Weller Feels Need For 'Speed'
British rock mainstay Paul Weller will release a live acoustic solo album, "Days of Speed," July 2 via Epic. The 18-track disc comprises performances from Weller's 2001 European tour, with tracks spanBritish rock mainstay Paul Weller will release a live acoustic solo album, "Days of Speed," July 2 via Epic. The 18-track disc comprises performances from Weller's 2001 European tour, with tracks spanning the singer/songwriter's 25-year career, including his stints as frontman of the Jam and the Style Council.
Compiled personally by Weller, the album includes late-'70s Jam tracks such as "That's Entertainment" and "Town Called Malice," the Style Council's "Headstart for Happiness" and "Down in the Seine," and material from Weller's five solo albums, through 2000's "Heliocentric" (Island).
"Days of Speed," which was release in Weller's native U.K. last October on Independiente, marks a turning point in Weller's career; prior to the acoustic tour, he was famously reticent to delve so far into his extensive, pre-solo catalog. But the new disc captures the rocker revisiting touchstones from his past with minimal arrangements.
Weller has two summer U.K. shows on tap: July 12 in Manchester and July 28 in London. Universal U.K. is also planning a May 6 release for the 26-track Jam retrospective, "The Sound of the Jam."
Here is the track list for "Days of Speed":
"Brand New Start"
"Out of the Sinking"
"Above the Clouds"
"You Do Something to Me"
"Back in the Fire"
"Down in the Seine"
"There's No Drinking After You're Dead"
"Everything Has a Price To Pay"
"Headstart for Happiness"
"Town Called Malice"