Blur (Special Edition)

BlurFebruary 10, 1997
Brit Pop/Brit Rock℗ 2012 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company
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Blur is the fifth studio album by the English rock band of the same name, released on 10 February 1997 by Food Records. Blur had previously been broadly critical of American popular culture and their previous albums had become associated with the Britpop movement, particularly Parklife, which had helped them become one of Britain's leading pop acts. After their previous album, The Great Escape, the band faced media backlash and relationships between the members became strained.
Under the suggestion of the band's guitarist, Graham Coxon, the band underwent a stylistic change, becoming influenced by American indie rock bands such as Pavement. Recording took place in London as well as in Reykjavík, Iceland. Drummer Dave Rowntree described the music on the album as being more aggressive and emotional than their previous work. Producer Stephen Street claimed that lead singer-songwriter Damon Albarn had started writing about more personal experiences while Coxon revealed that listening to his lyrics it was clear to him that "he'd obviously gone off his head a bit more".

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Disc 1

Songs
Popularity
1
Beetlebum (2012 Remaster)5:05
2
Song 2 (2012 Remaster)2:01
3
Country Sad Ballad Man (2012 Remaster)4:50
4
M.O.R. (2012 Remaster)3:27
5
On Your Own (2012 Remaster)4:26
6
Theme from Retro (2012 Remaster)3:36
7
You're so Great (2012 Remaster)3:35
8
Death of a Party (2012 Remaster)4:33
9
Chinese Bombs (2012 Remaster)1:24
10
I'm Just a Killer for Your Love (2012 Remaster)4:11
11
Look Inside America (2012 Remaster)3:50
12
Strange News from Another Star (2012 Remaster)4:03
13
Movin' On (2012 Remaster)3:42
14
Essex Dogs (Includes 'Interlude') [2012 Remaster]8:10

Disc 2

Songs
Popularity
1
All Your Life (2012 Remaster)4:12
2
A Spell (For Money) [2012 Remaster]3:30
3
Woodpigeon Song (2012 Remaster)1:43
4
Dancehall (2012 Remaster)3:11
5
Get out of Cities (2012 Remaster)4:02
6
Polished Stone (2012 Remaster)2:42
7
Bustin' and Dronin' (2012 Remaster)6:32
8
M.O.R. (Road Version) [2012 Remaster]3:01
9
Swallows in the Heatwave (2012 Remaster)2:33
10
Death of a Party (7" Remix) [2012 Remaster]4:18
11
Cowboy Song (2012 Remaster)4:07
12
Beetlebum (Live Acoustic Version) [2012 Remaster]4:33
13
On Your Own (Live Acoustic Version) [2012 Remaster]4:11
14
Country Sad Ballad Man (Live Acoustic Version) [2012 Remaster]4:44
15
This Is a Low (Live Acoustic Version) [2012 Remaster]3:31
16
M.O.R. (Live in Utrecht) [2012 Remaster]3:17
17
Death of a Party (Live in Utrecht) [2012 Remaster]4:16
18
Song 2 (Live in Utrecht) [2012 Remaster]2:07
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Additional Information

Total length
2:04:57
Tracks
32
Released
July 27, 2012
Label
℗ 2012 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
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