The Magic Whip is the eighth studio album by English rock band Blur. It was recorded in Hong Kong and London, and released by Parlophone on 27 April 2015 and Warner Bros. Records on 28 April 2015. It is the band's first studio album since Think Tank (2003), marking the longest gap between studio albums in Blur's career. The album received acclaim from music critics. It debuted at number one the UK Albums Chart, marking Blur's sixth UK number-one album.
Album features full quartet of Albarn, Coxon, Rowntree and James, and fans can celebrate with summer gig in London’s Hyde Park. Fans of Britpop pioneers Blur had reason to celebrate on 19 February, as the group announced details of their first album in 12 years, entitled The Magic Whip. Describing the follow-up to 2003’s Think Tank as a return to the way we recorded when we started, Damon Albarn said that the album was similar in style to the music David Bowie made during his mid 70’s Berlin period. Initially conceived in Hong Kong, during downtime following a cancelled show in Japan, the.
Rock Britpop Alternative rock Indie rock Rock and roll Rhythm and blues. Go Out. Ice Cream Man. Thought I Was A Spaceman.
Album · 2015 · 12 Songs. After a 12-year break between studio albums, Blur remain as intrepid and inventive as they’ve ever been. The Magic Whip finds the Britpop icons reuniting with a collection that's both wonderfully familiar and endlessly surprising. Lonesome Street kicks off with the ecstatic crunch of guitar and then takes on new colours and textures, with psychedelic synth flourishes and kooky harmonies. While the gleefully distorted I Broadcast buzzes and roars, the melancholy sway of New World Towers and the serpentine soul of My Terracotta Heart leave a haunting afterglow.
The Magic Whip is the eighth studio album by the English rock band Blur. Records on 28 April 2015 The album received universal acclaim from music critics. It has been certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales of over 100,000 copies
Blur’s first album in 12 years opens with the faint sound of sirens in the distance on Lonesome Street. It’s white noise that returns later in the album, coupled with voiceovers, buzzing chatter and chiming bells. It all charges along right next to guitarist Graham Coxon’s signature guitar work – something that has been missing from the Blur equation even before the band’s last album, 2003’s Think Tank.
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Synthesizer, Percussion [Programming] – Stephen Street
|A2||New World Towers||4:02|
|B1||Ice Cream Man||3:23|
|B2||Thought I Was A Spaceman
Synthesizer, Drum Programming, Cymbal – Stephen Street
Drum Programming – Stephen Street
|C1||My Terracotta Heart
Drum Programming – James Dring
|C2||There Are Too Many Of Us
Strings – Antonia Pagulatos, Isabelle Dunn, Kotono Sato, Stella PageTambourine – Stephen Street
Saxophone [Keys] – Stephen Street
Percussion – Stephen StreetStrings – Antonia Pagulatos, Isabelle Dunn, Kotono Sato, Stella Page
- Copyright (c) – Blur
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Blur
- Mastered At – Metropolis Mastering
- Lacquer Cut At – Metropolis Mastering
- Licensed To – Parlophone Records Ltd.
- Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BF84796
- Artwork By, Design – Tony Hung
- Lacquer Cut By – JD*
- Mastered By – John Davis
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Stephen Sedgwick
- Recorded By, Producer, Mixed By – Stephen Street
- Written-By – James*, Rowntree*
- Written-By, Producer – Albarn*, Coxon*
NotesGatefold cover, printed inner sleeves
Includes download card
imitation of OBI
included 6 sides Poster
US street date is 2015-04-28
Pressed By information is not listed. Information derived from runouts.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0825646141715
- Barcode (Scanned): 825646141715
- Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A): BF84796-01 A1 LP1 A1 JD 0825646141715
- Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B): BF84796-01 B1 LP1 B1 0825646141715
- Matrix / Runout (Etched Side C): BF84796-02 C1 LP2 A1 0825646141715
- Matrix / Runout (Etched Side D): BF84796-02 D2 0825646141715
- Label Code: lc30419
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