Published Feb 05, 2010When he released his Northern soul compilation, Lost & Found: Real R'n'B and Soul, last fall, renowned mod icon Paul Weller was also said to be hard at work on his tenth solo album. Well, the album, Wake Up the Nation, has been completed, and will be in stores this spring.
This time around, there are two high-profile collaborations worth mentioning. For one, Weller will be working with former Jam band-mate Bruce Foxton. The pair only collaborate on two tracks, and they're only two thirds of the original line-up, but it's still an almost-reunion for the influential punk band.
Along with Foxton, My Bloody Valentine legend Kevin Shields will make a rare appearance. Exactly what he did on the album is unknown, but if you hear a humming, whirring wall of sound on the new record, you'll know exactly where he is.
Wake Up the Nation will be released on April 5 in the UK via Island Records.
Wake Up the Nation:
2. "Wake Up The Nation"
3. "No Tears To Cry"
4. "Fast Car/Slow Traffic"
6. "In Amsterdam"
7. "She Speaks"
8. "Find The Torch, Burn The Plans"
9. "Aim High"
11. "Grasp and Still Connect"
12. "Whatever Next"
13. "7& 3 Is The Strikers Name"
14. "Up The Dosage"
15. "Pieces of a Dream"
16. "Two Fat Ladies"