Blur – Blur (1997) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

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Blur - Blur (1997) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

Blur – Blur (1997) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012
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Alternative Rock, BritPop, Dance Rock | Label: EMI Music Japan | # TOCP 71344-45 | 02:07:50

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 original producer, Stephen Street.

Continuing the trend, Blur went straight in at No 1 on its release in February 1997, as had Parklife and The Great Escape before it. Representing a musical evolution for the band, the album is home to two of Blur s biggest hits in Beetlebum and Song 2. B-sides taken from all formats of these two singles are included in the accompanying Blur Special Edition bonus disc, along with b-sides from the album s fourth single M.O.R. Also included on the bonus disc is a 7 mix of Death Of A Party by Adrian Sherwood, the Dust Brothers produced Cowboy Song (which featured on the Dead Man On Campus soundtrack), four acoustic live tracks recorded at Viva Niteclub (previously only released on the German-only version of the M.O.R. single) and three live tracks recorded at MC Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands, which were only previously released on the Netherlands-only version of the album.

The Blur Special Edition is housed in a deluxe lift-off lid box with four exclusive Blur artwork postcards and an expanded booklet that includes previously unseen photos and liner notes based on a brand new interview with all the band members.

The Great Escape, for all of its many virtues, painted Blur into a corner and there was only one way out – to abandon the Brit-pop that they had instigated by bringing the weird strands that always floated through their music to the surface. Blur may superficially appear to be a break from tradition, but it is a logical progression, highlighting the band’s rich eclecticism and sense of songcraft. Certainly, they are trying for new sonic territory, bringing in shards of white noise, gurgling electronics, raw guitars, and druggy psychedelia, but these are just extensions of previously hidden elements of Blur’s music. What makes it exceptional is how hard the band tries to reinvent itself within its own framework, and the level of which it succeeds. "Beetlebum" runs through the White Album in the space of five minutes; "M.O.R." reinterprets Berlin-era Bowie; "You’re So Great," despite the corny title, is affecting lo-fi from Graham Coxon; "Country Sad Ballad Man" is bizarrely affecting, strangled lo-fi psychedelia; "Death of a Party" is an affecting resignation; "On Your Own" is an incredible slice of singalong pop spiked with winding, fluid guitar and synth eruptions; while "Look Inside America" cleverly subverts the traditional Blur song, complete with strings. And "Essex Dogs" is a six-minute slab of free verse and rattling guitar noise. Blur might be self-consciously eclectic, but Blur are at their best when they are trying to live up to their own pretensions, because of Damon Albarn’s exceptional sense of songcraft and the band’s knack for detailed arrangements that flesh out the songs to their fullest. There might be dark overtones to the record, but the band sounds positively joyous, not only in making noise but wreaking havoc with the expectations of its audience and critics.

[EMI’s deluxe 2012 double-disc expansion of Blur contains the 1997 album on the first disc and a host of B-sides and rarities on the second. Blur took a left turn into unkempt American-influenced indie rock on this eponymous record and, not surprisingly, the B-sides reflect this change of course. They’re ragged, alternating between fully formed pop ("All Your Life," taken from the Beetlebum single) and rough sketches, the band flirting with noise and psychedelia and indulging in some dance as well, with "Bustin + Dronin" – its title co-opted for a concurrently released remix album – splitting the difference between the two. On top of these B-sides comes a bunch of live material: acoustic versions of "Beetlebum," "On Your Own," "Country Sad Ballad Man," and Parklife’s "This Is a Low," then three songs from a concert in Ulrecht.]

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com

Blur - Blur (1997) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

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Tracklist:

CD1:

01. Beetlebum (05:05)
02. Song 2 (02:01)
03. Country Sad Ballad Man (04:50)
04. M.O.R. (03:27)
05. On Your Own (04:26)
06. Theme From Retro (03:36)
07. You’re So Great (03:35)
08. Death Of A Party (04:33)
09. Chinese Bombs (01:24)
10. I’m Just A Killer For Your Love (04:11)
11. Look Inside America (03:50)
12. Strange News From Another Star (04:03)
13. Movin’ On (03:42)
14. Essex Dogs (08:10)

CD2:

01. All Your Life (04:12)
02. A Spell (For Money) (03:30)
03. Woodpigeon Song (01:43)
04. Dancehall (03:11)
05. Get Out Of Cities (04:02)
06. Polished Stone (02:42)
07. Bustin’ + Dronin’ (06:32)
08. M.O.R. (Road Version) (03:01)
09. Swallows In The Heatwave (02:33)
10. Death Of A Party (7” Remix) (04:18)
11. Cowboy Song (04:07)
12. Beetlebum (Live Acoustic Version) (04:33)
13. On Your Own (Live Acoustic Version) (04:11)
14. Country Sad Ballad Man (Live Acoustic Version) (04:44)
15. This Is A Low (Live Acoustic Version) (03:31)
16. M.O.R. (Live In Utrecht) (03:17)
17. Death Of A Party (Live In Utrecht) (04:16)
18. Song 2 (Live In Utrecht) (02:34)
19. Movin’ On (Mario Caldato Jr. Mix) (03:45)

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Blur - Blur (1997) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

Blur - Blur (1997) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

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