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Squeeze are a British band that came to prominence in the United Kingdom during the New Wave period of the late 1970s and continued recording successfully in the 1980s and 1990s. They are known in the UK for their hit songs “Cool for Cats”, “Up the Junction”, “Tempted”, “Labelled With Love“, “Black Coffee In Bed“, “Another Nail in My Heart“,”Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)” and “Hourglass”. Though not as commercially successful in the U.S., Squeeze had American chart hits with “Tempted”, “Hourglass” and “853-5937”, and they have a dedicated following there and continue to attract new fans.

All of Squeeze’s hits were written by band members Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, with the former penning the lyrics and the latter handling the composition. The duo were hailed as “the heirs to Lennon and McCartney’s throne” during their peak of popularity in the early 1980s.

The group formed in Deptford, London, in 1974, and first broke up in 1982. Squeeze then reformed in 1985, and disbanded again in 1999. The band reunited for tours through the United States and United Kingdom in 2007, and this touring version of Squeeze has continued into the present day.

Difford and Tilbrook confirmed during interviews at the V Festival in both 2008 and 2011 (and in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone) that they plan to produce a record of new Squeeze material. In 2010, they issued Spot the Difference, an album of newly recorded versions of older material. Then, during their 2012 tour of the US, Squeeze made available for sale a 4-song CD of new demo recordings; later in 2012, the band’s first new official studio recordings in 14 years were issued as the EP Packet Of Four. Currently, this 4-song CD EP is only available as a bonus disc to purchasers of various live concert recordings of Squeeze’s 2012 UK tour. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Hourglass
2 Cool for Cats
3 Tempted
4 Another Nail in My Heart
5 Annie Get Your Gun
6 Satisfied
7 853-5937
8 Up the Junction
9 Labelled With Love
10 Is That Love
11 Black Coffee in Bed
12 If It’s Love
13 Everything in the World
14 Trust Me to Open My Mouth
15 Crying in My Sleep
16 Take Me, I’m Yours
17 Slap and Tickle
18 Hits of the Year
19 Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)
20 Last Time Forever
21 Bang Bang
22 Goodbye Girl
23 Some Fantastic Place
24 No Place Like Home
25 If I Didn’t Love You

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