Paul Weller
Weller at the BBC

'Weller at the BBC' is a stunning 74-track, digitally-remastered, 4-CD hard-back book set of exclusive BBC sessions and live concert tracks from 1990 – 2008, fully sanctioned by Paul and including his introduction to the liner notes.

This limited edition set includes alternative versions of 19 classic hit singles, including - Hung Up, Out Of The Sinking, Wild Wood, The Changingman, You Do Something To Me, Peacock Suit,  Thinking Of You, Sunflower, Broken Stones, Speak Like A Child, My Ever Changing Moods, All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You) and That’s Entertainment.

Discs one and two feature key session tracks - 40 unreleased versions, many with Paul’s introductions, show-casing material from new or forthcoming albums and are presented in band versions as well as solo, acoustic settings.

There are some rare gems within these sessions including an exhilarating rendition of Ronnie Lane’s 1974 single The Poacher from 1997. From 2006 are highlights of Radio 2’s, Sold On Song, where Paul armed with acoustic guitar provided a fascinating song-writing tutorial. From July this year are stunning interpretations of All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You), Cold Moments and Push It Along from the recent critically-acclaimed, no. 1 album 22 Dreams.

Discs three and four feature 34 of the best live concert tracks from six BBC-recorded shows from 1990 – 1998, including an early solo gig from 1990, the Royal Albert Hall 1992 and the triumphant July 1995 headlining performance at the Phoenix Festival where he performs dazzling versions of favourites - Porcelain Gods, Stanley Road, Can You Heal Us (Holy Man) & Shadow Of The Sun.

Includes a lavish, 64-page booklet with extensive new sleevenotes, brand new interviews with Paul, Noel Gallagher, Bobby Gillespie, Tim Burgess, Steve White and others as well as scores of rare and unseen photos from the archives.

Released the same day is a DVD featuring the best of Paul’s BBC TV performances recorded throughout his solo career. Essentially, an alternative ‘greatest hits’ set, the DVD includes versions of 16 hits singles, some classic Jam tracks and some intriguing cover versions. All of this material is completely unreleased and includes performances with Amy Winehouse, Carl Barat of the Dirty Pretty Things and Richard Archer from Hard Fi.

Also available - highlights versions on double CD and 3-piece vinyl as well as a digital box set

“The BBC Recordings is a great tradition. I’ve bought quite a few in the past, from the Hendrix one to The Who to the Small Faces to the Fabs, so for my stuff to be put out alongside them and to be a part of that tradition, it’s definitely something special.

Every time you play a song it’s always a little bit different, and radio sessions, they give you a chance to do something you’d perhaps not release on record, like we covered Ronnie Lane’s The Poacher, that was great, there’s an acoustic version of Clues too, these things are purely one offs, you know you’re not going to do them again and to get the opportunity is great. Doing a session is pretty much like doing a gig, for the most part it’s off the cuff. You’re going to be playing that song just one time and that’s it, so it’s always going to have an air of spontaneity about it.

As for a live show I try and vary it as much as I can from the last time, which isn’t always easy. It’s much easier if you’ve got a new record out, because then you can base everything around the new songs. Then you’ll add a few old songs that people want to hear and some songs that you’ve not played for a while, and coming back to them, they sound fresh again or you can add something else to them to make them a little bit different.

You can’t really prepare though, you don’t know until you get on that stage what it’s going to be like, what the sound’s going to be like, how the crowd will react to the songs, whether you’ll be any good or not, it’s all up in the air but that’s what makes it brilliant and makes you come back for more. That’s what I do, I mean I write, and make records, but essentially what I do is play music live to people. It’s my life. It’s what I’m here on earth to do.”

Paul Weller, 2008

Details of exclusive discounts available on the digital box set;

If you have the 4CD Weller at the BBC, you will receive a £20 discount off the full price of the 189 track digital box listed below.
If you have the 2CD Weller at the BBC, 22 Dreams or 22 Dreams Deluxe Edition you will get a £10 discount.
To get this, have your cd handy and go to www.paulweller.com/bonus and follow the instructions.

