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Stanley Road [CD/DVD]
     

Stanley Road [CD/DVD]

by Paul Weller
 

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In many ways, Stanley Road is Wild Wood Part Two, a continuation of the laid-back, soul-inflected rock that dominated Paul Weller's previous albums. Named after the street where he grew up, Stanley Road could be seen as a return to Paul Weller's roots, yet his roots were in the Who and the Kinks, not in

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In many ways, Stanley Road is Wild Wood Part Two, a continuation of the laid-back, soul-inflected rock that dominated Paul Weller's previous albums. Named after the street where he grew up, Stanley Road could be seen as a return to Paul Weller's roots, yet his roots were in the Who and the Kinks, not in Traffic. (At this point, the sound of the Jam matters little in what Weller's music sounds like.) Weller's music has always had R&B roots -- the major difference with both Wild Wood and Stanley Road is how much he and his band stretch out. Stanley Road in particular features more jamming than any of his previous work. That doesn't mean he has neglected his songwriting -- a handful of Weller classics are scattered throughout the album. Unfortunately, too much of it is spent on drawn-out grooves that are self-conscious about their own authenticity. Still, he has the good sense to revive Dr. John's "I Walk on Gilded Splinters" and to invite his disciple Noel Gallagher (Oasis) along to jam. [This CD/DVD edition features a truckload of demo versions and alternate takes, as well as DVD promo clips and bonus DVD material.]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2005
Label:
Ume Imports
UPC:
0602498284018
catalogNumber:
982840
Rank:
105579

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Weller   Primary Artist
Steve Winwood   Piano,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Carleen Anderson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Mick Talbot   Hammond Organ,Pipe organ,fender rhodes
Helen Turner   Organ,Hammond Organ
Noel Gallagher   Acoustic Guitar
Yolanda Charles   Bass
Steve Cradock   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Joy Hawley   Cello
David Liddle   Slide Guitar
Steve "Supe" White   Percussion,Drums
Paul John Weller   Organ,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals,Shaker,Wurlitzer

Technical Credits

Taj Mahal   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
Bill Foster   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Brendan Lynch   Producer
Paul Weller   Composer,Producer
Martin "Max" Heyes   Engineer
Simon Askew   Producer
Paolo Hewitt   Essay
Peter Blake   Paintings,Cover Painting
Simon Halfon   Art Direction
Bettye Crutcher   Composer
Ellington Jordan   Composer
Paul John Weller   Producer,Author,Art Direction
Steve White   Composer

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