Whilst choosing his Desert Island Discs

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Paul Weller was the guest castaway on this week’s edition of the long-running BBC Radio 4 programme, Desert Island Discs. The Modfather”s choices included the Small Faces, James Brown and Nick Drake.

Talking to host Kirsty Walk, Weller spoke about his upbringing in Woking, living in a Victorian council house with an outside toilet, his first appearance on Top Of The Pops, his love of clothes and, of course, his music. He also revealed he’s currently in the studio working on a new album.

The one record he couldn’t live without: Small Faces, Tin Soldier

Apart from obligatory copies of The Bible and the complete works of Shakespeare all castaways are stranded with, Paul would take: Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes

The one luxury he’d choose: A settee to sit on

The programme is repeated on Friday, December 21 at 9am.


The records Weller chose were:

1. Tin Soldier
The Small Faces

2. September in the Rain
Dinah Washington

3. Better Get Hit in Yo’ Soul
Charles Mingus

4. Don’t Be a Drop Out
James Brown

5. Arabesque No 1
Branford Marsalis with the English Chamber Orchestra

6. Galileo (Someone Like You)
Declan O’Rourke

7. River Man
Nick Drake

8. That’s Enough
Roscoe Robinson


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