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In late October 1982, after weeks of rumours, Paul Weller announced that he was splitting up the band to explore new musical possibilities.
Big sellers during the mid-1990s, these legend-enshrining albums were also spawned a succession of highly-acclaimed UK Top 10 hits.
The languid, synthesiser-underpinned track had a dreamy, soul-pop feel that was a long way from the intense style of The Jam.
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The Who frontman was in fine form on his first studio album in his own name since 1992.
We celebrate one of the most consistently creative singer-songwriters and frontmen of the past four decades.
The album marked Paul Weller's well-drilled entity's first live album appearance.