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Singles 45's and under [Original recording remastered]

SqueezeAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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It’s 1973 in South London. Teenage friends Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook form the band that will see them dubbed ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’. Over 35 years later, with their legacy intact and as vital as it has ever been, Squeeze are still touring and reminding fans worldwide just why they have left such an indelible impression on the UK’s music scene.

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  • Audio CD (August 22, 1995)
  • Original Release Date: 1995
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: A&M
  • ASIN: B000002GE7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,810 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Squeeze wanted to be the next Beatles, and you can't fault them for trying. Their distinctive Brit-pop stylings often came close; with songwriters Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook marrying supremely catchy melodies to equally adept wordplay just like, well, The Beatles. Singles: 45s & Under gathers a dozen of their most well-loved classics into one truly five-star collection. It represents the prime of their first five years and it's all, well, prime--from Difford croaking out "Cool for Cats," to Tilbrook chiming "Another Nail for My Heart," to former Ace vocalist Paul Carrack crooning the delightful "Tempted." Necessary stuff for pop fans. --Michael Ruby

Product Description

Includes All The Early Fan Favorites And Hits. Featuring The MTV Staples 'Black Coffee In Bed,' 'Tempted' (Both With Paul Carrack On Vocals). 12 Timeless Classics!. Part Of The Most Successful Single Artist Series In Music History, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection. Over 37 million shipped!

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A clever Brit Pop band gets their due February 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Squeeze crafted some of the catchiest pop songs that nobody ever heard. "Tempted," Pulling Mussels," and "Black Coffee in Bed" are easily three of the better pop songs to come out of that time of flux when the 70's were crossing over into the 80's. Lumped together with a number of "one hit wonder" types of that time period, Squeeze deserved much more success than they achieved. This collection does a nice job collecting their strongest work of the original configurations of the band.

"And here in the bar, the piano has found another nail for my heart." For anyone who likes their music with intelligence and appreciation for the difficulty of crafting a good meaningful pop song this is some good stuff.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and maturity June 29, 2004
Format:Audio CD
To me, Squeeze represented all that was right about the British New Wave/No Wave movement of the late 70s and early 80s. (Note, I say early 80s--this cd doesn't contain any of the songs from Sqeeze's reunion albums of the late 80s, most of which can be safely dismissed.) Singles "45's and Under" doesn't omit anything that any Squeeze fan would miss.
Each of these songs showcase the amazing songwriting talents of Difford and Tilbrook, and the tremendous talent of the musicians. Squeeze could always be relied upon for perfect polish, mature and above-average intelligence lyrics, FUN, and a lack self-importance and pompousness that others of the era smacked of. Each song is a hit. Nothing is a miss.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Assimilation of Beatles' Talent July 14, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Squeeze was able to assimilate the talents of the Beatles better than any other group. Their collection of songs here demonstrate that they did it on their own terms. Their music is organic from some of the Beatles ingredients with lyrics about what is genuine to them. It is no work of plagiarism. Most of the songs are exhuberant displays of love gone wrong. "Take Me I'm Yours" has all technical wizardry of New Wave with hopeful lines like "..because dreams are made of this..." and "I'll be forever in your kiss." But, most of the work is smoothly integrated music with bitter stories like "Up the Junction" and the Motown-esque "Coffee in Bed". Then there is the half-facetious "If I Didn't Love You," which is an upbeat song even for its angst. Arguably "Another Nail for My Heart," is their best song. Containing progressive guitar work and skillful percussion, they make a sour drink-yourself-under-the-table song into an exhiliarating masterpiece. Other highlights include "Annie, Get Your Gun," "Slap and Tickle," and "Cool for Cats". Not everything catchy and pop-accessible rock music is Beatlesque. There's enough of their own injection of words and music to be innovative. This is a great collection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Early 1980s Pop February 19, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Critics often hyped Squeeze as "the 80s' answer to the Beatles" but please don't buy this CD hoping to hear Lennon and McCartney clones. Squeeze have far more in common with their New Wave/Britpop contemporaries like Elvis Costello, XTC, and even the Police. Their music is proof that plenty of good pop music was made in the early 1980s if you looked beyond the mostly one-hit wonders MTV promoted.

