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Categories
RockPopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Brit Pop
Number of Discs
2
Number of Items
1
Media Type
CD
Title
Parklife [Special Edition] [Digipak]
Media
CD
BarCode
5099964481920
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Naxos
Distributor
EMI
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
5099964481920
Previews

Rolling Stone (6/30/94, p.73) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...With one of the year's best albums, they realize their cheeky ambition: to reassert all the style and wit, boy bonding and stardom aspiration that originally made British rock so dazzling...this is explosive pop..."
Spin (8/94, p.87) - Highly Recommended - "...Blur cultivates that new wave look and sound, evoking the halcyon days of yore when London produced weekly pop sensations the way today's American college towns produce Superchunk clones..."
Q (10/01, p.85) - Ranked #15 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"
Q (12/99, p.82) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."
Q (6/00, p.76) - Ranked #22 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...Tempered by a wistful elegiac quality that brilliantly captured England's mixture of madness and mundanity. 'This Is a Low' is one of the most poignant songs ever onthe subject of The British isles."
Alternative Press (7/95, pp.94-95) - Rated #71 in AP's list of the 'Top 99 Of '85-'95.'
Alternative Press (10/94, p.74) - "...taking MODERN LIFE's 'For Tomorrow' to its logical retro conclusion, but making it all seem so shiny, spanking, sparkly new, that the next time there's a '60's revival, they'll have to ask Blur if it's ok with them first..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.56) - Ranked #72 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "Years ago, when albums were this magical they had titles like SOMETHING ELSE BY THE KINKS."
Mojo (Publisher) (1/95, p.51) - Included in Mojo's "25 Best Albums of 1994" - "...PARKLIFE shares its ragamuffin rambunctiousness with past masters like The Small Faces and The Kinks but has a contemporary sense of the surreal..."
NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.22) - Ranked #2 in NME's list of the 'Top 50 Albums Of 1994.'

Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Girls and Boys
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Tracy Jacks
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] End of a Century
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Parklife
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Bank Holiday
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Badhead
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] The Debt Collector
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Far Out
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] To the End
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] London Loves
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Trouble in the Message Centre
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Clover Over Dover
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Magic America
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Jubilee
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] This Is a Low
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Lot 105
  17. [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Magpie
  18. [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Anniversary Waltz
  19. [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] People in Europe
  20. [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Peter Panic
  21. [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Girls and Boys (Pet Shop Boys 12'' Remix )
  22. [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Threadneedle Street
  23. [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Got Yer!
  24. [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Beard
  25. [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] To the End (French Version )
  26. [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Supa Shoppa
  27. [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Theme from an Imaginary Film
  28. [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] Red Necks
  29. [ Disc 02 Track 13 ] Alex's Song
  30. [ Disc 02 Track 14 ] Jubilee (Acoustic, BBC Live Version)
  31. [ Disc 02 Track 15 ] Parklife (Acoustic, BBC Live Version)
  32. [ Disc 02 Track 16 ] End of a Century (Acoustic Version )
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Girls and Boys
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Tracy Jacks
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] End of a Century
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Parklife Starring Phil Daniels
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Bank Holiday
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Badhead
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Debt Collector, The
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Far Out
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] To the End
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] London Loves
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Trouble In the Message Centre
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Clover Over Dover
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Magic America
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Jubilee
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] This is a Low
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Lot 105
  17. [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Magpie
  18. [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Anniversary Waltz
  19. [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] People In Europe
  20. [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Peter Panic [From 'To The End' Single (May 1994)]
  21. [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Girls And Boys [Pet Shop Boys 12'' Remix] - (remix)
  22. [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Threadneedle Street
  23. [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Got Yer! [From Parklife Single (August 1994)]
  24. [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Beard
  25. [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] To the End [French Version]
  26. [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Supa Shoppa
  27. [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Theme From An Imaginary Film
  28. [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] Red Necks
  29. [ Disc 02 Track 13 ] Alex's Song [BBC Radio 1 - Simon Mayo, 1994] (previously unreleased)
  30. [ Disc 02 Track 14 ] Jubilee [Acoustic BBC Live Version]
  31. [ Disc 02 Track 15 ] Parklife [Acoustic BBC Live Version] [From 'End Of A Century' Spanish CD Promo]
  32. [ Disc 02 Track 16 ] End of A Century [Acoustic Version]
Genre
Pop / Rock
Release Date
23 July 2012
Country
South Africa
Notes

Blur: Damon Albarn (vocals, recorder, Hammond organ, harpsichord, melodica, keyboards, Moog synthesizer, vibraphone, programming); Alex James (vocals, bass); Graham Coxon (acoustic & electric guitars, clarinet, saxophone, percussion, background vocals); Stephen Street (keyboards, programming); David Rowntree (drums, percussion, programming).
Additional personnel: Phil Daniels, Laetitia Sadier (vocals); Louisa Fuller, Rick Koster, Mark Pharoah (violin); John Metcalfe (viola); Ivan McCready (cello); Chris Tombling, Audrey Riley, Leo Payne, Chris Pitsillides (strings); Simon Clarke (flute, alto & baritone saxophones); Stephen Hague (accordion); Tim Sanders (soprano & tenor saxophones, trombone); Roddy Lorimer (flugelhorn, trombone); Richard Edwards, Neil Sidwell (trombone).
Producers: Stephen Street, Stephen Hague, John Smith, Blur.
Recorded at Maison Rouge & Rak Studios, London, England from November 1993-January 1994.
Audio Remasterer: Frank Arkwright.
Liner Note Author: Miranda Sawyer.
Recording information: Maison Rouge, Fulham, London (11/1993-01/1994); Rak Studios, St. John's Wood, London (11/1993-01/1994).
Photographers: Paul Postle; Steve Gullick .
After many decades of rock, there's an equation that still holds true--there are only twelve major chords to choose from. And if you listened to the British rock press, you'd think that they invented them.
Wedged in between retro and revisionist sits Blur. Wearing the hat of a Ray Davies-type sociologist, Blur's Damon Albarn weaves tales of modern London laced with the suspicion that, indeed, the empire HAS ended. Albarn's fascination with urban decay was apparent on MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH, but with the followup PARKLIFE, Blur embraces the modern.
During the instrumentals, PARKLIFE plays like a surreal game show. Layering the aesthetic of the 1980s film BRAZIL with the Kinks' DAVID WATTS, Blur is quite possibly the new British hope. While Blur emerged from the same fertile, neo-glam soil as Suede (Albarn's girlfriend, Justine of Elastica, used to be Suede's rhythm guitarist), Blur is the king among the new British glams.
The disco rhythms and keyboards in "Girls & Boys" highlight Albarn's cutesy look at romance in the 1990s. A climate where everyone is "looking for girls who want boys who like/Boys to be girls who do/Boys like their girls who do/Girls like their boys." Laments Albarn, "Oh I should be someone you really love." If it's solid pop songs with a bite you're craving, you'll love PARKLIFE.

Date Released
2012-07-01 00:00:00
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Blur
Artists
  1. Blur
Duration
104m 49s
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