PAUL WELLER – ” 22 Dreams ” 2XLP Reissue

Posted: May 26, 2022 in MUSIC

Originally released in 2008 and unavailable on vinyl until now – “22 Dreams” is Paul Weller’s 9th studio album. The album features Oasis stars Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer as well as Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene) and Blur guitarist Graham Coxon. At the time critics called it Wellers best album to date.

It was Weller’s ninth studio album was critically acclaimed, after what was arguably a dip in form during the early part of the new millennium.

The long-player topped the charts and amongst the formats at the time was a special 2CD deluxe edition (which featured bonus demos, instrumentals and the like) which, for a while, was much desired and changed hands for high prices on the resale market (more were eventually pressed, bursting that particular balloon).

It went straight into the number 1 spot in the UK album chart. The release comes as a 2LP the Gatefold sleeve. Includes a 12″ x 36″ b/w-poster with printed lyrics, track-list and credits on the back side + Includes an 8-page booklet titled “The Missing Dream AKA Dream # 22” by Simon Armitage.

22 Dreams” was issued as a 2LP set in 2008.

“22 Dreams” is out on 22nd July 2022 via UMC/Island. It’s unclear what is happening to the 1998 “Modern Classics” compilation which was supposed to be issued on the same day as “22 Dreams“, with a 2LP set with a bonus LP – “Live Classics” – as recorded at Victoria Park, Hackney (on 8th August 1998)

Originally released in 2008 and hasn’t been reissued on vinyl until now – “22 Dreams” is Paul Weller’s 9th studio album.

Due 22nd July.

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