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Brave, but successful move
on 17 September 2004
It was Weller's performance on Jonathan Ross that got me to buy this album. I've grown up listening to Paul's music, in particular his solo stuff, but I was a little sceptical of a complete album of covers. However it's an album that does grow on you. Some of the songs that sounded strange when I first heard them (his version of Gil Scott-Heron's The Bottle for example) but after a while I really took to them, There were other songs I'd never heard before such as Birds that I really enjoyed. Weller on piano is so good, I know others prefer his guitar tracks but these slower songs do work.
I think this is an album for established fans, not those who have never heard Weller's own compliations of the past. Still, a really enjoyable gamble that I think has paid off.