Squeeze – Babylon And On – Cassette
BABYLON AND ON is Squeeze’s second album after reforming in the mid-’80s (their return was heralded with the release of COSI FAN TUTTI FRUTTI in 1985). This is a solid band effort, with all on board clearly back in the swing of things. The results mark a certain peak for the group. Here, Squeeze fashioned a fully engaging album, with hooks that make sly demands on the attention of the listener. The dazzling “Hourglass” was a minor hit. “Hourglass,” as well as several other numbers here, revels in Squeeze’s signature sound: idiosyncratically structured choruses made inviting by the enthusiasm of multiple voices. “Tough Love” presents another one of their finely detailed little vignettes, while “Trust Me To Open My Mouth” offers a narrator flawed in familiar ways. For all of its endearing familiarity however, BABYLON AND ON is a unique addition to the band’s discography.
1. Cigarette Of A Single Man
2. Striking Matches – (bonus track)
3. In Today’s Room – (bonus track)
4. Who Are You
5. Wedding Bells
7. Prisoner, The
9. Some Americans
11. Tough Love – (bonus track)
12. Splitting Into Three
13. Trust Me To Open My Mouth
14. Waiting Game, The – (bonus track)
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