Stanley Road

Stanley Road

by Paul WellerPaul Weller


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In many ways, Stanley Road is Wild Wood -- Part Two, a continuation of the laidback, soul-inflected rock that dominated his previous albums. Named after the street where he grew up, Stanley Road could be seen as a return to Paul Weller's roots, yet his roots were in The Who and the Kinks, not in Traffic. (At this point, the sound of The Jam matters little in what his music sounds like.) Weller's music has always had R&B roots -- the major difference with both Wild Wood and Stanley Road is how much he and his band stretch out. Stanley Road in particular features more jamming than any of his previous work. That doesn't mean he has neglected his songwriting -- a handful of Weller classics are scattered throughout the album. Unfortunately, too much of it is spent on drawn-out grooves that are self-conscious about their own authenticity. Still, he has the good sense to revive Dr. John's "I Walk on Gilded Splinters" and invite his disciple Noel Gallagher (Oasis) along to jam.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/1995
Label: Polygram Uk
UPC: 0042282861924
catalogNumber: 828619
Rank: 71833

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Weller   Primary Artist,Organ,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Multi Instruments,Shaker
Steve Winwood   Organ,Piano,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Mark Nelson   Bass
Carleen Anderson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Robert   Bass,Background Vocals
Brendan Lynch   Accordion,Cymbals,Tambourine,Moog Synthesizer,Cyremin,finger cymbals,Mini Moog
Mick Talbot   Organ,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,fender rhodes
Helen Turner   Organ,Strings,Hammond Organ
Noel Gallagher   Acoustic Guitar
Yolanda Charles   Bass
Paul Cradock   Background Vocals
Steve Cradock   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Joy Hawley   Cello
David Liddle   Slide Guitar
Constantine Wier   Vocals
Steve White   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Dr. John   Composer
Brendan Lynch   Producer
Paul Weller   Producer,Cover Design
Martin "Max" Heyes   Engineer
Peter Blake   Artwork,Cover Design,Collage
Simon Halfon   Cover Design

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