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 Alternative rock
Length 125:13
Label EMI, Parlophone
Blur chronology
Blur 21
(2012)
Parklive
(2012)
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]

ParkLive is the third live album by British alternative 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 September 2012)"   Parklife 3:41
5. "Young and Lovely (Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall 6 September 2012)"   "Chemical World" (single) 4:39
6. "Colin Zeal (Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall 6 September 2012)"   Modern Life is Rubbish 3:09
7. "The Puritan (Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall 6 September 2012)"   "Under the Westway" (single) 4:39
8. "No Distance Left to Run (Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall 6 September 2012)"   13 3:51
9. "This Is a Low (Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall 6 September 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