Blur’s recent performance at Hyde Park to mark the closing of the Olympic Games is being made available in a 5-disc CD/DVD set from 3rd December 2012 on Parlophone.
Titled Parklive, the deluxe edition will comprise the whole show, with extras, presented in best-quality audio over 2 CDs with a DVD of the 12-camera shoot directed by Mathew Amos. Also included is an exclusive CD, ‘Blur – Live At The 100 Club’ recorded at the legendary London venue in August as part of Converse Represent, with a further CD of special live tracks recorded this summer, including Under The Westway and The Puritan performed live on Twitter from a London rooftop, and recordings from the Wolverhampton warm-up show and BBC Radio Maida Vale sessions. The discs are housed in a 60-page hardback book containing exclusive photographs from both Hyde Park and the 100 Club and is available from blur.co.uk.
Blur have partnered with Abbey Road Live Here Now to deliver the best high-quality live audio to fans and the Hyde Park show, part of the closing ceremony celebrations for the London 2012 Olympics, will also be available on DVD, double CD and digitally on December 3rd.
“ …a meaningful, momentous occasion. Blur attack all these songs as if they wrote them last week.” NME
“Blur felt as apt an emblem as any of British culture. Contradictory, creative, and capable… of truly transcendent moments.” THE TIMES