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Friday, January 4, 2013

BLUR / Parklive [2012]

In celebration of Brit-pop act Blur's brief reunion, they released a colossal box set, a brand new single and performed a massive 2 hour concert with New Order in Hyde Park during the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
One day after the concert, they quickly released the 2-disc recording of that show called Parklive without so much as a hint of rushed quality.  Fingering through the entire career, including some rare b-sides, Blur are on the top of their game hardly missing a note and capture the crowd just as well as they did 20 years ago.  With some slight reworkings of older songs and crowd participation, Parklive is a show I will always regret not being able to see live, based on the companion DVD spectacle.  A must have  victorious live CD for any longtime fan of Blur.

4 even Phil Daniels was there out of 5

Songs Of Note: BeetlebumThe Universal

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