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 - All I Wanna Do [Is Be With You] / Push It Along - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.30, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2023 15:17)on February 3, 2023 at 1:23 pm
PAUL WELLER All I Wanna Do [Is Be With You] / Push It Along (2008 UK limited edition AA-side 7" vinyl single. Complete with with repro 'eye' labels, the UNPLAYED vinyl comes issued in a green retro style Island Records die-cut sleeve!)
- Paul Weller - Days Of Speed - 180 Gram - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £49.99, $61.49, €55.99 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jan-2023 09:54)on February 3, 2023 at 1:23 pm
PAUL WELLER Days Of Speed (2021 UK/EU limited edition 18-track double album 2-LP, originally released in October 2001. This first ever vinyl reissue features faithful original packaging replication, with lacquers cut at London’s Metropolis Studios and pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl at MPO in France. Featuring songs from Paul's solo, Style Council and Jam catalogues. Gatefold picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)
- Paul Weller - Will Of The People - Sealed - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £49.99, $61.49, €55.99 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jan-2023 17:10)on February 3, 2023 at 1:23 pm
PAUL WELLER Will Of The People (2022 UK/EU limited edition 31-track triple album 3-LP, a collection of B-sides, rarities and remixes compiled by Paul Weller himself. Housed inside a triple gatefold picture sleeve with artwork ideas and sketches for the design provided by Paul, plus his own track-by-track liner notes. Hype sticker & factory sealed. Recommended)
- Paul Weller - Mother Ethiopia - UK - 12" vinyl - £29.99, $36.89, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 21-Dec-2022 15:07)on February 3, 2023 at 1:23 pm
PAUL WELLER Mother Ethiopia (2017 UK limited edition 3-track 12" vinyl single, die-cut picture sleeve. Three versions of a killer Afrobeat groove with backing from Stone Foundation and London based Ethiopian vocal group the Krar Collective. Although open this copy is in Near Mint condition)
- Paul Weller - An Orchestral Songbook + Booklet - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £39.99, $49.19, €44.79 (New Item) (arrived 19-Dec-2022 16:17)on February 3, 2023 at 1:23 pm
PAUL WELLER An Orchestral Songbook (2021 UK/EU limited edition 18-track double album 2-LP pressed on heavyweight black vinyl, includes career spanning songs such as English Rose, You Do Something To Me and Wild Wood, performed with Jules Buckley & the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Gatefold picture sleeve with 8-page booklet inside, hype sticker & factory sealed)
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