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14 Oct

‘Paul Weller’ (Deluxe Edition)

‘Paul Weller’ (Deluxe Edition)

On 2nd November Universal Music Catalogue, in conjunction with Island records, will release a superb 2-disc ‘deluxe’ edition of Paul Weller’s first solo album, originally released in 1992.

Having split the Style Council and left his record label – Polydor, Paul was at something of a crossroads. He formed the Paul Weller Movement and started playing live shows again, initially to small crowds. He released the first solo single – Into Tomorrow (included here in its original version, demo b-side and previously un-released ‘acoustic’ version) in 1990, on his own Freedom High label. 

Paul re-established his soul and r’n’b roots and influences with the new material, as well as his love of Curtis Mayfield, Donald Byrd, Traffic, Funkadelic, Blue Note jazz records and new groups - Gang Starr and A Tribe Called Quest. There was also a more experimental side with tracks like Kosmos and a nod to the Acid Jazz and Talkin’ Loud labels’ scene.

The project has been personally overseen by Paul Weller and producer Brendan Lynch with unparalleled access to their archives.

Digitally remastered – the original album features the classic hit singles Into Tomorrow, Uh Huh Oh Yeh & Above The Clouds.

Now packed with extras – 25 bonus tracks, demos, b-sides, mixes, alternative versions and unreleased songs.

Amongst the unreleased highlights are a demo of new song - The Bitter Truth, a stunning acoustic take on Abraham, Martin & John alternative versions of Round and Round, Kosmos, New Thing, Bitterness Rising and others.

The 28-page booklet features extensive new sleevenotes including brand new interviews with Paul, Brendan, Steve White and others. Also includes rare period photos and archive memorabilia.

Tracklisting:
Disc 1: Original album / b-sides
1. Uh Huh Oh Yeh       
2. I Didn't Mean To Hurt You     
3. Bull-Rush        
4. Round And Round       
5. Remember How We Started      
6. Above The Clouds       
7. Clues        
8. Into Tomorrow       
9. Amongst Butterflies    
10. The Strange Museum       
11. Bitterness Rising       
12. Kosmos     

B-sides   
13. Here's A New Thing         
14. That Spiritual Feeling (instrumental)    
15. Into Tomorrow (demo)    
16. Arrival Time (instrumental)        
17. Fly on the Wall      
18. Always There to Fool You (instrumental)   
19. Everything Has A Price To Pay   


Disc 2 – Demos / alt. versions / b-sides
1. All Year Round (b-side)     
2. Feelin' Alright (b-side)   
3. ‘Hot Rod’ (demo)    
4. I Didn't Mean To Hurt You (demo)  
5. Bull Rush (demo)    
6. Round And Round (alternative version) 
7. Remember How We Started (demo)  
8. Clues (demo)        
9. Into Tomorrow (acoustic version)  
10. Butterflies (acoustic version)   
11. Bitterness Rising (original version)  
12. Kosmos (demo)    
13. New Thing (alternative version)    
14. Fly On The Wall (demo)    
15. The Bitter Truth (demo)   
16. Amongst Butterflies (demo)     
17. Abraham, Martin & John (acoustic)    
18. Kosmos (‘Lynch Mob beats’ version) 
  



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gordy68
13/11/09 gordy68 wrote: fantastic compilation of demos on this
seanmills
10/11/09 seanmills wrote: i was a great album when it first came out but will it be on vinal again????? or will i be giving it a miss this time as ive still got the original
stevemit
01/11/09 stevemit wrote: anything to ease the dark winter days only a month to go until i c the ma himself 08 120 9
steve87
31/10/09 steve87 wrote: shall be adding that one to my collection needless to say
rick
30/10/09 rick wrote: Have ordered the CD, will bring back memories of when I first bought it and saw him with "Paul Weller Movement" at Brixton..oh what days!! Looking forward to the new tracks.
dublinmod
24/10/09 dublinmod wrote: I'm a big Weller fan since 77 but sometimes I wonder how much he has got to do with re-releasing stuff and compilations, I will buy this of course but I really would like the new album where he is working with Foxton to come out, Let's face it the best songwriter of our generation or prob any generation as IMO only Lennon comes close doesn't need to rehash old stuff, But he is still No 1 in my book
rellewsrm
18/10/09 rellewsrm wrote: Ordered mine from www.reflexcd.co.uk thanks to Heavy Soul Brutha, cant wait x
debora...
17/10/09 debora... wrote: fantastic will to listen all the day!! in this time is great.............bravo Paul!!
cheesemaker
15/10/09 cheesemaker wrote: OFFICIAL EXCLUSIVE A4 BLACK AND WHITE PRINT AVAILABLE WHEN PRE-ORDERING PAUL WELLER DELUXE EDITION AT www.reflexcd.co.uk FULL DETAILS WILL BE ON THIS SITE VERY SOON.
jason-sarah1
15/10/09 jason-sarah1 wrote: ordered it, just waiting, looking good, got previews of tracks on amazon
stevemit
14/10/09 stevemit wrote: more exellence from weller the god
greenymod
14/10/09 greenymod wrote: Can't wait to hear it, no need to say that if Weller done it, it'll be great,