Paul Weller has announced Other Aspects, Live At The Royal Festical Hall Live Album and DVD, plus exclusive cinema events across the UK Released March 8th on Parlophone Records In cinemas through ourscreen on Thursday February 28th.
The press release reads as follows:
In October 2018, Paul Weller performed two extraordinary must-see concerts at The Royal Festival Hall with an orchestra. The second of these shows was recorded/ filmed and now sees the light of day as a stand-out live album and DVD released on March 8th.
Other Aspects, Live At The Royal Festival Hall features an eclectic 25 track career spanning set. As well as classics from Paul’s rich back catalogue, the bulk of the critically acclaimed performance features 11 songs from the gorgeous True Meanings – Paul’s roundly lauded, no. 2 album which was released last September. The track-listing also includes several tracks from Paul’s days in The Jam, including a radical re-working of Private Hell from their 1979 LP Setting Sons and a brilliantly realised version of Boy About Town. The Style Council get a welcome look-in too with Have You Ever Had It Blue and A Man Of Great Promise. Other firm solo favourites such as You Do Something To Me and Long Long Road fit seamlessly into the set. As well as the full concert, the DVD also features a behind-the-scenes mini-documentary with rehearsal footage and interviews.
The shows were a resounding success with meticulous arrangements and superb sound, with Paul’s voice sounding richer and more assured than ever. Along with Paul’s usual touring band, the show featured the London Metropolitan Orchestra and, on the sublime Books, Paul was joined on-stage by Lucy Rose and three incredible musicians: Sheema Mukherjee, Kamalbir Nandra and Tofail Ahmed playing Sitar, Tanpura and Indian Violin. Ably assisted by conductor/arranger Hannah Peel there was, at times,a total of 24 musicians onstage.
Other Aspects, Live At The Royal Festival Hall will be screened in the following cinemas on Thursday 28th February through cinema platform ourscreen. The trailer can be seen below.
Each screening will include a short film featuring never-before-seen studio / rehearsal footage exclusive to the cinema events. Times vary, for more details and to book tickets, visit ourscreen Website for further details.
Birmingham – ODEON Birmingham, Broadway Plaza
Blackpool – Vue Cleveleys
Brighton – ODEON Brighton
Bristol – Vue Bristol, Cribbs Causeway
Cardiff – Vue Cardiff
Edinburgh – Vue Edinburgh, Omni
Glasgow – Vue Glasgow, Fort
Guildford – ODEON Guildford
Liverpool – ODEON Liverpool One
London – ODEON Wimbledon
London – Vue Islington
London – Vue Piccadilly
London – Vue Shepherds Bush
Manchester – ODEON Manchester GN
Newcastle – Vue Gateshead
Sheffield / Leeds – Vue Leeds, Kirkstall Road
Woking – Ambassadors Cinema
Other Aspects, Live At The Royal Festival Hall is released on the following formats:
Double CD + DVD set/ Triple LP + DVD set / Audio Stream / Audio Download & Longform Video Download
- One Bright Star
- The Soul Searchers
- Boy About Town
- Have You Ever Had It Blue
- What Would He Say?
- Wild Wood
- Strange Museum
- Amongst Butterflies
- Old Castles
- Where’er Ye Go
- A Man Of Great Promise
- Private Hell
- Tales From The Riverbank
- Movin On
- Long Long Road
- White Horses
- You Do Something To Me
- May Love Travel With You
From the Royal Festival Hall reviews:
Paul will be out on the road in 2019, catch him live at these places:
- June 14 – Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire
- June 15 – ‘Live In The Wyldes’ Bude, Cornwall
- June 16 – Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent
- June 21 – Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk
- June 22 – Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire
- June 28 – Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorkshire
- June 29 – Sherwood Pines, near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
- July 04 – Trinity College – Dublin
- July 06 – Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffordshire
- July 07 – Old Royal Naval College – Greenwich, London
- July 11 – Edinburgh Castle Esplanade – Edinburgh
Article by Matt Mead. Further articles by Matt can be found via the Louder Than War author archive pages.