21 years on from their debut album Leisure, Blur have now come of age and to celebrate this milestone the Blur 21 campaign will present all seven of their studio albums expanded - and the first five remastered - for the first time on 2CD and LP, together with a 21 disc super deluxe box set charting the history of one the UK's most important bands. Personally compiled by the band, these editions and boxed sets are due for release by Parlophone on July 31, 2012.
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut release, Blur's break-through album Parklife has now been remastered from the original tapes by Frank Arkwright (The Smiths, Arcade Fire, New Order, Joy Division), with the remastering overseen by legendary original producer, Stephen Street.
Expanded across two discs, the LP format of the Parklife remaster is cut on heavyweight 180 gram, audiophile vinyl and housed in a replica of the original sleeve artwork.
Personally, I had bought this CD back in 1994, and I still can't get enough of it; every song is great. Out of my more than 500 CD's, I have listened to "Parklife" more than any other by far.
On Parklife, Blur take their old-meets-new Britpop sound they developed on Modern Life is Rubbish and make it catchier,... Read more