Home and Abroad

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Home and Abroad
Live album by The Style Council
Released June 1986
Recorded December 1985
Genre New wave, jazz, pop rock, synthpop
Length 50:20
Label Polydor
Producer Peter Wilson
The Style Council chronology
Our Favourite Shop
(1985)
Home and Abroad
(1986)
The Cost of Loving
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link

Home and Abroad is a live album from the band The Style Council released in 1986. It was recorded on the tour supporting the band's 1985 album Our Favourite Shop. The album cover states the album title as Live! The Style Council, Home & Abroad.

It is their first non-studio album and their only live album until 2004's In Concert. As was common at the early, slowly increasing popularity of compact discs, the CD, as well as cassette versions featured two songs that did not appear on the LP. The album cover shows both Paul Weller and Mick Talbot sitting on a stool, although both Dee C. Lee and Steve White appear on the album.

It received generally positive reviews, though in later Allmusic's two stars out of five review, stating simply "Home & Abroad is a slick and earnest live set, but it's only of interest to die-hard Paul Weller fans."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Big Boss Groove"
  2. "My Ever Changing Moods"
  3. "The Lodgers"
  4. "Headstart for Happiness"
  5. "(When You) Call Me"
  6. "The Whole Point of No Return"
  7. "Our Favourite Shop"
  8. "With Everything to Lose"
  9. "Homebreakers"
  10. "Shout to the Top!"
  11. "Walls Come Tumbling Down!"
  12. "Internationalists"

Tracks 1 and 7 did not appear on the vinyl album.

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