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  • Audio CD (14 May 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Spectrum
  • ASIN: B000PA9O7U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,734 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. Speak Like A Child 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Party Chambers (First Version) 3:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Money-Go-Round (Part 1) (Original Single Edit) 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Headstart For Happiness (Album Version) 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Mick's Up 3:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Long Hot Summer (Single Edit) 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Le Depart 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. The Paris Match (Album Version) [feat. Tracey Thorn] 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. A Solid Bond In Your Heart 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. It Just Came To Pieces In My Hands 2:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. My Ever Changing Moods (Album Version) 3:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Mick's Company 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Strength Of Your Nature 4:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Here's One That Got Away 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Spring, Summer, Autumn 2:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
16. You're The Best Thing (Album Version) 5:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
17. The Big Boss Groove (Full Version) 4:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
18. Shout To The Top (Full Version) 4:16£0.99  Buy MP3 


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  2. Walls Come Tumbling Down 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. The Whole Point II 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Homebreakers 5:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. A Man Of Great Promise 2:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Boy Who Cried Wolf (Album Version) 5:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. (When You) Call Me 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. The Lodgers (Or She Was Only A Shopkeeper's Daughter) (Album Version) 3:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Have You Ever Had It Blue (Cut/ Single Version) 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. All Year Round 2:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Fairy Tales 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Francoise 2:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Wanted (Or Waiter, There's Some Soup In My Flies) 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Sweet Loving Ways 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Changing Of The Guard 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Why I Went Missing 4:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Promised Land (Radio Edit) 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
18. Can You Still Love Me? (Extended Version) 5:03£0.99  Buy MP3 

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By bootcut on 24 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
The previous reviewer is certifiably insane. The Style Council were a beautiful sllice of pop, and they still sound cool as ****, baby.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. McDonagh on 22 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
Well what can I say except that everyone is entitled to an opinion. Most of the early Style Council songs are actually work Weller conceived with The Jam. A Solid Bond is a demo on Direction, Reaction, Creation after all. True, Weller could have gone on for years doing the same thing but the guy was savvy enough to know that the punk/new wave thing had run its course and to carry on would only dilute what The Jam had stood for. The Style Council was a mixed bag for me too - some great and some very forgettable. This can clearly be seen on this Album. Check out Party Chambers a classic b-side. To me "Sweet Loving Ways" represents the best of the "best of".
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Jenkins on 7 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
There are many Style Council compilations out there. This is one of the best. Why? Because it's one of the most comprehensive. It includes A sides, B sides, album tracks and even a tune from their unreleased final album (A New Decade of Modernism). Sweet Loving Ways is merely a compilation...so there's obviously a lot missing. Most of the Council's studio albums are still in print. All four of them are highly recommended.

Despite their inital success, the Style Council have always been rather underrated. Most folk refused to forgive Paul Weller for splitting The Jam in the Autumn of '82. Most folk didn't *understand* the Council's sense of humour nor their desire to take modernism BEYOND the restrictive confines of The Who and an oversized green military parka. Detractors have described the Council as "The Jam for girls" and "Wham with Marxist pretentions" Personally I couldn't think of two better descriptions of this wonderful British pop group.

The Style Council are best described as a cheeky fusion of Curtis Mayfield, The Small Faces and the classic pop sensibilities of Burt Bacharach/Hal David.

Anyway, I could go on for days...but I won't. The Style Council were one of the few reasons to get out of bed each morning during the dreadful 1980s. Purchase this CD immediately...and the next time your *mod* Uncle Steve starts whinging on about how "Weller lost the plot after The Jam"...play him Mick's Up, Fairly Tales, Piccadilly Trail or Changing of the Guard.

Here come the classics. Indeed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ramsaym on 15 Dec. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I hesitated between this or Cafe Bleu on CD. The best moments are those from the first 2 albums and that era. The rest I can take or leave but for me this is a good purchase for tracks like Big Boss Groove and My Ever Changing Moods. Cafe Bleu was definitely a much underrated album, probably not many of us were ready for such a complete change so soon after The Jam. Anyway, I don't see why it has to be a choice between the different eras of Paul Weller - just enjoy all of them.
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