Vinyl love: Blur “The great escape”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Blur
Album Title: The great escape
Year released: 1995
Year reissued: 2012
Details: 4 of 7 in Blur 21, anniversary box set, black vinyl, 180 gram, 2 x LP, Gatefold sleeve

The skinny: Released at the height of Britpop madness, Blur’s fourth album  finds the boys and their music as big and bloated and commercial, almost caricatures of themselves. Still, some really, really great stuff here, the song below included.

Standout track: “The universal”

12 replies on “Vinyl love: Blur “The great escape””

I have this on silver disc! I don’t listen to it often, but when I do I tend to gravitate towards a few tracks. The Universal is an exceptional track, though British Gas threatened to kill it with their advertising campaign!

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It’s the first box set I invested in. Huge Blur fan back in the day. Have you been salivating over the Hip set? Looks pretty comprehensive.


So… it’s all the albums (plus the live and the EP), which have already been released. And a slip pad and a poster, in a box. For $500? I’m a fan but that’s not in my ballpark.

I wonder if they fixed the sound quality issues with the Fully Completely RM for this set…

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Yeah. I feel like the prices on these these things keep going up. Only paid $150 for the Blur set.


It also smacks a wee bit of charging too much because of everything, you know? Not that the band decided, but someone somewhere maybe saw dollar signs. Or maybe Im wrong, and it’s just a more general jadedness, like, if they’ll pay $45 for one LP, imagine how much they’d pay for this boxed set with little else in it…

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