Paul Weller’s “A Kind Revolution” Officially Announced For Pre-Order & New UK Tour Dates!

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Paul Weller announced the official details of his upcoming album, A KIND REVOLUTION! The album consists of 10 songs and will be presented in a multiple formats: a standard CD, 3CD set containing instrumentals and remixes, standard black vinyl and a limited edition 10″ vinyl box set w/booklet and a 10×10 art print. The 3CD set and vinyl box feature alternate cover art. We have the beautiful and soulful song, “Long Long Road” and the more up-tempo Rock & Roll tune, “Nova” for you to preview right now!

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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…

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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.

Paul Weller – A Kind Revolution (Standard Album) 

Woo Sé Mama
Nova
Long Long Road
She Moves With The Fayre
The Cranes Are Back
Hopper
New York
One Tear
Satellite Kid
The Impossible Idea

A Kind Revolution (3CD Set)

Woo Sé Mama
Nova
Long Long Road
She Moves With The Fayre
The Cranes Are Back
Hopper
New York
One Tear
Satellite Kid
The Impossible Idea

Instrumentals
Woo Sé Mama
Nova
Long Long Road
She Moves With The Fayre
The Cranes Are Back
Hopper
New York
One Tear
Satellite Kid
The Impossible Idea

Remixes / Alt. versions (+ 1 exclusive track)
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She Moves With The Fayre – Villagers Remix
New York – Nightwatch – Prof. Kybert
Nova – Toy Remix
One Tear – Club Cut – Prof. Kybert
Hopper – White Label Remix
Satellite Kid – Syd Arthur Remix
She Moves With The Fayre – Breakdown Inst. – Prof. Kybert
Woo Sé Mama – E&TC Remix

A KIND REVOLUTION is released 12 May 2017!

You’ll find all the pre-order details over at Paul Weller Official HERE!

North America/USA pre-orders HERE!

Paul has also announced new UK Tour Dates for early 2018. You’ll find all the details and ticket info HERE!

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2 responses to “Paul Weller’s “A Kind Revolution” Officially Announced For Pre-Order & New UK Tour Dates!

  1. Sadly “What Would He Say” from recent Union Chapel show fails to make the cut.

    Tim Parker ________________________________

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