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Stanley Road [CD]

Paul Weller Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (29 Mar 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B000001FIJ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,176 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. The Changingman (Album Version) 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Porcelain Gods (Part One) 4:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Walk On Gilded Splinters / Porcelain Gods (Part Two) 5:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. You Do Something To Me 3:380.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Woodcutter's Son 4:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Time Passes / Steam 4:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Stanley Road 4:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Broken Stones 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Out Of The Sinking (Album Version) 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Pink On White Walls 2:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Whirlpools' End 7:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Wings Of Speed 3:130.99  Buy MP3 

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This album has class and it sees Paul Weller once again firmly in control of every aspect: he wrote all the songs bar a cover of Dr. John's "I Walk on Gilded Splinters"; he co-produced it and, apart from his earthy vocals, he plays guitar, piano, organ and percussion. All the tracks are special, but it's the three hits--"Changingman", "Broken Stones" and the truly wonderful "You Do Something To Me"--that really stand out, as does "Porcelain Gods", which has something of the old Style Council about it. Soulful, the style is underlined by Carleen Anderson's rich backing vocals on five of the tracks. Weller is also joined by some of his other musical chums: Noel Gallagher, Steve Craddock and Steve Winwood. --Carina Trimingham

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PAUL WELLER Stanley Road (1995 UK 12-track CD album including the singles Out Of The Sinking Broken Stones You Do Something To Me and the classic hit The Changingman picture sleeve)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
With Stanley Road Paul Weller has managed to prove to his fans and his critics that he is still an important musician even in his solo days. He hasn't just written 12 good songs, instead, he's written one great album. A factor in any great album is the overall feel that perpetuates each song, making them all feel as though they deserve their place and complimenting the songs that come before and after them.

A mostly guitar driven album, Weller fuses good solos and riffs with his usual effective lyrics, often ending a song with a long instrumental that gently ushers in the next song, which gladly and competently carries the album along. However, there is the occasional song that primarily uses the piano evoking another great feel. Though these songs are quite different from the guitar based ones, they seem to come at just the right points in the album so that, not only are they a nice change of direction, but also they effortlessly fit in. To truly appreciate this fine album start at the beginning and just let it play on to the end. It far outweighs the sum of its parts, and as these parts are so good, you're in for a great journey.

The Changing Man- This was a hit in the UK and is a good indication into how this album will sound. There are some great little examples of guitar work going on here, more will follow throughout the rest of the tracks.

Porcelain Gods- This songs brings the mellow vibe with its gentle electric guitar opening. The highlights are the lyrics; `How disappointed I was to turn out after all, just a porcelain god, that shatters when it falls'.

