Capitol/EMI to Release Career-Spanning Blur Collection, ‘Midlife

May 26, 2009

25-Track 2CD & Digital Collection Spans Band’s Seven Studio Albums

Blur to Perform Two Sold-Out Concerts in London’s Hyde Park/> & Headline European Music Festivals This Summer

HOLLYWOOD, Calif./>, May 26/> /PRNewswire/ — On July 28/>, a new 2CD and digital collection of 25 tracks spanning Blur’s seven studio albums will be released by Capitol/EMI. In addition to presenting the band’s standout album cuts and charting singles together for the first time, Midlife: A Beginner’s Guide To Blur includes a long out-of-print track. This summer, Blur will perform two sold-out concerts in London’s Hyde Park/> and will headline several major European music festivals.

Midlife: A Beginner’s Guide To Blur features the Billboard chart singles “She’s So High,” “There’s No Other Way,” “Chemical World,” “Girls & Boys,” and “Song 2,” and album tracks including “Sing” from 1991′s Leisure, “Badhead” and “This Is A Low” from 1994′s Parklife, and “Strange News From Another Star” from 1997′s Blur. “Popscene,” an out-of-print single from 1992, is exclusively available on the new collection.

Blur was formed in Colchester, England/> in 1989 by singer and keyboardist Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon/>, and bassist Alex James/>. Drummer Dave Rowntree/> soon joined the band. In 1990, Blur signed with Food Records and the band’s debut single, “She’s So High,” reached Billboard‘s Top 50, while the follow-up single, “There’s No Other Way,” hit the Top 10. In 1995, Blur won an unprecedented four Brit Awards and went on to win the Ivor Novello/> Award for songwriting. Two of the band’s albums, Parklife and 13, have been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

Blur will headline the Glastonbury Festival in June, followed by two sold-out concerts with audiences of 50,000 per show at London’s Hyde Park/> on July 2/> and 3. Blur has also confirmed headlining performances at France’s Les Nuits De Fourviere on July 5/>, Ireland’s Oxegen on July 10/>, and Scotland’s T In The Park on July 12/>.

For more information, visit Blur’s official Website: www.blur.co.uk.

Midlife: A Beginner’s Guide To Blur (2CD; digital)

    CD 1                        CD 2
    ----                        ----
    1. Beetlebum                1. Tender
    2. Girls & Boys             2. She's So High
    3. For Tomorrow             3. Chemical World
    4. Coffee & TV              4. Good Song
    5. Out Of Time              5. Parklife
    6. Blue Jeans               6. Advert
    7. Song 2                   7. Popscene
    8. Bugman                   8. Stereotypes
    9. He Thought Of Cars       9. Trimm Trabb
    10. Death Of A Party        10. Badhead
    11. The Universal           11. Strange News From Another Star
    12. Sing                    12. Battery In Your Leg
    13. This Is A Low


Source: newswire

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