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Final Single Details For Double A Side!

1 – Have You Made Up Your Mind – Album Version
2 – Echoes Round The Sun – Radio Edit
3 – Rise and Fall

7” 1 Island Sleeve Dinked

A – Have You Made Up Your Mind – Album Version
B – Echoes Round The Sun – Radio Edit

7” 2 Standard Picture Sleeve

A – Have You Made Up Your Mind – Album Version
B – Rip The Pages Up – Brendan Lynch Mix

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Paul Weller On BBC Radio 2 Today!!

Paul Weller talks to Stuart Maconie at 8pm (UK Time).

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The Mojo Magazine - Paul Weller Special! Details...

PAUL WELLER: As The Modfather turns 50 and gears up to release his new double set 22 Dreams, MOJO’s Pat Gilbert joins the man who brought us The Jam, The Style Council, Wild Wood and Stanley Road for a booze-blitzed journey through the last thirty years.

FREE CD! THE CHANGING MAN. Three lost Paul Weller classics sit alongside 15 gems from the likes of The Small Faces, William Bell, Gil Scott-Heron, The Staple Singers, Bob Marley and many, many more!

CD Tracklist:

01.lord large ft dean parrish - left right & centre
02.small faces - get yourself together
03.graham coxon - click click click colmn - so is the sun
05.andy lewis & PW - are you trying to be lonley
06.mother earth - mr freedom
07.bob marley & the wailers - small axe
08.gil scott-heron - the bottle
09.richie havens - handouts in the rain
10.declan o'rourke - galileo
11.william bell - my whole world is falling down
12.hamish imlach - black is the colour
13.dinah washington - september in the rain
14.the staple singers …

'22 Dreams' Set For US Release on July 22, 2008

Paul Weller's 22 Dreams- his first new album in three years- set for July 22.

Noel Gallagher, Graham Coxon and others join Weller for twenty-one kaleidoscopic tracks of rock, soul, avant garde, electronica and more.

One year in the making. Seventy Minutes in length. Twenty-one songs. 22 Dreams.

After a three year recording hiatus - during which he played two historic concert series in NYC and LA devoting one evening each to his Jam, Style Council, and solo catalogs, and earned Lifetime Achievement honors at the 2007 Brit Awards, among other highlights - Paul Weller returns on July 22 with 22 Dreams, (Yep Roc) his ninth solo album and the most ambitious of his career.

NOTE: There have been some reports of June 24 as the release date. I have confirmed with Yep Roc that the actual release date is indeed July 22.

Paul Weller On The Cover Of June's Mojo!

A Photo Gallery Here.
Mojo Online

Paul Weller Announces November UK Tour Dates!

We're really pleased to have you be the first to know about Pauls winter tour....!

Paul will be doing a full UK tour in November and exclusively for you, there's a pre-sale date for the tickets so you can get your tickets before anyone else. The dates are:


Thu 6th Crawley - K2
Sat 8th Southend - Cliffs Pavilion
Thu 13th Aberdeen - Press & Journal Arena
Fri 14th Glasgow - SECC
Sat 15th Newcastle - Metro Radio Arena
Mon 17th Liverpool - Echo Arena
Tue 18th Manchester - Evening News Arena
Thu 20th Cardiff - International Arena
Fri 21st Birmingham - NEC
Sat 22nd Nottingham - Arena
Mon 24th London - Brixton Academy

TICKETS:30.00 (35.00 London) Maximum 6 tickets per household

The tickets will go on sale to the general public on the 2nd May. But for you only, you can get the tickets on the 30th April from 9am with a 48 hour exclusive!

Don't try now guys cause it won't work- so remember this link on Wednesday 30th April 9am to get your tickets before anyon…

Paul Weller Slams Glastonbury Festival!

Paul Weller has denounced the Glastonbury festival, pointing towards the bad weather the festival has experienced of late.

Weller also pointed to the kind of people who went to the festival, claiming that recently festivalgoers hadn't been as big music fans as previously.

Comparing his performance at last year's festival to that in 1994, Weller told BBC 6Music: "The difference between doing it in '94 and doing it last year was that most of the audience knew the greatest hits, whereas in '94 they were music fans. You didn’t just have to do the greatest hits, that was very noticeable to me."