Walk On Guilded Splinters- Another slow bluesy track that follows on nicely from the previous. Again, the lyrics shine above all in this song.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PURE WELLER 6 Aug 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is an amazing C.D and it has most of wellers best songs on it. I love it and I am sure that you will love it to. Paul Weller has a voice like no other sinnger out there and he the lyrics to his songs are just amazing. BUY THIS C.D NOW!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Weller's finest 8 Sep 2000
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Format:Audio CD
The third studio album from Paul Weller, released just prior to that unforgettable swealtering hot summer of 1995, is easily the finest LP of his solo career to date. This album was really the consolidation of styles and influences that had began with the man's eponymous album in 1992 and Wild Wood the following year. After this album, Weller opted for out and out dad-rock, which is a shame because that's now become a label with which Mr Weller has been tagged. Sure, there are retro influences here, but not as direct as 1997's Heavy Soul album. Many fans prefer Wild Wood to this album but, although I would agree that album contains some great songs, it's Stanley Road that does it for me. This album simply oozes with class and superbly written songs. The CD also carries many memories for me as a lot of unwelcome things were happening in my life at the time this was released - some of the songs are inspirational (to say the least) and it was this album more than any other that helped me through not only the hottest but for me personally the most difficult summer I can remember. I could listen to this album over and over again, it's an under-rated classic in my opinion. Great album, great songs, ignore the negative reviews - they just don't appreciate quality songwriting. A fine album that will sit happily in ANY collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wanted this album for ages! 5 Jan 2013
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I have wanted this album for a very long time and I am not disappointed by it. Well worth waiting for. The songs are timeless and sound as fresh now as they did when the album was first released.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly superb album 1 Dec 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is definitely an intense listening CD, but then if you're not into intense listening surely you could buy the flavour of the month CD (e.g Backstreet Boys/S-Club 7). Weller is a musical genius. Depending on your taste you may find yourself skipping a track or two when repeatedly listening to the album but this proves it's diversity.
Porcelain Gods is the substitute title track, it gets raving reviews every time the album is mentioned and I can't disagree. But there are songs on here, namely Out of the Sinking and Whirlpool's End, which can take you to a different level. The music can completely take you over and control your state of mind.
This is an album that will be firmly in your CD collection for decades to come, as opposed to many which you'd be selling on a car boot sale for 0.50 in 5 years time.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
It's a great CD, especially if your into more mature music than what finds its way into the charts nowadays. It's worth listening to just to appreciate Weller's awesome talent, and although some people find it a little 'intense' or 'heavy' to have on in the background, I find that it's a great CD to drive to etc. I was torn between giving it four or five stars - it's not perfect, but it is a damn good listen. In the end I gave it five because if it encourages more people to listen to music like this, then that can only be a good thing.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well ARD Weller ! 29 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
now we're with the big boys. the modfather is one of our greatest singer songwriters. lennon/mcartney,townsend, ray davies,ian dury, elvis costello,page n plant, bowie and even Bolan. Mr weller is there with all our greats. forget commercial success. listen to the music, top of the pops are fake ,the top 40 does not matter. weller saw a vision,a land of songs for the massis.what ever encarnation you prefer. An angry adolesent, soul boy or cool elder statesman of cool britania. i first heard the mod father when i was a teenager with no direction. its corny but after listening to snap i had a direction. politics.anway less of my left wing stroke marxist views. lets talk about the best album to come out of the ninties. by stanley road he was already a multy millionair, but you would never have guessed. he still had the common touch. enjoy the music of a modern genius !!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars super
Great album from a great singer and a great song writer at a great price will use these again for sure.
Published 4 months ago by Peter
4.0 out of 5 stars Weller hits top form
An album that I have considered buying for some time, Weller does not disappoint here with a superb collection of rock and blues. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Prog Rob
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleased
Same applies as to the previous cd Wild Wood, a gift for my daughter who was delighted to receive all three CDs. I have not listened to any of them myself.
Published 7 months ago by Mrs. A. M. Beard
4.0 out of 5 stars Well...er...I'm not sure.
Although I respect Paul Weller immensely for all he has acheived and his standing as a pop rock icon I was a bit dissapointed. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Craig Cooper
4.0 out of 5 stars Rare genius
This has to be his best period. Taken the history and his status this album is the pinnacle of Wellers writing and shows his truly beautiful song writing at its best
Published 10 months ago by Ricci
5.0 out of 5 stars i love it
i can't wait to listen to this cd soon I am looking forward to that I have been wanting buy
Published 11 months ago by Darren TOBIN
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music.
This is a class album from Weller, with some wonderful tracks on it. I would say it just tops his Wild Wood album. Recommended.
Published 15 months ago by ttman
5.0 out of 5 stars STANLEY ROAD CD
As this was bought for my son as a christmas present i can not comment on the content.THE SERVICE WAS GOOD
Published 16 months ago by equestrian girl
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb album
I bought this album after hearing Broken Stones on Chris Evans' Radio 2 show. Although this album is quite old now (about 17 years old) it is one of the very few albums you will... Read more
Published 19 months ago by tarot lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a duff track - fantastic
probably Weller's most commercial album and the quality of the songs shows why. From The opening riff of the Cahngingman to the final chord of Wings of Speed this is a masterpiece... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Dodger
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