Paul Weller An Orchestrated Songbook - Paul Weller with Jules Buckley & the BBC Symphony Orchestra Polydor CD Pre-Order
Paul Weller Fat Pop The 16th full length album from the legendary Paul Weller! We may be cursed to be in the midst a global pandemic, buffeted by all of its stresses and pain. But everyone knows that art provides succour, that music is the most reliable balm. And for many there is further significant comfort to be drawn from the knowledge that Paul Weller is in the midst of an unbelievably prolific purple patch. Paul Weller will not let us down when we need him most. On May 14th, Paul Weller releases his 16 th solo album since his self-titled debut in 1992, his fourth in as many years and his second in just under twelve months following June 2020’s magnificent, chart-topping On Sunset. It’s not hyperbole to state that this new album, titled Fat Pop (Volume 1), is among his most compelling collections, bar none, including all of his era-defining work in the 1970s and ‘80s with The Jam and The Style Council. It’s an absolute scorcher. When lockdown was declared in March 2020, Paul Weller decided immediately that he wanted something to focus on, since it seemed unlikely he’d be able to tour On Sunset as planned that summer. “I had lots of ideas stored up on my phone,” he explains down that same handset, speaking from outside his London home, “and at least this gave me an opportunity to develop them.” So he started to record songs on his own, doing just vocals, piano and guitar, then sending those sound files to his core band members such as drummer Ben Gordelier, Steve Cradock on guitar and various other instruments, and bassist Andy Crofts for them to add their parts. “It was a bit weird not being together, but at least it kept the wheels rolling. I’d have gone potty otherwise.” Polydor CD | LP
Paul Weller In Another Room Not sure if we'll see any of this one, for now click the Notify me button, just in case! Ghost Box is very proud to present a new EP by Paul Weller. The eclecticism of his career goes without saying and in Ghost Box Weller finds the perfect home to explore his interest in experimental tape music and early electronics. The four tracks here though are more than just experiments. Tape manipulation, field recordings and instrumental passages are artfully arranged to create a gently uncanny and psychedelic atmosphere. During the final piece Rejoice the abstraction starts to resolve into a more conventional and joyful group sound. No sooner has the melody taken shape when it suddenly collapses, deepening the magic and mystery of the whole work. In part this is musique concre?te in the tradition of Pierre Schaeffer. The “sonic art” of Trevor Wishart being perhaps a closer parallel. Unlike the mid-century pioneers of avant garde music, Weller introduces subtle melodic elements and ghostly fragments of song. Pianos drift in from next-door rooms with an atmosphere not unlike the work of Virginia Astley. The resulting impression is melancholy and reflective with a dreamlike sense of loss. Ghost Box
Paul Weller As Is Now Disc One 1. Blink And You'll Miss It 2. Paper Smile 3. Come On / Let's Go 4. Here's The Good News 5. The Start Of Forever 6. Pan 7. All On A Misty Morning 8. From The Floorboards Up 9. I Wanna Make It Alright 10. Savages 11. Fly Little Bird 12. Roll Along Summer 13. Bring Back The Funk (Pt 1 & 2) 14. The Pebble And The Boy Disc Two - DVD 1. 3 Tracks Live In The Studio 2. 10 Minute Documentary Interview (Making Of The Album) V2 CD
Paul Weller True Meanings The fourteenth full length album from Paul Weller, rapidly following on from his critically acclaimed 2017 album A Kind Revolution. ‘True Meanings’ is a record unlike any he has ever made before. It is not “a departure”, in the sense that soul bearing, melancholic songs have always been an important part of what he does: from ‘English Rose’, to ‘Brand New Start’, right up to ‘The Ballad Of Jimmy McCabe’ from last year’s ‘Jawbone’ soundtrack. But never, ever before has he allowed himself an entire album to exhibit this side of his song-writing, or presented them quite like this. Parlophone CD | LP
Paul Weller Woo Se Mama 7" single from Paul Weller's 2017 album A Kind Revolution. An uplifting and funk inspired track with 60's soul sirents PP Arnold and Madeline Bell. Includes an exclusive B-side of a cover of Eddir Floyd's I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) which was recorded live at Black Barn Studios. Parlophone 7"
Paul Weller Pick It Up 7" of one of the standout tracks from Paul Weller's recent album Saturns Pattern with a dub version on the B-side! 7"
Paul Weller Saturns Pattern [7"] 7" featuring the title track from Paul Weller's new album backed by an exclusive B side! Parlophone 7"
Paul Weller A Kind Revolution We've got a handful of A1 posters to give away with the album, you just need to pay a little extra for P&P. The thirteenth solo studio album from the legendary singer songwriter Paul Weller. The gravelly R&B stomp of opening track ‘Woo Sé Mama’ is a peacock-suited nod to Dr John, while ‘Long Long Road’ finds him in familiar blue-eyed balladeering mode. Yet ‘A Kind Revolution’ never stays in one place long enough to be pigeonholed as one thing or the other. For proof of that, you need look no further than his choice of guest stars – perhaps only Weller could coax Robert Wyatt out of retirement for the jazzy ‘She Moves With The Fayre’, then rope in Boy George for the pulsating disco-funk of ‘One Tear’. Parlophone 10" | CD | LP
Paul Weller Wake Up The Nation (10th Anniversary Remastered Edition) A 10th anniversary remastered edition of the 2010, Mercy Prize nominated album from Paul Weller. Reflecting the urgency and claustrophobia of city life, the record dispensed with the acoustic, folky and pastoral influences of Weller’s recent work and introduced more jagged rock styles with angry, urban and metallic influences – Diamond Dogs, Low-period Bowie riffs. Very experimental, mostly short songs but with a sense of adventure – often packing a suite’s worth of twists into one song – the updated New Orleans shuffle meets bonkers music hall of Many of the left turns arrive via the arrangements – witness the careening chaos after the chorus of Grasp & Still Connect, or the mutating psychedelia of Andromeda Amongst the experimentation though, Jam fans will love the tightly wound collaboration with Bruce Foxton on Fast Car/Slow Traffic, the dense dangerous heartbeat and militaristic sound collage of 7&3 Is the Strikers Name (featuring My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields). UMC / Island CD