Play (Squeeze album)

Play (Squeeze album)

Infobox Album | Name = Play
Type = Album
Artist = Squeeze


Released = July 1991
Recorded =
Genre = Rock
Length = 52:25
Label = Reprise Records
Producer = Tony Berg
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:lsjp7iojg71r link]
Last album = "A Round and a Bout"
(1990)
This album = "Play"
(1991)
Next album = "Some Fantastic Place"
(1993)

"Play" is a 1991 album by the British New Wave group Squeeze. It is the band's ninth album, and their only released by Reprise Records. It is also of note as it is the first LP in the Squeeze discography to feature only four official members instead of five (Steve Nieve took on many of the keyboard duties that would have gone to Jools Holland in the past). Tony Berg produced the album, which, despite weak sales, is a fan favorite. In the liner notes to the 1996 Squeeze compilation "Excess Moderation", Glenn Tilbrook stated that he considers "Play" the beginning of Squeeze's "renaissance period."

The liner notes to the album are, appropriately, in the form of a play that incorporates the lyrics of the songs in a script that also references the plays "Our Town" by Thorton Wilder and "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett.

Track listing

All songs written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook.
# "Satisfied" – 5:10
# "Crying in My Sleep" – 5:03
# "Letting Go" – 5:01
# "The Day I Get Home" – 4:50
# "The Truth" – 4:12
# "House of Love" – 3:23
# "Cupid's Toy" – 4:31
# "Gone to the Dogs" – 3:54
# "Walk a Straight Line" – 3:50
# "Sunday Street" – 4:16
# "Wicked and Cruel" – 4:14
# "There Is a Voice" – 4:01

Personnel

*Chris Difford – Guitar, backing Vocals
*Gilson Lavis – Drums
*Glenn Tilbrook – Guitars, keyboards, lead & backing vocals
*Keith Wilkinson – Bass, backing vocals

"with:"

*Tony Berg - Keyboards, guitars
*Bruce Hornsby - Accordion
*Matt Irving - Keyboards
*Steve Nieve - Keyboards
*Jerry Hey - Horns
*Claudia Fontaine - Backing vocals (on "Sunday Street")
*Christopher Guest - Backing vocals (on "The Day I Get Home")
*Michael McKean - Backing vocals (on "The Day I Get Home")
*Michael Penn - Backing vocals (on "The Day I Get Home")

External links

* [http://www.mp3.com/albums/15165/summary.html Album summary]


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