Blur To Unveil 65 New Tracks In '21' Boxset
Damon Albarn & Co will also re-release their seven studio LPs in July...
Blur have announced they are re-releasing all seven of their studio albums, as well as 65 previously unreleased tracks this July.
The special boxset, which marks 21-years since the release of their debut LP Leisure in 1991, will also feature over 130 rarities, 3 DVDs and a collector’s edition book featuring rare and unseen photos, plus a new and exclusive interview with the band, and a special limited edition Seymour 7-inch vinyl.
The collection - which sees their first five albums re-mastered by Frank Arkwright in Abbey Road Studios - has been fully overseen byGraham Coxon and producer Stephen Street.
Highlights of the box include early versions of tracks recorded for Leisure and early demos of classic Blur singles For Tomorrow and Beetlebum.
Never-before heard songs Saturday Morning and Hope You Find Your Suburbs will also be included in the collection, as well as never released sessions with Bill Laswell and the legendary session with XTC’s Andy Partridge.
Other rarities are Don’t Bomb When You’re The Bomb, The Wassailling Song and Fools Day - which appear on CD for the first time. DVD material includes Live at Alexandra Palace 1994 and Live at Wembley The Singles Night 1999.
In addition to the 21-disc Deluxe Box Set, all seven studio albums will be available individually, each with a second disc of b-sides, previously hard-to-find tracks and exclusive bonus material.
Blur’s seven studio albums, included in the boxset are: Leisure (1991), Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994), The Great Escape (1995), Blur (1997), 13 (1999) and Think Tank (2003).
Blur 21: The Box will be released on 30th July 2012.