2CD BEST OF

Disc 1 - Sessions

Fly On The Wall

Johnnie Walker Live 5.9.92

Wild Wood
Saturday Sequence

Johnnie Walker 2.10.93

Hung Up
Clues

Emma Freud
Lunchtime Show 26.10.94

Out Of The Sinking (acoustic version)

Lunchtime Show 1.11.94

Broken Stones (band version)

Evening Session 8.5.95

You Do Something To Me

Simon Mayo 12.9.95

Brushed
Peacock Suit
The Poacher

Evening Session Live 10.6.97

Driving Nowhere

Mark Goodier 23.11.97

Friday Street (acoustic version)

Kaleidoscope
Live In The Studio 19.9. 97

Thinking Of You

The Drivetime Show
With Johnnie Walker 1.9.04

Corrina, Corrina

Jonathan Ross 8.1.05

To The Start Of Forever

Janice Long 4.3.05

 

Come On / Let's Go

The Drivetime Show
With Stuart Maconie 28.7.05

Amongst Butterflies
That's Entertainment

Mark Lamarr
Sold On Song 11.2.06

All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
Push It Along
Pretty Flamingo

Mark Lamarr
God’s Jukebox 5.7.08

Disc 2 - Live/concerts

My Ever Changing Moods
Kosmos
Just Like Yesterday

Town and Country 5.12.90

What’s Goin’ On
Everything Has A Price To Pay
Headstart For Happiness
Into Tomorrow

Royal Albert Hall 13.10.92

Can You Heal Us (Holy Man)
Shadow Of The Sun
I Walk On Gilded Splinters

Phoenix Festival 13.7.95

Sunflower
Tales From The Riverbank

Finsbury Park 9.6.96

Peacock Suit
Science

Victoria Park 8.8.98

I Didn't Mean To Hurt You
Brand New Start
The Changingman

Radio Theatre 9.11.98

DVD

Uh Huh Oh Yeh!

Top Of The Pops
20.08.92

Sunflower
Has My Fire Really Gone Out?

Later With Jools Holland
09.07.93

You Do Something To Me

Later with Jools Holland
04.05.95

Out Of The Sinking
Broken Stones
Porcelain Gods
Wild Wood
Tales From The Riverbank
Foot Of The Mountain
Into Tomorrow

Later Presents:
Paul Weller In Concert
23.02.96

The Changingman
Peacock Suit

Top Of The Pops
14.06.96

I Should Have Been There
To Inspire You
Heavy Soul

Later with Jools Holland
05.11.97

Mermaids

Top Of The Pops
05.12.97

 

Picking Up Sticks

Later With Jools Holland
15.04.00

From The Floorboards Up

Later with Jools Holland
04.11.05

Savages
Come On/Let’s Go

Later With Jools Holland
11.11.05

From The Floorboards Up

Top Of The Pops
17.07.05

Town Called Malice

Top Of The Pops
11.07.06

Blink And You’ll Miss It
From The Floorboards Up
Don’t Go To Strangers
(with Amy Winehouse)
Porcelain Gods /
I Walk On Guilded Splinters
In The City
(with Carl Barat)
Wild Blue Yonder
Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
(with Richard Archer)
Broken Stones
Town Called Malice

Electric Proms
5.11.06

Push It Along
22 Dreams

Later with Jools Holland
08.05.08

 
 

4CD SET

Disc 1

Fly On The Wall

Johnnie Walker Live 5.9.92

Pink On White Walls
Amongst Butterflies
Wild Wood

Saturday Sequence
Johnnie Walker 2.10.93

Hung Up
Out Of The Sinking (band version)
Clues
Whirlpool’s End

Lunchtime Show
Emma Freud 26.10.94

Out Of The Sinking (acoustic version)

Lunchtime Show 1.11.94

Broken Stones (band version)
Time Passes
The Changing Man
I Walk On Gilded Splinters

Evening Session 8.5.95

Broken Stones (acoustic version)
You Do Something To Me

Simon Mayo 12.9.95

Brushed
Peacock Suit
Up In Suze’s Room
Friday Street
Mermaids
The Poacher

Evening Session Live 10.6.97

 

Disc 2

Driving Nowhere

Mark Goodier 23.11.97

Friday Street - (acoustic version)

Kaleidoscope Live 19.9. 97

Science

Jo Wiley 1997

Wishing On A Star
Thinking Of You

The Drivetime Show
Johnnie Walker 1.9.04

Corrina, Corrina
Early Morning Rain
Foot Of The Mountain

Jonathan Ross 8.1.05

To The Start Of Forever
Out Of The Sinking

Janice Long 4.3.05

Paper Smile
Come On / Let's Go

The Drivetime Show
With Stuart Maconie 28.7.05

Amongst Butterflies
Frightened
That's Entertainment

Mark Lamarr:
Sold On Song 11.2.06

All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
Cold Moments
Push It Along
Pretty Flamingo

