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Paul Weller's '22 Dreams' Double-LP With Exclusive Booklet & Poster To Be Released July 22, 2022
Paul Weller's Platinum selling '22 Dreams' album is to be re-issued on vinyl. The double-LP set, will be available on July 22 and is available to pre-order now.
'22 Dreams' is Weller's ninth solo studio album. At the time of release (2008) the album received huge critical acclaim - The Guardian calling it "... a triumph of the most unexpected kind", Uncut… "easily Weller's finest solo album to date", Q Magazine saying "... constantly rewarding musical odyssey", Rolling Stone "…a genre-leaping set of 21 tracks", Allmusic "…it's rich in sound and feeling, possessing a shimmering dreamy quality" and the Observer Music Monthly"...a set of distinctive, strangely addictive songs", " - to name but a few.
Featuring a host of guest appearances throughout including Noel Gallagher, Gem Archer and Graham Coxon, it went straight in at number one in the U.K. album chart. A double-LP with gatefold sleeve, this first-time-on-vinyl version includes a 12" x 36" black and white poster with printed lyrics, tracklist and credits on the back side and includes an 8-page booklet titled "The Missing Dream AKA Dream #22" by Simon Armitage.
Paul Weller is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Weller achieved fame with the punk rock/new wave/mod revival band the Jam. He had further success with the blue-eyed soul music of the Style Council, before establishing himself as a solo artist with his eponymous 1992 album.
Despite widespread critical recognition as a singer, lyricist, and guitarist, Weller has remained a national, rather than international, star and much of his songwriting is rooted in English society. Many of his songs with the Jam had lyrics about working class life. He was the principal figure of the 1970s and 1980s mod revival, often referred to as "The Modfather", and an influence on Britpop bands such as Oasis.