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PAUL WELLER

a kind revolution

parlophone



cd (pre-order)

Expected Release: 12th May 2017

£11.99


deluxe 3cd (pre-order)

Expected Release: 12th May 2017

£16.99


heavyweight lp + download (pre-order)

Expected Release: 12th May 2017

£21.99


deluxe 5 x 10" boxset + download that includes all the bonus tracks (pre-order)

Expected Release: 12th May 2017

£84.99


2017 marks the 40th anniversary of Paul Weller’s first album, “In The City”, which he released with The Jam in May 1977.

For most artists such a landmark would be greeted with extensive retrospective celebrations: lavish reissues and all that jazz. But Paul Weller is not like most artists, instead releasing a new studio album, because releasing new albums is what Paul Weller does. Always moving forwards, almost clinically averse to nostalgia or checking his progress in the rear-view mirror. And so, continuing his never-ending creative peak, Paul Weller releases his eagerly awaited 13th studio album “A Kind Revolution” on May 12th on Parlophone Records. Weller started work on “A Kind Revolution” immediately after finishing 2015’s “Saturns Pattern”, first tickling out the funky strut of “New York” and the beautiful slow-mo gospel of “The Cranes Are Back” - a song that ties in the changing face of London with the power of nature. The album’s title is taken from a line in the aforementioned song. Musicians on the album feature most of the touring band faithful with Andy Crofts and Ben Gordelier being the top mainstays. Steve Cradock and Steve Pilgrim also feature on several tracks. Opening track “Woo Sé Mama” sees legendary soul singers PP Arnold & Madeleine Bell supply their distinctive vocal skills while the exceedingly funky “One Tear” features the unmistakable voice of the one and only Boy George. Paul even managed to lure Robert Wyatt out of retirement to sing and play trumpet on “She Moves With The Fayre”. Finally, and once again, The Strypes’ guitarist Josh McClorey has been drafted in to add his magic to 3 tracks. “A Kind Revolution” features ten absolute classic modern Paul Weller songs. By “modern Paul Weller songs” we mean, instantly recognisable but in no way predictable. He doesn’t make a “kind of” album, he fits together all his influences - rock, R&B, soul, jazz, funk, folk…whatever - and builds a song from them, delivering something that drifts through genres unselfconsciously and at ease. Two great examples of this are two of the most reflective, contemplative songs, “Long Long Road” and “Hopper”, which in lesser hands might have been delivered as ballads, but Weller adds so much texture and colour to each that they defy categorisation. With great age comes great wisdom… Written and recorded at de facto HQ, Black Barn Studios in Surrey, “A Kind Revolution” was produced and arranged by Jan ‘Stan’ Kybert and Paul himself.

a kind revolution

Tracklist

  1. Woo Sé Mama
  2. Nova
  3. Long Long Road
  4. She Moves With The Fayre
  5. The Cranes Are Back
  6. Hopper
  7. New York
  8. One Tear
  9. Satellite Kid
  10. The Impossible Idea
  11. Woo Sé Mama (Instrumental) (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  12. Nova (Instrumental) (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  13. Long Long Road (Instrumental) (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  14. She Moves with the Fayre (Instrumental) (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  15. The Cranes Are Back (Instrumental) (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  16. Hopper (Instrumental) (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  17. New York (Instrumental) (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  18. One Tear (Instrumental) (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  19. Satellite Kid (Instrumental) (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  20. The Impossible Idea (Instrumental) (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  21. Alpha (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  22. She Moves With The Fayre (Villagers Remix) (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  23. New York (Nightwatch) [Prof. Kybert] (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  24. Nova (Toy Remix) (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  25. One Tear (Club Cut) [Prof. Kybert] (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  26. Hopper (White Label Remix) (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  27. Satellite Kid (Syd Arthur Remix) (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  28. She Moves With The Fayre (Breakdown Inst.) [Prof. Kybert] (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)
  29. Woo Sé Mama (E&TC Remix) (deluxe 3cd / boxset only)