Paul Weller – A Kind Of Revolution
24 May 2017 New Releases
A Kind of Revolution is the 13th solo album by Paul Weller. “Work began on the new record immediately after finishing 2015’s Saturns Pattern and once again features the full spectrum of Weller’s influences, from rock to R&B, soul to jazz, and funk to folk,” the official press release states. Weller long-standing touring band of Andy Crofts, Ben Gordelier, Steve Cradock and Steve Pilgrim are joined by a variety of guests.
Soul legend PP Arnold, who sang with the Small Faces, among others, joined the cast along with Madeleine Bell, who has backed up the Rolling Stones and Elton John. In addition, Robert Wyatt contributed vocals and a trumpet solo to the track “She Moves With the Fayre.” The former Soft Machine member has worked with Weller in the past, but announced his retirement a few years back.
Strypes guitarist Josh McClorey also lended a hand, but the real surprise was Boy George, who duetted with Weller on the song “One Tear.” “It’s quite housey,” Weller recently told Uncut magazine. “George sings the first verse and then he comes in on the chorus. Our voices sound really good together.”
A Kind Revolution was recorded at Weller’s Black Barn Studios