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Ridiculous - Expanded Reissue Original recording remastered


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It’s 1973 in South London. Teenage friends Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook form the band that will see them dubbed ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’. Over 35 years later, with their legacy intact and as vital as it has ever been, Squeeze are still touring and reminding fans worldwide just why they have left such an indelible impression on the UK’s music scene.

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  • Audio CD (10 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B000SNSUH4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 223,564 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Electric Trains 4:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Heaven Knows 4:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Grouch Of The Day 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Walk Away 4:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. This Summer 3:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Got To Me 3:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Long Face 4:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Want You 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Daphne 3:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Lost For Words 2:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Great Escape 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Temptation For Love 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Sound Asleep 4:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Fingertips 5:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. This Road 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. This Summer (Remix) 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Cappuccino Lips (Fingertips) (Previously Unreleased) 4:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Electrical Trains (Acoustic Version) 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. I Want You (Acoustic Version) 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Grouch Of The Day (Acoustic Version) 3:100.99  Buy MP3 

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By natbagsd@aol.com on 19 Nov 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album follows in a long line of Squeeze products that have not been given the recognition it deserves. The tracks form part of the most outstanding songs they have ever written. Ridiculous consists of upbeat melodies such as Electric Trains and This Summer to the beautifully harmonies as Temptation For Love and especially Heaven Knows. Heaven Knows is probably my favourite track. The contrast of Difford's soothing and extremely sexy voice with the emotional strength of Tilbrook's. One thing that really stands out on this album is the strength and quality of the songs themselves. When will Difford and Tilbrook ever receive the lifetime achievement award that they surely deserve by now? After all they ain't no spring chickens to the business. Superb.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By N. SKILTON on 14 Feb 2008
Format: Audio CD
Well, I haven't got the re-mastered version yet, but I did buy this when it was released and still play it regularly.
This came out after the much praised Some Fantastic Place, but in my opinion it stands up to that very nicely.
Containing some of Difford and Tilbrook's finest 'later period' songwriting, ths is no longer the chirpy chappies of old, but more Chris Difford's examination of a world weary older man, going, as we now know, through some qute painfull mid-life crises.
It always used to surprise me that Squeeze didn't continue their run of hit singles for longer, and the single 'This Summer' MAY have been a bigger hit if it hadn't been released in September.
This also has one of my all time faves, 'Grouch Of The Day', a song that apparently summed of his wife's opinion of the lyricist. It can certainly be about me on a bad day.
This was the last great Squeeze album, and believe me it IS a great album. Some very ill advised line-up changes and a truly dreadfull last album (Domino) did for the band, but having attended their recent live shows with a much better line-up than possibly they've ever had, maybe, on a small scale, the good times, and good tunes, will return.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Bloomfield on 15 April 2009
Format: Audio CD
Buy this album - it's brilliant.

I'm not such a fan of the single "Electric Trains" - it's a little too heavy-handedly adult-oriented for me (it always sounds punchier done live), but maybe that's why it's track one: the whole album seems to deal with, or skirt around issues of, getting older. "Electric Trains", "Grouch of the Day", the brilliant "Walk Away", all seem to refer directly to not being young anymore, in one way or another.

This isn't surprising, considering the band have been around for so long, but what is perhaps surprising is that they manage to make such an album sound so fresh and vibrant, with springs in nearly every step.

The bonus track "This Road" seems to follow "Electric Trains" musically, but produces a far more energetic and up-beat performance; "This Summer" is a brilliant piece of pop music, chords going wonderfully all over the place but the melody staying true, harmonies working perfectly and a chorus so catchy you wonder why it didn't become an instant top-ten (the answer is probably because it's a song about summer, but wasn't released until autumn, perversely); "Daphne", "Grouch of the Day" and "Walk Away" all add to a piece of work that was obviously, at some point by some marketing exec, going to be placed alongside the Britpop movement epitomised by Blur ("Summer that began to blur/ has put us on the calendar"...)

The slower tracks also carry themselves well - "Heaven Knows" is gorgeous, and while it would have seemed an obvious move to put the single on the reissued album, I'm glad they didn't, as it seemed to lose a lot of the eccentricity and character that made the album version so unique (I heard them play the album version at a gig in Cardiff and that's what made me go out and buy the record).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. M. Twitchett on 22 July 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Along with "Some Fantastic Place", "Ridiculous is Squeeze's Finest Hour. The songs are Rich in melody, lyrical content, playing and production. Glenn Tilbrook's voice has never been better. The emotion of his vocals on songs such as "Walk Away", "I Want You", "Heaven Knows" and "Temptation for Love" are simply Stunning !! Both "Electric Trains" and "Grouch of the day" boast clever witty lyrics, Great Melodies, and Wonderful Harmony and backing vocal work. I have all the Band's albums, time and time again i listen to their 1991-95 period. They Blossomed Beautifully and those albums are Pure Classic Pop Music at it's Absolute Best !
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