"The conditions are disgusting aren't they?," he continued. "I don't know how people can... I mean, you'd have to be off your box to stay there for three days wouldn't you?"

"I'm not a big lover of festivals at the best of times, I like proper gigs… and it's just really corporate now isn't it?"

Paul Weller "Live At The Royal Albert Hall-2000" CD/DVD Reissue!

Paul Weller's performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 2000 is set to be reissued on May 19, as part of the 'Sight And Sound' series. It features the concert on DVD as well as an audio CD. You can pre-order it at the usual outlets at the bargain price of 6.99.

01.Peacock Suit
02.Friday Street
03.He’s The Keeper
04.Back In The Fire
05.Dust & Rocks
06.Out Of The Sinking
07.Heavy Soul
08.Time & Temperance
10.You Do You Something To Me
11.The Changing Man
12.Porcelain Gods
13.There’s No Drinking After You’re Dead
14.As You Lean Into The Light
15.Broken Stones
16.Picking Up Sticks
18.Woodcutters Son

01.The Changing Man
02.Porcelain Gods
03.You Do Something To Me
04.Peacock Suit
05.Out Of The Sinking
06.Friday Street
07.Broken Stones
08.Back In The Fire
10.Heavy Soul
11.Picking Up Sticks
12.There’s No Drinking After You’re Dead
13.He’s The Keeper
14.As You Lean Into The Light
15.Dust & Rocks
16.Woodcutter’s Son
18.Time & Tempe…

Weller to Play on the Isle of Wight!

From BBC News
Paul Weller and Girls Aloud are to headline two concerts at Osborne House, Queen Victoria's Isle of Wight home. Isle of Wight Festival organiser John Giddings is behind the shows, in the grounds of one of the island's most popular tourist attractions. "It's great to be involved with developing the island's music scene, especially at one of the most beautiful locations in the country," he said. Tickets for the shows, on 26 and 27 July, go on sale on Monday. Weller, who played the Isle of Wight Festival in 2003, said he was "very much looking forward" to returning on 26 July. Girls Aloud will play the following evening. 'Palace by the sea'As well as June's Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park, the island also plays host to Bestival, which has been put on by Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank each September at Robin Hill country park. Known as Queen Victoria's "palace by the sea", Osborne House is now run by English Heri…

'22 Dreams' Double Vinyl LP!

Here's a bit of info on the double vinyl version of '22 Dreams.'

Paul Weller 22 Dreams Limited Deluxe Double Gatefold Vinyl Set.

Paul Weller releases his 9th Studio album 22 Dreams on June 2nd on Island Records (a return to the label from back in 2000). Recorded over the course of a year at Paul’s own Black Barn Studios in Surrey, 22 Dreams is a kaleidoscopic tour de force incorporating rock, funk, soul, free jazz, krautrock, classical, spoken word, electronica and all stops in between. It’s a seventy minute (m)odyssey delivered with a verve and ambition to shame musicians half his age. With production by Weller and Simon Dine, 22 Dreams features a roll call that includes ever faithful guitarist Steve Cradock plus appearances from the likes of Noel Gallagher & Gem Archer from Oasis, Little Barrie and Graham Coxon.

Following the top five success of his last album “As Is Now” and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Brits in 2007, Weller could have been forgiven for resting …

Modfather Unites Oasis and Blur

From BBC Newsbeat
Once upon a time, Oasis and Blur in the same room would have almost guaranteed fisticuffs. But now Paul Weller has done the seemingly impossible and brought two of the biggest warring bands of the '90s to the same record...sort of. The Modfather has recruited both Noel Gallagher and Graham Coxon for tracks on his new solo double album, 22 Dreams. Weller previously worked with the Gallaghers, providing guitars on Champagne Supernova on their second album What's The Story, Morning Glory. He told Newsbeat they've been trying to figure out a musical collaboration ever since. He said: "Well me and Noel have been talking about trying to write something for years now. "He had the idea for the backing track and I just put the tune and the words on top." The track in question, Echoes Round The Sun, also features Noel's bandmate Gem Archer. It's expected to be released as a double-A side with Have You Made Up Your Mind on 26 May. Weller…

Weller To Tour New Album in Full?

