Listen to two new Blur live performances, including songs not played since 1992

Yesterday, to celebrate the release of career box-set 21 and in anticipation of their performance at the Olympics closing ceremony, Blur performed twice on BBC Radio.

First, they stopped by at the BBC’s North London Maida Vale studio, performing new songs ‘Under the Westway’ and ‘The Puritan’, as well as rare highlights from their back catalogue (as Consequence of Sound point out, it marks a first ever live outing for 13‘s ‘Caramel’, and only the second ever for B-side ‘Young and Lovely’). They then played a longer set for BBC Radio 2, featuring more established favourites such as ‘Tracy Jacks’, ‘Beetlebum’, ‘End of a Century’ and ‘Popscene’. There is, however, room for the first airing of ‘Mr. Briggs’ since 1992. You can listen to the Maida Vale session here, and the Radio 2 set here.

Maida Vale tracklist:

The Puritan
Caramel (First ever live performance)
Trimm Trabb
Young & Lovely (First performance since 1999, second performance ever)
Under The Westway

BBC Radio 2 tracklist:
Tracy Jacks
Out of Time
Young & Lovely
End of a Century
Mr. Briggs (First performance since 1992)
This Is a Low
Under The Westway
For Tomorrow
The Universal



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