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 - Classic Album Selection - UK - box set - £19.99, $27.39, €23.39 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2021 14:07)on September 27, 2021 at 8:12 pm
PAUL WELLER Classic Album Selection (2014 UK 62-track 5-CD set comprising the Paul Weller, Wildwood, Stanley Road, Heavy Soul and Heliocentric albums. All five albums are individually held in gatefold card picture sleeves and housed together in an outer picture slipcase. Although not sealed, the case, sleeves and discs are Near Mint)
- Paul Weller - That Dangerous Age - UK - 7" vinyl - £9.99, $13.69, €11.69 (New Item) (arrived 13-Aug-2021 15:21)on September 27, 2021 at 8:12 pm
PAUL WELLER That Dangerous Age (2012 UK limited edition 2-track 7" vinyl single taken from his 'Sonik Kicks' album, includes the Matt Helders [Arctic Monkeys] remix, deluxe picture sleeve)
- Paul Weller - Fat Pop - Yellow Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $41.09, €35.09 (New Item) (arrived 17-May-2021 11:37)on September 27, 2021 at 8:12 pm
PAUL WELLER Fat Pop (2021 UK/EU limited edition 12-track LP pressed on Yellow Vinyl exclusively for independent record stores. With guests contributing including Lia Metcalfe, singer with The Mysterines, Andy Fairweather Low, Paul’s daughter Leah, and Hannah Peel. Includes Cosmic Fringes and Shades Of Blue. Retro-style flipback picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)
- Paul Weller - Fat Pop - Sealed - UK - cassette album - £14.99, $20.54, €17.54 (New Item) (arrived 17-May-2021 11:44)on September 27, 2021 at 8:12 pm
PAUL WELLER Fat Pop (2021 UK/EU limited edition indie exclusive Yellow shell & blue paper label cassette album featuring 12-tracks. Housed inside a clear case with J-card fold-out inlay picture sleeve, factory sealed from new)
- Paul Weller - Fat Pop - 6 x 7-inch Box Set - Sealed - UK - 7" box set - £129.99, $178.09, €152.09 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2021 15:12)on September 27, 2021 at 8:12 pm
PAUL WELLER Fat Pop (2021 UK/EU super limited edition 6 x 7-inch Box Set - a fan store exclusive format in a one-off edition of just 1000 copies, never to be re-pressed. This sold out on pre-orders within one day of its announcement! Features the full 12-track album spread across six individual 7" singles, housed inside a lift-off lid picture box. Hype sticker & factory sealed)
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