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Paul Weller: Royal Albert Hall, London

Gavin Martin, Uncut, February 2002

HE COMES on jaunty, with a skip in his step, looking cool, refreshed, dapper, an upbeat northern soul soundtrack still ringing round the hall. He may never quite have got the hair thing sorted, but Weller's Modfather credentials can't be faulted. Now, with Eric Clapton giving up his stake in the ageing rockers' favourite timeshare, over the past few years The Royal Albert has become a home from home.

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