Record Of The Month - Paul Weller 'a Kind Revolution'

Issue 24

Approaching his 60th Birthday and seemingly not content to rest on his laurels, Paul Weller releases this, his 13th solo studio album.

Weller is known as a prolific songwriter and his musical output in recent years has been extraordinary with rumours of his next album already in the can! For the time being though, A Kind Revolution is a pulsating offering which continues his late career renaissance. As ever, it’s an amalgamation of all his varied musical influences from soul, jazz and R&B to folk and gospel. Two real stand out tracks include the stonking opener “Woo Se Mama” and the contemplative “Long Long Road.” Joining the ranks are a host of guest stars, from titans of soul PP Arnold & Madeleine Bell to Boy George who features on the funk-laden “One Tear.” With age comes wisdom and The Modfather is once more in fine form here. Weller is also set to play live at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on February 24th 2018. Much life in the old dog yet.

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