Probably the biggest hit here is "Tempted," which turns up in many 80s mix compilations. It's a great example of how better Britpop bands are able to transform their love of soulful R&B without aping American acts. Equally good songs like "Is That Love," "Another Nail For My Heart," "Pulling Mussels From a Shell" and "Black Coffee in Bed" are also included, and you'll be amazed that Squeeze never rivaled the Cars or INXS in record sales. Throughout, Squeeze tell tales of typically rocky British romances with a working-class twist. Their songs are packed with hooky guitar and synth parts and demand that you listen to them again and again. Only the early songs on this compliation seem dated in both lyrical content and production values.

You're going to like this CD and the price is right, so why don't you order it already?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pop Exquisiteness: Don't Pass This Up! May 24, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is, without a doubt, one of the most thoroughly enjoyable compilations I own. Every track on here is either immensely inventive fun or is a sure-fire pop marvel. Despite the low number of songs on this collection, each selection is flawless and demonstrates how Squeeze crafted some of the strongest tunes in all of pop.

1. Take Me I'm Yours- Imagine Suicide and the Beatles out for tea. 7/10

2. Goodbye Girl- Catchy, as you might expect. Not overly energetic, but pretty. 9.5/10

3. Cool For Cats- The tempo picks up here, and we're in pop nirvana. 10/10

4. Up The Junction- Another pop gem! 9/10

5. Slap And Tickle- An unexpected bit of experimenting results in an off-kilter pop track: Imagine the first track passed through a high-speed phaser. 7/10

6. Another Nail For My Heart- Pop brilliance shines once more. A guitar magazine editor once said this track has a solo that combines everything that's great about pop, rock, jazz, classical and R&B in one tiny time span. I agree. 9.5/10

7. Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)- Has the band reached pop perfection here? I would say "YES!". Fabulously catchy. 10/10

8. If I Didn't Love You- "If I didn't love/I'd hate you," is one of the most memorable lines and the most outstanding feature is its dark and off-kilter "if I/if I/if I" refrain. Good pop song, over all. 8/10

9. Is That Love- Starts off as power pop and ends as a Beatles-like nugget. A good pop tune that evolves into something you wouldn't expect. 7.5/10

10. Tempted- The one Squeeze song everyone knows. Quite good, I must admit. The 60s soul inflections here are something new in the overall formula, but its still pretty good. 10/10

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Art meets accessibility...
A terribly underrated British band. Smart riffs, witty lyrics--this is driving-in-your-car-in-the-summertime music. If you don't know this band, you may not get them on first play. Read more
Published 1 month ago by William Bolick
1.0 out of 5 stars MY POINT OF VIEW
Published 2 months ago by Johanna Bowman
4.0 out of 5 stars SQUEEZE PLAY
SQUEEZE-SINGLES/45'S AND UNDER: One of England's more sophisticated entries in the pop rock sweepstakes, five man band SQUEEZE mined an exquisitely crafted sound that was equal... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jukebox Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Old Music
After years and years of hearing this CD, I still love it. I rarely stop it midway. I'm not a great big "Squeeze" fan...really... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jim C.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the great 70's pop bands
This is the quintessential 70's pop band. All of these songs were hits and some were mega-hits. Casual, cute, and infectious, they deserve a place in any pop library.
Published 8 months ago by Pro Bono
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Squeeze is an amazing band with all kinds of awesome. A must have for people who love some New Wave nuggets.
Published 18 months ago by Jordan Morantez
4.0 out of 5 stars Whoaaaaa, Nelly!!
The brother-in-law called me last summer and asked if I wanted his finicky wife's ticket to the upcoming B 52s show at the Greek here in L.A., and I said, "Well... . Read more
Published 18 months ago by Bill Rednight
5.0 out of 5 stars good cd
It;s a good cd, I bought it for 'Tempted' and found a few really good extra songs. 3 more words required
Published 19 months ago by Joshua
5.0 out of 5 stars special music timeless
Squeeze is very special music with a timeless quality. Another gotta have album. A good bunch of iconic tunes to boot.
Published 21 months ago by jack goldman
5.0 out of 5 stars Squeeze Rules!
I've loved this band since about 1982 when I first heard "Black Coffee in Bed." I bought the vinyl best of Squeeze called "Singles 45s & Under" replacing it in the early 90's with... Read more
Published on December 27, 2011 by Michael Breshears
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