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4.0 out of 5 stars A top budget compilation
As proved by the excellent 'Extras' compilation, Weller was writing the lush-soul that would be The (early) Style Council ('A Solid Bond in Your Heart' is featured as a demo). The last few, best, Jam singles were moving towards this: 'Beat Surrender' a precursor of 'Walls Come Tumbling Down' (sadly not featured here)- while 'The Bitterest pill' moves to such...
Published on 24 Dec 2001 by Jason Parkes

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3.0 out of 5 stars After the Jam, there was The Style Council.
After being the angry young man of woking in the Jam, Paul Weller mellowed in the Style Council. With his new partner in crime Mick talbot he played a jazz tip. This collection steers away from the obvious hits, allowing it's listener to delve just that little bit deeper. Perhaps maybe wanting to discover a little more about the man called the mod-father. The diversity of...
Published on 9 Oct 2001


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4.0 out of 5 stars A top budget compilation, 24 Dec 2001
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Jason Parkes "We're all Frankies'" (Worcester, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Collection (Audio CD)
As proved by the excellent 'Extras' compilation, Weller was writing the lush-soul that would be The (early) Style Council ('A Solid Bond in Your Heart' is featured as a demo). The last few, best, Jam singles were moving towards this: 'Beat Surrender' a precursor of 'Walls Come Tumbling Down' (sadly not featured here)- while 'The Bitterest pill' moves to such Style-classics as 'A Stone's Throw Away' & 'The Paris Match'...I feel The Jam are a little overrated, The Style underrated (Weller's solo career, excepting the 1st LP has been a terrible rehash of The Band/Traffic/Blind Faith- whose records you may as well buy). Jam-wise I'm quite happy with 'Snap!' & 'Extras'- even for the pious-Jam fan there is much here: the Sam & Dave pulse of 'A Solid Bond in Your Heart', 'Shout to the top'- again, as good as anything by The Jam...Weller's lush soul-jazz experiments (equal part-'Headhunters'; equal part-Isley Bros)move to another stratosphere- the lush-acoustic soul of 'My Ever Changing Moods', the synthetic heaven of 'Long Hot Summer' & the moving 'You're the Best Thing'...This compilation is fairly definitive- & would serve as a primer for those who don't want to get the whole SC back-cat (though only the first two LP's were really worth getting- and the odd single like 'Have you Ever Had it Blue' or 'Life at the Top People's Health Farm' (very 'Girls & Boys' by Blur!)). There are a few omissions- 'Come to Milton Keynes', 'Speak Like a Child' & 'It Didn't Matter'. But at this price, 'The Collection' is fairly definitive & great value. For those who missed them, to paraphrase track 13 here: here's some that got away
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3.0 out of 5 stars After the Jam, there was The Style Council., 9 Oct 2001
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After being the angry young man of woking in the Jam, Paul Weller mellowed in the Style Council. With his new partner in crime Mick talbot he played a jazz tip. This collection steers away from the obvious hits, allowing it's listener to delve just that little bit deeper. Perhaps maybe wanting to discover a little more about the man called the mod-father. The diversity of the music can also be viewed here, from love songs (You're the best thing) to political statements (My Ever-Changing Moods). Weller will always be a moving target, always difficult to pin down. This collection offers a great sampler of his body of work during this period, and is excellent value. Weller seldom disappoints.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cant fault the songs..., 22 April 2007
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I'm a fan of the Style Council, but after buying a few albums and not this best of. I would have to compare this with the 'Beat Surrender' Jam best of which features the Batman theme but not their first No.1 Going Underground. Equally baffling on this CD is the lack of the brilliant 'Speak Like A Child' and other great songs from a great band. My advice would be to either buy a better Best Of or spend a little more and get a few albums, can't go wrong either way as the genious that is Paul Weller always delivers the goods.
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