Label: Troll N Roll Records - TNRFREE006 • Format: 9x, File MP3, Compilation VBR • Country: Sweden • Genre: Electronic • Style: Psy-Trance
Over the course of Squeeze 's year career, an inexplicable number of greatest-hits compilations have surfaced seven, to be specificand nearly all of them have suffered from a serious flaw, whether it's the Dream Angus - Annie Lennox - The Annie Lennox Collection of important hit singles or the inclusion of mediocre album cuts and B-sides.
Big Squeeze is the attempt to remedy this mess, as it is the first hits compilation that covers the band from toincluding most of the important singles along the way, as well Beatle 25 - Various - Neuro Squees tacking on a bonus disc of B-sides.
Granted, Squeeze released some great singles -- enough to substantiate a straight-up two-disc singles compilation, really -- but for a casual fan, this is truly the best introduction. The band has a treasure trove of nearly non-album cuts available, so it's surprising Beatle 25 - Various - Neuro Squees Big Squeeze wastes space on throwaways like "Suites from Five Strangers" and "Squabs on Forty Fab," but most of the rest of the tracks live up to the high standard of the band's singles and album cuts.
There is also an insightful track-by-track commentary written by both Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Diffordalthough it's poorly organized and inexplicably fails to identify who is speaking in each part of the liner notes. Qualms aside, the most significant feature of Big Squeeze is that unlike most of the other Squeeze compilations, this one makes sense as a retrospective.
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing - Disc 1. Take Me, I'm Yours. Goodbye Girl. Cool for Cats. Up the Junction.
Slap and Tickle. Another Nail in My Heart. Pulling Mussels From the Shell. Is That Love. Black Coffee in Bed. Annie Get Your Gun. Labelled with Love. Last Time Forever. Some Fantastic Place. Third Rail. This Summer. Electric Trains. Heaven Knows. Track Listing - Disc 2. Suites from Five Strangers. Squabs on Forty Fab. Spanish Guitar. Elephant Girl. Yap, Yap, Yap. The Fortnight Saga. Wedding Bells. What the Butler Saw. Going Crazy. Who's That. Vanity Fair. Christmas Day.
Subway (Photek Remix) - J.Majik* - Nightvision, Barbara Ann - Various - All Time Party Favourites, Real True Loving - Edwin Starr - Soul From Detroit City, Rain At The Drive-In - NRBQ - Grooves In Orbit