Parklive

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ParkLive
Live album by Blur
Released 13 August 2012 (2012-08-13) (iTunes Store)
20 August 2012 (2012-08-20) (CD)
3 December 2012 (2012-12-03) (DVD) (Special Edition)
Recorded Hyde Park, London, 12 August 2012
Genre Britpop, alternative rock
Length 125:13
Label EMI, Parlophone
Blur chronology
Blur 21
(2012)
Parklive
(2012)
The Magic Whip
(2015)
Damon Albarn chronology
Blur 21
(2012)
Parklive
(2012)
Maison Des Jeunes
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[2]
Not to be confused with Park Live.

ParkLive is the third live album by British rock band Blur, released on 13 August 2012.[3] The live album recorded the band's performance at Hyde Park, London on 12 August 2012, as part of the companion concert to the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony.[4]

The digital download was released onto the iTunes Store within a day of the band's performance.[3] The CD version was released the following week, with a bonus disc of live unreleased rarities. A deluxe edition was released in December 2012, which, in addition to the three CDs in the CD edition, contains the Hyde Park performance on DVD and a CD of the band's performance at the 100 Club.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Original release Length
1. "Girls & Boys"   Parklife 5:07
2. "London Loves"   Parklife 3:32
3. "Tracy Jacks"   Parklife 4:26
4. "Jubilee"   Parklife 3:00
5. "Beetlebum"   Blur 6:00
6. "Coffee & TV"   13 4:58
7. "Out of Time"   Think Tank 4:42
8. "Young and Lovely"   "Chemical World" (single) 5:12
9. "Trimm Trabb"   13 5:28
10. "Caramel"   13 5:04
11. "Sunday Sunday"   Modern Life Is Rubbish 3:34
12. "Country House"   The Great Escape 4:28
13. "Parklife" (featuring Phil Daniels) Parklife 3:44
Total length:
59:15
Disc two
No. Title Original release Length
1. "Colin Zeal"   Modern Life Is Rubbish 3:18
2. "Popscene"   "Popscene" (single) 3:50
3. "Advert"   Modern Life Is Rubbish 4:28
4. "Song 2"   Blur 2:50
5. "No Distance Left to Run"   13 3:57
6. "Tender"   13 9:09
7. "This Is a Low"   Parklife 7:58
8. "Sing"   Leisure 5:49
9. "Under the Westway / Intermission[6]"   "Under the Westway" (single) / Modern Life Is Rubbish 6:33
10. "End of a Century"   Parklife 3:39
11. "For Tomorrow"   Modern Life Is Rubbish 6:42
12. "The Universal"   The Great Escape 4:45
Total length:
65:58
Disc three (CD only)
No. Title Original release Length
1. "Under the Westway (Live from 13 – Matt Butcher Mix)"   "Under the Westway" (single) 4:21
2. "The Puritan (Live from 13 – Matt Butcher Mix)"   "Under the Westway" (single) 3:16
3. "Mr Briggs (BBC Maida Vale session)"   "There's No Other Way" (single) 3:30
4. "London Loves (Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall 6 August 2012)"   Parklife 3:41
5. "Young and Lovely (Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall 6 August 2012)"   "Chemical World" (single) 4:39
6. "Colin Zeal (Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall 6 August 2012)"   Modern Life is Rubbish 3:09
7. "The Puritan (Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall 6 August 2012)"   "Under the Westway" (single) 4:39
8. "No Distance Left to Run (Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall 6 August 2012)"   13 3:51
9. "This Is a Low (Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall 6 August 2012)"   Parklife 6:57
Total length:
37:12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Parklive – Blur". Allmusic Guide. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Lindsay Zoladz (20 August 2012). "Blur: Parklive". Pitchfork. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Parklive (Live)". iTunes Store. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Live Here Now". Abbey Road Live. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Blur announce 'Parklive' album will be released after Hyde Park show". Electric Banana. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Just like in Blur's original setlists for the 2012 shows, "Intermission" is titled wrongly as "Commercial Break" on the album. http://vblurpage.com/discography/albums/parklive.htm