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26 Jul

Wishing On A Star

Wishing On A Star Paul Weller releases his sublime new single 'Wishing On A Star' on August 30th. Taken from his forthcoming album, 'Studio 150', which is made up entirely of cover versions, 'Wishing On A Star' was originally a top 3 hit in 1978 for Los Angelean based soul combo Rose Royce. Released on 2 CDs and limited edition 7" track-listings go like this: CD Maxi single: Wishing On A Star (single version) / Family Affair / Let It Be Me CD 2 Track: Wishing On A Star (single version) / Let It Be Me 7" single: Wishing On A Star (single version) / Family Affair / Let It Be Me "I was listening to the radio one morning," Weller says, "when I heard the song and suddenly it made perfect sense". This joyously beautiful string-laden ballad is Paul's favourite track on the new album which is released on September 13th. 'Let It Be Me' was originally a hit for The Everly Brothers in 1960 but in the past has also been performed by the likes of Nina Simone and Bob Dylan. And, of course, 'Family Affair' is a version of the Sly & The Family Stone classic. You can preview this fantastic single now in the Audio section

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