Blur Catalogue Getting Remastered by Stephen Street
Published Feb 27, 2012The Blur reunion recently delivered the new song "Under the Westway," with no definite plans for a new album, but producer Stephen Street has revealed that he's in the midst of dusting off the Britpop quartet's back catalogue.
Speaking with Louder Than War [via Consequence of Sound], the studio whiz, who worked with the group from 1991's Leisure up to their self-titled LP in 1997, admitted he's been having fun revisiting the tracks, but at present there's no concrete info on when we can expect some reissues.
"It's just great to listen to the tapes and think that now they sound so much better," he said. "They sound fuller, and wider, and I'm really pleased to be focusing on it. I'm really chuffed as a producer how it's sounding."
Despite the trip down memory lane, Street doesn't anticipate he will be brought back on board as a producer if the band decided to lay down another full-length, which would be their first since 2003's Think Tank. The producer actually questions whether there will be a new disc at all. He did, however, admit that his successor, William Orbit, could be producing a studio version of their newly unveiled tune.
"I've not been approached about a new record and I doubt I will be, I don't think we should assume that they'll make an album, I got the impression that they don't want the pressure of having to make a new record," Street said. "Obviously I would love to be asked to produce them again, but I don't know, they haven't asked me to do the 'Under the Westway' track -- William Orbit is involved apparently -- but I don't know."