Wild Wood

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Wild Wood
Studio album by Paul Weller
Released 6 September 1993
Recorded Apr 1993-May 1993
Genre Rock
Length 54:04
Label Go! Discs
Producer Paul Weller, Brendan Lynch
Paul Weller chronology
Paul Weller
(1992)
Wild Wood
(1993)
Live Wood
(1994)

Hit Parade
(2006)

Wild Wood - Deluxe Edition
(2007)

Live at the Royal Albert Hall
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link
Uncut 5/5 stars

Wild Wood was Paul Weller's second solo record, released in September 1993. It made it to number 2 in the UK charts, and contained three UK hits: "Wild Wood", which reached #14 in the UK charts, "Sunflower", which reached #16 and "Hung Up", which reached #11.

The original 1993 UK and European CD included 15 tracks. When issued in the USA, and reissued in the UK in 1994, a 16th track was added.

In 2000 Q magazine placed it at number 77 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever and was also featured in the book, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

A two disc deluxe edition was released on 22 October 2007.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sunflower"   Paul Weller 4:06
2. "Can You Heal Us (Holy Man)"   Paul Weller 3:41
3. "Wild Wood"   Paul Weller 3:22
4. "Instrumental (Part 1)"   Paul Weller, Brendan Lynch, Steve White 1:37
5. "All the Pictures on the Wall"   Paul Weller 3:56
6. "Has My Fire Really Gone Out?"   Paul Weller 3:50
7. "Country"   Paul Weller 3:39
8. "Instrumental Two"   Paul Weller, Brendan Lynch, Steve White 0:50
9. "5th Season"   Paul Weller 4:54
10. "The Weaver"   Paul Weller 3:43
11. "Instrumental One (Pt 2)"   Paul Weller, Brendan Lynch, Steve White 0:34
12. "Foot of the Mountain"   Paul Weller 3:37
13. "Shadow of the Sun"   Paul Weller 7:36
14. "Holy Man (reprise)"   Paul Weller 1:50
15. "Moon on Your Pyjamas"   Paul Weller 4:00
16. "Hung Up"   Paul Weller 2:49

Personnel[edit]

  • Paul Weller - Vocals (1-3,5-7,9,10,12-16), Guitar (1-6,8,9,11,13-16), Mellotron (1,2,13,14), Moog (1,4,11), Piano (2,7,9,10,13,14), Hammond (2,5,14), Bass (2,5,14), Handclaps (2,14), Percussion (2,14), Hammond Organ (6), Wurlitzer (6), Tambourine (6), Acoustic Guitar (7,10,12), Strings (7), Blues Harp (9), Lead Guitar (10)
  • Jacko Peake - Flute (1,2,14), Horns (2,4,9,11,14)
  • Dee C. Lee - Extra Vocals (9,13,15)
  • David Liddle - Lead Guitar (9)
  • Brendan Lynch - Handclaps (2,14), Percussion (2,14), Mellotron (3,13), Mini-Moog (3,9,13), Stylophone (7)
  • Maxton G. Beesley, Jr. - Handclaps (2,14), Percussion (2,14), Extra Vocals (6), Wurlitzer (15)
  • Marco Nelson - Bass (1,3,4,6,9,10,11,13,15), Extra Vocals (6)
  • Helen Turner - Organ (3)
  • Steve White - Drums (1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10,11,13,14,15,16), Percussion (4,8,11)
  • Robert Howard - Guitar (6), Acoustic Guitar (7)
  • Steve Cradock - Guitar (10)
  • Simon Fowler - Extra Vocals (10)
  • Yolanda Charles - Bass (16)
  • Mick Talbot - Hammond Organ (9)