June 3, 2011

Squeeze - Fits and starts and still around.

I hadn't really heard from Squeeze in a while and I ran across this 2-CD compilation featuring all the BBC Sessions they had done from 1978 to 1994. I meant to put it up during my BBC Sessions Week a little while ago, but got sidetracked. And now seems as good a time as any.

Squeeze have always been a great band with one of the best songwriting teams (Difford and Tilbrook) in Pop Music putting out memorable track after memorable track. They were very big in the late 70's and early 80's, with a seemingly endless run of hit records. Changes in personnel and some lean times and they had almost dropped off the radar as the result when the band broke up in 1982 and reformed in 1985 and broke up again in 1999. In 2008 there was rumor of a reunion and at present there is talk of new material coming out soon.

Tonight is a reminder of just how great a songwriting team Difford and Tilbrook are with this acoustic session recorded at The BBC in 1992.

Here are the songs featured:

1. Take Me I'm Yours (Live BBC Session 1992) 3:13
2. Up The Junction (Live BBC Session 1992) 2:43
3. Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) / Labelled With
Love (Live BBC Session 1992) 7:23
4. Tempted (Live BBC Session 1992) 3:50

Classic Squeeze in a stripped down setting.

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