On April 25, 1994.

Blur - Parklife

On April 25, 1994, “Food Records” label released “Parklife”, the third Blur studio album. It was recorded August 1993 – January 1994, at “Maison Rouge” in Fulham.  “RAK Studios” and “St. John’s Wood” in London, and was produced by Stephen Street, Stephen Hague, John Smith, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree.

Personnel:

  • Damon Albarn– lead and backing vocals, keyboards, Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, machine strings, harpsichord, melodica, vibraphone, recorder, programming
  • Graham Coxon– guitars, backing vocals, clarinet, saxophone, percussion
  • Alex James– bass guitar, vocals
  • Dave Rowntree– drums, percussion, programming
  • Stephen Street– vintage keys, sound effects, some programming
  • Stephen Hague – accordion
  • Laetitia Sadier– vocals
  • Phil Daniels– narration

String quartet

  • Chris Tombling
  • Audrey Riley
  • Leo Payne MBE
  • Chris Pitsillides

Duke strings

  • Louisa Fuller – violin
  • Rick Koster – violin
  • John Metcalfe – string arrangement, viola
  • Ivan McCready – cello

Kick horns

  • Richard Edwards– trombone
  • Roddy Lorimer– flugelhorn, trombone
  • Tim Sanders– tenor sax, soprano sax
  • Simon Clarke – baritone sax, alto sax, flute

Track listing:

All lyrics by Damon Albarn, except where noted, all music by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree.

  1. Girls & Boys
  2. Tracy Jacks
  3. End of a Century
  4. Parklife
  5. Bank Holiday
  6. Badhead
  7. The Debt Collector
  8. Far Out – lyrics by Alex James
  9. To the End
  10. London Loves
  11. Trouble in the Message Centre
  12. Clover over Dover
  13. Magic America
  14. Jubilee
  15. This Is a Low
  16. Lot 195

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