available on the following formats:
A1. Cosmic Fringes
A3. Fat Pop
A4. Shades Of Blue
A5. Glad Times
A6. Cobweb / Connections
B2. That Pleasure
B4. Moving Canvas
B5. In Better Times
B6. Still Glides The Stream
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.
During spring last year, after his tour dates were postponed, Paul Weller needed something else to focus on. With many ideas for new songs stored on his phone, Paul started to record them on his own with just vocals, piano and guitar which he’d send to his core band members (drummer Ben Gordelier, Steve Craddock on guitar and bassist Andy Crofts) to add their parts. Despite it being strange not being together, it kept the wheels rolling and sanity prevailing. The band reconvened at Weller’s Black Barn studio in Surrey when restrictions were lifted to finish the work with the shape of the album becoming clear to all.
Fat Pop (Volume 1) – Paul adding the “Volume 1” to keep options open for a second volume in the future – is a diverse selection of sounds. No one style dominates. There’s the synth-heavy, future-wave strut of Cosmic Fringes, the stately balladeering of Still Glides The Stream (co-written with Steve Cradock), the chunky percussive groove of Moving Canvas (a tribute to Iggy Pop no less), and the kind of dramatic immediate pop symphonies on Failed, True and Shades of Blue with which Paul Weller has hooked in generation after generation of devotee.
As ever, Fat Pop, sees a number of guests contributing including Lia Metcalfe, the young Liverpudlian singer with The Mysterines who combines her tremendous vocal as well as a song writing credit to True. Andy Fairweather Low adds his distinctive vocals to superfly strutting Testify and Paul’s daughter Leah co-wrote and features on the classic 3 minute pop kitchen sink drama Shades Of Blue which will be the first single taken from the album. Hannah Peel is back in the fray adding her classic string scores to Cobweb Connections and Still Glides The Stream.
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- Paul Weller - From The Floorboards Up - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $28.20, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 21-May-2021 16:38)on June 15, 2021 at 3:45 am
PAUL WELLER From The Floorboards Up (2005 UK limited edition 2-track 7" single pressed on Green and Orange Marbled Vinyl; including the non album recording 'Oranges & Rosewater', presented in a stickered PVC sleeve) *Strictly Limited to 4000 Copies Only*
- Paul Weller - On Sunset Remixes - Sealed - UK - 12" vinyl - £19.99, $28.19, €23.19 (New Item) (arrived 07-Apr-2021 13:08)on June 15, 2021 at 3:45 am
PAUL WELLER On Sunset Remixes (2020 UK limited edition 5-track 12" EP pressed on Special Heavyweight Vinyl, featuring remixes of stand out tracks from Paul Weller's recent critically acclaimed No 1 album On Sunset, an eclectic collection of remixers chosen by Paul himself. Housed in a picture sleeve which remains factory sealed from new in the hype-stickered shrink)
- Paul Weller - On Sunset - Picture Disc - UK - picture disc LP - £39.99, $56.39, €46.39 (New Item) (arrived 17-Feb-2021 12:55)on June 15, 2021 at 3:45 am
PAUL WELLER On Sunset (2020 UK/EU super limited edition 2-LP Picture Disc set, this format exclusively available online and not in retail stores. Housed inside a double-pocket clear sleeve with large hype sticker and download code included. Fifteenth studio album by the English singer-songwriter. 'On Sunset' is described as 'a soul album. At the same time it's also an electronic album, an orchestral album, an album packed with masterly pop songs and heart-tugging ballads, andanalbum filled with touches of experimentalism.' It's also an album that sees Weller taking a rare glance into the rear-view mirror as he speeds into the 2020s)
- Paul Weller - Have You Made Up Your Mind - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 15-Mar-2021 12:07)on June 15, 2021 at 3:45 am
PAUL WELLER Have You Made Up Your Mind (2008 UK limited edition 7" vinyl single taken from the '22 Dreams' album, also including Rip The Pages Up [Lynch Mob Mix], housed in the in front-laminated flipback picture sleeve. The shows just a little shelfwear and the vinyl appears in near 'as new' condition)
- Paul Weller - Illumination - UK - 2-disc CD/DVD set - £12.00, $16.92, €13.92 (Back In Stock) (arrived 15-Mar-2021 16:42)on June 15, 2021 at 3:45 am
PAUL WELLER Illumination (2002 UK limited edition 17-track 2-disc set comprised of the 13-track CD album plus Bonus DVD featuring 3 songs filmed live at the 'Route Of Kings' Hyde Park, London on 28th July 2002 and the video for 'It's Written In The Stars', housed in the stickered fold-out digipak with unique magnetic seal! ISOM33CDL)
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