22 Dreams tops charts in its first week

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Paul Weller’s new album, 22 Dreams, has gone to No. 1 in its first week of release.

Recorded over the course of a year at Weller’s own Black Barn Studios, 22 Dreams is his third solo album to top the charts. In 1995 Stanley Road hit number one followed by Illumination in 2002.

The first single from the album, ‘Echoes round the sun’, one half of a double release with ‘Have you made up your mind’, features Noel Gallgher and Gem Archer of Oasis.

“In songwriting terms, it’s the first Weller/Gallagher collaboration,” said Weller. “Noel came down to the studio with this loop he’d never been able to do anything with. He played the bass and the piano and then Gem played guitar on top. It’s a top tune.”

Weller will play dates in Japan and Australia in August before returning to the UK for his November tour:

Crawley K2 (November 6)
Southend Cliffs Pavillion (8)
Dublin RDS Sommonscourt (10)
Belfast ODYSSEY (11)
Aberdeen Press & Journal Arena (13)
Glasgow SECC (14)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (15)
Liverpool Echo Arena (17)
Manchester Evening News Arena (18)
Cardiff International Arena (20)
Birmingham NEC (21)
Nottingham Arena (22)
London Brixton Academy (24)


Read the Uncut review of 22 Dreams