Album artwork for Magic: A Journal of Song (Deluxe Edition) by Paul Weller with Dylan Jones
Album artwork for Magic: A Journal of Song (Deluxe Edition) by Paul Weller with Dylan Jones
Album artwork for Magic: A Journal of Song (Deluxe Edition) by Paul Weller with Dylan Jones
Album artwork for Magic: A Journal of Song (Deluxe Edition) by Paul Weller with Dylan Jones
Album artwork for Magic: A Journal of Song (Deluxe Edition) by Paul Weller with Dylan Jones

Deluxe edition features

Binding: Fully bound in imitation vellum with screen printing, foil blocking and gold page edging. The cover is an original, hand-drawn illustration containing over 25 references to Paul Weller's lyrics.
Box: Screen printed and gold foiled solander case
Extras: Within the Deluxe boxed set, an envelope contains a number of signed and stamped art prints that are created exclusively for these copies. Reproduced as archival Giclées on heavyweight paper, the prints are suitable for framing (size: 8"x10" / 200mm x254mm) and comprise:

“Scratching around at home on an acoustic guitar, singing into my phone with these funny little rough ideas. All of a sudden, it turns into something beautiful or complete… it’s a fascinating thing. It’s magic.” — Paul Weller

In Magic: A Journal of Song, Paul Weller gives the first and definitive account of his illustrious songwriting career, recounting a lifetime of lyrics in Weller’s most candid and intimate commentary to date.

As one of the most innovative and remarkable songwriters of the last fifty years, Paul Weller has proved to be the ultimate shapeshifter, moving from the Jam’s punk sensibilities to the genre-defying Style Council, and later through a remarkable 30-year solo career. Alongside Lennon and McCartney, Weller is one of few artists that has attained a UK number one album over five consecutive decades, and he’s also received career defining awards from the BRITs (Lifetime Achievement Award), NME Awards (Godlike Genius Award) and a GQ Award for Songwriter of the Year.

The book chronicles a lifetime worth of lyrics with impressive clarity. We follow Weller through his upbringing on Stanley Road and founding the Jam in his teenage years, creating the Style Council alongside keyboardist Mick Talbot, and later into his 16-album solo career, including stories behind iconic albums such as Stanley Road and Wild Wood, as well as his latest album, Fat Pop Vol. 1.

Magic presents 130 of Weller’s finest lyrics to date, accompanied by an illuminating commentary which sees him give unprecedented insight into his life and lyrics, as told to GQ editor and author, Dylan Jones OBE, in their first collaboration.

Paul Weller with Dylan Jones

Magic: A Journal of Song (Deluxe Edition)

Genesis Publications
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Hardback+

£465.00

Deluxe Edition: Photographic Print, Art Print, 2 Lyrics Prints, Gold Foil Solander Case

Signed Copy
Released 28/02/2023Catalogue Number

9781905662746deluxe

Paul Weller with Dylan Jones

Magic: A Journal of Song (Deluxe Edition)

Genesis Publications
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Album artwork for Magic: A Journal of Song (Deluxe Edition) by Paul Weller with Dylan Jones
Hardback+

£465.00

Deluxe Edition: Photographic Print, Art Print, 2 Lyrics Prints, Gold Foil Solander Case

Signed Copy
Released 28/02/2023Catalogue Number

9781905662746deluxe

Deluxe edition features

Binding: Fully bound in imitation vellum with screen printing, foil blocking and gold page edging. The cover is an original, hand-drawn illustration containing over 25 references to Paul Weller's lyrics.
Box: Screen printed and gold foiled solander case
Extras: Within the Deluxe boxed set, an envelope contains a number of signed and stamped art prints that are created exclusively for these copies. Reproduced as archival Giclées on heavyweight paper, the prints are suitable for framing (size: 8"x10" / 200mm x254mm) and comprise:

“Scratching around at home on an acoustic guitar, singing into my phone with these funny little rough ideas. All of a sudden, it turns into something beautiful or complete… it’s a fascinating thing. It’s magic.” — Paul Weller

In Magic: A Journal of Song, Paul Weller gives the first and definitive account of his illustrious songwriting career, recounting a lifetime of lyrics in Weller’s most candid and intimate commentary to date.

As one of the most innovative and remarkable songwriters of the last fifty years, Paul Weller has proved to be the ultimate shapeshifter, moving from the Jam’s punk sensibilities to the genre-defying Style Council, and later through a remarkable 30-year solo career. Alongside Lennon and McCartney, Weller is one of few artists that has attained a UK number one album over five consecutive decades, and he’s also received career defining awards from the BRITs (Lifetime Achievement Award), NME Awards (Godlike Genius Award) and a GQ Award for Songwriter of the Year.

The book chronicles a lifetime worth of lyrics with impressive clarity. We follow Weller through his upbringing on Stanley Road and founding the Jam in his teenage years, creating the Style Council alongside keyboardist Mick Talbot, and later into his 16-album solo career, including stories behind iconic albums such as Stanley Road and Wild Wood, as well as his latest album, Fat Pop Vol. 1.

Magic presents 130 of Weller’s finest lyrics to date, accompanied by an illuminating commentary which sees him give unprecedented insight into his life and lyrics, as told to GQ editor and author, Dylan Jones OBE, in their first collaboration.