Paul Weller to reissue two rare albums

Vinyl copies of his debut have been selling for £80

Paul Weller is to reissue two of his solo albums on vinyl for the first time in 20 years.

Weller’s self-titled debut solo album from 1992 has been selling for £80 on vinyl, as it has been unavailable on the format since its initial release.

‘Heavy Soul’, Weller’s other album being reissued, has also been unavailable on vinyl since its release in 1997.

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The albums are being reissued on November 18, on 180gm heavyweight vinyl with a download code.

‘Paul Weller’ was Weller’s first album following the split of his band The Style Council in 1989. While The Style Council struggled towards the end of their career, Weller’s solo debut began to see him being re-established, with the success of its singles ‘Into Tomorrow’ and ‘Uh Huh Oh Yeh’.

Weller’s subsequent albums ‘Wild Wood’ and ‘Stanley Road’ are readily available on vinyl following previous reissues, but his fourth album ‘Heavy Soul’ is relatively rare on vinyl. It features the hit ‘Peacock Suit’.

It’s expected that Weller’s albums ‘Heliocentric’ and ‘Illumination’ from 2000 and 2002 respectively will also become available on vinyl again early in 2017.

Weller is continuing to work on the soundtrack to boxing movie Jawbone, starring Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley and Ian McShane. Weller’s first film soundtrack, it’s expected to be released alongside the film in 2017.

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He is also working on his next regular album, following 2015’s ‘Saturns Pattern’.

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