0
FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Search
Menu
Music > Vinyl > The Style Council - Our Favourite Shop (180g Vinyl LP)
Click to Enlarge

The Style Council - Our Favourite Shop

(180g Vinyl LP)

$24.99
23Reward Points
Add to Cart
Availability:
Item: LDS41126
Description

After Paul Weller parted company with The Jam in 1982 he wasted little time in moving into the deeper soul soundscapes that he wanted to combine with funk and synthpop while keeping an open mind about the incoming trends: deep house, avant garde or fusion jazz and even progressive elements of new wave. In other words, if he'd felt constrained or frustrated on occasion during his earlier stardom his promise to himself was to make great music.

With new partner Mick Talbot (former member of Dexys Midnight Runners and mod outfit The Merton Parkas) he found the perfect foil, a gifted keyboardist with a penchant for Hammond organ and a sunny disposition. Between 1983 and 1989 The Style Council enjoyed enormous success in the UK and Europe and made inroads into the American market.

1985's Our Favourite Shop is considered by Weller to be the culmination of his faith in the new project, since it had taken guts to walk away from his previous incarnation. His decision was vindicated: Our Favourite Shop hit the top slot in June 1985 and gave the world the superb singles, "Shout to the Top!" "The Lodgers" "Boy Who Cried Wolf" and the smash "Walls Come Tumbling Down." Adding strings arranged and orchestrated by John Mealing (one-time member of the Don Rendell-Ian Carr quintet) to the mix, the whole affair attains its ambition and is well worth new discovery today.

Read More Less
Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles
  1. Homebreakers
  2. All Gone Away
  3. Come to Milton Keynes
  4. Internationalists
  5. A Stones Throw Away
  6. The Stand Up Comic's Instructions
  7. Boy Who Cried Wolf
  8. A Man of Great Promise
  9. Down in the Seine
  10. The Lodgers (or She Was Only a Shopkeeper's Daughter)
  11. Luck
  12. With Everything to Lose
  13. Our Favourite Shop
  14. Walls Come Tumbling Down!

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio
MD_Site_Footer_Promo_Catalog_2017

Catalog

Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2018. All Rights Reserved.