Nowadays, lifetime achievement awards are usually picked up by old timers with suspiciously young looking skin, "The Modfather" Paul Weller adds integrity to such acclaim. Paul Weller's affect on the British music industry has stretched three decades and though many young Arctic Monkeys or Libertines fans deem Oasis and Blur the statesmen of indie rock, without the Modfather, most of them wouldn't have strummed a chord. After receiving the "Outstanding Contribution To Music Award" earlier this year at the Brits Awards, the ex Jam / Style Council songsmith's new solo album "Catch – Flame!" is released this month. An entirely live recording from Weller's last gig at Alexandra Palace, in December 2005 (marking the end of a sold out tour) it includes classic tracks such as "The Changing man", "You Do Something To Me", "Wishing On A Star", "Wild Wood" "That's Entertainment" and "A Town Called Malice". If nothing else, this album will make you realize just how brilliant and vast Weller is.
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