Definitely one of my all time favourite Squeeze albums - often overlooked, it's a real cracker packed with melodious gems and Chris Difford's lyrics have never been more acutely observant and incisive....and downright brilliant! From the ashes of a doomed extra-marital affair (Rose I Said) to being joyously & newly loved-up (This Could Be The Last Time) to observing the daily realities of a modern relationship (Can Of Worms). Add to that the sheer joy of Glenn Tilbrook's melodies being at their catchy best (If It's Love, Peyton Place, She Doesn't Have To Shave, Is It Too Late, Melody Motel......all excellent). A definate bona-fide Squeeze cracker!
Jool Holland makes a welcome return to the band on this album - and boy, he's on top form here! Listen out for the sublime piano solo on Peyton Place or Jools' catchy sing-a-long vocals on Dr. Jazz. Fantastic stuff.
Also included on this remastered reissue are some great bonus tracks & b-sides: Who's That and Red Light being two stand out tracks.
Essentially, to these ears, this album sounds like the band having FUN again - and it shows in the resulting superb musicianship on show here... top notch.
If you're new to Squeeze and don't already own this album, trust me, you can't go far wrong with this album. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed...!!