True Meanings

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True Meanings
Studio album by
Released14 September 2018 (2018-09-14)
GenreFolk rock
Length54:54
LabelParlophone
ProducerPaul Weller
Paul Weller chronology
A Kind Revolution
(2017)
True Meanings
(2018)
On Sunset
(2020)

True Meanings is the fourteenth studio album by English singer-songwriter Paul Weller, released on 14 September 2018.[1]

Music[edit]

True Meanings has been noted for its stripped-back, acoustic sound.[2][3] The album's sound has been described as folk rock.[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[6]
The Guardian4/5 stars[7]
NME3/5 stars[8]
The Telegraph5/5 stars[9]

According to Metacritic, the album has received a score of 79/100 based on 11 reviews from critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."The Soul Searchers"5:02
2."Glide"2:18
3."Mayfly"4:00
4."Gravity"2:33
5."Old Castles"3:20
6."What Would He Say?"4:00
7."Aspects"4:33
8."Bowie"3:53
9."Wishing Well"4:36
10."Come Along"3:03
11."Books"4:35
12."Movin' On"4:31
13."May Love Travel with You"3:01
14."White Horses"5:26
Total length:54:54

Personnel[edit]

  • Paul Weller – Vocals (1-14), Acoustic Guitar (1,3,5,7), Electric Guitar (1,3), Wurlitzer (1), Guitar (2,4,6,8-14), Piano (3,5,8,9,12), Hammond (3,14), Mellotron (6,9,14), Backing Vocals (7), Harmonium (8), Vibes (9), Melodica (10), Hand Pump Organ (11), Bells (11)
  • Jo Allen - Strings (4)
  • Rod Argent - Hammond Solo (1), Mellotron (14), Piano (14)
  • Lizzie Ball - Strings (4)
  • Natalia Bonner - Strings (4)
  • Maxine Boxall - BVs (1)
  • Steve Brooks - Lead Guitar (3)
  • Anth Brown - Bass (12), Acoustic Guitar (12)
  • Barrie Cadogan - Lead Guitar (5)
  • Martin Carthy - Backing Vocals (10), Guitar (10)
  • Erland Cooper - Backing Vocals (7-9,14)
  • Jessica Cox - Strings (2)
  • Steve Cradock - 12 String Guitar (2,6), Autoharp (2), Acoustic Guitar (7)
  • Andy Crofts - Backing Vocals (4,7), String Arrangement (4,5), Bass (5,6), Acoustic Guitar (7), Nashville Tuned Guitar (7)
  • Rosie Danvers - Strings (4)
  • Paloma Deike - Strings (2)
  • Tom Doyle - Drums (12), Wurlitzer (12), Mellotron (12), Hammond (12)
  • Isabelle Dunn - Strings (1,5,8-10,12,14), Extra Cello (7)
  • Noel Gallagher – Harmonium (11), Space Hammond (14)
  • Danielle Ganeva - Vibraphone (12)
  • Ben Gordelier - Drums (5,6)
  • Tom Heel - Backing Vocals (1,6,12), Rhodes Piano (6)
  • Becky Jones - Strings (4)
  • Jan Stan Kybert - Percussion (1), Glockenspiel (14)
  • Sheema Murkajee - Sitar (11),Tampoura (11), Vocals (11)
  • Conor O'Brien - Vocals (1), Bass (1), Drums (1), Mini-Moog (1), Rhodes (1)
  • Stella Page - Strings (1,5,8-10,12,14)
  • Antonia Pagulatos - Strings (1,5,8-10,12,14)
  • Hannah Peel - String Arrangement (1,5,7-10,12,14), Strings (7)
  • Steve Pilgrim - Vocals (2), Guitar (2,4,6), Backing Vocals (4,6,7), Acoustic Guitar (7)
  • Hayley Pomfrett - Strings (4)
  • Charles Rees - Programming (3), Electric Organ (5), Bass Synth (9)
  • Lucy Rose - Vocals (11)
  • Katono Sato - Strings (1,4,5,8-10,12,14), Solo Violin (2)
  • Kamalbir Singh Nandra - Violin (11)
  • Amy Stanford - Strings (2)
  • Ellie Stanford - Strings (4)
  • Laura Stanford - String Arrangement (2), Strings (2)
  • Chris Storr - Trumpet (3,12,14), Flugel (3,6,12,14)
  • The Stuart Kennedy Orchestra - String Arrangement (13), Strings (13)
  • Danny Thompson - Double Bass (10)
  • Phil Veacock - Horn Arrangement (3,12,14), Tenor Saxophone (3,12,14), Baritone Saxophone (3,12,14)
  • Alistair White - Trombone (3,12,14)
  • White Label - String Arrangement (12), Horn Arrangement (12)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Slate, Jeff. "Searching for 'True Meanings' with Paul Weller (Album Review/Q&A)". ROCK CELLAR MAGAZINE. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  3. ^ Watts, Peter (18 September 2018). "Paul Weller – True Meanings". Uncut. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  4. ^ Hodgkinson, Will (14 September 2018). "Pop review: Paul Weller: True Meanings". The Times. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
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  6. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "True Meanings - Paul Weller". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  7. ^ Mongredien, Phil (16 September 2018). "Paul Weller: True Meanings review – a gently introspective set | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  8. ^ Beaumont, Mark (14 September 2018). "Paul Weller – 'True Meanings' review". NME. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  9. ^ McCormick, Neil (14 September 2018). "Paul Weller, True Meanings, review: an album of beauty and depth". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
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