From BBC 6 Music:
Paul would like to tour his new record in full

15 April 08 - Paul Weller says he would love to tour his new album 22 Dreams in full.

He starts his UK tour in May, but admits that it could be a logistical nightmare: “I’d love to play the album in full – I’d love to, but some of the tracks…we would probably have about 27 musicians on stage, do you know what I mean?

“So without us using tapes which we’re not keen on doing – its very difficult. Some of the things we just couldn’t replicate."

New album

Paul went on to talk about the new album: “I think probably overall the album’s probably a bit more produced than what I’ve done in recent years.

“Not over produced but it’s got more production I would say anyway – which is not always the easiest thing to put over live.

“I’m excited about playing to people – I’m really excited about people hearing the album. I can’t wait for it to come out really – you know it’s always hard to go on tour and play the new tunes before the album…

Paul Weller speaks on Graham Coxon and Oasis collaborations!


Paul Weller has spoken further about the famous friends he's drafted in for his new record '22 Dreams'.

As previously reported on NME.COM, the double album, due out June 2, features a collaboration with Noel Gallagher on 'Echoes Round The Sun'.

Weller revealed the Oasis man will not be singing on the track however, saying: ""He's playing a lot of keyboards and some bass, which is not necessarily the first thing you'd think of."

Graham Coxon has also contributed to the project on a track called 'Black River'.

Weller said of the song: "We worked on that early last year - Graham plays drums, backing vocals and guitars."

He added: "I think most musicians you just get on with it and enjoy it, and it's fun and just a joy to do."

But Weller isn't just into the older generations of musicians, reports Newsbeat. He's a big fan of this week's NME cover stars The Enemy, who he recently played with at the …

Radio 2 Play Have You Made Up Your Mind!

The second side of the new single 'Have You Made Up Your Mind?' was played by Simon Mayo, sitting in for Ken Bruce, on BBC Radio 2 earlier; following a phone call from Paul Weller himself!

You can listen again online to hear the song, which was played at around 11.15am.

There is also rumours that the other track from the double a-side single, 'Echoes Round The Sun', will be played on the Heather Suttie show on XFM this afternoon, some time between 4 and 7pm.

XFM Meets Paul Weller!


Paul Weller has spoken exclusively to Xfm about current collaborations and his ninth studio album, '22 Dreams'.

The forthcoming album blends a variety of musical flavours including rock, funk, soul, and free jazz as well as a plethora of stars.

Putting in an appearance are Weller mainstay and Ocean Colour Scene guitarist Steve Craddock plus the likes of Noel Gallagher, Gem Archer, Little Barrie and Graham Coxon.

Commenting on working and writing with Noel Gallagher, Weller explained how the pair's double A-side 'Have You Made Up Your Mind'/'Echoes Round The Sun' came to fruition:

"We were talking about writing a song together for years and years - which we never got round to doing - but I think it helped because Noel came down with a pretty definite idea of what the backing track should sound like. It was something that he'd had around for a while so there's just me adding something on top of it."

Weller was also effusive ab…

"Echoes Round The Sun / Have You Made Up your Mind" Cover Art!

Got this tiny picture of the cover art for the upcoming single, "Echoes Round The Sun / Have You Made Up Your Mind" via email from

Stop by and sign up for email updates as I'm sure there will be more to come as we get closer to the single and album release dates. Our favourite independent record shop, Reflex is reporting from early information that the single will be released on CD and 2 different 45rpm's. We'll certainly let you know as we get more detailed info.

Paul Weller @ Teenage Cancer Trust Benefit - Interview, Review, Set List!

From Virgin Radio UK
Teenage Cancer Trust 2008 Interview and Pictures
Virgin Radio's Ben Jones caught up with 'The Modfather', backstage at the Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall. Listen to the full interview below where Weller claims he didn’t do much on his latest collaboration with Noel Gallagher, “I just sang and drank beer” said Weller. Isn’t that what all lead singers do?

And after playing sell out concerts all over the world Weller still gets stage fright, “I always get nervous anyway- regardless. I always have done – and probably always will do even after all these years. I think it is because it gives you a edge. If you didn’t care I think it would show in a performance.”
Ben Jones: You’re looking well.

Paul Weller: I’ve been back from holiday, rested. Ready to return to work.

P: Because it’s about to go crazy again, 22 dreams.

