The Style Council announce career-spanning ‘Long Hot Summers’ anthology

A look back at the Modfather's seminal band...

The Style Council have announced that they’ll release ‘Long Hot Summers’, a career spanning anthology, next month.

The anticipated look back at the Paul Weller band takes its name from the group’s biggest hit, and comes both endorsed and co-compiled by the Modfather himself.

Other highlights on the new offering include the band’s debut top five single ‘Speak Like A Child’, alongside a series of other hits including ‘You’re The Best Thing’, ‘Ever Changing Moods’ and ‘Shout To The Top’.

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Fans will also get the chance to experience two unreleased tracks for the first time – a demo of the top five single ‘My Ever Changing Moods’ with added strings, and the five-minute version of ‘Dropping Bombs On The Whitehouse’.

The release coincides with a new Sky Arts documentary about the band, also released on October 30, featuring interviews with the band, their fans and collaborators.

‘Long Hot Summers’ will also feature a selection of rare photos, a new essay by Lois Wilson and sleeve notes from Martin Freeman – a self-professed super fan of the band.

Check out the tracklisting in full below.

Disc one

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1. Headstart for Happiness
2. Long Hot Summer
3. My Ever-Changing Moods
4. Walls Come Tumbling Down!
5. Party Chambers
6. Wanted (or Waiter, There’s…)
7. Shout to the Top!
8. It Just Came to Pieces in My Hands
9. Come to Milton Keynes
10. Why I Went Missing
11. Waiting
12. Ghosts Of Dachau
13. Down in the Seine
14. The Paris Match
15. Boy Who Cried Wolf
16. Life at a Top People’s Health Farm
17. Homebreakers
18. Dropping Bombs On The Whitehouse (Extended version)

Disc two

1. Speak Like a Child
2. The Lodgers (Or She Was Only…)
3. Money Go Round
4. You're the Best Thing
5. How She Threw It All Away
6. A Man of Great Promise
7. The Piccadilly Trail
8. A Solid Bond in Your Heart
9. All Gone Away
10. Sweet Loving Ways
11. Promised Land
12. Have You Ever Had It Blue
13. It Didn’t Matter
14. Spin’ Drifting
15. Here’s One That Got Away
16. A Woman’s Song
17. Changing of the Guard
18. My Ever-Changing Moods (Demo)
19. Shout To The Top (Instrumental)

In June, Weller released his 26th solo studio album, ‘Only Sunset’.

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