Blur Announces Massive 21-Disc Box Set Reissue

April 20th, 2012
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Brit-Pop founders Blur are prepping a massive reissue featuring a 21 disc box set with special editions of all seven of their studio albums and bonus discs.box-650

Blur is one of the most influential bands of recent time. The lead the Brit-Pop revolution by feuding with Oasis and successfully reinvented themselves by “going alternative” with popular hit “Song 2″. Their last LP was 2003’s Think Tank and since then the band split up, front man Damon Albarn created Gorillaz and they reunited and played a few successful shows notably at England’s Hyde Park.

On July 30th they are releasing a glamourous box set including all seven LPs, a bonus disc for each album, expanded booklets and unseen photos. This coincides with their performance at the Summer Olympic Games in London.

Here is a trailer for the box set:

Blur 21: The Box Tracklist:

CD1 – Leisure Remastered

01. She’s So High

02. Bang

03. Slow Down

04. Repetition

05. Bad Day

06. Sing

07. There’s No Other Way

08. Fool

09. Come Together

10. High Cool

11. Birthday

12. Wear Me Down
CD2 - Leisure Bonus Material

01. I Know (Extended Mix)

02. Down

03. There’s No Other Way (Extended Version)

04. Inertia

05. Mr Briggs

06. I’m All Over

07. Won’t Do It

08. Day Upon Day (Live)

09. There’s No Other Way (Blur Remix)

10. Bang (Extended Version)

11. Explain

12. Luminous

13. Berserk

14. Uncle Love

15. I Love Her (Demo Version) (Fan Club Single)

16. Close (Fan Club Single)
CD3 – Modern Life is Rubbish Remastered

01. For Tomorrow

02. Advert

03. Colin Zeal

04. Pressure On Julian

05. Star Shaped

06. Blue Jeans

07. Chemical World

08. Intermission

09. Sunday Sunday

10. Oily Water

11. Miss America

12. Villa Rosie

13. Coping

14. Turn It Up

15. Resigned

16. Commercial Break
CD4 – Modern Life is Rubbish Bonus Material

01. Popscene

02. Mace

03. Badgeman Brown

04. I’m Fine

05. Garden Central

06. For Tomorrow (Visit to Primrose Hill Extended Version)

07. Into Another

08. Peach

09. Bone Bag

10. Hanging Over

11. When the Cows Come Home

12. Beachcoma

13. Chemical World (Reworked)

14. Es Schmecht

15. Young and Lovely

16. Maggie May

17. My Ark

18. Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Made for Two)

