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Blur album's release dates

Post by Mark87uk » 09 Dec 2017, 00:53

I remember 13 was released around Feb time, has Damon always gone foe an early in the year release?

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Post by dougharrison » 10 Dec 2017, 23:31

Not always - I'm pretty sure TGE was released on Sept 11th (not that one)

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Post by damon008 » 11 Dec 2017, 06:01

wow. then if so. he thought of planes an,d where too fly them, is very spooky.
i dont meen to offend, but really :shock:
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Post by anothermario » 11 Dec 2017, 23:35

damon008 wrote:wow. then if so. he thought of planes an,d where too fly them, is very spooky.
i dont meen to offend, but really :shock:
no..no it's not
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Post by aldamasta » 12 Dec 2017, 03:51

anothermario wrote:
damon008 wrote:wow. then if so. he thought of planes an,d where too fly them, is very spooky.
i dont meen to offend, but really :shock:
no..no it's not
^^^ my reaction as well

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Post by dparrott » 12 Dec 2017, 07:11

I think TGE and Leisure are the only ones released later in the year.

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Post by Styopa » 12 Dec 2017, 11:22

Yes, with the exception of Leisure and TGE, all of the 'major' albums Damon has been involved in ( ie all of Blur's and Gorillaz's studio albums, The Good The Bad & The Queen and Everyday Robots) have been released during the first 5 months of the year. The majority of those were released March/April. Even Mali Music, Dr Dee and Rocket Juice & The Moon were released in April, March and May respectively.

I wonder if this is by accident or design?

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Post by stephen » 12 Dec 2017, 13:46

The whole band seems to have album releases trending in march/april/may.

Interesting to see democrazy/the fall in december.
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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 13 Dec 2017, 06:37

There might be a loose policy of avoiding peak holiday times/Christmas.

'Blur family' records might be less successful, up against 'party-type' songs.

Though the 'Country House' single was an exception, having broad commercial appeal.
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Post by dougharrison » 14 Dec 2017, 19:47

I was thinking more in terms of prominence/publicity around festival time, but I doubt anyone would sit on completed work for 6/9 months for that

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Post by Pavlich » 16 Dec 2017, 12:14

In the 90s you could sell records based on... selling records. A band at Blur's popularity could have made money and relied on their own touring to get their income.

Now, festivals dictate everything and indie bands generally get their material out in time for Coachella so they can use that to boost into a big summer.

Pop artists sell their albums in December as they're the only acts who have people buying music, whether it's mums getting stuff for their kids iTunes card purchases... indie bands cannot compete with that, not to mention lists coming out around that time and missing out on that list with a good record is a big loss.

He usually takes October or something weird off doesn't he? Guess after that he starts finalising records and by February they're done, generally released around then or they've been announced.

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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 19 Dec 2017, 06:51

I suspect you're right Pavlich, because festivals get the TV coverage now.

This was only just beginning in the 90s - I think Glastonbury 1994 was the first to get prominence.
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Post by AdvertBreak » 24 Dec 2017, 01:15

I noticed the spring-time release schedule back when I was getting any last Blur related album I could back in 2011/12, thought it a tad odd

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