Published Jun 18, 2010These days, '80s rockers Squeeze are remembered primarily for their hit "Tempted," which still crops up regularly in soundtracks and television commercials. But as the Shins recently reminded us, the band had plenty of memorable singles back in their prime. Squeeze will now be revisiting these past glories on the new career-spanning album, Spot the Difference, due out August 3 via Anchor and Hope.
The record revisits 14 of the band's past classics, which are presented in chronological order and span from 1978's "Take Me I'm Yours" to 1993's "Loving You Tonight." Rather than your average greatest-hits compilation, the band actually re-recorded each song here. Strangely, Squeeze tried to make these new versions sound as close to the originals as possible. According to a press release, the songs were "re-recorded in a way so painstakingly faithful to the originals that they challenge you to spot the difference."
Squeeze will spend the rest of 2010 touring the U.S. and UK, performing a series of shows with Cheap Trick and later with the English Beat. There are currently no Canadian dates booked. Scroll past the album tracklist to see the schedule.
Spot the Difference:
1. "Take Me I'm Yours"
2. "Slap and Tickle"
3. "Up the Junction"
4. "Goodbye Girl"
5. "Cool for Cats"
6. "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)"
7. "Another Nail in My Heart"
9. "Is That Love"
10. "Labeled with Love"
11. "Black Coffee In Bed"
13. "Some Fantastic Place"
14. "Loving You Tonight"
7/2 Leamington Spa, UK - The Assembly
7/3 Charlbury, UK - Cornbury Festival
7/9 Columbus, OH - LC Outdoor Amphitheatre *
7/10 Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival *
7/11 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues *
7/13 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall *
7/14 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion *
7/16 Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center *
7/17 Guilford, NH - Meadowbrook Pavilion *
7/18 New Brunswick, NJ - State Theater *
7/20 Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre
7/21 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater ^
7/22 Minneapolis, MN - Zoo Amphitheatre ^
7/24 Aspen, CO - Belly Up ^
7/25 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater ^
7/27 Las Vegas, NV - Crown Theater ^
7/28 Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre ^
7/30 Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery ^
7/31 Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre ^
8/1 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore ^
8/5 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
8/7 Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Falls Casino
11/14 Bournemouth, UK - O2 Academy Bournemouth #
11/15 Reading, UK - The Hexagon #
11/16 Bristol, UK - Colston Halls #
11/18 Cardiff, UK - St. David's Hall #
11/19 Nottingham, UK - Royal Centre #
11/20 Sheffield, UK - O2 Academy Sheffield #
11/22 Aberdeen, UK - Music Hall #
11/23 Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy Glasgow #
11/25 Newcastle, UK - City Hall #
11/26 Leeds - O2 Academy Glasgow #
11/27 Manchester, UK - Manchester Apollo #
11/29 Liverpool, UK - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic #
11/30 Birmingham, UK - Symphony Hall #
12/2 Cambridge, UK - Corn Exchange #
12/3 Norwich, UK - University of East Anglia #
12/4 Plymouth, UK - Plymouth Pavilions #
12/6 Southampton, UK - Southampton Guildhall #
12/7 Brighton, UK - Brighton Dome #
12/9 London, UK - IndigO2 #
12/10 London, UK - London Forum #
12/11 London, UK - Shepherd's Bush Empire #
12/12 London, UK - Shepherd's Bush Empire #
* with Cheap Trick
^ with the English Beat
# with the Lightening Seeds