Difford & Tilbrook is the only studio album released by Difford & Tilbrook. Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook were the main songwriters in the new wave band Squeeze until their 1982 breakup. The duo continued to write songs together, and in 1984 released this self-titled effort. Because Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook have always been the songwriters and only constant members of Squeeze, Difford & Tilbrook is often considered to be a Squeeze album in all but name.
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All this may seem disconcerting, since Difford & Tilbrook had a distinctive style all their own and were seen as far less conventional than their American counterpart, but the album tanked on the charts precisely because it still sounded like Squeeze smothered by Tony Visconti's flat, lifeless production. This means it hasn't aged well, but is salvaged by two of the duo's best singles - "Love's Crashing Waves" and "Hope Fell Down" - and song-wise is a more consistent album than the schizophrenic Sweets from a Stranger.
The songs (on Difford And Tilbrook) are ones of emotional nature mostly," Tilbrook explained during a July 1984 interview, "and the corresponding change in my vocal approach was very emotional. Difford and Tilbrook differed in the direction that they envisioned the album taking.
Now the woman wears the trousers Now my shirts remain uncreased Now the shoe is on the other foot Maybe I can feel released All the pleasure of pleasing you All the powers of needing you Now I'm no longer keeping you So now she's working at the office And I don't have a job at all She keeps me. in cigarettes Once a bat now a ball All the dinners are burning dear All the while I'm learning dear Now I'm no longer earning dear. A man for all seasons
Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook were the main songwriters in the new wave band Squeeze until their 1982 breakup. When Squeeze re-formed in 1985, they took Keith Wilkinson with them to become the band's official bassist. The album received a very limited pressing as a CD in Japan only, and these have become valuable collector's items. The CD is currently out-of-print. Difford & Tilbrook - Squeeze war eine englische Rockband, die in den späten 1970er Jahren zur New Wave gerechnet wurde. Die Gruppe wurde 1974 in London gegründet und ist wohl am bekanntesten durch ihre Hits Cool for Cats und Up the Junction.
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|A1||Action Speaks Faster
Brass [Played By] – TKO Horns, The*
|A2||Love's Crashing Waves||3:08|
|A3||Picking Up The Pieces||3:18|
|A4||On My Mind Tonight||4:08|
|A5||Man For All Seasons||2:35|
|B1||Hope Fell Down||4:22|
|B3||You Can't Hurt The Girl||3:01|
|B4||Tears For Attention
Producer – Chris Difford, E.T. Thorngren*, Glenn Tilbrook
|B5||The Apple Tree
Mixed By – Tony Visconti
- Arranged By [Brass] – Tony Visconti (tracks: A1)
- Arranged By [String Arrangements- Assisted] – Glenn Tilbrook (tracks: A2, A3)
- Arranged By [String Arrangements] – Tony Visconti (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1)
- Art Direction, Design – Richard Frankel
- Backing Vocals – Debbie Bishop
- Bass – Keith Wilkinson
- Drums, Percussion – Andy Duncan
- Guitar, Vocals – Chris Difford
- Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards – Glenn Tilbrook
- Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Guy Fletcher
- Mastered By – Jack Skinner
- Percussion – Larry Tollfree*
- Photography – Britain Hill
- Producer – Tony Visconti (tracks: A1 to B3, B5)
- Remix – E.T. Thorngren*
- Technician [Studio Assistance] – Bryan Robson , Chris Porter, George Chambers, Peter
NotesTracks: A1 to B3 & B5 produced at Good Earth Studios, London.
Track: B5 mixed at Good Earth Studios, London.
Track: B4 produced at Solid Bond, London.
All Tracks: remixed at Solid Bond, London.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York.
Pressed at Europadisk, NYC, New York.
℗&© 1984 A&M Records, Inc.
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