Illumination (Paul Weller album)

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Illumination
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Studio album by Paul Weller
Released 16 September 2002
Recorded Black Barn Studio & Wheeler end
Genre Rock
Length 47:39
Label Independiente Records
Producer Paul Weller, Simon Dine (engineered by Jan "Stan" Kybert & Charles Rees)
Paul Weller chronology
Days of Speed
(2001)
Illumination
(2002)
Fly on the Wall - B Sides and Rarities
(2003)

Illumination is the sixth album by English singer-songwriter Paul Weller, released on 16 September 2002. "Call Me No.5" is a duet with Kelly Jones of Stereophonics, and "One X One" features Gem Archer on acoustic guitar and Noel Gallagher of Oasis on drums, percussion and bass.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

Initial critical response to Illumination was positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 79, based on 12 reviews.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Paul Weller, unless stated otherwise:

  1. "Going Places" - 3:34
  2. "A Bullet for Everyone" - 4:11
  3. "Leafy Mysteries" - 3:07
  4. "It's Written in the Stars" - 3:11
  5. "Who Brings Joy" - 3:30
  6. "Now the Night Is Here" (Simon Dine, Paul Weller) - 3:53
  7. "Spring (At Last)" - 2:28
  8. "One X One" - 5:35
  9. "Bag Man" - 3:22
  10. "All Good Books" - 3:25
  11. "Call Me No.5" (Kelly Jones, Paul Weller) - 3:28
  12. "Standing Out in the Universe" - 4:50
  13. "Illumination" - 3:06

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[5] 69
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 69
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Illumination at AllMusic
  2. ^ The Guardian review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ "Paul Weller:Illumination (2003): Reviews". Metacritic. CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Paul Weller – Illumination" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Paul Weller | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 26 April 2017.
Preceded by
Feels So Good by Atomic Kitten
UK number one album
28 September 2002 – 4 October 2002
Succeeded by
ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits by Elvis Presley