Twenty five years after the release of blur’s seminal album Parklife, Parlophone Records are releasing a 1994 BBC Radio 1 live session, available from Friday 2nd August.
Featuring 4 tracks – Girls & Boys, Jubilee, Trouble In The Message Centre, Lot 105 – taken from a Mark Radcliffe Radio 1 session, recorded live at the BBC in Manchester on 7th March 1994, just weeks ahead of Parklife’s release on 25th April.
The third studio album from blur, Parklife was released to critical acclaim on 25th April 1994, reaching #1 on the UK album charts and garnering four smash hit singles ‘Girls & Boys’, ‘End of a Century’, ‘Parklife’ and ‘To the End’, returning blur to prominence at the very heart of the British music scene
Described as “an epoch-defining record” (AllMusic) which “captured the mid-'90s zeitgeist” (BBC), the album explores themes of British life and identity, securing a cultural significance that endures to this day. Parklife was nominated for the 1994 Mercury Music Prize and 1995 saw blur take home four BRIT Awards, including Best British Album