At long last, the wait is over, as Paul Weller’s remastered Mercury Music nominated album “Wake Up The Nation” will now be available as a highly covetable vinyl edition.
Remastered for it’s 10th anniversary by Jan ‘Stan’ Kybert and Paul himself, “Wake Up The Nation” includes the hit singles – No Tears to Cry, Wake Up the Nation, Find the Torch Burn the Plans, & Fast Car/Slow Traffic.
About the remastered edition Paul says: “I was never happy with the mix on Wake Up the Nation, so when someone pointed out that it had been 10 years since it’s been out I thought it was a good opportunity to try a re-mix on it. I liked the chaos and intensity of the original but I could hear how much you couldn’t hear in it. I think the new mix reveals lots more parts that you didn’t hear in the original while still keeping the energy.”
Reflecting the urgency and claustrophobia of city life, Paul’s 10th solo album dispensed with the acoustic, folky and pastoral influences of his recent work and introduced more jagged rock styles with angry, urban and metallic influences. Considered experimental, “Wake Up The Nation” is packed with mostly short songs with a searing sense of adventure. However, amongst the experimentation, Jam fans will love the tightly wound collaboration with Bruce Foxton on ‘Fast Car/Slow Traffic’ and the dense dangerous heartbeat and militaristic sound collage of ‘7&3 Is the Strikers Name’ (featuring My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields).
WELLER , PAUL - WAKE UP THE NATION
- Wake Up The Nation
- No Tears To Cry
- Fast Car / Slow Traffic
- In Amsterdam
- She Speaks
- Find The Torch, Burn The Plans
- Aim High
- Grasp & Still Connect
- Whatever Next
- 7 & 3 Is The Strikers Name
- Up The Dosage
- Pieces Of A Dream
- Two Fat Ladies