Paul Weller Coloured Vinyl Limited Edition
Paul Weller is releasing The Style Council – Long Hot Summers: The Story Of The Style Council on Limited Edition 3x LP Colored Vinyl Record now, as part of a 2021-2022 revival of his two classic bands. You can pre-order here.
Tracklist for The Style Council 2021 Release
A1. Headstart for Happiness
A2. Long Hot Summer
A3. My Ever-Changing Moods
A4. Walls Come Tumbling Down!
A5. Party Chambers
B1. Wanted (or Waiter, There’s…)
B2. Shout to the Top!
B3. It Just Came to Pieces in My Hands
B4. Come to Milton Keynes
B5. Why I Went Missing
A1. Ghosts Of Dachau
A2. Down in the Seine
A3. The Paris Match
A4. Life at a Top People’s Health Farm
A5. Dropping Bombs On The Whitehouse (Extended version)
B1. Speak Like a Child
B2. The Lodgers (Or She Was Only…)
B3. Money Go Round
B4. You’re the Best Thing
B5. How She Threw It All Away
A1. A Man of Great Promise
A2. The Piccadilly Trail
A3. A Solid Bond in Your Heart
A4. Sweet Loving Ways
A5. Promised Land
A6. It Didn’t Matter
B1. Have You Ever Had It Blue
B2. Spin’ Drifting
B3. Here’s One That Got Away
B4. Changing of the Guard
B5. My Ever-Changing Moods (Demo)
2022 Exhibition for The Jam in Brighton
The biggest ever collection of memorabilia spanning two decades of Paul Weller’s career – ‘This Is The Modern World’, launches in its spiritual home of Brighton next year from 29th July and runs through until 2nd September 2022.
The exhibition will be situated in Valley Gardens at the heart of a city which was the location featured on the cover artwork of seminal Jam album ‘Setting Sons’ and made legendary by the 1979 cult film ‘Quadrophenia’.
This huge collection of rare, mainly unseen material and fan memorabilia, will be accompanied by performances from bands from the Mod revival era, film screenings, Q&A’s and guided tours.
Personal Archives from The Jam and Style Council
The personal archives of Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler, the Weller family, Mick Talbot and Steve White from The Style Council and those of devoted Weller fans worldwide, all have shared their extensive collections for this show.
Curated by Nicky Weller, Paul’s sister and former head of The Jam’s fan club, ‘This Is The Modern World’ will feature hand-written lyrics, original stage outfits, personal photographs, rare footage, unreleased music videos, early scrapbooks, letters, postcards, posters, fanzines, and each band’s instruments – it’s a completist’s dream.
Nicky Weller commented, “We want the fans to be involved in this exhibition and to include their memories and special items from The Jam days and will be curating a new area of the exhibition to showcase these. Anyone interested, please do get in touch with pictures of what you would like to include in the exhibition – firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Expect to wander through an Underground station to witness the band’s formative years in the ‘Stanley Road room’, including Paul’s own school books and archive family photos from the early years.
The exhibition will feature original graphics from celebrated artist Anthony Burrill and exclusive images from the archive of photographer Martyn Goddard. Elements of this exhibition were previously shown on a smaller-scale at Somerset House, London in 2015 and the Cunard Building in Liverpool 2016. Since then, the collection has expanded with generous contributions from fans and collectors around the world.
‘This Is The Modern World’
29th July – 3rd September 2022, Valley Gardens, St Peter’s Place Brighton BN2 9QB. Book here.
Style Council Mick Talbot Event
The Soul Deep Crew have teamed up with Holborn Studios to present a unique talk event Adventures With The Style Council featuring
Founder TSC member, Mick Talbot, honorary Councillor and the first lady of Respond Records, Tracie Young, along with former Solid Bond Studio and Fan Club Manager, Nicky Weller. Also there? Makers of the stunning documentary ‘Long Hot Summers – The Story of The Style Council’, Lee Cogswell & Mark Baxter. Special guests include authors of the acclaimed book ‘Soul Deep – Adventures With The Style Council’, Stuart Deabill, Ian Snowball and Steve Rowland.
Each talk will last 45 minutes with a dedicated interviewer and the audience will be invited to ask questions towards the end of each Q&A.
It will be a fast paced and informative chat about what TSC meant to each individual and they’ll share some of the stories around their involvement in the group, film or book.
They’ll be food and drink available from the bar throughout the day and the event runs from 1-6pm.
You will also be able to buy books and merchandise from the charity stall run by the girls from the disabled charity, Drum Watford
A percentage of the ticket price will go directly to Drum.