Blur have announced that they will be releasing 65 previously unreleased tracks as part of a huge reissue later this year.
The Britpop icons will re-release each of their seven studio albums on July 30 as a boxset. The collection will come with 65 previously unreleased tracks, over 130 rarities, 3 DVDs, a collector’s edition book featuring rare and unseen photos and a new interview with the band and a special limited edition 7” vinyl.
Each of the band’s first five studio albums, 1991’s ‘Leisure’, 1993’s ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’, 1994’s ‘Parklife’, 1995’s ‘The Great Escape’ and their 1997 self-titled effort, have all been digitally remastered by Frank Arkwright with producer Stephen Street and guitarist Graham Coxon overseeing the whole process.
The collection will be titled ’21’ as there are 21 discs in total in the boxset. In addition to ’21’, each of the band’s studio albums will be re-released individually. Each one will come with a second disc of b-sides, previously hard-to-find tracks and exclusive bonus material. ’21’ will also be released on vinyl. You can see the full boxset in the picture at the top of your screen.
Blur will play a huge outdoor show in London’s Hyde Park on August 12 this summer and are also scheduled to headline Sweden’s Way Out West festival in August.