Squeeze – East Side Story (1981/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 48:45 minutes | 955 MB | Genre: Rock, New Wave
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © A&M
East Side Story is the fourth studio album by new wave group Squeeze. The album peaked at number 19 in the UK Albums Chart, spending 26 weeks in the listing.
The album marked a shift from the New Wave sound of their earlier work, as it contained songs influenced by rockabilly, R&B, blue-eyed soul, Merseybeat, and psychedelia among other genres. It also contained Squeeze’s last top 10 UK single, “Labelled with Love”. It was the first album to feature new keyboardist Paul Carrack, replacing Jools Holland who had departed in early 1981. He sang lead on the track “Tempted”, which became Squeeze’s first U.S. chart hit. Shortly after the release of this album, Carrack left the band for a solo career, but he returned to Squeeze for a time in the early 1990s, playing and singing on the Some Fantastic Place album.
In the UK, East Side Story was reissued on CD in 1997 with two album outtakes, as part of the band’s Six of One… box set. The set included the band’s first six studio albums, all digitally remastered. A year later, each separate CD (including the expanded East Side Story) was made available for individual purchase. In 2007, the album was digitally remastered and released in Japan. It contained two extra bonus tracks, both taken from B-sides from the album’s singles; “Trust” and “Yap, Yap, Yap”.
1. Squeeze – In Quintessence
2. Squeeze – Someone Else’s Heart
3. Squeeze – Tempted
4. Squeeze – Piccadilly
5. Squeeze – There’s No Tomorrow
6. Squeeze – Heaven
7. Squeeze – Woman’s World
8. Squeeze – Is That Love?
9. Squeeze – F-Hole
10. Squeeze – Labelled With Love
11. Squeeze – Someone Else’s Bell
12. Squeeze – Mumbo Jumbo
13. Squeeze – Vanity Fair
14. Squeeze – Messed Around