Blur are one of the most instantly recognisable band to have emerged from the 90's Britpop scene. Their youthful anthems inspired a whole generation of late-teens and early twenty-somethings, and also their rivalry with a certain mancunian band was well documented in every music publication at the time, even to a point when both bands were playing in Portsmouth the same night, there was fear of a "Mod's Vs Rockers" style gang war (which never materialised.
Their style progressed through the years, with the band all growing as musicians and creating more somber offerings such as 13, and Think Tank which were a far cry from Parklife or Girls and Boys. Their Avid fanbase stuck with them though, and have remained one of the revered bands in British music.
We recently picked up a fantastic collection of Blur, featuring a large portion of their back catalogue and some rare vinyl pressings that we almost never see. Some of the highlights are below.
Coca Cola Planet Live – Ultra rare official 1996 Austrian/European Austereo/MCM syndicated double CD radio show. Features 23 exclusive live tracks recorded at Wembley Stadium in London and includes Popscene, She's So High, Sunday Sunday, Charmless Man and interview segments. Running time over 120 minutes. A must for any real Blur collection!
13 – 1999 UK Food label <b>limited edition</b> 13-track double LP including Tender and Coffee & TV, housed in a stickered gatefold picture sleeve complete with original embossed artwork inners. An album that saw Blurs first major shift in musical direction, but one that was a welcome change showing both a more somber and mature songwriting ability. A must for any Blur fan that sounds stunning on vinyl!
Blur – Rare original 1997 pressing UK 14-track double vinyl LP which includes the massive hit singles Beetlebum and Song 2, housed in gatefold picture with embossed artwork inners. Heralded by many as Blur's greatest effort, and the first original pressing we have ever seen!
The Wassailing Song – Ultra Rare 1992 UK single sided 7" vinyl single, which was available only at a
Salvation Army venue gig and limited to just 500 copies. Credited on the label as 'Presented And Arranged By Gold Frankincense And Blur', this is without doubt one of the biggest indie rarities ever and is almost impossible to find. The vinyl is in excellent condition with just a few light scuffs – The ultimate Blur vinyl collectable!
To see our full catalogue of Blur Rarities and Collectables head to 991.com and take a look