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The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook

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All Music Guide - Jason Damas
By the late '90s, Squeeze releases Domino, in particular had begun to feel workmanlike, but with two songwriters as brilliant and clever as Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, it seemed surprising. Following the tour behind Domino, Difford chose to stop touring, but Tilbrook wanted to continue on as he had before. This difference of opinion led Tilbrook to release his first album without Difford in nearly 25 years. The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook, titled by Tilbrook to reflect the improbability of going solo this late in his career, is a sparkling gem of a pop record. At once relaxed and meticulously crafted, it encapsulates all that has made Squeeze so great. Collaborating ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Damas
By the late '90s, Squeeze releases Domino, in particular had begun to feel workmanlike, but with two songwriters as brilliant and clever as Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, it seemed surprising. Following the tour behind Domino, Difford chose to stop touring, but Tilbrook wanted to continue on as he had before. This difference of opinion led Tilbrook to release his first album without Difford in nearly 25 years. The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook, titled by Tilbrook to reflect the improbability of going solo this late in his career, is a sparkling gem of a pop record. At once relaxed and meticulously crafted, it encapsulates all that has made Squeeze so great. Collaborating with artists such as Aimee Mann and Ron Sexsmith in the songwriting process, Tilbrook didn't completely go at it alone, but he did manage to craft an album as instantly accessible as anything Squeeze recorded. A bit of an R&B influence is tied in "One Dark Moment", as are Brian Wilson-like harmonies "Morning", but quintessential Squeeze songs are still sprinkled throughout. Synthesizers are more prevalent here than on the recent power poppy Squeeze discs, especially on songs like "Interviewing Randy Newman" and "Sunday Breakfast Treat," which sound like throwbacks to early Squeeze classics like "Goodbye Girl" and "Take Me, I'm Yours." And even though Chris Difford was responsible for writing most of the trademark quirky lyrics on Squeeze albums, Tilbrook manages to turn a good phrase himself. "Interviewing Randy Newman" is an especially good example; it's an autobiographical tale of an ill-fated interview Tilbrook conducted with the legendary Newman that Tilbrook himself says is "A true story. I wish it wasn't a true story, but it is." Being both clever and earnest were always two of the lyrical trademarks of Squeeze records. While fans may mourn the end although it's more of a hiatus, according to Tilbrook of the Difford/Tilbrook partnership, this release confirms that the magic is far from gone.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2001
  • Label: What Are Records
  • UPC: 744626005024
  • Catalog Number: 60050
  • Sales rank: 104,772

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Is Where You Ain't (4:06)
  2. 2 Observatory (3:56)
  3. 3 Parallel World (3:45)
  4. 4 Morning (4:44)
  5. 5 One Dark Moment (3:37)
  6. 6 G.S.O.H. Essential (4:12)
  7. 7 Up the Creek (3:14)
  8. 8 Other World (4:25)
  9. 9 Interviewing Randy Newman (4:06)
  10. 10 You See Me (3:13)
  11. 11 I Won't See You (3:56)
  12. 12 We Went Thataway (4:44)
  13. 13 One Dark Moment (3:14)
  14. 14 This Is Where You Ain't (4:04)
  15. 15 Sunday Breakfast Treat (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Glenn Tilbrook Primary Artist, Organ, Bass, Guitar, Horn, Keyboards, Vocals, Drum Loop, Stylophone
Julian Dawson Harmonica
Chris Braide Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Nick Harper Background Vocals
Chris Holland Organ
Andy Metcalfe Organ, Bass, Piano, Strings, Accordion, Horn, Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, Loops
Hilaire Penda Bass
Ben Jones Background Vocals
Jim Kimberley Drums
Technical Credits
Andy Metcalfe Producer, Engineer
Glenn Tilbrook Programming, Producer
Simon Heyworth Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tilbrook Gold

    I went to see Glenn Tilbrook live in May as I had herd of him through my fav artist Paul Carrack who worked with Glenn in squeeze. I was amazed at the tracks he performed, I knew the squeeze stuff but not his solo stuff. I was that impressed I became a massive Squeeze/Glenn fan. I bought his album pretty much the same day it came out and I cant stop listening to it. Tracks like 'pararell world' 'interviweing randy newman' and 'this is where you aint' are just great songs which tell fantastic story's. With this album I got a free acoustic CD with the album tracks on and words cant describe how good it is. I bought the parallel world single in order to get a track called 'By the light of the cash machine' which is one of my fav's. This album is a must buy for anyone who likes relaxing music.

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