Released in May 1985 "Our Favourite Shop" was the band's second studio album. Know as "The Internationalists" in the United states, the album was released with different title, sequencing and cover design.
Lyrical targets include racism, excessive consumerism, the effects of self-serving governments, the suicide of one of Weller's friends and what the band saw as an exasperating lack of opposition to the status quo. All of the pessimism is countered with an overaching sense of hope and delight that alternatives do actually exist, if only they can be seen. The album contains two top 10 singles, "Shout to the Top", which reached number 7 and "Walls Come Tumbling Down" peaking at number 6 both in the U.K. charts.
The Style Council - Our Favourite Shop
U.K. Polydor TSCLP 2 (1975)
Album produced by Peter Wilson and Paul Weller.
The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The albums gatefold cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minor signs of wear.
The records original inner sleeve is excellently presented.
The albums original black and white still shot and promotional fanzine leaflet are both well presented.
For full track listing see Own tab.