The album that kick-started Weller’s renaissance
Paul Weller‘s 1992 eponymous debut album is to be reissued on vinyl LP later this year, having been out of print on the format for over 20 years…
The album would be the foundation for Weller’s massive commercial success in the early/mid nineties with the Wild Wood and Stanley Road albums and was first issued in Japan on Pony Canyon in Spring ’92 (with a slightly different running order and featuring New Thing rather than The Strange Museum) before being released in the UK on Go! Discs in the autumn of the same year.
Three singles were issued from the sixties influenced long-player – Into Tomorrow (credited to The Paul Weller Movement), Above The Clouds and Uh Huh Oh Yeh – with the latter dipping inside the UK top twenty, resulting in an appearance on Top Of The Pops.
I absolutely love this record and remember seeing the Pony Canyon version in 1992 in Tower Records at Piccadilly Circus. Pre-internet of course, with no fanfare, there sat a brand new Paul Weller album! The CD singles were all excellent with great bonus material.
The original LP was a gatefold affair with PW’s image ‘sideways’ on the front cover, to allow the full image to wrap around the gatefold. Annoyingly this wasn’t respected on the 2009 two CD deluxe edition, but hopefully will be on this vinyl reissue.
Update: These were cancelled/postponed but are now being issued on 20 January 2017. The price has gone up dramatically though, although all original amazon pre-orders such be honoured.
Uh Huh Oh Yeh
I Didn’t Mean To Hurt You
Round And Round
Remember How We Started
Above The Clouds
The Strange Museum