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The Paul Weller documentary, ďPorcelain GodĒ is a
definitive guide to the music career of one of the UKís greatest ever
Singer/Songwriters. It covers, in painstaking detail, Paulís career from his
earliest days in the Jam through to 2006 and is probably the sort of anoraks
guide that Paul would hate and see as totally pointless.
If however, you are a fan and want a complete recording database of over
450 Jam, Style Council and Paul Weller songs or want to have a reference guide
to his career, then this may be the book for you.
Written by a fan for other fans, Porcelain God is the most
detail account of Paul Wellerís music ever compiled. The project is a work in
progress and will be updated on an annual basis as some information is still
unknown and being uncovered on a daily basis.
Version 2 of the initial proof book is in A4 loose leaf format but comes bound in a plastic front cover and spine. It spans a massive 318 pages, documenting and analysing Paulís work in extreme detail. It is split into the following chapters:
Chronology: A diary of Paulís career
covering from the period 1958 to 2006, this section includes all music related
activity including; key events, concerts including set lists, radio and TV
sessions, recording activity and music releases, where known.
Live Audio Recordings: A record of all known live
audio recordings by The Jam, The Style Council and Paul Weller (Solo) including
Radio Sessions & Documentaries:
A complete record of all known radio sessions and documentaries. Paul has
undertaken many promotional sessions often involving different, live or acoustic
versions of his songs and many cover versions.
Live Video Recordings: A complete record of all
known live video recordings including Unofficial & Official Releases
Discography: A discography of releases by The
Jam, The Style Council and Paul Weller spanning many countries.
Official Releases, Chart Positions and Other Sales
information: A database of release and chart information covering The
Jam, The Style Council and Paul Wellerís solo career along with other groups
Paul has had involvement in.
TV Appearances: A database of all known TV
appearances and sessions by The Jam, The Style Council and Paul Weller.
Magazine Articles: A database of all known Magazine
Bibliography: Details of Paul Weller related
Books, Song Books, Tour Programmes, Special Magazines & Fanzines
Paul Weller Cover Versions:
A database of cover versions by The Jam, The Style Council and Paul Weller.
Riot Stories and Respond Records:
Details of releases by these two companies set up by Paul to assist other acts.
Studio Album Analysis: An in depth analysis of
the recording of each album Paul has released, where and when they were
Studio Sessions: Contains a complete recording
information database showing dates, locations for over 450 Paul Weller
Promotional Items: A database of all known
promotional items issued to push releases through Paulís career.
Transcription Discs: A list of known transcription
discs and the track-listings.
Vinyl Acetates: A list of extremely rare
acetates of recordings by The Jam, The Style Council and Paul Weller.
Fan Club Releases: Covering The Jam Fan Club, The
Torch Society & The Paul Weller Supporters Club
Company Information: Information on And Son Music
Limited, Stylist Music Limited & Solid Bond Productions Limited