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Aim High: Paul Weller in photographs 1978-2015
« on: September 21, 2020, 02:04:12 PM »
I'm not sure if this book has been discussed on here previously but a copy just landed on my doormat this morning.

I know PW is not to everyone's taste but if you are interested, this quite meaty tome is available for a knockdown price of 15+p&p from the following website: https://www.thefloodgallery.com/collections/paul-weller-aim-high.  I'm not sure how much it was retailing for initially, but I think this is a significant discount.

It's split into 3 sections covering his Jam, Style Council and solo years, and features many never seen before images.  If you've got any interest in the Modfather  8) then this might be worth checking out.

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Re: Aim High: Paul Weller in photographs 1978-2015
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 11:25:14 PM »

Good price ye got it fur.

Ah'm currently waitin' oan the "Soul Deep" Style Council book tho' so ah hink ah'll pass. 

(The later sections whaur he morphs intae the love child ay Steptoe n' Rod Stewart wid only get me riled anyway).


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Re: Aim High: Paul Weller in photographs 1978-2015
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2020, 09:45:15 AM »
You Weller fans are spoilt for choice, there seems to be a current rage to vindicate The Style Council in print, which is OK by me because I too think that's one of the more appealing PW enterprises. A pity the mid-to-late 80s pop landscape was so full of style (no pun intended) traps sound-wise, as the aesthetic evolution of Weller and Talbot was for the most part interesting.

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Re: Aim High: Paul Weller in photographs 1978-2015
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2020, 02:59:18 PM »

Good price ye got it fur.

Ah'm currently waitin' oan the "Soul Deep" Style Council book tho' so ah hink ah'll pass. 

(The later sections whaur he morphs intae the love child ay Steptoe n' Rod Stewart wid only get me riled anyway).

Ha ha, yeah I get that, but if you can see past the barnet and concentrate on the clobber, he can still look the business (I guess you could argue he can afford to), though like us all, he doesn't always get it right.

There's some lovely photo's in there (though I've only had a glance so far), and if nothing else I'll use some of the photo's as a reference point for inspiration.

I've not heard about the Soul Deep book so I'll look out for that.  Any idea when it's due to be published?

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Re: Aim High: Paul Weller in photographs 1978-2015
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2020, 08:27:07 PM »

The Soul Deep book is yin ay them Kickstarter projects mate - details here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1630596654/soul-deep


Due tae appear sometime in November.


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Re: Aim High: Paul Weller in photographs 1978-2015
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2020, 11:03:34 AM »

The Soul Deep book is yin ay them Kickstarter projects mate - details here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1630596654/soul-deep


Due tae appear sometime in November.

Nice one, thanks for the head's up; I'll look out for it once published.

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Re: Aim High: Paul Weller in photographs 1978-2015
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2020, 12:55:57 AM »
This one looked quality, but could never bring myself to justify the price tag:
https://www.genesis-publications.com/book/9781905662340/into-tomorrow-by-paul-weller

(Opted for a copy of "Aim High" instead...)
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2020, 07:49:58 AM »
This one looked quality, but could never bring myself to justify the price tag:
https://www.genesis-publications.com/book/9781905662340/into-tomorrow-by-paul-weller

(Opted for a copy of "Aim High" instead...)

 :o I coughed when I saw the price then, though it obviously looks like a quality production. So the 'Collector' edition is 295, just out of interest do you know how much the 'Deluxe' version was going for Mike?

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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2020, 11:11:11 AM »
Good god almighty, it reminds me of the "luxury" editions Taschen comes up with often (though fortunately Taschen reprints almost all their volumes not long after in more affordable editions)

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Re: Aim High: Paul Weller in photographs 1978-2015
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2020, 12:47:03 PM »
This one looked quality, but could never bring myself to justify the price tag:
https://www.genesis-publications.com/book/9781905662340/into-tomorrow-by-paul-weller

(Opted for a copy of "Aim High" instead...)


 :o I coughed when I saw the price then, though it obviously looks like a quality production. So the 'Collector' edition is 295, just out of interest do you know how much the 'Deluxe' version was going for Mike?
I can't remember off hand, I believe it was in the 500$ range when it was available... but here's one for $1,500.00!
https://hedleysbooks.co.nz/article/tomorrow-deluxe-edition
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