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Paul Weller [CD]

Paul Weller Audio CD
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Modern Classics; the title said it all, really. A little tongue in cheek, perhaps, but he had a point. In just eight years as a solo artist, Paul Weller had created a body of work that not only matched the very best of his previous groups’ output, but also put him toe to toe – and frequently head and shoulders above – the crop of new bands claiming him as a hero. He’d ... Read more in Amazon's Paul Weller Store

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  • Audio CD (15 Dec 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B000025TE9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,975 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Just two years before the release of Paul Weller the former frontman of The Jam and the Style Council had been written off as a has-been. However, his self-titled solo debut stifled the critics and once again highlighted his importance--and relevance--to the contemporary music scene, especially as this album partly inspired the emerging Britpop sound. Weller's life-long musical influences are overtly obvious, as the album ranges from the psychedelic ("Into Tomorrow", "Clues" and "Bull-Rush") to the blue-eyed soul influences of his Style Council days ("Amongst Butterflies"). The album's material revels in its own simplicity, free from the prosthetic sounds of synthesisers and drum machines, but at the same time highlights Weller's extraordinary musical and songwriting talents. --John Galilee

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5.0 out of 5 stars "What a refreshing change" 14 Aug 2000
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Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of Paul Weller for years and this is a particular favorite of mine,not only has he inspired a lot of bands today,this is the start of his best material,naturally with outstanding,energetic performances round uk venues. A musical and songwriting genius, a totally cool album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'the overlooked classic' 16 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
Paul Wellers first solo album was a fantastic return to form after what appeared to be the end of the line for the Modfather. a mixture of soul and the birth of what became known as 'britpop' also an element of acid jazz makes this probably the best of his work .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quality control 20 Nov 2004
Format:Audio CD
I love this album, personally it is one of my favourite paul weller albums. with the sweeping background vocals and Paul and his band creating a summery feel uplifting album. I usually play this the whole way through without wanting to skip a track!
I would recommended this album to anyone no matter what musical taste as it is a classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Weller in TECHNICOLOUR !! 17 Feb 2008
By Simon
Format:Audio CD
I don't know Paul Weller personally but I have noticed that he is a man rarely prone to not knowing exactly what he wants.

It seems that once he has subscribed to a particular idea, the idea becomes an obsession at the cost of virtually everything else. There was once a time (quite a long period of time, actually) when he obsessively hated the idea of `rock music' and steadfastly refused to appear on stage without a full orchestra of keyboard, string, wind and percussion musicians. This idea probably took hold some time in the period between the recording of "Sound Affects" and The Jam's last studio album, "The Gift". It ultimately led to the disintegration of the band at the height of their popularity, for which some people, music critics and fans alike, have never truly forgiven him. (Paul Weller famously quit citing his frustration at the limitations of the guitar-bass-drums format - how ironic is that?).

It also led to five albums (one of which his record company refused to release) featuring a variety of musical styles ranging from Britfunk to northern soul to modern jazz, French ballads to classical music, hip hop to garage house and just about anything in between - just so long as it wasn't `rock music'. You can take your pick from any of those five albums recorded between 1983 and 1989 (or any of The Jam's from 1978 to 1982, post-"The Modern World") and discover plenty of truly great music.

Later on, Paul Weller had another great idea. He fell in love with his guitar again and became a rock musician - the earthy, analogue type that might wear a Marshall Amps T-shirt and reject the kind of `namby-pamby' ideas he had been playing around with in the preceding decade. The instrumentalists were sacked and the guitars were turned up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wellers best, honest. 26 Oct 2006
By Dr.O
Format:Audio CD
This is the connoisseurs Weller album. This is his best. Wildwood and Stanley Road are great, but this is his best. I think Weller sounds most comfortable when the songs are lighter. Revelling in his first love.. soul music. Even in the Jam the records improved when there was more of a groove (hear Sound affects, The Gift). To look deeper, listen to the production on this album and to the same extent Wildwood compared to the clunky, stodgy rock of his later albums. Paul Weller is a great singer..honest. and it's audible more here than any other solo effort. A still young artist revelling in his new found freedom, this is Weller full of enthusiasm and sounding fresh and once again a vital force.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Here's A New Thing 1 Sep 2009
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In the 90's, critics revelled in calling this the 'readily ignored' solo album, given that this was the start of one of the greatest comebacks of all time on the British music scene, that seems to have been a misjudgement and then some. Having disbanded The Jam at just the right time, then run The Style Council into the ground, Weller had gone to ground, and gone back to basics, writing songs top to bottom on piano and guitar. He went back to playing live, playing around with covers and playing around with new ideas. This is Weller's great transitional album, it really is Weller as you'd not heard him before, and how you'd never quite hear him again.

The self titled solo debut takes, in soul, acid jazz, r and b, funk and blends them into a technicolour summery world of it's own. The layered production by Brendan Lynch, mature playing from Weller himself, Jacko Peake's omnipresent flute and sax and of course, Steve White's amazing drumming all combine to make an effect that is really like nothing else.

Uh Huh Oh Yeah is a strong, funky opener, based around a strong hofner bass line, jangly guitar lines, powerful drumming, with a determined lyric about finding one's own self belief.

I Didn't Mean To Hurt You, one of the more strightforward sounding tracks on the disc which highlights Weller's skill as a bass player, as well as what would become the recurring Weller lyrical theme of regret towards a loved one.

Bull Rush takes us back to Weller's lowest period aiming to get back to the very top. Psychedelia filled with mellotron and real flutes, and a mine of keyboards over a sub Who accoustic pattern, which wipes out at the end in a blur of phasing and samples. Sublime.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Wellers first olo album I originally got this on vinyl. Brilliant album, love it
Published 2 months ago by Astronomy Wise
5.0 out of 5 stars the only cd you need to own
This is quite simply the yardstick which all other albums have to measure upto it's as simple as that. From track one to track 12 and a half (hidden rift),It's blinding.
Published 11 months ago by luke
5.0 out of 5 stars The man is back
Great debut which has tinges of Style Council - some crafty melodies and great chord changes. Worth getting for the amazing Amongst Butterflies alone - no other song can bring you... Read more
Published on 25 July 2012 by Dodger
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Weller
The first of Pauls solo albums, and still arguably one of his best...I love every track on it, and it gets better on repeated plays
Published on 28 Jun 2010 by S. NAKONECZNYJ
5.0 out of 5 stars The Return Of The Modfather
This has got to be the best Paul Weller album along with Wild Wood and Stanley Road, The Music just grows on you, evrey song has it's meaning and at a resonable price u might... Read more
Published on 1 Dec 2008 by Mr. Liam J. Cranfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Autumn blew its leaves at me
How did The Style Council go so badly wrong (at the end) when PW still had music like this inside him?

If truth be told, he probably didn't at the end of the 80s. Read more
Published on 3 Jun 2008 by ModdyBoy67
4.0 out of 5 stars Solo debut for the Modfather
One of the finest British songwriters of the last 25-30 years delivered his debut solo slab.

There is a lightness of touch on this album perhaps lacking in some later... Read more
Published on 25 Aug 2006 by Merry Terry
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