19. Let’s All Go Down the Strand
CD5 – Parklife Remastered

01. Girls and Boys

02. Tracy Jacks

03. End of a Century

04. Parklife

05. Bank Holiday

06. Bad Head

07. The Debt Collector

08. Far Out

09. To the End

10. London Loves

11. Trouble in the Message Centre

12. Clover Over Dover

13. Magic America

14. Jubilee

15. This Is a Low

16. Lot 105
CD6 – Parklife Bonus Material

01. Magpie

02. Anniversary Waltz

03. People in Europe

04. Peter Panic

05. Girls and Boys (Pet Shop Boys 12” Remix)

06. Threadneedle Street

07. Got Yer!

08. Beard

09. To The End (French Version)

10. Supa Shoppa

11. Theme From An Imaginary Film

12. Red Necks

13. Alex’s Song

14. Jubilee (Acoustic) (BBC Radio 1 Session, 1994) *

15. Parklife (Acoustic) (BBC Radio 1 Session, 1994) *

16. End Of A Century (Cadena 40 Principales Acoustic Version)

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

CD7 – The Great Escape Remastered

01. Stereotypes

02. Country House

03. Best Days

04. Charmless Man

05. Fade Away

06. Top Man

07. The Universal

08. Mr Robinson’s Quango

09. He Thought of Cars

10. It Could Be You

11. Ernold Same

12. Globe Alone

13. Dan Abnormal

14. Entertain Me

15. Yuko and Hiro
CD8 – The Great Escape Bonus Material

01. One Born Every Minute

02. To the End (La Comedie) (Feat. Francoise Hardy)

03. Ultranol

04. No Monsters in Me

05. Entertain Me (Live It!) (Remix)

06. The Man Who Left Himself

07. Tame

08. Ludwig

09. The Horrors

10. A Song

11. St Louis

12. Country House (Live at Mile End)

13. Girls and Boys (Live at Mile End)

14. Parklife (Live at Mile End)

15. For Tomorrow (Live at Mile End)

16. Charmless Man (Live At The Budokan)

17. Chemical World (Live At The Budokan)

18. Eine Kleine Lift Musik
CD9 – Blur Remastered

01. Beetlebum

02. Song 2

03. Country Sad Ballad Man

04. M.O.R.

05. On Your Own

06. Theme from Retro

07. You’re So Great

08. Death of a Party

09. Chinese Bombs

10. I’m Just a Killer for Your Love

11. Look Inside America

12. Strange News from Another Star

13. Movin’ On

14. Essex Dogs

CD10 – Blur Bonus Material

01. All Your Life

02. A Spell (For Money)

03. Woodpigeon Song

04. Dancehall

05. Get Out of Cities

06. Polished Stone

07. Bustin’ + Dronin’

08. M.O.R. (Road Version)

09. Swallows in the Heatwave

10. Death Of A Party (7” Remix)

11. Cowboy Song

12. Beetlebum (Live Acoustic Version)

13. On Your Own (Live Acoustic Version)

14. Country Sad Ballad Man (Live Acoustic Version)

15. This Is A Low (Live Acoustic Version)

16. M.O.R. (Live In Utrecht)

17. Death Of A Party (Live In Utrecht)

18. Song 2 (Live In Utrecht)

CD11 – 13:

01. Tender

02. Bugman

03. Coffee and TV

04. Swamp Song

05. 1992

06. B.L.U.R.E.M.I

07. Battle

08. Mellow Song

09. Trailerpark

10. Caramel

11. Trimm Trabb

12. No Distance Left to Run

13. Optigan I
CD12 – 13 Bonus Material

01. French Song

02. All We Want

03. Mellow Jam

04. X-Offender (Damon/Control Freak’s Bugman Remix)

05. Coyote (Dave’s Bugman Remix)

06. Trade Stylee (Alex’s Bugman Remix)

07. Metal Hip Slop (Graham’s Bugman Remix)

08. So You

09. Beagle 2

10. Tender (Cornelius Remix)

11. Far Out (Beagle 2 Remix)

12. I Got Law (Demo)

13. Music Is My Radar

14. Black Book
CD13 – Think Tank

01. Ambulance

02. Out of Time

03. Crazy Beat

04. Good Song

05. On the Way to the Club

06. Brothers and Sisters

07. Caravan

08. We’ve Got a File On You

09. Moroccan Peoples Revolutionary Bowls Club

10. Sweet Song

11. Jets

12. Gene By Gene

13. Battery in Your Leg

14. Me, White Noise (Hidden Track)
CD14 – Think Tank Bonus Material

01. Money Makes Me Crazy (Marrakech Mix)

02. Tune 2
0

3. The Outsider

04. Don’t Be

05. Morricone

06. Me, White Noise (Alternate Version)

07. Some Glad Morning (Fan Club Single)

08. Don’t Be (Acoustic mix)

09. Sweet Song (demo)

10. Caravan (XFM Session, October 2003) *

11. End Of A Century (XFM Session, October 2003) *

12. Good Song (XFM Session, October 2003) *

13. Out Of Time (XFM Session, October 2003) *

14. Tender (XFM Session, October 2003) *
* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
CD15 – Rarities 1 (Seymour & Leisure Era)

01. Dizzy (Seymour Rehearsal & Demo)

02. Mixed Up (Seymour Rehearsal & Demo)

03. Birthday (Seymour Demo) *

04. Sing (To Me) (Sing Demo) (Fan Club Single)

05. Fool (Seymour 4-Track Demo) *

06. She’s So High (Seymour Rehearsal) *

07. Won’t Do It (Demo) (Fan Club Single)

08. I Know (Falconer Studio Demo) *

09. Repetition (Falconer Studio Demo) *

10. High Cool (7” Master) *

11. Always (I’m Fine Early Version) *

12. Come Together (Demo) (Fan Club Single)

13. I’m All Over (Demo) *

14. Wear Me Down (Demo) *

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
CD16 – Rarities 2 (Modern Life is Rubbish Era)

01. I Love Her (Alt Version) *

02. Popscene (1991 Demo) *

03. Beached Whale (4-Track Demo) *

04. Death Of A Party (Demo) (Fan Club Single)

05. Pap Pop (4-Track Demo) *

06. Pressure On Julian (Demo) *

07. Colin Zeal (Demo) *

08. Sunday Sunday (Demo) *

09. Never Clever

10. Advert (Demo) *

11. Star Shaped (Demo) *

12. She Don’t Mind (Blue Jeans demo) *

13. Coping (Andy Partridge version) *

14. Sunday Sleep (Sunday Sunday Andy Partridge Version) *

15. 7 Days (Andy Partridge Version) *

16. Kazoo (Turn It Up Early Version) *

17. The Wassailing Song (The 7” Giveaway at Hibernian Club, Fulham)

18. When The Cows Come Home (demo) *

19. For Tomorrow (Mix 1 – Early Demo) *

20. Magpie (Early Demo) *

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
CD17 – Rarities 3 (Parklife & The Great Escape Era)

