Paul Weller Wild Wood Album – Manu’s Review

Released in September 1993, Wild Wood is Paul Weller’s second solo album. And it is a masterpiece that belongs to your collection. Definitely, Paul Weller Wild Wood is one of the top British albums ever released.

Paul Weller Wild Wood Album

I have two heroes in music : David Crosby and Paul Weller. Both are great musicians and singers. They write lyrics that matter, that dare to protest, lyrics that are worth printing on a wall. And they have had lots of high points and a few lower ones before rising back again as the true musical legends that they still are today, decades after their career start.

Paul Weller is a genius that deserves your attention. After having been the frontman of great British bands The Jam and The Style Council, he decided to start it all again, solo. And this was not an easy process. He had to re-invent himself, play in front of smaller audiences. But boy, did he nail it!

Released in September 1993, Wild Wood is Paul Weller’s second solo album. And it is a masterpiece that belongs to your collection. Definitely one of the top British albums ever released.

The British music scene had just been dominated by Synthe for years and here comes authentic music, performed with real instruments, with amazing lyrics. A blast it was.

Mixing soul-groove, fierce rock, and even some punk-era riffs, the album features a mature, composed Paul, far away from the angry young man of the Thatcher years. Most tracks deserve your attention. Of course, there are those hits ´Sunflower’, ´Hung up’ and ´Wild Wood’. Brilliant stuff. But my favorite ones are ´Shadow of the sun’ and ´Has my fire really gone out?’.

Paul Weller will be forever Britain’s working-class hero but in this extraordinary album, rage has turned into serenity. For the best.

Paul Weller’s Sunflower Lyrics

I don’t care how long this lasts
We have no future – we have no past
I write this now while I’m in control
I’ll choose the words and how the melody goes –

Along winding streets, we walked hand in hand
And how I long for that sharp wind
To take my breath away again
I’d run my fingers through your hair
Hair like a wheat field, I’d run through
That I’d run through

And I miss you so I miss you so
No you’re gone, I feel so alone
I miss you so

I’d send you a flower a sunflower bright
While you cloud my days, messing up my nights

And all the way up to the top of your head
Sunshower kisses, I felt we had

And I miss you so I miss you so
All I gotta do, is think of you and I miss you so

Baby I’m afraid to say why I miss you so

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