Blur 1997

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 - Blur (1997) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012  

Posted by Designol at Nov. 1, 2013
Blur - Blur (1997) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012

Blur - Blur (1997) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 900 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 345 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Alternative Rock, BritPop, Dance Rock | Label: EMI Music Japan | # TOCP 71344-45 | Time: 02:07:50

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 - 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 - 13 (1999) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 2, 2013
Blur - 13 (1999) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012

Blur - 13 (1999) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 922 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 376 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Alternative Rock, BritPop, Dance Rock | Label: EMI Music Japan | # TOCP 71346-47 | Time: 02:21:29

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.

Mansun - Studio Albums Collection 1997-2000 (3CD) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 18, 2017
Mansun - Studio Albums Collection 1997-2000 (3CD) [Re-Up]

Mansun - Studio Albums Collection 1997-2000 (3CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.28 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 432 Mb | Scans ~ 233 Mb
Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, BritPop, Psychedelic Rock, Prog-Rock | 03:08:40

Moody alternative rockers of the 1990s, feted by the British press, held to cult status in US. Collection includes: 'Attack Of The Grey Lantern' (1997); 'Six' (1998) Japanese Edition; 'Little Kix' (2000) Japanese Release.

Robbie Williams - Albums Collection 1997-2012 (14CD) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 5, 2017
Robbie Williams - Albums Collection 1997-2012 (14CD) [Re-Up]

Robbie Williams - Albums Collection 1997-2012 (14CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 6.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.15 Gb | Scans ~ 2.84 Gb
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop, Alternative Dance-Pop | 15:57:50

Collection includes nine studio albums, one live album and two compilations: 'Life Thru a Lens' (1997); 'I've Been Expecting You' (1998); 'Sing When You're Winning' (2000); 'Swing When You're Winning' (2001); 'Escapology' (2002); 'Live Summer 2003' (2003); 'Greatest Hits' (2004); 'Intensive Care' (2005); 'Rudebox' (2006); 'Reality Killed The Video Star' (2009); 'In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010' (2010); 'Take The Crown' (2012).

VA - Now The Music Complete Collection: CD01 - CD24 (1997)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 16, 2015
VA - Now The Music Complete Collection: CD01 - CD24 (1997)

VA - Now The Music Complete Collection: CD01 - CD24 (1997)
Pop, Rock, Blues, R&B, Soul, Ballads, Reggae | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,87 Gb
Label: BMG, EVA | Release Year: 1997

The EVA labels were a group of sisterlabels made for compilations and Best-Of albums released as joint ventures between the national divisions of EMI, Virgin and Ariola. The label became active in 1984 but is now defunct in all countries. Early EVA albums were released with the logos of the three individual labels. Sometimes the label name EVA was not mentioned on those releases. Active from 1985 until 1997. In 1990 the labels Warner Music, Sony Music and Phonogram/Polydor founded Magnum as its counterpart.