No Tears To Cry

Album: Wake Up The Nation (2010)
Charted: 26

Songfacts®:

  • This gothic track features a cameo from 72-year-old drummer Clem Cattini, who played on The Tornadoes "Telstar" back in 1962. Weller said, ''It's a definite nod to the Walker Brothers and those epic ballads. I thought it would fitting to get the man who played on a lot of those records to play on it. He's seventy odd, but Clem (Cattini) came down and did it in literally two takes. He's that good."
  • This soulful, Dusty Springfield-style ballad was influenced by the work of Johnny Franz, a producer and A&R man at Philips, who worked with Dusty and The Walker Brothers in the '60s and later on the '80s soul sounds of Alexander O'Neal and Anita Baker. Weller explained to Mojo magazine: "I wanted to recreate that '80s soul sound. But I'm a big fan of Johnny Franz. His orchestral arrangements really connect with the emotions and that's definitely what we were trying to do on that song."

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