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

Posted by Designol at July 28, 2017
Blur - Blur (1997) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

Blur - Blur (1997) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 820 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 292 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 36 Mb
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.

Blur - Blur (1997/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at March 27, 2015
Blur - Blur (1997/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Blur - Blur (1997/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:00 minutes | 1,28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

1997 saw Blur abandon English character song and look towards left-field American rock for inspiration. Recorded partly in Iceland, Britpop is shunned in favor of abstract experimentalism, abrasive guitars, held together with Damon Albarn’s instinctive knack for writing memorable tunes. The album features the band’s second UK number 1 single, “Beetlebum” and the casually anthemic "Song 2", the latter finally acquiring Blur transatlantic success.

Blur - Blur (1997)  Music

Posted by L@ter at Oct. 28, 2010
Blur - Blur (1997)

Blur - Blur (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 386 MB | 60,01 Min | Covers
Label: EMI Records (1997) | Alternative Rock | 10 February 1997 | RAR 3% Rec.

Blur is the fifth album by English alternative rock band Blur. Released on 10 February 1997 in the UK, it reached the top of the UK album chart. Blur was also a hit in the US, with "Song 2" becoming a hit there and the album being certified Gold. It also spawned several hit singles in the UK, most notably "Beetlebum" and "Song 2". The album's style was resultant of Blur's dropping their previous Britpop mantle in favor of lo-fi and alternative rock recordings, reportedly at Graham Coxon's urging. As a result, Blur was a hit primarily because it proved that Blur could evolve beyond their Britpop roots. The album's move from Britpop was emphasised by this being the first Blur album not to use Stylorouge cover-art and also not to have lyrics and chords printed in the liner notes, instead having a composite photo of the band in the studio spread out over three panels. The album featured the first song in which Graham Coxon not only wrote the lyrics, but also provided lead vocals, for the song "You're So Great". He would later do the same for "Coffee & TV" for Blur's next album.
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Blur - 13 (1999) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 11, 2017
Blur - 13 (1999) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

Blur - 13 (1999) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 843 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 324 Mb | Scans ~ 34 Mb
Alternative Rock, BritPop, Dance Rock | Label: EMI Music Japan | # TOCP 71346-47 | 02:21:29

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut release, Blur s sixth album 13 has now been expanded across 2CDs, with an entire disc of bonus material added to the original album. Originally released in March 1999, 13 saw a departure from long-time collaborator Stephen Street with William Orbit taking over production duties, what followed was Blur s fourth consecutive No 1 album and a further, more introspective, development of their music. Accompanying the remastered album in the 13 Special Edition is a whole disc of bonus material, including b-sides to the hit singles Tender, Coffee & TV and No Distance Left To Run. Featured in this extensive collection of b-sides are each band member s own remix of the album track Bugman, the track Beagle 2 (which was sent aboard Mars landing spacecraft of the same name) and the epic Cornelius Remix of Tender. Completing the bonus disc are a demo version of I Got The Law (previously only released on the Japanese version of 13) and the Music Is My Radar single (and its b-side) released on the 2003 Blur: The Best Of.
Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:59 minutes | 1,38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A fan favorite, Blur’s 1993 sophomore album and critical breakthrough flew in the face of music created by their peers, and presented a pop encyclopedia of England to battle the influence of American grunge and the shoe-gazing, baggy affectations of their debut. Filled with melody, strings, brass and quintessential Englishness, the album’s modest success was followed by a successful UK tour, newly found respect evident in the end of year polls, and a strong indicator of where Blur were to go next.
Blur - Parklife (1994/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Blur - Parklife (1994/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:51 minutes | 1,21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

British pop’s defining record of the 1990’s, Parklife became part of the national consciousness, English vocabulary and was the first of five consecutive number one albums for Blur. Produced by Stephen Street, the album continued the lyrical themes of its predecessor, but stylistically reaching further afield featuring torch song balladry, instrumental waltzes, disco and angular new wave. Parklife garnered Blur two top ten singles, four Brit Awards and Classic Album status.
Blur - The Great Escape (1995/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Blur - The Great Escape (1995/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:56 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Recorded during Blur’s rapid rise in popularity and tabloid recognition, the third and final chapter in what was referred to as the band’s “life trilogy” sees the band present a dark and lavish look at the modern world, populated by night-shift cab drivers, factory workers, lottery players and swinging couples. Justly awarded five star reviews on release in 1995, the album features Blur’s first number 1 single, “Country House” and the beautiful “The Universal”.

Blur - Blur 21: Box Set (2012) 18xCD + 3xDVD9 [Reuploaded]  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 6, 2012
Blur - Blur 21: Box Set (2012) 18xCD + 3xDVD9 [Reuploaded]

Blur - Blur 21: Box Set (2012) 18xCD + 3xDVD9
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 8 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.7 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included + Box Scans
Genre: BritPop, Alternative Rock, Indie Rock | Label: Parlophone/Food | # BLURBOX21 | Time: 18:43:32
3xDVD9 | NTSC | 720x480 (4:3) VBR | LPCM, 1536 kbps | ~ 16 Gb

Blur 21: The Box is the ultimate and definitive anthology of Blur’s incredible career. Spanning 21-discs and including over 5 ½ hours of previously unreleased material, Blur 21: The Box collects together the remastered and expanded editions of all the albums, four discs of Blur rarities, three DVDs of live performances and rarities.
Blur – Complete Studio Albums Collection 1991-2003 [Japanese Releases] 20 CD [Re-Up]

Blur – Complete Studio Albums Collection 1991-2003 [Japanese Releases] 20 CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 5.71 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 2.22 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Indie Rock, Brit Pop, Alternative Rock, Experimental | Time: 13:59:25

A collection of 20 CD, which includes all the studio albums by English rock band Blur at the moment, also 2 compilations, 1 live and 8 singles.

VA - Random: A Tribute to Gary Numan (1997) 2CD  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 12, 2017
VA - Random: A Tribute to Gary Numan (1997) 2CD

VA - Random: A Tribute to Gary Numan (1997) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 772 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 266 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb | 02:00:29
Electronic, Rock, Pop, Synthpop, Industrial | Label: Beggars Banquet | # BBQCD 195

Gary Numan is known for robotic, stylized singing. His primitive electronics and pre-"new romantic" sound did nothing for me. A myriad, zealous voices will tell you that Numan was sings "good songs." Now, in this 2-CD collection of Numan interpretations you can hear those good songs without Numan's idiosyncratic delivery. The known and the unknown join to make proto-dance music out of mechanical master's material. Matt Sharp (Weezer) and Damon Albarn (Blur) cover "We Have a Technical." Also on the compilation are Gravity Kills, EMF, The Magnetic Fields, Jesus Jones, the out-of-place hip hop group Underdog (but, there's only one of them), Sukia, The Orb, Pop Will Eat Itself. One of my favorite cuts is "Metal" by Towering Inferno. Brian Eno described their Kaddish album as "frightening" and they are here joined by Eddie Reader. I also am very fond of the two versions of "Are 'Friends' Electric?" Techno rockers Republicaare joined by Numan himself for one version and Belgian discovery An Pierle offers another.