"Wake Up the Nation is the tenth studio album from Paul Weller and was released on 19 April 2010. It was nominated for the 2010 Mercury Music Prize. The albums was dedicated to ""absent friends - John Weller, Pat Foxton and Robert Kirby"".
It is the first of Wellers albums since 1982 to feature contributions from Bruce Foxton, formerly of The Jam. Weller told Mojo magazine: ""Wed both lost loved ones and without getting too spiritual that was the spur of it. I spoke to him this time last year when his wife Pat was ill and that broke the ice, then I invited him down to Black Barn (studio). There was no big plan, it was easy, a laugh, and nice to see him and work together again. We just slipped back into it."" The album has been remixed for the 10th anniversary."