Episode 139: Magic: A Journal of Song – Podcast Special with Dylan Jones…

In this episode of the podcast, we celebrate the release of Paul Weller’s new book Magic – A Journal Of Song through a conversation with its curator – journalist and author, Dylan Jones.
Dylan was my guest back on Episode 58 of the podcast, prior to this book being revealed and so I really wanted to check in, with my copy in hand to dig in to the ‘making of’ this incredible publication.

The hardback edition is officially available in bookstores from today (April 4th 2023), with the special limited editions shipping from May 2023.

The book takes us on a journey from In the City to Fat Pop, through unforgettable songwriting that has meant so much to so many. From The Jam in his teenage years, to creating The Style Council, through to his years as a solo musician.
Magic combines a selection of over 100 lyrics from across Paul Weller’s musical life, proving him to be the ultimate shapeshifter: from The Jam’s punk sensibilities to the genre-defying Style Council, through to a remarkable 30-year solo career. His third Genesis edition, Magic is narrated by Weller and illustrated with more than 450 photographs and pieces of ephemera throughout. A revealing commentary garnered over a series of conversations with journalist and author Dylan Jones covers the songs, the stories and inspirations behind them, and all of the 28 albums of Weller’s ever-evolving musical journey.

You can watch a video with Paul and Dylan and order the book at WellerBook.com

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EP139 – Magic: A Journal of Song – Podcast Special with Dylan Jones… Paul Weller Fan Podcast : Desperately Seeking Paul

CURATOR: Dylan Jones

Dylan Jones is the award-winning editor and international best-selling author. A former editor at i-D, The Face, Arena, GQ, the Observer and the Sunday Times, he is a former media columnist and the author of over 20 books. He was the Chairman of the Prince’s Trust’s Fashion Rocks, a Chairman of the British Fashion Council, a board member of the Norman Mailer Writers Colony and is a Trustee of the Hay Festival and an ambassador for the UK’s GREAT Campaign. In June 2013, he was awarded an OBE for services to journalism.
You can hear my chat with Dylan on Desperately Seeking Paul Episode 58 here…

EP58 – Dylan Jones OBE – Journalist, Author, GQ, Fashion – ”I dress myself for the part…” Paul Weller Fan Podcast : Desperately Seeking Paul

Magic: A Journal of Song

Songs from Magic

Published by PaulWellerFanPodcast

The World’s first Paul Weller Fan Podcast - For the fans by the fans. A musical journey from In The City to Fat Pop (Vol 1). A radio broadcaster who gave up his career with one big regret. Never getting to interview the legendary British musician Paul Weller. This podcast exists purely to solve that issue. Welcome to Desperately Seeking Paul...

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