As their albums progressed, weller began moving the band further away from straight punk and into more r&b-flavored territory. here are the ultimate fruits of that transformation on their final album 'the gift' from 1982. along with the influence of motown ('town called malice'), this album also includes tasteful nods to disco ('precious'), along with a more mod/punk call to their ealier days ('just who is the five o'clock hero'), an interesting instrumental track ('circus') and catchy numbers like 'happy together' and 'ghosts.' further evidence of experimentation is evident on the dancey 'trans-global express' and the use of steel drums on 'planner's dream gone wrong.'
Just Who Is The 5 O'Clock Hero?
Running On The Spot
The Planner's Dream Goes Wrong
Town Called Malice
Label: Polydor Back To Black
Catalogue numbers: 0602537459148
Record Company-Universal Music
Phonographic Copyright (p)-Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Copyright (c)-Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Pressed By-GZ Digital Media
Published By-Chappell Music Ltd.
Published By-Morrison Leahy Music Ltd.
Recorded At-Air Studios
Recorded At-Polygram Studios
Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-6 02537 45914 8
Matrix / Runout-www.gzvinyl.com - 3745914-A 112463E1/B
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Price Code-POLYDOR DELUXE
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)