Blur bassist Alex James is confident the British band will reform for one final album, after holding talks with estranged guitarist Graham Coxon. Coxon parted ways with James, frontman and Gorillaz creator Damon Albarn, and drummer DAVE ROWNTREE in 2002 and has since said he has no intention of returning to the fold. But James is confident Coxon, who is enjoying a successful solo career, will change his mind and allow Blur to split for good on a high note. He says, "I've got high hopes that Blur will have a happy four-piece ending. I think it would be a shame if it didn't, really. "I think we'd all like to make another record. We'd all like to do it with Graham. I've been talking to Graham a bit and hopefully I can persuade him. I'm going to have to beg him, though. "I still don't think we've made our best record yet. That's one of the things you get when you're a musician. You think, 'I'm going to do something brilliant in a minute.' If you don't think that, you've got to stop."