This Limited Edition CD + DVD version comes in gatefold packaging that displays any one of four images depending on how it is folded shut.
Drop an anvil at the recording of Demon Days
, the celeb-packed second album from Gorillaz the Technicolor front for Blur's Damon Albarn, producer Dan the Automator, artist Jamie Hewlett, and rapper Del Tha Funky Homosapien and you'd probably have crushed a half-dozen B-list musicians, a couple of style icons, and the odd Hollywood star besides. Given that it's been co-produced by Dangermouse, creator of copyright-flaunting hip-hop epic The Grey Album
, you'd be right to suspect many of these are rappers: Daisy Age legends De La Soul add zing to the tweaked disco-hop of "Feel Good Inc", while Roots Manuva adds a touch of brooding introspection to the juddering "All Alone". But there's some strange surprises, too: a cameo from Dennis Hopper, whose monologue on "Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head" is an eerie highlight; ex-Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder, who rambles along enjoyably on "DARE" even though he never gets much further than announcing the song's title; or the welcome return of Neneh Cherry, who joins Albarn in song with a snatch of Salt N Pepa's "Push It" on the menacing "Kids with Guns". A dark return from these dedicated culture vultures, but thankfully, not at the expense of their cartoonish pop presence. --Louis Pattison
'Demon Days' is the second album by bizarre cartoon concept band Gorillaz. With a dizzying array of guest stars including De La Soul and Roots Manuva, the album takes jazz, indie and hip-hop elements and melds it into a sleek, unique sound that sounds fresh and innovative. Includes the single 'Feel Good Inc'. This version includes a DVD in colllectors Digipack/Slip case