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Encyclopedia > Country House (song)
"Country House"
Single cover
Single by Blur
from the album The Great Escape
Released 14 August 1995 (UK)
Format vinyl record (7"), Cassette tape and 2 CDs
Recorded 1995
Genre Britpop
Length 3:57
Label Food / EMI
Producer Stephen Street
Chart Positions
Professional reviews
  • All Music Guide
Blur Singles Chronology
"To The End"
(1994)
"Country House"
(1995)
"The Universal"
(1995)

"Country House" is a song by the band Blur. It was released as a single in 1995 and was also on the album The Great Escape. It was the first of Blur's singles to reach #1 in the UK singles chart (a feat only achieved once more by the band, with "Beetlebum"). The song is about a man who lives a boring life in his expensive country house. Download high resolution version (808x705, 166 KB) This is an album cover. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Cover of Blur: The Best Of - Clockwise from top left: Coxon, James, Rowntree, Albarn Blur is the name of a British rock band. ... The Great Escape is the fourth album by Blur. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 33⅓ LP vinyl record album The vinyl record is a type of gramophone record, most popular from the 1950s to the 1990s, that was most commonly used for mass-produced recordings of music. ... For the meaning of cassette in genetics, see cassette (genetics). ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... Britpop is a British alternative rock movement from the mid 1990s, characterised with the appearance of bands who borrowed many influences from 1960s and 1970s while creating big and catchy hooks, as well as the glamour of earlier pop stardom and the sense that they were creating the soundtrack to... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Hammersmith, London, in the United Kingdom and with operations in over 25 other countries. ... In the music industry, a record producer is responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Stephen Street is a music producer best known for his work with The Smiths in the 1980s and Blur in the 1990s. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Cover of Blur: The Best Of - Clockwise from top left: Coxon, James, Rowntree, Albarn Blur is the name of a British rock band. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cover of Blur: The Best Of - Clockwise from top left: Coxon, James, Rowntree, Albarn Blur is the name of a British rock band. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Great Escape is the fourth album by Blur. ... Beetlebum is a song by the band Blur. ... In Britain (and also in Ireland) the term country house generally refers to a large house which was built on an agricultural estate as the private residence of the landowner. ...


The video for the single was directed by Damien Hirst and featured Keith Allen and Matt Lucas. It was nominated for Best Video in the 1996 Brit Awards. Damien Hirst Damien Hirst (born June 7, 1965 in Bristol) is a British artist and probably the most famous of the group that has been dubbed Young British Artists (or YBAs). ... Keith Allen (born 2 September 1953 in Swansea, Wales) is a British comedian, actor, singer and writer. ... Matt Lucas, (born 30th April 1974), is a British comedy actor who studied Drama at Bristol University. ... The Spice Girls perfoming at the Brit Awards, 1997 The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ...

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Blur vs. Oasis

The song received a great deal of attention when Blur's label Food Records moved the original release date to be on the same day as Oasis' "Roll With It". The British media had already reported an intense rivalry between the two bands and this clash of releases was seen as a battle for the number one spot. "Country House" won Blur the battle ("Roll With It" coming in at No. 2) but they lost the war as The Great Escape was beaten by Oasis' album (What's the Story) Morning Glory on sales. Incidentally, "Country House" features the lines "He's got morning glory/And life's a different story" which may well have been a jab at Oasis. Food Records is the record label of Blur, Jesus Jones and Dubstar. ... The bands nucleus - The Gallagher brothers Noel and Liam - in a rare moment of laughter Oasis is a British rock band, originally formed in Manchester. ... Roll With It is a song by British rock group Oasis written by their lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. ... (Whats the Story) Morning Glory? is a 1995 album by rock band Oasis. ...


Single track listings

7" / Cassette tape

  1. "Country House"
  2. "One Born Every Minute"

CD1

  1. "Country House"
  2. "One Born Every Minute"
  3. "To The End (with Françoise Hardy)"

One of many compilations Françoise Hardy (b. ...

