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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Weller on top form and on DVD,great stuff!, 10 Jun. 2009
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P. Clack "pete" (WITNEY, OXFORDSHIRE United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Paul Weller - Just A Dream [DVD] - Hardback Deluxe (DVD)
First I'm a huge PW fan,from The Jam,through Style Council, and through his solo albums ,his live shows he's one of the most original and talented rock artists of all time.This tremendous set shows why.This is superbly filmed by the Beeb (what else would you expect).Looks good sounds great,and above all PW whether doing material from the new album (then) or reworking other well known songs produces a fresh approach throughout.The band lead by surely one of Britain's finest guitarists Steve Craddock (Ocean Colour Scene) along with the others in Paul's new band really as said bring a new vibe to the songs,and guests like Little Barry and especially the wonderful fiddle playing of Eliza Carthy (just listen to Wild Wood) continues this wonderful recording.Add to that strings and a brass section and you have 90 mins. of Weller magic.But there's more great extras on the DVD plus great photos in the hardcover book style of the presentation box itself.If that's not enough an hour of the set at Brixton in November last year on CD.This is a truly stunning set for any true PW fan,but will be welcomed surely by any music lover that's ever listened to him.Shame you can't give more than 5 stars because this wonderful set is worth it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here's the list., 11 July 2009
This review is from: Paul Weller - Just A Dream [DVD] - Hardback Deluxe (DVD)
Tracklisting
Disc one
Peacock Suit
22 Dreams
All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
From The Floorboards Up
All On A Misty Morning
Brand New Start
Have You Made Up Your Mind
Wild Blue Yonder
Black River
Invisible
One Bright Star
Where'er Ye Go
Wild Wood
Why Walk When You Can Run
The Butterfly Collector
Sea Spray
Echoes Round The Sun
The Changingman
The Eton Rifles
Push It Along
Whirlpools' End
Have You Made Up Your Mind [Rehearsal Sessions]
Echoes Round The Sun [Rehearsal Sessions]
Push It Along [Rehearsal Sessions]
Sea Spray [Rehearsal Sessions]
Wild Blue Yonder [Rehearsal Sessions]
Bonus Features
Have You Made Up Your Mind [Video]
Echoes Round The Sun [Video]
Just A Dream [Interview Video]
Bonus Live CD
Live From The Brixton Academy
From The Floorboards Up [live]
Have You Made Up Your Mind [live]
Broken Stones [live]
Porcelain Gods [live]
Shout To The Top [live]
Come On, Let's Go [live]
Echoes Round The Sun [live]
Wishing On A Star [live]
You Do Something To Me [live]
Invisible [live]
Sea Spray [live]
Push It Along [live]
The Eton Rifles [live]

HMV have had it on sale since June 8th. For PW fans, need I say more?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreamtime, 9 July 2009
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John O'neill (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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The half century has been more than kind to Mr Weller. In this well produced collection of full length BBC4 concert, with an array of guest appearances, to rehearsal footage, videos and a one to one interview with the man himself, this is an excellent DVD for any fan and more. Weller is in fine voice and the tightness of the new band, with the silky fingers of Steve Craddock still to the fore, has allowed this DVD to capture the full soulful power and pounding relevance of Weller as Britain's outstanding songwriter and performer. The energy and the transcendence one fells from the floorboards up when at a Weller gig is caught here. The great thing is that it is not a dream. As ever Weller keeps it real!
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5.0 out of 5 stars "What a catalyst you turned out to be...", 9 Aug. 2009
This review is from: Paul Weller - Just A Dream [DVD] - Hardback Deluxe (DVD)
The Modfather turned 50 in 2008. And for any Paul Weller fan looking for a fitting way to acknowledge that milestone, here it is. JUST A DREAM: 22 DREAMS LIVE is an attractively presented hardback bookcase that captures some of the highlights of Weller's resurgent year, which saw the release and multiple tours in support of the album 22 DREAMS. Before getting to the DVD/CD combo there are 36 pages of photos by Lawrence Watson showing Weller and his band in backstage moments, in rehearsals and during live performances. Good stuff.

