I have been looking for some time for a good copy of this wonderful track, and now I`ve found one. I have been a fan of Matt Munro music for many years, and I feel that "On Days Like These" is one of his best. The 2010 Digital Remix copy is everything I hoped it would be .........Thank You..... David Gibbs.
I mean no disrespect, this song is a classic and always shall be, but what I've always failed to understand is how despite the fact the song was written for the Italian Job, the verion that was used in the film has never been released. The version in the film featured more lively instrumentation, plus Matt sang it with much more enthusiasm.... ok... so why isn't the commercial version anything like that? Yes, we're treated to an additional verse that was cut in the film and yes, its a chance to listen to the song indeed, yet it seems almost compleatly re-recorded and not half as good as the version heard in the movie. Don't get me wrong, I recommend this song to anybody, its a classic Matt Monro track that'll be stuck in your head, I just wish they'd release that alternate version from the film.
This was Matt Monro's best in my humble opinion. It instantly brings to mind The Italian Job and the beautiful Lambourghini Miura red Italian sports car that met such an untimely end at the beginning of the film. Being able to link iconic music to the opening scene of a movie (Where Eagles Dare is another example) makes it all the more enjoyable to listen to. This copy is crystal clear to boot.
This track features in the Italian job (the real one-not the awful remake ) and on a beautiful summers day,or when driving on a mountain road abroad this is the track to play .recently in Rhodes we found a perfect Top Gear road in the sun,in the mountains but unfortunately in a little Hyundai, ahh well,you can't have everything.
Of course, memories of the soundtrack to "Italian Job" come to mind, .but this is a wonderful track, melodic and soothing, and just what you can imagine in an open topped sports car over the Italian Alps. Never tired of hearing it and certainly one of Matt Munro classic's