Blur release their sixth album : ’13’ co-produced by William Orbit (1999)

Blur’s ’13’ is their sixth studio album co-produced by William Orbit and released on March 15, 1999 by Food / Parlophone.

Track Listing : 1.Tender (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 07:40 . 2.Bugman (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 04:47 . 3.Coffee & Tv (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 05:58 . 4.Swamp Song (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 04:36 . 5.1992 (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 05:29 . 6.B.L.U.R.E.M.I. (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 02:52 . 7.Battle (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 07:43 . 8.Mellow Song (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 03:56 . 9.Trailerpark (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 04:26 . 10.Caramel (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 07:38 . 11.Trimm Trabb (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 05:37 . 12.No Distance Left To Run (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 03:27 . 13.Optigan 1 (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 02:34


Sophie Muller

Musicians : Blur – Band . Damon Albarn – Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Acoustic Guitar, Melodica, Backing Vocals On (3) . Graham Coxon – Lead And Rhythm Guitars, Banjo, Saxophone, Lead Vocals On (3), Backing Vocals . Alex James – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals . Dave Rowntree – Drums, Percussion . The London Community Gospel Choir – Vocals On (1) . Jason Cox – Additional Drums On (7)


Thomas Vinterberg

Production : Produced By William Orbit, Blur . John Smith – Engineer . Jason Cox – Engineer . William Orbit – Engineer . Gerard Navarro – Additional Engineer . Arnþór “Addi 800” Örlygsson – Additional Engineer . Iain Roberton – Additional Engineer . Sean Spuehler – Protools Programming . Damian Legasick – Protools Programming . Howie Weinberg – Mastering

Recorded June–October 1998 At Studio Sýrland, Reykjavík Studio 13, Mayfair Studios, London.

Released On March 15, 1999 By Food.

Package : Hans Jenny – Artwork . Graham Coxon – Artwork . Keith Albarn – Artwork

Video Director(s) : Sophie Muller asterisques RVM for “Tender” . Hammer & Tongs for “Coffee & TV” . Thomas Vinterberg asterisques RVM for “No Distance Left to Run”

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Pitchfork
With producer William Orbit spreading gobs of digital fuzz, guitar wash, and deep- space bleeps in heavy strokes with William De Kooning- esque glee, the tracks on 13 bounce between studio walls, planets, and effects pedals until slowly unraveling and releasing with mercurian flashes and cherubic keyboard. It all… well… blurs. […]

Drowned In Sound
Hidden away amongst unusually cryptic lyrics, the catalyst driving the themes of the album was undoubtedly Damon Albarn’s well-publicised split with Justine Frischmann. […]

BBC
May one day, be classed as their greatest work.13 is the sound of young minds fracturing under the weight of expectation and their own desire to do more than just create three-minute smashes. As Albarn whispers on Caramel, ”I’ve gotta get better, I’ve gotta find genius”. […]

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