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Paul Weller Announces 13 Studio LP


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Paul Weller has announced his new album 'A Kind of Revolution'.

The former Jam frontman will release his 13th studio LP - the follow-up to 2015 LP 'Saturns Pattern' on My 12.

The Modfather announced the news on Twitter.

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Desiigner - HOT 97 Summer Jam Concert held at the Metlife Stadium - Performances at Metlife Stadium - East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States - Sunday 5th June 2016

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Jam and Desiigner
Jam and Desiigner
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Duff Goldman - Monster Jam Celebrity Night held at Angel Stadium of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim - Anaheim, California, United States - Saturday 16th January 2016

Jam and Duff Goldman
Jam and Duff Goldman

The Jam - Setting Sons (Super Deluxe Edition) Album Review


35 years to the day after The Jam's fourth studio album was released, Universal is re-issuing 'Setting Sons' with a host of extras. Despite its commercial success, it's never been The Jam album I've gravitated towards, 'All Mod Cons' or 'Sound Affects' seemed far more appealing. Perhaps that's because 'Setting Sons' is somewhat frustrating; it's an incomplete and abandoned concept album of two young friends being sent into an unnamed war, as evidenced by the album cover photo of the bronze statue of St John's Ambulance Bearers. So the question is; does this super deluxe version restore Paul Weller's vision of a cohesive narrative?

The Jam - Setting Sons Album Review

The simple answer is no. However, the second disc does group the song cycle that begins with 'Thick As Thieves' together for the first time in demo form, and then presents unreleased demos such as 'Simon' and 'Along The Grove' (featuring Weller almost symbolically abandoning the idea for a song midway through). The opportunity to shed new light on Weller's incomplete vision of a Jam concept album does seem to have been missed here, but really that's my only complaint about this re-issue.

On the other hand, this 60-track set is surprisingly successful in providing context to The Jam circa 1979. It's also made me re-appreciate and re-evaluate the core album itself. The first seconds of 'Setting Sons' feature the ring of a rotary desk phone, like a sound from a time capsule, but in truth the album hasn't really dated. The social commentary of class division ('Saturday's Kids' and 'The Eton Rifles') and even data protection and privacy ('Girl On The Phone') feel just as relevant today as they did during the last throes of the Punk revolution. Even the more adventurous musical choices such as a recorder being used during 'Wasteland' or the woodwind driven 'Smithers-Jones' sound far less problematic than I remembered.

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Pear Jam - Adly Syairi Ramly, a self-proclaimed music and LEGO junkie, has transformed the toy brand's famous figures into some of the world's most iconic bands. Legendary acts such as the Beatles, Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Pearl Jam have been given a LEGO makeover and photographed using only an iPhone 5 with no added desktop editing. - Malaysia - Wednesday 19th March 2014

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Sony Music Announce 'BBC Top Gear Driving Anthems' Released November 18th 2013

Posted on 08 November 2013

Sony Music Announce 'Bbc Top Gear Driving Anthems' Released November 18th 2013

Lil Wayne and The Jam Sunday 5th June 2011 Lil Wayne performs at Hot 97 Summer Jam 2011 at the New Meadowlands Stadium. East Rutherford, New Jersey

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Lil Wayne and The Jam
Lil Wayne and Hot 97 Summer Jam
Lil Wayne and The Jam

Amy Winehouse and The Jam Friday 9th May 2008 goes for a wander on the M40 when the car she is travelling in gets stuck in traffic. An accident caused gridlock on the motorway as the troubled singer was returning to London from Henley this afternoon. But the wait proved too much for Winehouse as she disembarked her vehicle and approached other motorists in the jam asking for cigarettes. Oxfordshire, England

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Amy Winehouse and The Jam
Amy Winehouse and The Jam
Amy Winehouse and The Jam
Amy Winehouse and The Jam
Amy Winehouse and The Jam
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