Mark Lamarr: God’s Jukebox 5.7.08

 

Disc 3

My Ever Changing Moods
A Man Of Great Promise
Kosmos
Speak Like A Child
Just Like Yesterday
Work To Do
Pity Poor Alfie

Town and Country 5.12.90

What’s Goin’ On
Uh Huh Oh Yeh!
Hercules
Bull Rush/Magic Bus
Above The Clouds
Everything Has A Price To Pay
Headstart For Happiness
Into Tomorrow

Royal Albert Hall 13.10.92

Porcelain Gods
Stanley Road
Can You Heal Us (Holy Man)

Phoenix Festival 13.7.95

 

Disc 4

Shadow Of The Sun
I Walk On Gilded Splinters

Phoenix Festival 13.7.95

Out Of The Sinking
Hung Up
Sunflower
Broken Stones
Fly On The Wall
Tales From The Riverbank

Finsbury Park 9.6.96

Peacock Suit
Heavy soul
Science

Victoria Park 8.8.98

I Didn’t Mean To Hurt You
Brand New Start
Wild Wood
Friday Street
The Changingman

Radio Theatre 9.11.98

TRIPLE VINYL

LP one

Side one

Wild Wood

Saturday Sequence
Johnnie Walker 2.10.93


Hung Up
Clues

Lunchtime Show
Emma Freud 26.10.94


Out Of The Sinking (acoustic version)

Lunchtime Show 1.11.94


Broken Stones (band version)

Evening Session 8.5.95


You Do Something To Me

Simon Mayo 12.9.95


The Poacher

Evening Session Live 10.6.97

Side two

Driving Nowhere

Mark Goodier 23.11.97


Friday Street (acoustic version)

Kaleidoscope
Live In The Studio 19.9. 97


Thinking Of You

The Drivetime Show
With Johnnie Walker 1.9.04


Foot Of The Mountain

Mark Lamarr
For Jonathan Ross 8.1.05


Come On / Let's Go

The Drivetime Show
With Stuart Maconie 28.7.05


All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
Pretty Flamingo

Mark Lamarr
God’s Jukebox 5.7.08

 

LP two

Side one

My Ever Changing Moods
Kosmos

Town and Country 5.12.90


Headstart For Happiness
Into Tomorrow

Royal Albert Hall 13.10.92


Can You Heal Us (Holy Man)
I Walk On Gilded Splinters

Phoenix Festival 13.7.95

Side two

Sunflower
Tales From The Riverbank

Finsbury Park 9.6.96


Peacock Suit
Science

Victoria Park 8.8.98


Brand New Start
The Changingman

Radio Theatre 9.11.98

 

LP three

Side one

Porcelain Gods
All The Pictures On The Wall
Up In Suzes’ Room
The Circle
Driving Nowhere
I Shall Be Released

Gary Crowley Show 29.07.96
Greater London Radio

Side two

Hung Up
Wild Wood
Roll Along Summer
Let It Be Me
Frightened
To The Start Of Forever
That's Entertainment

Mark Lamarr's Sold On Song 11.2.06

DIGITAL BOX

Sessions:

Fly On The Wall

Johnnie Walker
Live 5.9.92

Pink on White Walls
Foot Of The Mountain
Amongst Butterflies
Wild Wood

Johnnie Walker 2.10.93

Hung Up
Out Of The Sinking
Clues

Whirlpool’s End
Emma Freud 26.10.94

Hung Up
Black Sheep Boy
Out Of The Sinking
Wild Wood

Lunchtime Show 01.11. 94

Broken Stones - (Live)
Woodcutter’s Son - (Live)
My Whole World Is Falling Down
Time Passes
The Changing Man
I Walk On Gilded Splinters

Evening Session 8.5.95

Reason To Believe
Black Sheep Boy
Fly On The Wall

Gary Crowley 16.05.95

Broken Stones
You Do Something To Me

Simon Mayo 12.9.95

Porcelain Gods
Peacock Suit
All The Pictures On The Wall
Foot Of The Mountain
Up In Suzes’ Room
The Circle
Driving Nowhere
I Shall Be Released

