Wednesday, 23 December 2009

No distance left to run DVD pre-order

It's now available at for pre-order, price is 12.98 pounds. It will be released on february 1.

Also in: (18.49 euros)

Monday, 21 December 2009

Japanese release info of "No distance left to run"

On cinemas next 23, 24 and 25 january.

DVD will be released
on 1 february and it will include the following:

Disc 1: No distance left to run
Disc 2: Live at Hyde Park

Hope it will arrive to Spain soon, too...

Thanks to ricca from Graham Coxon's Uk forums.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

NME reveals some of the Blur documentary stuff

This week's issue explains a bit of the content that No distance left to run includes, all taken from an advanced screening watched exclusively by NME.

Blur talk about the reasons that led Graham to leave the band in 2002 during the recording sessions of Think Tank. Damon Albarn explains: "I didn't want to do it, I had Gorillaz - and then he [Coxon] didn't turn up".

Graham Coxon states for his part that he couldn't do it due to going to the rehab centre The Priory to deal with a growing alcohol problem, admitting that drinking "was how I used to protect my feelings".

As it's been officialy announced and also posted in The Kiss of morning, No distance left to run will be next 19 of january on UK cinemas.

Thanks to 2-J for the scan ;)

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Graham is open to Blur suggestions next year

Graham told NME about two weeks ago he's open to suggestions next year... Will that mean a possible Blur re-return? I've opened a new poll! I'm optimistic, and you?

Blur documentary "No distance left to run"

As most of you might already know, 19 january 2010 will see the release of this documentary commemorating band's 20th anniversary. It is expected to be on UK cinemas only.

It was filmed during rehearsals for the summer tour, which marked the first time in nine years Damon Albarn, Alex James, Graham Coxon and Dave Rowntree played all together.

The documentary also features unseen archive footage of the highs and lows of the British band.

You can watch the trailer online on the following sites:

Thursday, 3 December 2009

The Barbican... Stunning gig

I'm finally back home from English lands. My review comes a bit late due to my travelling, nevertheless better late than never. I’m not sure how to start up… I’m looking for the right words to describe it all: amazing or awesome could fit in, though my saying that gig is amazing or awesome is an understatement.

It was definitely a great gig, totally praiseworthy, mainly because of instrument variety, the musicians quality and professionality, the sensibility they put on performing the record and the excellent hall acoustics. Moreover, I’d specially like to remark Graham’s voice. I’ve only saw him twice as solo artist (including this gig), the other was at the Astoria back in 2006, anyway I think in this one it was in a very good state and he did a perfect intonation throughout all the show in his singing. He’s also a guitar ace, so professional and creative like he only could be.

Natasha Marsh’s voice really made my skin crawl and the rest of chorus girls were incredible. Robyn Hitchock was the perfect guitar fellow for Graham. Owen’s presence was both nostalgic and enchanting. I have to recognize the drummer was so good and powerful that enriched the songs to unsuspected levels, as well as the bass, percussions, the dilruba and the rest of the power acoustic ensemble. Its variety of sounds was simply perfect.

Regarding the set, Tripping over was astounding (perhaps one of my favourites live). Also were In the morning, If you want me, Sorrow’s army, November, Feel alright, Brave the storm and… To sum it up, I think there’s no song in the record I dislike after listening all played live in such a way. That’s impossible. All songs from The spinning top sounded magic, improved, renewed, with a great live sound thanks to the different instruments used and the hall’s acoustics as I said before. The encore was so full of nostalgic, perfect for me, just loved to sit there listening to that Coxon's guitar solo acoustic performance with Latte, It ain’t no lie and Baby you’re out of your mind… This last one of my favourite songs ever. I couldn't help having an broad and sincere smile drawn on my face during all the show. Every time I clapped my hands it was such an enthusiastic gesture that truly came up from the deepness of my soul. I mean, you can clap your hands when it is required, to be polite or so, but this time it was not a requirement, Graham really deserved it. I don’t know if I am making sense… Anyway, I enjoyed it so much, was so excited all the time I could say this has been the best and most thrilling gig in a long looong time, and believe me, I‘ve been and usually go to a lot of gigs. I think if Graham had seen my completely prat facial expression during the show he would have laughed a lot hehe.

If I had to mark this show I would put a 9/10. I would repeat it… If he would announce more dates. I just don’t have words… I can only say: Brilliant Graham Coxon power acoustic ensemble.

Cameras weren't allowed in the auditorium, that is neither pictures nor recordings during the performace, despite of this I managed to take as much pics as I could, most of them without flash though still quite acceptable. I recorded some videos but the only one who has got a minimum good sound quality was the Brave the storm one though I didn't filmed the entire song. Enjoy:

The Graham Coxon power acoustic ensemble were:
Graham Coxon - Vocals, guitar
Graham Fox - Drums
Gareth Davies - Bass, strings
Lucy Parnall - Vocals
Jen Clayton - Vocals
Owen Thomas - Bass
Louis Vause - Piano
Ranbir - Dilruba
Bee2 - Percussion
Special Guests:
Robyn Hitchcock - Guitars
Martin Carthy - Acoustic guitar
Natasha Marsh - Vocals
Max Eastley - The arch