Paul Weller album details

by Modculture 3 April, 2008

Paul Weller has confirmed that the first single to be released from his forthcoming double album ’22 Dreams’ will be a collaboration with Oasis duo Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer.Weller

The double A-side single will feature the collaborative ‘Echoes Around The Sun’  and ‘Have You Made Up Your Mind’ on the 26th of May. The double album, out a week later on the 2nd of June, was recorded over the course of a year at Weller’s own Black Barn Studios. Other notable collaborations include folk guitarist John McCusker on album opener ‘Light Nights’, Little Barrie on ’22 Dreams’, and Graham Coxon on ‘Black River’, the B-side to their single collaboration ‘This Old Town’ from 2007.

The album also features spoken word track ‘The Dark Pages of September Lead to the New Leaves of Spring’ featuring Ian Brown’s guitarist, Aziz Ibrahim.

22 Dreams tracklisting:
Disc One:
Light Nights
22 Dreams
All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
Have You Made Up Your Mind
Empty Ring
Invisible
Song For Alice
Cold Moments
The Dark Pages of September Lead to the New Leaves of Spring
Black River
Why Walk When You Can Run

Disc Two:
Push it Along
A Dream Reprise
Echoes Round the Sun
One Bright Star
Lullaby Für Kinder
Where’er Ye Go
God
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Sea Spray
Night Lights

Weller tours the UK in May with support from The Draytones and The Troubadours. Visit the official Paul Weller site here.

  • Simon Colquhoun

    Those song titles all sound a bit folky or 70’s, I have a bad feeling about this…..

  • N Fortune

    Apparently N Gallagher has co written several of the songs tracks on the album and Graham Coxon plays drums on one track. Weller has said himself that one track has an avant garde feel to it (maybe the spoken word track)For more details check this months Q magazine…if you dare.