2 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm      + HQ Download

( 1997 )- 2012 EU reissue 2LP 180gram audiophile vinyl - includes the massive hit singles " Beetlebum" and " Song 2" , -housed in a replica of the original sleeve artwork, including codes to download the albums as high quality MP3...

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Release date: 26-07-2012(originally released in 1997)

2012 EU reissue 2LP+Download , cut on 180gram audiophile vinyl-includes the massive hit singles " Beetlebum" and "Song 2" , To celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut release, Blur’s eponymous fifth album 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 producer, Stephen Street.

Expanded across two discs, the LP format of Blur remaster is cut on heavyweight 180 gram, audiophile vinyl, including codes to download the albums as high quality MP3, and housed in a replica of the original sleeve artwork.

A1     Beetlebum     
A2     Song 2     
A3     Country Sad Ballad Man     
A4     M.O.R.     

B1     On Your Own     
B2     Theme From Retro     
B3     You're So Great     
B4     Death Of A Party     

C1     Chinese Bombs     
C2     I'm Just A Killer For Your Love     
C3     Look Inside America     
C4     Strange News From Another Star     

D1     Movin' On     
D2     Essex Dogs

Despite worries from Blur's label, EMI, and the music press that the change in style would alienate the band's predominantly teenage fanbase and that the album would flop as a result, Blur, as well as lead single, "Beetlebum", reached the top of the UK charts and the album was certified platinum. The album also reached the top 20 in six other countries. The success of "Song 2" led to Blur becoming the band's most successful album in the USA where the Britpop scene had been largely unsuccessful. The album received positive and mixed reviews from most music critics, many praising the stylistic change as well as Albarn's improved songwriting.

Blur is easily among the best bands to come out of the '90s Britpop scene. Borrowing from their influences (a teaspoon Stone Roses, a healthy dose of the Kinks, a dab of the Beatles, and a sprinkling of the Smiths), they carved out a sound that was uniformly accessible.

1997 saw Blur abandon English character song and look towards leftfield American rock for inspiration Recorded partly in Iceland Britpop is shunned in favor of abstract experimentalism abrasive guitars held together with Damon Albarns instinctive knack for writing memorable tunes The album features the bands second UK 1 single Beetlebum and the casually anthemic Song 2 the latter finally acquiring Blur transatlantic success

Discs: 2
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Bonus(cd,single,download): HQ Download
Label: EMI-Food Record
Originally released: 1997
This release: 2012
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