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Transatlantic Ping Pong

14 Oct. 2008 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 17 May 2004
  • Label: Quixotic
  • Copyright: 2004 Quixotic Records
  • Total Length: 45:34
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001L5KGHA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,428 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Jun. 2004
Format: Audio CD
If you love Squeeze or Glenn Tilbrook's earlier solo work, you'll love this as well, no question. And if you love classic pop music (think the Beatles and the Kinks rather than Liberty X!), then look no further. This one grew on me a bit more slowly than The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook, but it's now glued to my CD player for the long term. Glenn worked with amazing musicians and songwriters to create a worthy successor to the Squeeze back catalogue, and a great companion to his manic and highly entertaining solo gigs. This album goes from goofy humour to introspectiveness without breaking a sweat. A total winner - highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
"Transatlantic Ping Pong" is superb - as good as some of Glenn's earliest recordings that have always been my favourites. The Squeeze songwriting team of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook wrote absolute classics in the 70s and 80s like "Cool For Cats", "Up the Junction", "Labelled With Love" and "Hourglass". They continued into the 90s with greater artistic success with "Some Fantastic Place", but less commercial success. Glenn Tilbrook wrote all the catchy melodies, played a superbly understated electric guitar and sang his heart out.
Now, he's brought out his second solo album. The single "Untouchable" is full of Glenn's characteristic hooks, twists, turns, key changes and lively production. But there's more depth to this collection than a single hummable poppy tune would have you believe. There's a darker underbelly in tracks such as "Hot Shaved Asian Teens", and pure comedy in the country ballad "The Genitalia of a Fool".
In short, it's an incredibly surprising return to form, with clear production, charming songs, a dynamic young band and a bit of bitterness thrown in to spice the whole thing up. Just classic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Craig on 11 Jun. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Glenn has finally released the album he should have released a long time ago. After his disappointing first solo outing (The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook) this comes closer to capturing the sound of his live act than anything he's ever done.
The beauty of his melodies are highlighted by the production instead of being muddied by them as in the case of his first solo effort as well as the last Squeeze CD. Stand out tracks include Neptune, Untouchable, Hot Shaved Asian Teens and Hostage. Glenn has also improved as a lyricist as he proves in Neptune--a scathing attack on former Squeeze partner Chris Difford. While not being as harsh as Lennon's How Do You Sleep, it comes pretty darn close. The bad blood must not be too deep though, as Difford co-wrote one song here (When Can I Be Your Friend)
This one could be a hit with the right promotion. He deserves it. He works harder than almost anyone else. If you haven't caught his live show, you should do, man.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 May 2004
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"Transatlantic Ping Pong" is superb - as good as some of Glenn's earliest recordings that have always been my favourites. The Squeeze songwriting team of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook wrote absolute classics in the 70s and 80s like "Cool For Cats", "Up the Junction", "Labelled With Love" and "Hourglass". They continued into the 90s with greater artistic success with "Some Fantastic Place", but less commercial success. Glenn Tilbrook wrote all the catchy melodies, played a superbly understated electric guitar and sang his heart out.
Now, he's brought out his second solo album. The single "Untouchable" is full of Glenn's characteristic hooks, twists, turns, key changes and lively production. But there's more depth to this collection than a single hummable poppy tune would have you believe. There's a darker underbelly in tracks such as "Hot Shaved Asian Teens", and pure comedy in the country ballad "The Genitalia of a Fool".
In short, it's an incredibly surprising return to form, with clear production, charming songs, a dynamic young band and a bit of bitterness thrown in to spice the whole thing up. Just classic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "kingmac2" on 26 Feb. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Simply a great album from Glen Tilbrook, his second solo attempt. The tital track, Untouchable, is Glen at his best as all fans will testify to. For me , the best track is entitled Ray and Me, a lovely song reflecting on Glen's care-free childhood with the added touch of long lost friendship we all can relate to. The humour of Genitalia of a Fool is worth buying the cd for on its own. I'm sure anyone who gives this album the time will love it and play it again and again, I know I do.
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