Porcelain God - Book News
4th October 2008:
We are currently
updating the book ready for the next release and will be
adding more details on the evergreen career of Mr. Weller,
who has been extremely busy since the release of 22 Dreams.
I loved the new album which I thought was a breath of fresh
air and showed there is life in the old dog yet!
The new book will
· An updated
chronology from 1958 to the end of 2008 with details of set
lists, tour details, recording info and more
· An updated
list of studio acetates (quite a few have changed hands
· Details of
available live audio and video recordings
· Details of
studio recordings, including a full international
· Up to date
details of TV appearances, radio shows & magazine articles
It looks like the new
book will be over 700 pages without pictures as we have
tried to make it the ultimate Weller collector’s reference
book. This could cause problems with printing because it’s
so big and means that we cannot say at the moment when the
book will be released. Although it may not be ready for the
end of the year, we are hoping to get it out as close to
this as possible.
16th February 2008: New
version being worked on!
A new version of Porcelain God is being worked on, which will
hopefully be ready for a December 2008 release. If there is
anything you would like to see in the new version please e-mail
20th December 2007:
The 2007 version Porcelain God is now sold out.
We do have a very small number of books with slightly mis-aligned
covers available at £10.99 through eBay.
(now also sold out!)
23rd September 2007:
Porcelain God is now available on Amazon (but it's cheaper
through this site!!!!).
Also the book has received a 4 star review (out of 5) in Record
Collector Magazine (page 110, November 2007). The full review is
"Paul Weller: Porcelain God ****
Porcelain God Publications £15.99
"What Weller did, where
and when, from the day he was born
...Which means every gig he's ever played as part of The Jam,
The Style Council and as a solo artist is listed - from the
local talent contest at Sheerwater Community Centre in Woking on
22 April 1973, to sitting in with Noel Gallagher at the Royal
Albert Hall on 27 March 2007 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. There
are carefully collated setlists informing us that the Jam played
covers of The Miracles' Mickey's Monkey, The Isley Brothers via
The Fab Four's Twist & Shout, and Rufus Thomas' Walking The Dog
when they supported Thin Lizzy at The Greyhound Concert.
Recording sessions are documented too. Did you know The Jam
recorded a version of I've Got My Mojo Working in September 1980
at Polydor Studios? There's also a comprehensive list of radio
an TV appearances, of bootlegs available, plus a full
discography including overseas releases of singles, albums,
collaborations and cover versions. There's little to no
analysis, and no pictures either, but as a reference tool it's
Thanks Lois, nice
26th March 2007:
Porcelain God - NEW Paperback Version!!! on sale 16th April 2007
The 30th anniversary of the release of The Jam’s first single In
The City, which was originally issued on 29th April 1977 is
almost upon us. To celebrate this milestone, a new revised 648
page A5 paperback version of Porcelain God is being released.
This new updated version of Porcelain God has now been printed
as a proof run which I am currently spell checking! A full run
will be delivered in the next 2-3 weeks and I expect to be able
to sell copies from the 16th April. Orders can be taken now
through this sites ordering page and will be dispatched as soon
as the book is ready.
The book will be sold through:
This site - Ordering
eBay Shop - http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Porcelain-God-Publications_W0QQsspagenameZMEQ3aFQ3aSTQQtZkm
I am also hoping to offer the book through a couple of
mainstream outlets in the near future. To register an interest
in purchasing the book upon it's release please e-mail us on
Also I have added some old Jam articles to the Gallery page.
Just click on the picture of Weller reading the Orwell book.
Porcelain God - Paperback Version.
The new updated version of Porcelain God is in the final stages
of production and will be printed in paperback format in March
2007. More details will follow regarding availability shortly.
Updates have been made to the chronology, recording history,
live gigs and more.
There is also a new Porcelain God Myspace page which can be
found at http://www.myspace.com/porcelaingodpublications or
under the links section of this site.
The review edition of Porcelain God has been revised (version
2). It now has a new cover (thanks to Jon Abnett and Allan
Jones) and the lyrics section has been removed for copyright
You can now order the review edition of Porcelain God directly
through this site by contacting us via the Ordering page.
The review edition of Porcelain God is now available through
this site by contacting us via the Ordering page. Simply send an
e-mail quoting your Paypal e-mail address or alternatively
stating that you wish to pay by cheque and an invoice or cheque
payment instructions will be sent to you.
The review edition comes in a loose leaf A4 format bound with a
plastic spine and cover and contains 398 pages of information.
New pictures have been added to the gallery, just click on the
Jam Test Press and also pages of the book are shown on 2006
Porcelain God Book under the relevant section.
Porcelain God is now being updated to include activity up to
April 2006 and some additional information on the discography.
The book will be produced in very small numbers in a A4 loose
leaf review version with a bound plastic spine next month and
this can be purchased through this site. The book will be priced
at £14.99 and unfortunately due to the weight of it, the postage
price within the UK will be £5.00.
The book is now running to 400 pages and this is without any
pictures (except for the cover)! See the 2006 Porcelain God Book
page for more details.
The new Paul Weller documentary, “Porcelain God” is almost
complete and pre-production copies will be sold in limited
quantities during April through this site and eBay. The book
covers Paul's career in painstaking detail from his earliest
days in The Jam through to February 2006. It is the sort of
anoraks guide that he would probably hate and see as totally
pointless but, if you are a fan and want a complete record of
his career to date then please go the 2006 Porcelain God Book
page and read more.
Written over a 2 year period from May 2004, information has been
taken from a huge number of live recordings, rare studio
recordings and interviews from TV, Radio and the press.