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Released: 16 November 2018
All release dates
Highest UK Chart Position:
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Cat. No. STUDIO13CD001 /
Ltd Green Vinyl
Ltd Vinyl Box Set "Deluxe"
Ltd Vinyl Box Set "Super Deluxe"
03. Gun To
Drifters & Trawlers
Truce Of Twilight
Last Man To Leave
Ltd CD Book edition is a 56-page A4 hardback book containing CD,
sheet music, lyrics and artwork.
"Deluxe" and "Super Deluxe" box sets include the same book as
described above, plus postcards, a screen print and
four downloadable bonus tracks (TBA). "Super Deluxe" box set comes
with ribbons and a limited
hand-printed wood cut print by Paul Simonon.
Currently, the box sets
are exclusive to
official GBQ webstore. "Deluxe" edition is priced at £80
and limited to 1,000 copies. "Super Deluxe" is
priced at £150 and limited to 300 copies. (Originally, "Deluxe" edition
cost £120 and "Super Deluxe" £250. The price was
reduced around a week before the album's release.)
an immediate download of
Land (available from Oct 23)
To The Head (Nov 5)
Credits inside the album
- Described as "a reluctant goodbye
letter to the EU", Merrie Land was strongly inspired by
the unexpected result of the UK's EU referendum. The album examines
how the Britishness has changed in recent years and how the country
will unite again.
- Many of the songs refer to the
history of the Great Britain: "You need to know what your country is before you
want it back. And part of that is understanding who we are. We're
Vikings. We're Anglo-Saxons. We're French, Belgian, Nigerian,
Caribbean, Ghanian, Somalian, Pakistani," Damon told
The Guardian. "Don't limit yourself, guys. We need to be
very outward-looking. That's why we have all those piers [in
Blackpool where the recording started]. That's a kind of metaphor
for trying to reach out into the world."
- During the album's making,
Veikko's Blur Page gathered
comments from the people who were
involved in the project.
- "Lady Boston" is a song about a
woman Damon noticed in a Victorian painting at Penrhyn Castle in
Wales. The song features the local Côr y Penrhyn (The Penrhyn Male
- The album's cover artwork features
the British actor Michael Redgrave.
The original image was shot during the making of the film
Dead of Night (1945).
- Merrie Land was the first
release from the newly founded record label, Studio 13.
- Total running time: 37:28