May 25, 2024

Paul Weller is undoubtedly one of the UK’s most respected musicians; both by fans and contemporaries alike, and his latest album 66 will do nothing but enhance the love and respect.

1966 was one of pop’s most significant years, with The Beatles release of Revolver and The Beach Boys stellar album Pet Sounds. Also there were chart-topping singles All Or Nothing from The Small Faces and You Can’t Hurry Love by The Supremes, all favourites with Paul “The Modfather” Weller. Hence the title of this, his 17th, solo album.

In another nod to the 60s, should you venture into the world of buying the physical album you’ll find the album cover artwork is by Sir Peter Blake, who famously designed The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band sleeve.

66 is the most collaborative album of Paul’s career to date, with nine of the 12 songs co-writes, including contributions from former Oasis and current High Flying Birds bandleader Noel Gallagher as well as Suggs, the lead singer with Madness.

It has been a long road from The Jam and Style Council days, but there are echoes of those bands to be found here and you can judge for yourself by listening in to our dedicated station, where we’re playing a track from 66 every hour.



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