February 19, 2013

Win limited edition Blur Parklife CDs !

Fans - you have less than 10 days to enter the new Blur official competition to be one of the five people who will win a  copy of the 'Parklife' 2 CD Special EditionThe Special Edition feature a bonus disc of extras and rarities, an expanded booklet and exclusive postcards.

The special CD was released in July 2012 to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Blur's debut release 'Leisure'. Blur’s most commercially successful album 'Parklife' was remastered and tuned by producer Stephen Street.

The 2 CDs contain a bonus disc of all the b-sides from Girls And Boys, To The End, Parklife and End Of A Century singles. Within them is also many rare Blur tracks - a Pet Shop Boys remix of Girls And Boys, the French version of single 'To The End', Graham’s funny country b-side 'Red Necks' and a rare appearance of a track written by Alex on 'Alex’s Song'.

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Also included are previously unreleased acoustic versions of Jubilee and Parklife recorded for a BBC Radio 1 session in 1994 and the previously unreleased Cadena 40 Principales Acoustic Version of End Of A Century, which featured on a Spanish-only promo for the single.

As mentioned on the product description, the Parklife Special Edition is housed in a deluxe lift-off lid box with four exclusive Blur artwork postcards and an expanded booklet that includes previously unseen photos and liner notes based on a brand new interview with all the band members.

To join the contest - simply fill in the form here (Answer: Phil Daniels). 

Alternatively, visit the official Blur merchandise shop to purchase a copy of the Parklife 2CD Special Edition (£9.99)

Good luck!

Blur Tour 2013 - Full dates and rundown  HERE
Blur confirmed for Mexico HERE
Blur Europe Tour News  HERE
Order the new Blur: Parklife (Live at Hyde Park CD / DVD) HERE


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March 16, 2012

BlurBalls mentioned on BBC Radio 6

On February 24th 2012, BBC Radio 6 hosted a two-hour long Blur radio show, featuring a playlist created by fans, for fans. Previously, we posted exclusively on this little event here asking you fans to submit your favourite Blur related tracks. 

The show was excellent and truly enjoyable - rarities like the beautiful b-side "Young and Lovely" and the French version of "To The End" were played, amongst many others. Damon Albarn's Fatboy Slim collaboration track "Put it Back together" was also a pleasant surprise. A Gorillaz track was also played. 

Alex James, bassist, also surprised all fans and tuned into the show. He made a special request via twitter for Blur's b-side "Supa Shoppa", a non-vocal track. His tweet was:  

Alex James ‏ @TheAlexJames 

@BBC6Music @BlurOfficial Been putting the kids to bed. You gonna play Supashoppa or what ? Xxxxx

Other highlights included a The Cardiacs song, a funky remix of Tender, An XTC track was also played; XTC's Andy Partridge was originally set to produce Modern Life is Rubbish in it's initial stages. 

BlurBalls sent in a request for the track "You're so Great" from the album Blur. We were ecstatic when they chose to play our track, and even gave a shout out to all our readers (yes, you!) and the Blur fans out there! 

Listen below to the extract.  

And two little site updates- firstly, the results for Graham Coxon's birthday survey is finally out! Check out what fellow Blur fans and our readers have to say to Graham Coxon below.

Secondly, our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/blurballs) has gone live with the new timeline design. Thanks to Tajda for designing the great banner, featuring Damon, Graham, Dave and Alex on stage at the Brit Awards 2012 winning the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.   

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Read all about Blur being BASHED AT THE BRITS HERE
Blur talking about their future HERE
Check out Blur's rumoured new album HERE
New tear jerker song HERE and check out their newest track HERE and read our REVIEW HERE.

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