P: Yeah I hope so. I hope it does. Got a new album coming out in June. And then we’re in tour in May.

B: So what is i…

Details For "22 Dreams Deluxe Edition!"

A 2 disc set, the album plus an additional bonus disc that features exclusive new recordings, collaborations and original demos and 32-page booklet all elegantly presented in a smart hardback book.

Disc 1
1. Light Nights
2. 22 Dreams
3. All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
4. Have You Made Up Your Mind
5. Empty Ring
6. Invisible
7. Song For Alice
8. Cold Moments
9. The Dark Pages of September Lead to the New Leaves of Spring
10. Black River
11. Why Walk When You Can Run
12. Push it Along
13. A Dream Reprise
14. Echoes Round the Sun
15. One Bright Star
16. Lullaby Für Kinder
17. Where’er Ye Go
18. God
19. 111
20. Sea Spray
21. Night Lights

Disc 2
1. 22 Dreams (Demo)
2. Rip The Pages Up
3. Light Nights (Demo)
4. Cold Moments (Demo)
5. Love's Got Me Crazy
6. Invisible (Marco Version)
7. Big Brass Buttons (Instrumental)
8. 22 Dreams (Instrumental)

"In The Studio" With Paul Weller!

Q No.262
Paul Weller
22 Dreams
June 2008

It’s dusk in the sleepy Surry village of Ripley. Down a path by the green Paul Weller is making a cup of tea in the kitchen of his Black Barn studios. When that task is fulfilled with only a minor spillage, he turns his attention to filling a half-pint glass with red wine. The tea is not for him, but the wine is.

Today, work on his ninth solo album, 22 Dreams, wrapped up and Weller is celebrating with some gusto. His first double-disc album, 22 Dreams was made entirely at Black Barn, with Weller assisted by long-term guitarist Steve Cradock, engineer Charles Rees, Simon Dine of soul tinged electronica duo Noonday Underground, and an assortment of guests including Noel Gallagher and Graham Coxon who plays drums on Black River. Gallagher, meanwhile, co-wrote one of the most memorably melodic pop songs, Echoes Round The Sun, as well as adding bass to it.

The approach of Weller’s 50th birthday in May contributed to a desire to play with as s…

Bulletin From Paul!

The following bulletin has been showing up via email in the past day or so from the Weller camp. Album & Single details, new official website, etc. Of course, you regular visitors of this place already knew most of this as we strive to keep you informed up to the minute. Click on the image for a closer look!

Details Of "22 Dreams" & The First Single!!

Paul Weller has confirmed that the first single to be released from his forthcoming double album 22 Dreams will be a collaboration with Oasis’ Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer.

“Echoes Round the Sun” will be released as a double A-side with “Have You Made Up Your Mind” on May 26.

“In songwriting terms, it’s the first Weller/Gallagher collaboration,” said Weller. “Noel came down to the studio with this loop he’d never been able to do anything with. He played the bass and the piano and then Gem played guitar on top. It’s a top tune.”

The double album, due for release on June 2, was recorded over the course of a year at Weller’s own Black Barn Studios.

Other collaborations on the album include the opening track, “Light Nights” with folk guitarist, John McCusker,, Little Barrie, on “22 Dreams” and Graham Coxon, on “Black River”, which was originally the B-side to their previous collaboration, “This Old Town” released last year.

The album also features a spoken word track featuring…

Paul Weller Designs A Brand New Ltd. Fred Perry Shirt!

From The Definitive MOD Source: - The Mod Scene Online

After the success of its first Paul Weller collaboration, Fred Perry has again teamed up with Paul Weller to produce the Paul Weller Limited Edition Shirt.

This isn't an adaptation of an old design, it's a brand new style designed by Weller, based on his own drawings and other reference material, with the aim of creating something 'contemporary' and 'on the money'. Although to these eyes, it has a distinctly sixties look.

The design took some time to complete, involving six construction and fitting sessions, with Weller making changes.adjustments at each stage. These included making the sleeves slim fitting, a slightly longer body than a standard Perry cut, curved side venting and a myriad of detailing from buttons, stitching and colour combinations.

It will now be available in black/liquorice, lake/navy, dark chocolate/liquorice and white/navy, all with Fred Perry's pique weave. 1,000 of each…