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Blur "The Great Escape" 2012 Remaster 2xLP

Blur "The Great Escape" 2012 Remaster 2xLP

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Recorded at Maison Rouge and Townhouse Studios, London, England between January and May 1995.

Beyond British and sensationally sociological, Blur and singer/songwriter Damon Albarn weave tales of stifling middle class ennui into clever pop vignettes. THE GREAT ESCAPE is another demonstration of Blur's unique intelligence, more of Albarn's witty commentary, and substantial proof that the group may be bordering on genius.

As usual, Albarn's senses are keen on THE GREAT ESCAPE. His ear for melody and sound textures shines throughout the album's fifteen brilliant tracks. The ska horns and spy soundtrack guitar riffing on "Fade Away" exemplify Blur's knack for pop music, yet elevate the song beyond simple genre-fication, with a dignity reserved for the orchestra pit. The snide humor behind "Mr. Robinson And His Quango" rubs shoulders with the desperation of "He Thought Of Cars," all the while dwelling on what they hope to escape. It's this nagging dread that carries the album--the sense that the people Albarn describes are as desperate to find meaning as Albarn is to capture it within the song's narrative.
THE GREAT ESCAPE may not turn into Blur's great American breakthrough album, but if you're not thrown by Albarn's overwhelmingly British aesthetic, it just might be enough to take you away from the confines of your day to day doldrums.

Tracklist
LP1
Side A 
1. Stereotypes (2012 Remaster)
2. Country House (2012 Remaster)
3. Best Days (2012 Remaster)
Side B
1. Charmless Man (2012 Remaster)
2. Fade Away (2012 Remaster)
3. Top Man (2012 Remaster)
4. The Universal (2012 Remaster)
LP2
Side A 
1. Mr Robinson's Quango (2012 Remaster)
2. He Thought of Cars (2012 Remaster)
3. It Could Be You (2012 Remaster)
4. Ernold Same (2012 Remaster)
Side B
1. Globe Alone (2012 Remaster)
2. Dan Abnormal (2012 Remaster)
3. Entertain Me (2012 Remaster)
4. Yuko and Hiro (2012 Remaster)

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