Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Squeeze announce release of first new studio album in 17 years

Wow, pretty great news! I've seen Squeeze a few times and am a long-time fan of their music. It's pretty exciting that Squeeze kick off their tour in Anaheim next month. Read my review of the band's 2012 full-length performance at The Coach House here.

Squeeze announce their first album of new songs since 1998
with a new album, ‘Cradle To The Grave’, releasing November 13, 2015.


Squeeze formed in 1974 and went on to write a dazzling collection of hook-filled hits including ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Take Me I’m Yours’,  ‘Another Nail In My Heart,’ ‘Pulling Mussels (From the Shell),’ ‘Tempted,’ ‘Black Coffee In Bed’ and ‘Labelled With Love’, which saw them awarded the Ivor Novello for Outstanding Contribution To British Music in 2008.

‘Cradle To The Grave’ is Squeeze’s 14th studio album and features the first collection of new songs from the band since 1998.

Over the years there have been solo careers and occasional separations, but the songwriting duo Chris and Glenn are stronger now than they’ve ever been.“We reformed Squeeze in 2007,” says Glenn. “Things went so well, here we are eight years later. Four years ago we agreed that if we were to carry on, we really needed to work on new material.”

Chris Difford’s lyrics and Glenn Tilbrook’s music have prevailed through turbulent times over the past four decades, from the ever-changing musical landscape to their own internal reshuffles and an acrimonious break-up. In addition the pair will head to the U.S. in November and December for ‘The At Odds Couple’ Tour  – seeing Glenn and Chris reflecting on their careers, as part of Squeeze and as solo artists, sharing not only the music but also giving an insight in to what makes the two of them tick as a partnership.
Chris says of their fresh songs: “We’ve grown up a lot in the last few years, musically.  We still love and own our past, but as musicians we needed to grow.”

Squeeze have released 13 studio albums – ‘Squeeze’ (’78), ‘Cool For Cats’ (’79), ‘Argybargy’ (’80), ‘East Side Story’ (’81), ‘Sweets From A Stranger’ (’82), ‘Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti’ (’85), ‘Babylon And On’ (’87), ‘Frank’ (’89), ‘Play’ (’91), ‘Some Fantastic Place’ (’93), ‘Ridiculous’ (’95), ‘Domino’ (’98) and the re-recording of their classic hits ‘Spot The Difference’ (‘10).

The tracklisting for ‘Cradle To The Grave’ is:
1. Cradle To The Grave
2. Nirvana
3.  Beautiful Game
4.  Happy Days
5.  Open
6.  Only 15
7.  Top Of The Form
8.  Sunny
9.  Haywire
10. Honeytrap
11. Everything
12. Snap, Crackle And Pop

‘The At Odds Couple’ TOUR DATES
13 Nov – Grove Of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
14 Nov – Wilshire Ebell, Los Angeles, CA
15 Nov – HOB, San Diego, CA
18 Nov – City Winery, Napa, CA
19 Nov – City Winery, Napa, CA
20 Nov – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
24 Nov – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN
25 Nov – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN **Just Added – due to popular demand**
27 Nov – Park West, Chicago, IL
28 Nov – Park West, Chicago, IL
29 Nov – The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI

1 Dec – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
2 Dec-  Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
4 Dec – The Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
5 Dec – Scottish Rite, Collingwood, NJ
6 Dec – Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
7 Dec – Count Basie, Red Bank, NJ
9 Dec – Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
10 Dec – The Wilbur, Boston, MA
11 Dec – The Ridegefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
12 Dec – Paramount Theater, Huntington, NY
13 Dec – Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
14 Dec – Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, NJ
16 Dec – Troy Music Hall, Troy, NY
17 Dec – Best Buy Theater, New York, NY
18 Dec – Best Buy Theater, New York, NY

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