- Summary: The collector's limited edition set includes all seven studio albums, plus bonus CDs for each album, four CDs of rare/unreleased material, three DVDs, a 7" vinyl album, and a book about the Britpop band that included Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon as members.
- Record Label: Parlophone
- Genre(s): Britpop, Pop/Rock
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UncutJul 19, 2012You don't get bands like Blur very often. They deserve great boxsets, and this feels like one. [Aug 2012, p.85]
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Oct 11, 2012Simply the best collection ever released. I was unfortunate to be completely skint when Blur released their singles boxset back at the end ofSimply the best collection ever released. I was unfortunate to be completely skint when Blur released their singles boxset back at the end of the century... this more than makes up for it.
Each album is provided in it's remastered form, with a bonus disc containing B-Sides and outtakes from the period of the album. Also included are 4 discs of rarities, 3 DVDs including Showtime (which fans will know), and more importantly for me (as it was the night I saw the band, and had the pleasure of meeting them afterwards) the 1999 singles show at Wembley.
A limited edition one-sided 7" vinyl and a well-produced art book finish things off nicely.
Being a stickler for keeping collections such as this in mint condition, I'm happy to say that the box includes a download code which gives you access to 320kbps MP3s of every track, so the CDs can stay in their protective shrink wrap. Sadly the DVDs are not available for (legal) download via the code.
The contents of the box do everything they're supposed to do - providing an improved experience of the albums you had, and those you didn't. Even though I had all the albums already, this boxset makes for amazing value given the extra content you get.
There is no legitimate reason to not give this collection a 10. If you aren't a fan, you didn't buy it, and if you are a fan you will LOVE it.… Collapse
Aug 13, 2012This band is magic, possessing maybe the most varied and interesting back catalogue of any band of the past two decades. If you like Blur,This band is magic, possessing maybe the most varied and interesting back catalogue of any band of the past two decades. If you like Blur, this box set is a no-brainer. If you're new, dive on in - you won't be disappointed.… Expand
Aug 6, 2012Blur, to some this may seem like a one hit wonder that says woohoo a lot. But you probably only think that because your a f**king American.Blur, to some this may seem like a one hit wonder that says woohoo a lot. But you probably only think that because your a f**king American. Blur is life, it is molding, it is change. It is everything good and a little evil. It is blur.… Expand
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