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Heliocentric

10 April 2000 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 10 April 2000
  • Release Date: 10 April 2000
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2000 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.
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  • Total Length: 48:07
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  • ASIN: B001KRS6IU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,896 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
Paul has always had a solo obsession with the sun. Here it has illuminated him into a much needed change of direction after the raucous Heavy Soul. It's better produced, better thought out, and better played, as if to compensate the sometimes jarring aspects of it's rough and ready predecessor. More laid back and accoustic, but nevertheless essential, Heliocentric is a shining example of the man with his back against the wall, coming up with the goods.
Not that there isn't time for rocking out. There's No Drinking After You're Dead leaps out of the speakers like nothing heard from Paul in the last twenty years. He's The Keeper is a tad slower, but never fails to grab the attention, and is well worth checking out live.
TSC rear their head in the beligerent shanty A Whale's Tale, which while upbeat is probably the weakest song on the album. With some fans this competes with Sweet Pea, his ode to his daughter Leah. You either love or hate it. It's quite a nice jaunty little tune, and pleasant enough, but was a mistake as a single. Back in the fire almost goes back to Wild Wood, dreamy and surreal, with almost a touch of hip hop in the production technique. Picking Up Sticks is a great piece of psychadelia, addictive and interspersed with what is more a drum break, than a solo, it benefits from shifting up a gear into a funked up jam at the end.
The real strengths lie in the ballads though. Frightened shows the vulnerable Paul in a way he's not shown before, and it's charming. Dust and Rocks is a high spot, tender and warm, it also boasts what is perhaps the finest outro of Weller's career. With Time and Temperance shows the Nick Drake influence to the full, while exploring the marriage break up yet again. Then there's Loveless.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By fortune-grenada@netscape.com on 16 April 2000
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Heliocentric thankfully still confirms Weller as one of Britains'best songwriters. True,this latest offering does not quite reach the heights of "Wildwood" or Stanley Road", but it's certainly miles better than the patchy "Heavy Soul" album from '97. The three year hiatus seems to have done Weller some good. The tracks "With Time and Temperance" and "Picking up Sticks" are mellow and reflective in their mood, but never dull. "Back in the Fire" shows he has lost none of his lyrical edge, and the brilliantly titled "There's no Drinking after you're Dead" will surely have all fans of The Jam dusting off their old Union Jack Blazers. With each play Heliocentric gets better and reveals more depth with each listen. Special nods must go to the Ocean Colour Scene boys for their contributions and the ever reliable Steve White on drums. As for the "Modfather" himself this album shows him moving away from his traditional R"n"B tinged rock to more acoustic guitar or piano driven songs, which suggests Weller is perhaps writing the music he wants to make rather than what he thinks he should be making. As for those who thinks his fire has really gone out should perhaps catch him on tour in the next few months.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 May 2000
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Yet again Mr Weller has shown that he can 'move-on'and produce another excellent album. It took me a good couple of times to appreciate the album for what it is. Really quite mellow, I love it! He just seems to keep on writing excellent songs. He is way ahead of his audience and it is us die hard fans whose ears need to keep up with his ever-changing moods!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 April 2000
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When I heard that this was going to be a more acoustic based affair in the style of Wildwood I naturally had high expectations. However if you love Wildwood take these expectations down a few notches and you've good a pretty good serviceable album. Probably on a par with Stanley Road and Heavy Soul though on the first few listen's lacking some of the former's memorable melodies and anything to match the latter's fantastic 'Up in Suze's Room'. However the string arrangements by Robert Kirby are superb and really enhance the songs they adorn. Whales Tale sounds like The Band in their prime and the closing track is worth the price of admission alone. Weller is still on top of his game most of the time here even though he can't spell 'their' on the handwritten lyric sheet. Shouldn't have bunked off those school lessons to sharpen up those musical skills Mr Weller. Glad you did though!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By randallsmedley@ukonline.co.uk on 10 May 2000
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Like many others who, on their first listen to this album, thought "Hmmmm... I'm not sure", this album takes a bit of listening to until the quality and class become evident. Once past this initial obstacle, the tracks grow and grow until the album is unrecognisable from when you first listened. I cannot stress enough, you really do have to give it time, but you will be well rewarded ! I am ( and always will be ) a die-hard Weller fan, right from the early days with Bruce and Rick where he was head strong and not afraid to voice his opinions, right through to his current work which just oozes class and sophistication, but I would not hesitate in recommending this album to anyone who knows good music when they hear it. Long live the Modfather and may he continue to make our lives more bearable !
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