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Fool's Day

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Released  17 April 2010
Genre  Alternative rock
Label  Parlophone, EMI
Recorded  Early–April 2010
Length  3:27
Format  Limited edition 7" Free download

"Fool's Day" is a song by English band Blur. It was the band's first single since 2003's "Good Song". The track was released as a 7" for Record Store Day, with only 1000 copies made. On 18 April 2010, to "avoid fans having to illegally obtain an inferior copy of this track from pirate sites", the band made the song a free download on their website in both MP3 and WAV formats. The single is the first featuring guitarist Graham Coxon since 2000's "Music Is My Radar".

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Reception

Reception of the highly anticipated single was generally positive. NME reviewer Matt Wilkinson called the single "a bit bloody fantastic" in his review of the song. This Is Fake DIY's Stephen Ackroyd stated in his review that "It'd be fair to say elements of every era [of the band's sound] find themselves sitting pretty, though in such a way it still feels fresh – understated, sure, but with a touch of magic few other bands can match". The Guardian's Tim Jonze said it was "rather lovely".

Personnel

  • Damon Albarn: Vocals, Synthesizers
  • Graham Coxon: Guitar
  • Alex James: Bass Guitar
  • Dave Rowntree: Drums
  • Music video

    Despite its small release, the song had a music video. Although all direction and production in the video is unknown, it completely consists of a close-up of a record needle, playing the "Fool's Day" 7" vinyl. It was posted up onto the Parlophone YouTube page in 2010.

    References

    Fool's Day Wikipedia


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