Gary Crowley Show
Greater London Radio 29.09.96

As You Lead Into The Light

Gary Crowley Show
Greater London Radio 24.4.97

 

Brushed
Peacock Suit
Up In Suzes’ Room
Friday Street
Mermaids
The Poacher
Heavy Soul Parts 1 & 2

Evening Session
Live 10.6.97

Driving Nowhere
Waiting On An Angel

Mark Goodier 23.11.97

As You Lean Into The Light
Friday Street
Kaleidoscope

Live In The Studio 19.09.97

Science

Jo Whiley 1997

Corrina Corrina
Early Morning Rain
Foot Of The Mountain

Jonathan Ross 08.01.05

Early Morning Rain
To The Start Of Forever
Out Of The Sinking

Janice Long 04.03.05

Paper Smile
Come On / Let's Go

Stuart Maconie 28.07.05

Roll Along Summer
I Wanna Make It Alright

Jonathan Ross 10.06.06

All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
Cold Moments
Push It Along
Pretty Flamingo

Mark Lamarr: God’s Jukebox 5.7.08

Concerts:

My Ever Changing Moods
A Man Of Great Promise
Round And Round
Kosmos
Homebreakers
Strange Museum
The Whole Point Pt. 2
Speak Like A Child
Just Like Yesterday
Precious
Headstart For Happiness
Work To Do
Pity Poor Alfie

Town And Country Club 5.12.90

 

What's Goin' On
Uh Huh Oh Yeh!
Man In The Corner Shop
(When You) Call Me
Hercules
Bull Rush - Magic Bus
Round & Round
Above The Clouds
Arrival Time
Everything Has A Price To Pay
Fly On The Wall
Clues
Amongst Butterflies
Headstart For Happiness
Ohio
Into Tomorrow
I Didn't Mean To Hurt You
Long Hot Summer
Bitterness Rising
All Year Round
Kosmos

Royal Albert Hall 13.10.92

The Changingman
Hung Up
Has My Fire Really Gone Out?
Whirlpool's End
Uh Huh, Oh Yeh!
Out Of The Sinking
I Didn't Mean To Hurt You
Porcelain Gods
Stanley Road
You Do Something To Me
Can You Heal Us (Holy Man)?
Shadow Of The Sun
Sunflower
Into Tomorrow
Broken Stones
Woodcutter's Son
The Swamp Song
(feat Noel Gallagher)
I Walk On Gilded Splinters
(feat Noel Gallgher)

Phoenix Festival 13.7.95

The Changingman
I Walk On Gilded Splinters
Out Of The Sinking
Hung Up
Sunflower
Broken Stones
Fly On The Wall
Wild Wood
Tales From The Riverbank
Foot Of The Mountain
You Do Something To Me
Can You Heal Us (Holy Man)?
Woodcutter's Son
Whirlpool's End

Finsbury Park 9.6.96

 

I Walk On Gilded Splinters
Peacock Suit
Porcelain Gods
Heavy Soul
Broken Stones
Friday Street
The Changingman
Woodcutter's Son
Mermaids
Sunflower
Into Tomorrow

Cardiff 11.05.97

Into Tomorrow
Peacock Suit
Friday Street
Mermaids
Sunflower
Out Of The Sinking
Science
Heavy Soul
As You Lean Into The Light
Wild Wood
Up In Suzes’ Room
Can You Heal Us (Holy Man)?
The Changingman
Porcelain Gods
Woodcutter’s Son
I Walk On Gilded Splinters
Broken Stones

Victoria Park 8.8.98

Into Tomorrow
Out Of The Sinking
I Didn't Mean To Hurt You
Heavy Soul
Can You Heal Us (Holy Man)?
Brand New Start
Wild Wood
Friday Street
Mermaids
The Changingman (Features Ian McClagan)
Porcelain Gods
Broken Stones

Radio Theatre 9.11.98

He's The Keeper
Frightened
Back In The Fire
There's No Drinking After You're Dead
Stanley Road
You Do Something To Me
Sweet Pea, My Sweet Pea
With Time & Temperance
Picking Up Sticks
Love Less
Sunflower
Woodcutter's Son

BBC Radio Theatre 27.5.00

Hung Up
Wild Wood
English Rose (clip)
Roll Along Summer
Let It Be Me
Back In The Fire (clip)
Amongst Butterflies
Frightened
To The Start Of Forever
That's Entertainment

Mark Lamarr Sold On Song
11.02.2006