01. Parklife (Demo) *

02. Clover Over Dover (Demo) *

03. Jubilee (Demo) *

04. One A Minute (One Born Every Minute Demo) *

05. Badhead (Demo) *

06. Far Out (Electric Version) *

07. The Debt Collector (Demo) *

08. Trouble In The Message Centre (Demo) *

09. Rednecks (Take 1) *

10. Rednecks (Take 2) *

11. Alex’s Song (Demo) *

12. Cross Channel Love (Home Demo) *

13. Ernold Same (Demo) *

14. Saturday Morning (Demo) *

15. Hope You Find Your Suburb (A.K.A. Eine Kleine Lift Musik Vocal Demo) *

16. Rico (Fade Away Demo) *

17. Bored House Wives (Entertain Me Early Version) *
*

PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
CD18 – Rarities 4 (Blur, 13, Best Of & Think Tank Era)

01. Beetlebum (Demo) *

02. On Your Own (Mario Caldato Jr Mix) *

03. Woodpigeon Song (Original Full Length) *

04. Battle (Jam, Mayfair Studios 11 August 1999) *

05. Caramel (Ambient Version) *

06. So You (Alternative Version) *

07. Squeezebox (Music Is My Radar Alternative Version) *

08. Jawbone (Black Book Alternative Version) *

09. “1” (Bill Laswell Session, 2000)*

10. “3” (Bill Laswell Session, 2000)*

11. Sir Elton John’s Cock *

12. Avoid The Traffic *

13. Money Makes Me Crazy (Deepest Darkest Devon Mix)

14. Don’t Bomb When You’re The Bomb *

15. Nutter *

16. Piano *

17. Kissin’ Time

18. Fool’s Day

19. Track tbc

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
DVD1 – Showtime: Live at Alexandra Palace, 7 October 1994

01. Lot 105

02. Sunday Sunday

03. Jubilee

04. Tracy Jacks

05. Magic America

06. End Of A Century

07. Popscene

08. Trouble In The Message Centre

09. She’s So High

10. Chemical World

11. Bad Head

12. There’s No Other Way

13. To The End

14. Advert

15. Supa Shoppa

16. Mr Robinson’s Quango

17. Parklife

18. Girls And Boys

19. Bank Holiday

20. This Is A Low

DVD2 – The Singles Night – Live at Wembley, 11 December 1999

01. I Know *

02. She’s So High

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03. There’s No Other Way *

04. Popscene *

05. For Tomorrow *

06. Chemical World *

07. Girls And Boys *

08. To The End *

09. Parklife (With Phil Daniels) *

10. End Of A Century *

11. Country House *

12. The Universal *

13. Charmless Man *

14. Beetlebum *

15. Song 2 *

16. On Your Own *

17. M.O.R. *

18. Tender *

19. Coffee & TV *

20. No Distance Left To Run *

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
DVD3 – Rarities

01. B.L.U.R.E.M.I (Live 13 at London Depot, 10 March 1999) *

02. No Distance Left To Run (Live 13 at London Depot, 10 March 1999)

03. Tender (Live 13 at London Depot, 10 March 1999)

04. Battle (Live 13 at London Depot, 10 March 1999)

05. Beetlebum (Live 13 at London Depot, 10 March 1999) *

06. Bugman (Live 13 at London Depot, 10 March 1999) *

07. Trimm Trabb (Live 13 at London Depot, 10 March 1999) *

08. Mellow Song (Live 13 at London Depot, 10 March 1999) *

09. Song 2 (Live 13 at London Depot, 10 March 1999) *

10. Seymour: Dizzy *

11. There’s No Other Way (BBC Eggs & Baker) (Blur’s 1st TV Performance)

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12. To The End (La Comedie) Feat. Francoise Hardy (French Promo Video)

13. It Could Be You (Japanese Promo Video) *

14. Music Is My Radar (Promo Video)

15. Out Of Time (Promo Video)

16. Crazy Beat (Promo Video)

17. Good Song (Promo Video)

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
7” Single (Previously Unreleased)

01. Superman (Recorded December 1989 at The Square in Harlow, Essex)

By Nick Moffitt Posted in News


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