Oft remembered as a false start before Blur's eventual ascension to the position of Britpop spokesmen, 1991's Leisure belongs to a very different age. Much of it is fairly lightweight: a naive dance-rock hybrid, and not a million miles away from EMF. Leisure certainly has its moments, though, and when they come, they're quietly stunning: "Sing" (later revived for the Trainspotting soundtrack) is a crystalline clatter, guided through huge psychedelic rain clouds by Alex James' wandering bass; even today, it sounds one of Blur's most beautiful moments
There's No Other Way
Wear Me Down
Label: Food Parlophone
Catalogue numbers: FOODLPX6
Remastered At-Abbey Road Studios
Lacquer Cut At-Abbey Road Studios
Pressed By-Optimal Media GmbH
Phonographic Copyright (p)-EMI Records Ltd.
Copyright (c)-EMI Records Ltd.
Barcodes & Identifiers:
Rights Society-BIEM / GEMA
Matrix / Runout-BC75273-01A1 6298321 FA ABBEY ROAD
Matrix / Runout-BC75273-01B1 6248321 (drawing of traingle and something like inverted "7" or "4")
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)