On Sunset
Paul Weller - On Sunset.png
Studio album by
Released3 July 2020 (2020-07-03)
StudioBlack Barn Studios, Surrey[1]
Length47:53
LabelPolydor
Producer
  • Paul Weller
  • Jan Kybert
Paul Weller chronology
True Meanings
(2018)
On Sunset
(2020)
Singles from On Sunset
  1. "Earth Beat"
    Released: 18 March 2020[2]
  2. "Village"
    Released: 7 May 2020[1]
  3. "More"
    Released: 24 June 2020

On Sunset is the fifteenth studio album by English singer-songwriter Paul Weller. It was originally scheduled for release on 12 June 2020, but got pushed back to 3 July 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3][4]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic82/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[6]
The Guardian4/5 stars[7]
The Independent4/5 stars[8]

On Sunset was met with universal acclaim reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, this release received an average score of 84, based on 5 reviews.[5]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic proclaimed that On Sunset felt "fresh" and "distinctly belonging to Weller".[6]

Track listing

On Sunset track listing
No.TitleLength
1."Mirror Ball"7:36
2."Baptiste"3:05
3."Old Father Tyme"3:56
4."Village"3:20
5."More"6:54
6."On Sunset"6:34
7."Equanimity"3:54
8."Walkin'"3:56
9."Earth Beat"4:18
10."Rockets"4:20
Total length:47:53
Apple Music deluxe edition[9]
No.TitleLength
11."4th Dimension"5:35
12."Ploughman"3:14
13."I'll Think of Something"4:06
14."On Sunset" (orchestral mix)3:59
15."Baptiste" (instrumental)3:07
Japanese Edition[10]
No.TitleLength
16."Failed"2:55
Total length:70:58

Musicians

  • Paul Weller - Lead Vocal (1-10), Backing Vocal (1-10), Electric Guitar (1-6,8-10), Acoustic Guitar (1,3-7,10), Piano (1-5,7-10), Rhodes (1,4,8,9), Synths (1,8,9), Mellotron (1,5,7,8,10), Mad Hammond (1,7,10), Percussion (2,5), Bass (3-5,8,9), Mellotron Vibes (3,4,6), Claps (3,5), Wurly (4), Mellotron Strings (4), Monotron (4), Samples (8), Electric Sitar (9), Philicorda (9), Hammond Organ (9)
  • Dave Boraston - Trumpet (3,5)
  • Steve Brookes - Lead Guitar (2), Electric Guitar (8)
  • Col3trane - Additional Vocal (9)
  • Steve Cradock - Electric Guitar (1,6,7,10), Acoustic Guitar (1), Moog (1)
  • Andy Crofts - Bass (1,2,6,7,10), Moog (1,6), Backing Vocals (1,6-9), Mellotron (2,8)
  • Izzi Dunn - Cello (5), Backing Vocals (5)
  • Anthony Gaylard - Tenor Saxophone (3,5)
  • Ben Gordelier - Drums (1-10), Percussion (1-10), Drum Programming (3), Electric Guitar (9)
  • Julie Gros - Lead Vocals (5), Backing Vocals (5)
  • Jessamy Holder - Baritone Saxophone (2,6-8,10)
  • Jim Jupp - Synths (9)
  • Jan Stan Kybert - Drum Programming (1,3-5), Keys Programming (1), Glockenspiel (1), Sound Effects (1,2,4,8-10), Claps (3,5), Loops (4), Synth Bass (4), Yak (5), Synths (8,9), Bells (8), Bass Synths (9), Canon (10), Drum Fills (10)
  • Jim Lea - Violin (7)
  • Magic Mod - Claps (3)
  • Josh McClorey - Electric Guitar (5), Acoustic Guitar (5)
  • Stella Page - Viola (5), Backing Vocals (5)
  • Antonio Pagulatos - Violin (5), Backing Vocals (5)
  • Paraorchestra - Orchestra (4,9,10)
  • Steve Pilgrim - Acoustic Guitar (1), Backing Vocals (1)
  • Charles Rees - Eminent Organ (1), Moog (3), Mad Hammond (5), Ambient FX (10)
  • Andy Ross - Backward Flute (5), Flute (6)
  • Kotono Sato - Violin (5), Backing Vocals (5)
  • Paul Speare - Flute (3,5)
  • Camilla Staveley-Taylor - Backing Vocals (6,8,9)
  • Emily Staveley-Taylor - Backing Vocals (6,8,9)
  • Jessica Staveley-Taylor - Backing Vocals (6,8,9)
  • Chris Storr - Trumpet (2,6-8,10), Flugel (6), Post Horn (8)
  • Mick Talbot - Hammond Organ (2,4,8)
  • John Thirkell - Trumpet (6-8,10), Flugel (6)
  • Lee Thompson - Saxophone Solo (8)
  • Steve Trigg - Trumpet (3,5)
  • Tom Van Heel - Piano (1), Backing Vocals (1,8,9), Drum Fills (8)
  • Phil Veacock - Tenor Saxophone (2,6-8,10), Soprano Saxophone (7), Clarinet (7)
  • Alistair White - Trombone (2,6-8,10), Bass Trombone (7), Euphonium (7)

Charts

Chart performance for On Sunset
Chart (2020)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11]96
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12]20
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13]15
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[14]50
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[15]30
French Albums (SNEP)[16]152
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[17]11
Irish Albums (OCC)[18]4
Italian Albums (FIMI)[19]81
Japan Hot Albums (Billboard Japan)[20]57
Japan Top Albums Sales (Billboard Japan)[21]20
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[22]24
Scottish Albums (OCC)[23]1
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[24]40
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[25]15
UK Albums (OCC)[26]1

References

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  7. ^ Petridis, Alexis (11 June 2020). "Paul Weller: On Sunset review – warm, wise and still capable of surprise". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  8. ^ Beaumont, Mark (11 June 2020). "Paul Weller review, On Sunset: The Changingman strikes again". The Independent. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
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