Paul Weller’s modern classics will be reissued on vinyl in October

The first collection of by Paul Weller greatest hits solo collection Modern classics receives the vinyl reissue treatment on October 14th.

This coveted edition comes in a gatefold sleeve and includes a bonus live LP recorded at Victoria Park, Hackney, London on 8/8/98.
The album was originally released in 1998 and has not been reissued on vinyl until now. This stellar compilation is the perfect introduction to Paul’s solo work and offers 16 titles taken from his first 4 solo albums, Paul Weller, Wildwood, Stanley Road and heavy soul.

Modern classics collects most of Paul Weller’s early solo singles, from 1991’s “Into Tomorrow” to “Brand New Start,” and everything in between. The album was first released in December 1998, charting at number 7 in the UK, where it also went double platinum. It also received critical acclaim with all music saying, “Modern classics is a testament to Weller’s strength as a solo artist and an awfully enjoyable listen in and of itself.

This double album includes all 4 hit singles from the landmark 1995 release Stanley Road: “Out of the Sinking”, “The Changingman”, “Broken Stones” and the timeless classic “You Do Something to Me”. Weller’s distinctive raw, bluesy style is on full display, from the chiming opening bars of “Sunflower” to his first solo single “Into Tomorrow.”

Pre-order Modern classics.

Modern classics track list:

Side 1:

“Out of the Shipwreck”
“Peacock Costume”
“Sunflower”
“The Weaver”
“Wild Forest”
“Over the clouds”
“Uh-Huh Oh-Yeh”
” Brush “

Side 2.

“The Changing Man”
“Friday Street”
“You Do Something To Me”
“Brand New Beginnings”
“Hanged”
“Mermaids”
“Shattered Stones”
“Towards Tomorrow”

Bonus Tracks: Live Classics recorded live at Victoria Park, Hackney, London on 8/8/98

Side 3.

“Towards Tomorrow”
“Peacock Costume”
“Friday Street”
“Mermaids”
“Out of the Shipwreck”
“Heavy Soul”
“Wild Forest”

Side 4.

“In Suze’s Room”
“(Can you heal us) Holy Man?”
“Changing Man”
“Porcelain Gods”
“Sunflower”
“Shattered Stones”

Jack L. Goldstein