eighties, but had to wait until 1997 when I finally found my own copy. As a fan of The The and a sucker for limited edition releases, I didn't even mind the inflated price for this one.

My collection: 7" single no. 2839
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, April 5, 1997
Cost: 20 guilders
Tracks: 'This is the day' / 'Mental healing process' // 'Leap into the wind' / 'Absolute liberation'
Download: here

1 comment:

  1. Hello and ... sorry, this link is dead, it looks like the early tracks of "the the" are too unknown and too less downloaded to wait for me ...

    Can you re-up it please, I look for one unknown song of them since 1984, maybe is it on this one ...

    Thanks a lot for all


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