PHOTO ESSAY: Blur played a miraculous set list yesterday during the first full gig they did in 3 years on July 31st 2012.
|Stage was lit up as the small crowd waited for Blur - most viewers, however, were streaming from online|
|Trimm Trabb guitar chords, taken from the set|
|Gorillaz - Coxon spares ?|
In the two intimate BBC Maida Vale gigs (BBC 6 music: 6pm-7pm, BBC Radio 2: 8pm-9pm) the audience witnessed several moments that will completely rewrite Blur's musical history.
'Young and Lovely', a B-side of single 'Chemical World' (Modern Life is Rubbish, 1993) was also performed for the second and third time in Blur history, the first being the legendary B-sides gig in 1999.
|New single 'Under the Westway' got two more plays. The accompanying 'The Puritan' was also performed once live, the second time since the premier on the roof a month ago.|
|'Caramel' (album '13') was played live for the first time ever. Although the song never made it to the live setlists for Blur's past gigs, the first (and perhaps the last) performance of 'Caramel' was absolutely stunning.|
|Damon crooned and the song shone out brilliantly, intense with emotion.|
HIGHLIGHT- 'CARAMEL' LIVE: Uploaded by BlurBalls.com - enjoy this stunning debut, never played live before since the beginning of Blur.
Recorded by Blurballs.com - Caramel live debut in 13 years
VIDEO GALLERY: Watch the full Blur Maida Vale shows below. The broadcast is owned by BBC and uploaded by fans to Youtube. *Update: Videos no longer available - download the mp4 video below
First gig - 6pm to 7pm, for BBC 6 Music (Jul 31st 2012)
First gig - 8pm to 9pm, for BBC Radio 2 (Jul 31st 2012)
BLUR MAIDA VALE GIG, JUL 31st 2012, SETLIST:
1st GIG - BBC 6 MUSIC
2nd GIG - BBC RADIO 2
DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO (MP3) RECORDINGS:
DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO (MP4) RECORDING (Yes you can still watch it!) :
- SHOW: BBC Radio 6 gig , Maida Vale
- SHOW: BBC Radio 2 Concert, Maida Vale Studios (London July 31, 2012)
- Right Click, Save As. **Credits to BlurCast.tv
*FEATURED LIVE BLOG - TRACK BY TRACK REVIEW AND TIMELINE OF BLUR (AT MAIDA VALE STUDIOS):
- *Both written by our site live from streaming the shows on the day of the gig. Exclusive by Blurballs.com