Studio 150

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Studio 150
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Studio album by Paul Weller
Released 14 September 2004
Genre Rock
Length 45:51
Label V2 Records
Producer Paul Weller, Jan Kybert
Paul Weller chronology
Fly on the Wall: B Sides & Rarities
(2003)
Studio 150
(2004)
Stanley Road - 10th Anniversary Edition
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
BBC Music (neutral) [2]
Music Box 3/5 stars [3]
musicOMH (positive) [4]
The Scotsman 3/5 stars [5]

Studio 150 is the seventh album by British artist Paul Weller. It comprises covers of songs by a variety of artists, and showcases Weller's myriad musical influences. It was named after the small Amsterdam studio in which it was recorded. It entered the charts at #2.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "If I Could Only Be Sure" (Gabriel Mekler, Nolan Porter)
  2. "Wishing on a Star" (Billie Rae Calvin)
  3. "Don't Make Promises" (Tim Hardin)
  4. "The Bottle" (Gil Scott-Heron)
  5. "Black Is the Colour" (Traditional)
  6. "Close To You" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
  7. "Early Morning Rain" (Gordon Lightfoot)
  8. "One Way Road" (Noel Gallagher)
  9. "Hercules" (Allen Toussaint)
  10. "Thinking of You" (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers)
  11. "All Along The Watchtower" (Bob Dylan)
  12. "Birds" (Neil Young)

Personnel[edit]

  • Paul Weller – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Lorre Trytten – violin
  • Louk Boudesteijn – trombone
  • Eliza Carthy – violin
  • Damon Minchella – bass
  • Mieke Honingh – viola
  • Williem Friede – string arrangements
  • Jan Van Duikeren – flugelhorn
  • Benjamin Herman – saxophone, flute, horn arrangements
  • Steve "Supe" White – drums
  • The Stands – background vocals
  • Petra Rosa – harp
  • Sam Leigh Brown – background vocals
  • Herman Van Haaren – violin
  • Bastiaan Van Der Werf – cello
  • Stefan Schmid – Moog synthesizer
  • Ray Bruinsma – trumpet
  • Aimee Versloot – viola
  • Frans Cornelissen – tuba
  • Claudia Fontaine – background vocals
  • Jan Van Duikeren – trumpet
  • Martin de Ruiter – violin
  • Carleen Anderson – background vocals
  • Ray Bruinsma – flugelhorn
  • Joeri DeVente – French horn
  • Steve Cradock – guitar
  • Pauline Terlow – violin
  • Sarah Koch – violin
  • Bill Newsinger – mandolin
  • Seya Teeuwen – violin

Singles[edit]

The singles, with B-sides, from Studio 150 were:

DVD[edit]

Besides the Studio 150 album, there was also a DVD release featuring a studio concert Weller gave at the Riverside Studios in London in 2004. The DVD features most songs from the album and some songs Weller wrote during his career, including a song of The Jam and The Style Council.

It also includes interviews and the video promo for "Wishing on a Star".

  1. "Hercules" originally by Aaron Neville
  2. "One Way Road" originally by Oasis
  3. "Wishing on a Star" originally by Rose Royce
  4. "Close To You" originally by Richard Chamberlain
  5. "Hung Up" originally by Paul Weller
  6. "Early Morning Rain" originally by Gordon Lightfoot
  7. "Tales From The Riverbank" originally by The Jam
  8. "Thinking of You" originally by Sister Sledge
  9. "Amongst Butterflies" originally by Paul Weller
  10. "All Along the Watchtower" originally by Bob Dylan
  11. "Birds" originally by Neil Young
  12. "If I Could Only Be Sure" originally by Nolan Porter
  13. "My Ever Changing Moods" originally by The Style Council
  14. "Broken Stones" originally by Paul Weller

Usage in popular media[edit]

Jenna Ortega, better known for her roles in CSI: NY for the 9th season and fourth episode, Unspoken,[6] Jane the Virgin on The CW and Stuck in the Middle on Disney Channel.[7] She is also the voice of Princess Isabel in the Disney Channel animated television series Elena of Avalor.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Studio 150 - Paul Weller". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Cullen, Julie (2003). "Paul Weller Studio 150 Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Metzger, John (Dec 2004). "Paul Weller Studio 150". The Music Box. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Woloszyn, Paul (13 September 2004). "Paul Weller – Studio 150". musicOMH. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Shepherd, Fiona (3 September 2004). "Weller Clears the Wild Wood". The Scotsman. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Season 9, Episode 4 Unspoken". TV Guide. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  7. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (September 4, 2015). "Disney Channel Orders Latino Family Sitcom Toplined by 'Jane the Virgin' Star (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 19, 2016. Disney Channel has ordered new series “Stuck in the Middle,” starring “Jane the Virgin’s” Jenna Ortega, Variety has learned exclusively. 
  8. ^ Lewis, Andy (March 3, 2016). "Sneak Peak: Disney's First Latina Princess Gets a Book". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 19, 2016. On the animated show, Aimee Carrero of Freeform's Young & Hungry voices Elena. Others doing voices include Jane the Virgin's Jenna Ortega, Saturday Night Live's Chris Parnell and Community's Yvette Nicole Brown. 
  9. ^ Rodriguez, Priscilla (April 15, 2016). "EXCLUSIVE: Jenna Ortega on 'Stuck in the Middle' and Why Gina Rodriguez is Her Idol". Latina. Retrieved April 19, 2016.