Originally released by Weller’s 1980s project, The Style Council, “My Ever Changing Moods” was the first single from the band’s début album, Café Bleu (1984). It went Top 5 in the UK and also supplied Weller with his biggest US hit, when the song peaked at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Widely regarded as one of Weller’s signature songs, “My Ever Changing Moods” remains a staple of his live set. The striking new version of the song for An Orchestrated Songbook features an introspective, brass-inflected introduction and cascading string arrangements. You can check the track out below.
Weller’s hotly anticipated An Orchestrated Songbook is an exquisite reworking of some of the key tracks from his career, recorded with the hugely talented BBC Symphony Orchestra and award-winning arranger Jules Buckley. It will be released through Polydor Records on December 3.
The album was recorded in an empty Barbican during lockdown and features a quintessential selection of Paul’s vast catalogue with classic tracks spanning Paul’s The Jam, Style Council and solos career. It also sees Weller perform choice cuts from his last three studio albums, (including his recent No 1 albums On Sunset and Fat Pop Volume 1).
All tracks from An Orchestrated Songbook are given the most sublime orchestral treatments, with several special guests joining the proceedings; Celeste adds even more elegance to the definitive “Wild Wood”, while fan favourite “Broken Stones” soulfully shimmers with a scene stealing guest duet performance from James Morrison. To top things off, national treasure Boy George joins Paul for a version of The Style Council’s hit single “You’re The Best Thing”. The album comes to a close with stunning versions of the classic “You Do Something To Me” and the majestic “White Horses” from the album True Meanings.
Alongside the orchestra and Jules Buckley, Weller also accompanied by long-term collaborator and guitarist Steve Cradock. Jules Buckley, is an esteemed conductor, composer and arranger. He is Creative Artist in Residence with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and has previously collaborated with the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Massive Attack and John Cale, re-creating their music for classical instruments. As co-founder of the Heritage Orchestra, Jules was also involved in Pete Tong’s No1 house/classical crossover album “Classic House”.