This bonus episode of the podcast comes on album release day for Paul Weller’s Will of the People boxset. A follow up to 2003’s ‘Fly On the Wall’ that takes the listener through a similar mix of rarities, this time spanning the period 2002 to 2021.
Like its predecessor not only does it make for some great listening but it’s a superb way to hear all those hard to get solo tracks that haven’t been featured on an album before.
This collection has been compiled by Paul Weller himself and Paul has provided artwork ideas and sketches for the design. Alongside this Paul has written track-by-track sleeve notes.
The release includes additional sleeve notes from writer and broadcaster John Wilson who is my special guest on this bonus edition of the podcast…
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EP124 – Simon Fowler – Ocean Colour Scene – Singer & Songwriter – Desperately Seeking Paul : Paul Weller Fan Podcast
Will of the People – Album Release Info
Find out more on the album with my blog here.
Here is the Rainstorm over the Sea – John Constable sketch that John references in the sleeve notes and our chat. org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/rainstorm-over-the-sea
Sir Peter Blake: A Concert Celebrating his 90th Year
(compered by John Wilson) – SOLD OUT
To mark Sir Peter Blake’s 90th birthday year, Paul Weller curates a line-up featuring Roger Daltrey, Baxter Dury, Noel Gallagher, Chrissie Hynde and Madness.
The night is compered by broadcaster John Wilson (This Cultural Life, BBC Radio 4).
Often referred to as the ‘Father of British Pop Art’, Sir Peter Blake is a painter, sculptor, draughtsman and printmaker. His work incorporates a range of styles, including folk art and collage.
He has a long association with the music world – in 1967 he designed the iconic album cover for The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with his first wife, Jann Haworth.
Crosstown Concerts will contribute proceeds from the performance to Teenage Cancer Trust and Graeae Theatre Company.
More information here.
This Cultural Life – BBC Radio4, BBC Sounds.
In-depth conversations with some of the world’s leading artists and creatives across theatre, visual arts, music, dance, film and more. Hosted by John Wilson.
Find out more here.