Our Favourite Shop

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Our Favourite Shop, the Style Council's second proper album, was still quite eclectic, but it didn't seem as schizophrenically diverse as Cafe Bleu. Paul Weller had been able to incorporate his soul and jazz experiments into his songwriting, writing the fine "Walls Come Tumbling Down," "Come to Milton Keynes," "Boy Who Cried Wolf," and "Down in the Seine," which were some of his best songs for the Style Council. The occasional misguided experiment remained -- the stiff funk of "The Internationalists" and the self-righteous "The Stand Up Comic's Instructions" were particularly embarrassing -- but the record was more cohesive and stronger than the debut. In ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Our Favourite Shop, the Style Council's second proper album, was still quite eclectic, but it didn't seem as schizophrenically diverse as Cafe Bleu. Paul Weller had been able to incorporate his soul and jazz experiments into his songwriting, writing the fine "Walls Come Tumbling Down," "Come to Milton Keynes," "Boy Who Cried Wolf," and "Down in the Seine," which were some of his best songs for the Style Council. The occasional misguided experiment remained -- the stiff funk of "The Internationalists" and the self-righteous "The Stand Up Comic's Instructions" were particularly embarrassing -- but the record was more cohesive and stronger than the debut. In America, the album was released without "Our Favourite Shop" and retitled Internationalists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2001
  • Label: Polygram Int'l
  • EAN: 4988005281807
  • Catalog Number: 9095

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Style Council Primary Artist
Guy Barker Trumpet
Billy Chapman Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Dave Defries Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Clark Kent Double Bass, Contrabass (Vocal)
D.C. Lee Vocals
Alison Limerick Vocals
Roddy Lorimer Trumpet
John Mealing Performing Ensemble
Mick Talbot Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Vocals
Paul Weller Synthesizer, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Synthesizer Bass
Jocelyn Pook Viola
Audrey Riley Cello
Steve Sidelnyk Percussion, Conga
Ashley Slater Trombone
Anne Stephenson Violin
Luke Tunney Trumpet
Helen Turner Piano
Kevin Miller Bass
Gary Wallis Percussion
Camelle Hinds Bass, Vocals
Charles Buchanan Violin
Mike Mower Flute, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Patrick Grundy-White French Horn
Tracie Young Vocals
Steve White Percussion, Drums
Lenny Henry Vocals
Steve Dawson Trumpet
Chris Laurence Trombone
Technical Credits
Alison Limerick Contributor
Jay Mark Remixing
John Mealing Arranger, Orchestration, String Arrangements, String Score
Mick Talbot Programming
Paul Weller Producer
Peter Wilson Producer
Cappucino Kid Liner Notes
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