Britpop titans Blur are prepping a massive, career-spanning box set called 21 due for release July 30.
The box set gets its name because there are 21 discs in this monster and it will include their seven studio albums and 65 previously unreleased tracks as well as more than 130 rarities and b-sides from throughout their career. There will also be 3 DVD. There will also be a collectors' book with all the usual photos and swag.
Their first five studio albums --1991 debut Leisure, Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1995), The Great Escape (1997), and Blur (1997) -- have all been remastered by Frank Arkwright with the original producer Stephen Street and the band's guitarist Graham Coxon supervising.
In addition to the massive box set, all of the albums will be released individually as deluxe editions with a second disc added that will include B-sides, rarities, and other bonus material.
We don't have a full tracklisting and accounting of the DVDs quite yet but it looks like Blur fans are really in for a treat with this massive release.
I was always TeamOasis/TeamGallagher during the famous Blur/Oasis feud in the '90s but have become a casual Blur fan in the years since. I've picked up a couple of their albums and each has songs I quite like. I'm not sure I'll plunk down for the massive 21 box set but I can certainly see myself buying a couple of the remastered, expanded version of favorite albums from what I consider their peak.
We'll keep an eye on Camp Blur and fill you in when we have more specifics but I'd start saving those dollars and cents, pounds and pence if I were a Blur fan.