The DVD includes:

- A Live BBC 4 Session recorded in front of a smallish but enthusiastic crowd that features 21 songs and close to 90 minutes of footage. Weller's band includes Steve Cradock on guitar, Andy Lewis on bass, Andy Crofts on keyboards and Steve Pilgrim on drums (Steve White is "taking time off" from gigging and recording with Weller.) There are also a string section, a brass section and a few special guests, including Little Barrie, Graham Coxon (Blur), Gem Archer (Oasis) and the violinist Eliza Carthy who plays on two tracks. It's a very good show. 11 of the 21 songs Weller performs are from 22 DREAMS, but we also dip back into the songbook for such classics as "The Butterfly Collector" and "The Eton Rifles." There's only one weak song in the set, and that's "Echoes Round the Sun," the song Weller co-wrote with Noel Gallagher. Weller ribs the audience for not cheering loud enough when Gem Archer comes to the stage and after that things get thrown off. The crowd cheers again, but just as weakly. The vocals (as they do on the album) have trouble rising above the instrumentation and at one point Weller sets the microphone swaying, which gives the words even less chance to get heard. (Don't worry, you get three more chance to hear the same song in this package - and all are better than this.) One brief stutter aside, Weller closes strong with "The Changing Man," a crowd-pleasing "Eton Rifles," "Push It Along" and "Whirlpool's End," which serves as a better-than-I-expected closer to the show.

- Rehearsal sessions featuring 5 songs recorded for Channel 4, interspersed with some interesting Q&A with the man himself. The version of "Echoes Rounds the Sun" performed here - without Gallagher and Archer - allows the vocals to rise above the mix and was a nice surprise.

- Music videos for "Echoes Round the Sun" and "Have You Made Up Your Mind." The first presents the song as it was intended - with a psychedelic, special effects-laden video that matches the over-the-top swagger of the studio recording. Weller, Gallagher, Archer and Cradock could be 100% serious as they strike their supercool poses, but they might also be hamming it up. "Have You Made Up Your Mind" gets an intriguing animated treatments with ink blots, Weller still photographs, and animation that reinforces the pastoral themes and CD packaging of "22 Dreams."

- An extra bonus: a 5-minute interview catches Weller and the band backstage before the Brixton show last November (presumably the same show that is featured on the CD).

The CD includes: 13 songs, only 5 from the "22 Dreams" album, recorded November 2008 at the Brixton Academy in London. The set kicks off with crowd-pleasing stomper "From the Floorboards Up," includes extended jams of favorites like "Porcelain Gods," "Broken Stones" and Weller's "Wishing on a Star" cover. Dipping into the Style Council songbook, Weller and the band fail to do full justice to "Shout to the Top!", but the CD closes out in style with The Jam's "The Eton Rifles."

This is a limited edition keepsake that sums up a milestone year in Weller's amazing career. If you're a Weller fan, it's worth every penny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Feb. 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 10 Feb. 2015
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YEAH MAN!, 16 May 2009
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Mrs. C. J. Southgate (devon uk) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Paul Weller - Just A Dream [DVD] - Hardback Deluxe (DVD)
This sounds so good, i want to get now.

saw weller on tour earlier this year, and he was as good as ever!

5 stars cus i know its gonna be good.
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1 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars paul weller, 18 May 2009
This review is from: Paul Weller - Just A Dream [DVD] - Hardback Deluxe (DVD)
i seen paul weller at newcastle in november and he was so good and gets beteer and better every year
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2 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why No Track List, 10 May 2009
This review is from: Paul Weller - Just A Dream [DVD] - Hardback Deluxe (DVD)
Don't have it yet. Expect it will be excellent - hence the five stars. I saw Weller in Crawley on the November tour and the man was on form.

One gripe - with Amazon, not the product or Weller - why can't they list the tracks. Surely the publisher has given them the info!
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