British pop’s defining record of the 1990’s, Parklife became part of the national consciousness and was the first of five consecutive number one albums for Blur. Produced by Stephen Street, the album developed the lyrical themes of its predecessor, taking in the dark literary influence of Martin Amis’ London Fields and the hedonism of the Loaded generation on the band’s massive hit single - Girls & Boys. Stylistically reaching further afield, the album features torch song balladry, instrumental waltzes, disco and angular new wave. Parklife featured guest slots of Stereolab’s Laeitia Sadier, thrust Mod icon Phil Daniels back into the limelight, and garnered Blur two top ten singles, four Brit Awards and Classic Album status.
Parklife, along with all the other Blur albums, is available on 30th July remastered and expanded in ‘Blur 21: The Box’ as well as individually in 2CD and 2LP formats.