The Title Track of Difford and Tilbrook's 1993 Overlooked Masterpiece was Inspired by a Good Friend who Passed Away from Cancer and the Both Men Consider the Song the Best in their Distinguished Canon of Work. The Attracti... more »ons' Pete Thomas and Paul Carrack Rejoined the Duo for this Recording and Subsequent Tour, with Carrack Receiving Another Diamond for his Own Catalog with the Soulful "Loving You Tonight", Where He Delivers a Heartfelt Vocal. The Album also Includes the UK Hit Singles "Third Rail", "Everything in the World" and "it's Over".« less
The Title Track of Difford and Tilbrook's 1993 Overlooked Masterpiece was Inspired by a Good Friend who Passed Away from Cancer and the Both Men Consider the Song the Best in their Distinguished Canon of Work. The Attractions' Pete Thomas and Paul Carrack Rejoined the Duo for this Recording and Subsequent Tour, with Carrack Receiving Another Diamond for his Own Catalog with the Soulful "Loving You Tonight", Where He Delivers a Heartfelt Vocal. The Album also Includes the UK Hit Singles "Third Rail", "Everything in the World" and "it's Over".
"This 1993 album was a great return to form for the talented Chris Difford and Glen Tilbrook, more than 15 years and about 12 albums since their 1978 debut. Some Fantastic Place is an engaging album of wry observations and poignant tales of ordinary folk. Every song tells a story whilst musically the album is diverse and multifaceted. Uptempo numbers like Third Rail and Everything In The World alternate with beautiful ballads like Pinocchio and Images Of Loving. There are no fillers here as the duo's songwriting prowess is displayed throughout the album. My personal favorites include the title track, a sad song about a lost friend, the soulful ballad Loving You Tonight, the anguished Everything In The World, and the witty Cold Shoulder. Squeeze paints memorable scenarios in their songs and their intelligent lyrics are set to catchy tunes. Some Fantastic Place contains some of the most authentic and timeless pop music of the early 1990s. "
MAYBE THEIR BEST CD EVER????
HANS D HARMS | runaway bay, QLD Australia | 05/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Except for the compilations, this might be the most cohesive CD UK SQUEEZE have ever released. Not one weak track and some real stand-outs. Most other SQUEEZE cd's I own have a few brilliant tracks and some fillers ( except for 45's which contains all their outstanding hits ), but this one is strong all the way through with some near classics. Great lyrics based as usual on their sharp observations and delivered with a large dose of humour. If you like intelligent POP with class, this will make you very happy."
Some Very Good Songs
CJR2003 | Palm Springs, CA United States | 10/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Having at this point been in the business over 15 years this is a surprsingly good effort. The title cut is a classic about losing a good friend far too soon. The other good cuts are the rollicking "Everything In The World" and "Third Rail" and heartfelt ballads "Images Of Loving" and Pinnochio". Even "Loving You Tonight" although basically a Tempted rewrite is excellent. The other cuts are pretty decent also."
Fantasic is sadly, average
Tim Brough | Springfield, PA United States | 04/01/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This was something like, the 12th album from Squeeze. It was a highly listenable effort after the lackluster "Frank" and "Play," but nowhere near the superb "Argy Bargy" and "East Side Story." So why own this?
Because so far in America, none of the songs have made it to compilations. And "Some Fantastic Place" has its share of superb Difford/Tilbrook compositions. The title song is, IMHO, one of the best tributes to a fallen friend ever written. Paul Carrack is back on board to play keyboards, and sings lead on the "Tempted" rewrite, "Loving You Tonight." (Which scored significant airplay on Adult Contemporary stations in 1993.) The album kicks off with the bubbly, instantly recognizable Squeeze harmonies of "Everything In The World."
Unfortunately, the second half of the CD is kind of draggy. It sure sounds like the Squeeze you've known and loved, but overall, "Some Fantastic Place" is just an average affair. Should there ever be a halfways-decent Squueze compilation released in the states (or if A&M ever gets the classic albums reissued), this Cd will become redundant."