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Home and Abroad

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Released  June 1986
Length  50:20
Release date  June 1986
Label  Polydor Records
Recorded  December 1985
Artist  The Style Council
Producer  Peter Wilson
Genres  Pop music, Synth-pop
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Home and Abroad (1986)  The Cost of Loving (1987)
Similar  The Cost of Loving, Confessions of a Pop Group, Our Favourite Shop, Introducing The Style Council, The Singular Adventur

Home and Abroad is a live album from the band The Style Council released in 1986. It was recorded on the tour supporting the band's 1985 album Our Favourite Shop. The album cover states the album title as Live! The Style Council, Home & Abroad.


It is their first non-studio album and their only live album until 1998's In Concert. As was common at the early, slowly increasing popularity of compact discs, the CD, as well as cassette versions featured two songs that did not appear on the LP. The album cover shows both Paul Weller and Mick Talbot sitting on a stool, although both Dee C. Lee and Steve White appear on the album.

It received generally positive reviews, though in later Allmusic's two stars out of five review, stating simply "Home & Abroad is a slick and earnest live set, but it's only of interest to die-hard Paul Weller fans."

Track listing

  1. "The Big Boss Groove"
  2. "My Ever Changing Moods"
  3. "The Lodgers"
  4. "Headstart for Happiness"
  5. "(When You) Call Me"
  6. "The Whole Point of No Return"
  7. "Our Favourite Shop"
  8. "With Everything to Lose"
  9. "Homebreakers"
  10. "Shout to the Top!"
  11. "Walls Come Tumbling Down!"
  12. "Internationalists"

Tracks 1 and 7 did not appear on the vinyl album.


  • Paul Weller – Vocals, guitar
  • Mick Talbot – Keyboards
  • Dee C. Lee – Vocals
  • Steve White – Drums
  • Songs

    1The Big Boss Groove4:58
    2My Ever Changing Moods4:30
    3The Lodgers4:37


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