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- Posted on Jul 5th 2010 5:00AM by Julian Marszalek
The intervening years have seen 'Odessey and Oracle' gain support and enthusiasm form subsequent generations of musicians and music fans and few have been so effusive in their praise as Paul Weller.
"It was a fantastic record, and of all the albums that get some kind of recognition from that period, they always seem to get overlooked," he told the BBC.
He continued, "The first time I heard it was in the mid-70s, and it just blew my mind.
"I hadn't heard music like that before. The harmonies were fantastic and so were the chord progressions. It's got a very wistful, melancholic English sound, a very autumnal sound and I can't think of many records that have got the same sort of sound."
So how highly does Weller rate the album?
"It made a very, very big impression and it's still to this day probably my all-time favourite record."