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An incredible band, but a mediocre compilation
Richard Bradley (FlamingHat@aol.com | CT, USA | 08/28/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The excellent songwriting team of Difford & Tilbrook has long been one of the most underrated in rock and roll's history. From the immortal "East Side Story" to the more recent masterpiece "Ridiculous", Squeeze's albums have always been top of the line. The same cannot be said for their compilation albums, however. Although "Piccadilly Collection" does include some interesting b-sides, like "Elephant Girl" and "What the Butler Saw", the tracks are poorly selected and grouped on the CD."
A Good Compilation if You Have to Have One Squeeze CD
D. W. Casey | Sturbridge, MA United States | 12/13/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The ultimate Squeeze album is, of course, Singles, 45's and Under. This is a classic album of 1980s pop that belongs in any record collection. This compilation (The Piccadilly Collection) is an updated release of classic Squeeze tunes, containing many of the favorites from Singles, 45s and Under (Pulling Mussels, Tempted), as well as newer material from the 1990s (Everything in the World, Some Fantastic Place). It includes a few other noteworthy songs (Hourglass, Love's Crashing Waves) that are worth having, as they are of the same quality as the material from "Singles". In addition, there are a few interesting tunes (Spanish Guitar, Elephant Girl) that are positive additions and are relatively unknown. This is a good compilation to buy if you need a Squeeze CD that covers the highlights but also adds some newer material."
Some more of the same, a few new
Jennifer Fouhy | Corvallis, OR | 07/04/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have to agree with the other review, this compilation is a jumble. Once again we get the familiar songs that are also on "Singles-45's and under" or "Classics". How many disc do we need to have that contain "Tempted", "Black Coffee in Bed" or "Annie Get Your Gun"? This disc focuses on the later songs of Squeeze, and it is nice to get the better songs from the later Squeeze albums, such as "Some Fantastic Place" and "Frank". There are not any songs from "Play" since it was released on another label. There are five songs that are hard to find b-sides, of which "Within these walls of without you" and "Elephant Girl" are excellent. They may be worth the CD by themselves. It is also nice to include two songs from the out of print Difford and Tilbrook album, both "Hope Fell Down" and "Love's Crashing Waves" are great songs. What would have been much better would be a straight album of b-sides, there are so, so many excellent Squeeze songs that are not released on a proper CD, such as "Discipline" , "Splitting into Three" or "Introvert". There is a two disc Squeeze CD called "Excess Moderation" which is much superior to "Piccadilly Collection" In my opinion you would be much better served by that disc."