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Classic Box Set Review: Paul Weller | Fly On The Wall

Three CDs of B-sides, rarities, remixes and unreleased tracks from the U.K. legend.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


DISCS: Three.

TRACKS: 39.

YEARS: 1991 – 2001.

LOWDOWN: Despite pioneering punk with The Jam, fronting the critically beloved Style Council and issuing a host of respected solo albums, singer-guitarist Paul Weller is hardly what you would call a household name. In fact, I bet most folks couldn’t name a song Weller has written in the last decade. Which means that a three-CD set of B-sides, rarities, remixes and unreleased tracks from that same period isn’t going to cause a stampede at the mall. If you’re a fan of Weller’s heavy soul and growly vocals, however, you’ll get a kick out of Fly On The Wall — though there might a few too many jammy instrumentals for my taste.

NEW STUFF: Some of the stuff is previously unreleased, but to be fair, most of it is new to North America.

EYE CANDY: A 48-page book; a nice little cardboard picture of Paul.

DAMAGE: About $40.

 

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