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 - Saturns Pattern - 180gm - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $26.74, €27.99 (New Item) (arrived 15-Sep-2022 13:55)on September 28, 2022 at 8:16 pm
PAUL WELLER Saturns Pattern (2015 UK 9-track LP pressed on 180 gram Vinyl, the twelfth solo album by English singer-songwriter and musician including White Sky, Going My Way and Saturns Pattern. Housed in a glossy gatefold picture sleeve with booklet and printed inner. Although not sealed, this remains in a 'near as new' condition)
- Paul Weller - Going My Way + print - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $21.40, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jun-2022 12:08)on September 28, 2022 at 8:16 pm
PAUL WELLER Going My Way (2015 UK limited edition 7" vinyl single taken from his Saturns Pattern album, also including the non-album song I Spy, and the mail-order only 7" x 7" photo, sealed picture sleeve)
- Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern - UK - CD album - £9.99, $10.69, €11.19 (New Item) (arrived 06-Jun-2022 16:10)on September 28, 2022 at 8:16 pm
PAUL WELLER Saturns Pattern (2015 UK/EU 9-track CD album, his twelfth solo release including the singles Going My Way, I'm Where I Should Be, Pick It Up and the title track. The glossy gatefold card picture sleeve displays a little light shelfwear scuffing but the disc looks barely played and comes with the picture / lyric booklet)
- Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern - UK - CD-R acetate - Promo - £14.99, $16.04, €16.79 (New Item) (arrived 06-Jun-2022 16:12)on September 28, 2022 at 8:16 pm
PAUL WELLER Saturns Pattern (Official 2015 UK 3-track promotional CD-R for the second single and title track from his twelfth solo album, including the Radio Edit, Album Version and Instrumental. The custom stickered disc comes issued in the glossy card wallet picture sleeve)
- Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation / No Tears To Cry - Remixes - UK - CD-R acetate - Promo - £9.99, $10.69, €11.19 (New Item) (arrived 06-Jun-2022 16:16)on September 28, 2022 at 8:16 pm
PAUL WELLER Wake Up The Nation / No Tears To Cry (Official 2009 UK Island 5-track promotional CD-R including Zinc mixes of Wake Up The Nation plus Leo Zero mixes of No Tears To Cry. The custom printed disc comes issued in the PVC wallet with picture / tracklisting insert)
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