Paul Weller Broken Stones
Label: Go! Discs GODCD 132, Go! Discs GOD CD132, Go! Discs GOD CD 132, Go! Discs 850 332-2
Format: CD, Single, Digipak
Country: UK & Europe
Released: Sep 1995
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Pop Rock, Mod
1 Broken Stones 3:23
Written-By P. Weller*
2 Steam 6:17
Written-By B. Lynch*, P. Weller*
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Copyright (c) Go! Discs Ltd.
Marketed By Barclay
Marketed By Metronome Musik GmbH
Record Company Go! Discs Ltd.
Published By BMG Music Publishing
Published By Stylist Music Ltd.
Published By Copyright Control
Designed At 3 Lions D.A.
Engineer Martin “Max” Heyes
Painting [Star Painting] Peter Blake
Photography By Lawrence Watson
Producer Brendan Lynch, Paul Weller
Sleeve Paul Weller, Simon Halfon
1995 GO!DISCS, Ltd. © 1995 GO!DISCS, Ltd.
Marketed in France by Barclay and in Germany by Metronome Music GmbH
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by GO! Discs Limited
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Text): 0 42285 03322 9
Barcode (String): 042285033229
Label Code: LC 7192
Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
Other (Distribution Code): PY 940
Weller wrote this gospel-tinged track with the idea that humans are like “broken stones” trying to become whole again. He was inspired by a conversation he had with his young son at the beach.
“He was asking me where all the pebbles came from,” Weller told Daniel Rachel (The Art of Noise: Conversations with Great Songwriters). “I told him we were all part of one rock before and we all got smashed down in time and splintered and sent around the earth. I don’t know if that’s true or not, scientifically, but that was my explanation to him anyway. But even if it wasn’t true, as a metaphor for us as a human race, human spirit, that we all come from one source and we just got splintered and sent round the world, there was sense of spirituality that we’re all seeking to get back to that core again or get back home. So that spiritual element I married to the gospel accordion chords in it. It’s like an old gospel or spiritual tune to me”.