Monday, December 22, 2008

BY MASSIVE REQUEST (Repost): Blur- "Wassailing Song"


Wowzers. I mean, I know I hunt down Christmas songs this time of year for my 'Very Indie Christmas' mixtapes... but this song is OUT OF CONTROL! The demand for this thing is wild, and strangely enough, it doesn't seem to have really made the rounds in the blogosphere.

Here's info on the release itself...
BLUR The Wassailing Song (Ultra rare 1992 UK Food/Parlophone Records one-sided 7" vinyl single which was available only at a Salvation Army venue gig and limited to just 500 copies! - Credited on the label as 'Presented And Arranged By Gold Frankincense And Blur', this is without doubt one of the biggest indie rarities ever...

More info from http://www.damon-albarn.com...
"Wassailing Song" is a limited edition single that was given away at a special Christmas gig. Food Records had advised them against doing the gig, but Blur did it anyway. The song is an old Christmas hymn, and the title refers to a wassailing bowl, which was used to drink punch. Only 500 copies of the record were made. The record is unique in the Blur discography for being the only one that features vocals from all four members of the band. Damon sings the first verse, Graham the second, Dave the third and Alex the last verse. All four sing the chorus."

Interesting to say the least... well after repetitious demand I give you "Wassailing Song"... record companies? Please don't c&d me. You can't get this record anywhere...

Blur- "Wassailing Song"
Apparently this song crapped out right after I posted it... or like 100 people downloaded it that fast lol... so I'll repost as fast as I can :)
Blur- "Wassailing Song" REUP

While I'm at it apparently the Sun had this to say...

"Alternative rock band ‘Blur’ is reportedly set to reunite and perform at Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.

Rockers Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree, who have been missing from the music scene as a band since their 2003 tour, are expected to soon confirm their reunion.

The British pop group, which had suffered a row between Damon and Graham that resulted in the axe man’s departure in 2002, is said to be coming back together at 2009’s Glastonbury before doing their own show in London’s Hyde Park in July.

“It was the reunion many thought would never happen. Graham and Damon’s relationship had become toxic by 2002. But they’ve patched up their differences and are friends again,” British tabloid The Sun quoted a source as saying.

“The group have done some rehearsals and are all chuffed with the results. They’ve decided is the time to go back out on the road,” the source added. (ANI)"


I'll believe that when I see it lol...

Merry Christmas and happy holidays you Arcadia readers :)

5 comments:

TheMadBlonde said...

Curious, please: download limit has been reached so I can't even listen, alas. Is it their version of a traditional wassail, or have they created an original wassail? It's not just idle curiosity, either. I collect wassails. Thanks in advance. -Karen

Dainon. said...

Please re-post!

Anonymous said...

You, Sir or Madam, are a god amongst men. Many thanks.

P270872 said...

Hi, I am selling Blur's 7" 'The Wassailing Song'. Would you be interested? I have been made a couple of offers around the £100 mark. You can contact me on little_p1972@hotmail.com

Patch said...

Hmmm... I may be! I need to let a mate know about it too. Especially since I'm completely skint.