New Paul Weller Album, A Kind Revolution, Expected for May

Many of us are Jam fans. Certainly, they ruled the roost in the ’80s. Eventually, their time came and expired by the leaving of Paul Weller, who shouldered most of the writing creativity for the band. Soon, Weller was in The Style Council and after that wore thin, Paul Weller pursued his solo career, a path he remains on to this day.

His last solo effort, Saturn’s Pattern, found it’s way to number 2 on the UK charts. Now, lucky fans have a new solo album, his thirteenth, on the way. With an essential ten-song track list, the new album promises to be a great blend of Soul, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Folk, and some R&B. As well, the album features involvement by Boy George, Madeleine Bell, and Paul Wyatt of Soft Machine. It’s no wonder we get excited. The new album is being called A Kind Revolution.

A Kind Revolution is being planned for a standard CD issue, with separately available DD, and vinyl LP. There will also be a Deluxe Edition that will be issued in a 3CD Box. The additional 2 CDs will offer instrumental tracks, and a set of remixes. The vinyl LP box will be issued on 10″ vinyl over 5 LPs, a track on each side. In addition to the special 10″ 5LP vinyl Box, there will be a standard gatefold 180g-weight LP of the original album.

All sets are expected in the US and UK on May 12 via Parlophone and Warner Brothers.


New Chuck Berry Album Of New Songs Coming In June

Earlier this year, Chuck Berry passed on to the great unknown. After some 60 years in the business, and with over 15 (surprisingly) studio albums, Chuck Berry provided memorable moments to all aficionados of Rock. Not only to the musicians that were inspired by him, but to the many fans that ever listened to “Johnny B Goode”, regardless of whether it was Johnny Winter playing the song, or Chuck himself. Foghat deftly covered “Maybelline” in their great debut issue back in 1972. And on and on.

Now, as Chuck Berry goes to school those in the Great Band on the art of early Rock ‘n Roll, it was found he left behind a new album. Simply titled as Chuck, this new album features ten new songs including a spin-off of his famed “Johnny B Goode” song with “Lady B Goode”. It won’t take long to realize that the new album might be quite solid. A suggestion of that is heard in the recently released single from the new album, “Big Boys”. On that song, you can hear a sprightly and energized Chuck Berry. You can hear that tune below in the video track.

On June 16, DualTone Records will release Chuck on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. There’s no doubt this album is already on your calendar. But in case it isn’t, take a moment to listen to the timelessness that is Chuck Berry in his new single.

“…way back in the woods among the evergreens…”