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 - At The BBC - UK - 4-CD set - £35.00, $44.10, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 25-May-2022 17:20)on May 27, 2022 at 10:50 pm
PAUL WELLER At The BBC (2008 UK 74-track digitally remastered 4-CD set, comprising a stunning collection of exclusive BBC sessions & live concert recordings from 1990–2008. The first two discs feature key session recordings from 1992–08including 40 unreleased versions & many with interview snippets & Paul's song introductions, whilst the other two discs feature 34 of the best live concert tracks from six BBC-recorded shows from 1990–98, including an early solo gig at the Town & Country club in December 1990. Comes housed in a hardback book-style digipak with hype sticker & an integral 64-page picture booklet containing extensive liner notes, interviews with Weller, Noel Gallagher, Bobby Gillespie, Tim Burgess, Steve White plus scores of rare & unseen photos from the Lawrence Watson archive. Although not sealed, this remains in a really nice condition)
- Paul Weller - Pick It Up - UK - CD-R acetate - Promo - £14.99, $18.89, €17.69 (New Item) (arrived 01-Apr-2022 15:07)on May 27, 2022 at 10:50 pm
PAUL WELLER Pick It Up (2015 UK 3-track promotional only CD-R for the single taken from his Saturns Pattern album, including the Radio Edit, Album and Instrumental versions. The custom stickered disc is issued within a glossy card wallet picture sleeve)
- Paul Weller - Music From The Film Jawbone - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $37.79, €35.39 (Back In Stock) (arrived 04-Mar-2022 14:44)on May 27, 2022 at 10:50 pm
PAUL WELLER Music From The Film Jawbone (2017 UK/EU 6-track vinyl LP, an original score by Paul Weller for the Johnny Harris film. This album is a collection quite unlike anything else from Paul Weller’s extensive discography as you can hear on the album’s sprawling 21-minute opener ‘Jimmy / Blackout’, an experimental sound collage which provides much of the film’s score and underlying mood. Retro-style flipback picture sleeve factory sealed from new)
- Paul Weller - Music From The Film Jawbone - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $25.19, €23.59 (New Item) (arrived 04-Mar-2022 14:51)on May 27, 2022 at 10:50 pm
PAUL WELLER Music From The Film Jawbone (2017 UK/EU 6-track vinyl LP, an original score by Paul Weller for the Johnny Harris film. This album is a collection quite unlike anything else from Paul Weller’s extensive discography as you can hear on the album’s sprawling 21-minute opener ‘Jimmy / Blackout’, an experimental sound collage which provides much of the film’s score and underlying mood. Retro-style flipback picture sleeve. Although not sealed, this example remains in a 'near as new' condition)
- Paul Weller - Fat Pop (Volume 1) - Red Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £79.99, $100.79, €94.39 (New Item) (arrived 07-Mar-2022 11:39)on May 27, 2022 at 10:50 pm
PAUL WELLER Fat Pop (2021 UK Limited 'Webstore Exclusive' Edition 12-track Red Vinyl LP issue of his sixteenth studio album which has special guest appearances from Lia Metcalfe [The Mysterines], Andy Fairweather Low, Paul’s daughter Leah and Hannah Peel, including the single Shades Of Blue. Complete with a download code voucher, the vinyl is brand new UNPLAYED housed in the flipback picture sleeve which remains sealed within its hype-stickered shrinkwrap)
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