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Paul Weller

Paul Weller - Live at Braehead - 2003 - Sanctuary

Recorded on October 16th, 2002, on the second night of a two night gig at The Braehead Arena, Glasgow, Scotland to promote his "Illumination" album. Paul and his great band played old and new material, from Style Council, The Jam and his solo career. "Weller came out on fire this night, delivering a stunning, awe-inspiring performance that proved why Weller is a musical legend". [ All tracks @ 192 Kbps: Album is split into 2 x 15 Track files: Combined files' size = 175.7 Mb ]. Listen to Paul's "Studio 150" , "Wild Wood", and "22 Dreams" albums


1 A Bullet For Everyone
2 Into Tomorrow
3 Bull Rush
4 It's Written In The Stars
5 Going Places
6 Friday Street
7 Man In The Cornershop
8 Now The Night Is Here
9 Leafy Mysteries
10 One X One
11 Hung Up
12 Sunflower
13 In The Crowd
14 Broken Stones
15 Picking Up Sticks
16 Bagman
17 Who Brings Joy
18 Down In The Seine
19 Man Of Great Promise
20 Brand New Start
21 All Good Books
22 Can You Heal Us Holy Man
23 Porcelain Gods
24 Pretty Green
25 Whirlpool's End
26 The Changingman
27 Peacock Suit
28 Town Called Malice
29 Standing Out In The Universe
30 Wild Wood

All songs composed by Paul Weller except Tracks 4, & 8 by Paul Weller & Simon Dine, Tracks 12, & 22 by Paul Weller, Brendan Lynch, Steve White, and Track 26 by Paul Weller & Brendan Lynch


Paul Weller - Guitar, Vocals
Steve Craddock - Guitar
Damon Minchella - Bass
Seamus Beaghen - Keyboards
Steve White - Drums and Percussion


As the leader of the Jam, Paul Weller fronted the most popular British band of the punk era, influencing legions of English rockers ranging from his mod revival contemporaries to the Smiths in the '80s and Oasis in the '90s. During the final days of the Jam, he developed a fascination with Motown and soul, which led him to form the sophisti-pop group the Style Council in 1983. As the Style Council's career progressed, Weller's interest in soul developed into an infatuation with jazz-pop and house music, which eventually led to gradual erosion of his audience -- by 1990, he couldn't get a record contract in the U.K., where he had previously been worshiped as a demigod. As a solo artist, Weller returned to soul music as an inspiration, cutting it with the progressive, hippie tendencies of Traffic. Weller's solo records were more organic and rootsier than the Style Council's, which helped him regain his popularity within Britain. By the mid-'90s, he had released three successful albums that were both critically acclaimed and massively popular in England, where contemporary bands like Ocean Colour Scene were citing him as an influence. Just as importantly, many observers, while occasionally criticizing the trad rock nature of his music, acknowledged that Weller was one of the few rock veterans who had managed to stay vital within the second decade of his career. Weller's climb back to the top of the charts was not easy. After Polydor rejected the Style Council's fifth, house-influenced album in 1989, Weller broke up the group and lost both his record contract and his publishing deal. Over the next two years, he was in seclusion as he revamped his music. In 1991, he formed the Paul Weller Movement and released "Into Tomorrow" on his own independent label, Freedom High Records. A soulful, gritty neo-psychedelic song that represented a clear break from the Style Council, "Into Tomorrow" reached the U.K. Top 40 that spring, and he supported the single with an international tour, where he worked out the material that comprised his eponymous 1992 solo debut. Recorded with producer Brendan Lynch, Paul Weller was a joyous, soulful return to form that was recorded with several members of the Young Disciples, former Blow Monkey Dr. Robert, and Weller's then-wife, Dee C. Lee. The album debuted at number eight on the U.K. charts, and was received with positive reviews. Wild Wood, Weller's second solo album, confirmed that the success of his solo debut was no fluke. Recorded with Ocean Colour Scene guitarist Steve Cradock, Wild Wood was a more eclectic and ambitious effort than its predecessor, and it was greeted with enthusiastic reviews, entering the charts at number two upon its fall 1993 release. The album would win the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection the following year. Weller supported the album with an extensive tour that featured Cradock as the group's leader; the guitarist's exposure on Wild Wood helped him successfully relaunch Ocean Colour Scene in 1995. At the end of the tour, Weller released the live album Live Wood late in 1994. Preceded by "The Changingman," which became his 17th Top Ten hit, 1995's Stanley Road was his most successful album since the Jam, entering the charts at number one and eventually selling nearly a million copies in the U.K. By this point, Weller decided to stop attempting to break into the United States market and canceled his North American tour. Of course, he was doing so well in the England that he didn't need to set his sights outside of the U.K. Stanley Road may have been greeted with mixed reviews, but Weller had been re-elevated to his status as an idol, with the press claiming that he was the father of the thriving Brit-pop movement, and artists like Noel Gallagher of Oasis singing his praises. In fact, while neither artist released a new album in 1996, Weller's and Gallagher's influence was felt throughout the British music scene, as '60s roots-oriented bands like Ocean Colour Scene, Cast, and Kula Shaker became the most popular groups in the U.K. Weller returned in the summer of 1997 with Heavy Soul. Modern Classics: Greatest Hits followed a year later. Heliocentric -- which at the time of its release he claimed was his final studio effort -- appeared in the spring of 2000. The live record Days of Speed followed in 2001, and he released his sixth studio album, Illumination, in 2002. A collection of covers called Studio 150 appeared in 2004, followed by an all-new studio release, As Is Now, in October of 2005 on Yep Roc. Released in 2006, Catch-Flame! Live at the Alexandra Palace preceded Yep Roc’s mammoth Hit Parade box set. It was followed in 2008 by 22 Dreams, a two-disc studio epic that managed to touch on all of Weller’s myriad influences. His tenth solo album, Wake Up the Nation, was released in 2010. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine © 2011 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/paul-weller-p112851/biography