CD2

Recorded at Mile End Stadium, 17 June 1995 Mile End Stadium, situated in Mile End Park, east London, comprises of an athletics stadium and a number of floodlit Astroturf football pitches and basketball courts. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  1. "Country House (Live)"
  2. "Girls & Boys (Live)"
  3. "Parklife (Live)"
  4. "For Tomorrow (Live)"

Trivia

A giant candlestick, used as a prop in the video for "Country House" was sold on eBay in March, 2005 for £92 (though it had been valued at up to £500) [1]. The title of this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...

Band members: Damon Albarn | (Graham Coxon) | Alex James | Dave Rowntree

Albums: Leisure | Modern Life Is Rubbish | Parklife | The Great Escape | Blur | 13 | Think Tank Cover of Blur: The Best Of - Clockwise from top left: Coxon, James, Rowntree, Albarn Blur is the name of a British rock band. ... Albarn singing in the video for Beetlebum Damon Albarn (born March 23, 1968), (Leytonstone, London) is a British vocalist who is most famous as the lead singer of the rock band Blur. ... Graham Coxon singing in the video to Blurs Tender Graham Coxon (born Graham Leslie Coxon on 12 March 1969, in Rinteln, West Germany) is best known as the former guitarist in the British band Blur. ... Alex James, 2003 James was part of The Idlers University Challenge team in 2005 Steven Alexander James (born on 21 November 1968 in Bournemouth, England), popularly known as Alex James, is the brilliant and sexy bass player in the band Blur, and is one of the members of Fat... Dave Rowntree (born on 8 May 1964) is the drummer in the band Blur. ... Leisure was the first album by Blur, released in August 1991 and making # 7 in the UK. The US version of the album had some differences. ... Modern Life Is Rubbish is the second album by the British rock band Blur, released on May 10 1993. ... Parklife is a Britpop album by the band Blur, released on April 25, 1994 (see 1994 in music). ... The Great Escape is the fourth album by Blur. ... Blur is the fifth album by Blur, first release in 1997. ... 13 is the sixth album by British rock band Blur, first released in 1999. ... Think Tank is an album by the British rock band Blur, released in 2003. ...


Compilations:The Special Collectors Edition | 10 Year Anniversary Box Set | Bustin' + Dronin' | Blur: The Best Of 10 Year Anniversary Box Set is a box set by the band Blur released in limited qualities on August 17, 1999. ... Bustin + Dronin is a remix compilation/live album by the band Blur. ... Blur: The Best of is a greatest hits compilation by Blur released on CD, cassette tape, MiniDisc, double 12 vinyl record, DVD and VHS. The CD album includes 18 of Blurs 23 singles from 1990 to 2000. ...


See also: Britpop | Gorillaz | Fat Les | Stephen Street Britpop is a British alternative rock movement from the mid 1990s, characterised with the appearance of bands who borrowed many influences from 1960s and 1970s while creating big and catchy hooks, as well as the glamour of earlier pop stardom and the sense that they were creating the soundtrack to... Gorillaz: Russel, Noodle, 2D and Murdoc Gorillaz is an animated hip-hop/dark pop collective or supergroup and virtual band, comprising four animated band members: 2D (né Stu-pot - vocals, keyboards), Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitars) and Russel Hobbs (drums, percussion). ... Fat Les was a British band consisting of Alex James, the bassist from Blur; actor Keith Allen; and artist Damien Hirst. ... Stephen Street is a music producer best known for his work with The Smiths in the 1980s and Blur in the 1990s. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Country house - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2421 words)
Most country houses have large grounds comprised of a garden in the immediate vicinity of the house, and a larger park beyond the garden which is grazed by animals, but also has aesthetic and recreational purposes.
A country house is typically several hundred metres from any other houses, but it may be close to the centre of a village or even close to the centre of a small town.
Also, many country house owners and members of their families served as Lord Lieutenants and Justices of the Peace, and local courts were still sometimes held in country houses well into the 19th century; this practice was a holdover from the Medieval manor courts.
Country House (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (459 words)
"Country House" was the first of Blur's singles to reach #1 in the UK Singles Chart (a feat only achieved once more by the band, with "Beetlebum").
The song is about a man who retires to an expensive country house to escape the pressures of the city.
After the song's release, two other people connected with it bought country houses: in 2005, the video's director Damien Hirst bought Toddington Manor, a Grade I country house in Gloucestershire, and in 1998, Noel Gallagher of Oasis moved to the countryside.
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