As Is Now

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As Is Now
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Studio album by Paul Weller
Released 11 October 2005
Recorded March 2005, Wheeler End Studios
Genre Rock
Length 53:16
Label Yep Roc
Producer Paul Weller & Jan "Stan" Kybert
Paul Weller chronology
Studio 150
(2004)
As Is Now
(2005)
Catch-Flame!
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10) [3]
NME 7/10 stars [4]
The Observer 3/5 stars [5]
The Independent (not rated) [6]

As Is Now is Paul Weller's eighth studio album. Released in October 2005, it reached No. 4 in the UK charts.

The singles from the record were "From The Floorboards Up" (charted at No. 6), "Come On/Let's Go" (charted at No. 15), "Here's The Good News" (charted at No. 21) and the four track "The As Is Now EP" (which included "Blink And You'll Miss It") which did not qualify for the charts and was only released on 7-inch.

The CD+DVD edition includes studio footage of "From The Floorboards Up" and "Here's The Good News", the videos of "Come On/Let's Go" and "From The Floorboards Up" and the film "As Is Now". A limited edition double CD was released around the time of the 2006 Brit Awards, for which Paul was nominated. The second disc contained four tracks ("From The Floorboards Up", "Come On / Let's Go", "The Changingman", and "Town Called Malice") recorded live on December 5, 2005 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.

Recording[edit]

The album was recorded over a two-week period in March 2005 at Wheeler End Studios, Buckinghamshire. It was then mixed at Studio 150, Amsterdam.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Paul Weller.

No. Title Length
1. "Blink and You'll Miss It" 3:23
2. "Paper Smile" 3:05
3. "Come On / Let's Go" 3:16
4. "Here's the Good News" 2:57
5. "The Start of Forever" 4:55
6. "Pan" 2:26
7. "All on a Misty Morning" 4:30
8. "From the Floorboards Up" 2:27
9. "I Wanna Make it Alright" 3:38
10. "Savages" 2:58
11. "Fly Little Bird" 3:44
12. "Roll Along Summer" 3:39
13. "Bring Back the Funk" (Parts 1 & 2) 7:15
14. "The Pebble and the Boy" 5:03

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