Label: A&M Records - CAM 64854 • Format: Cassette Album Black cassette/red paper label • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock
East Side Story is the fourth studio album by new wave group Squeeze. The album peaked at number 19 in the UK Albums Chartspending 26 weeks in the listing. He sang lead on the track " Tempted ", which became Squeeze's first U.
Shortly after the release of this album, Carrack left the band for a solo career, but he returned to Squeeze for a time in the early s, playing and singing on the Some Fantastic Place album.
The set included the band's first six studio albums, all digitally remastered. A year later, each separate CD including the expanded East Side Story was made available for individual purchase. Inthe album was digitally remastered and released in Japan. It contained two extra bonus tracks, both taken from B-sides from the album's singles; Trust, and Yap, Yap, Yap. The initial concept for the album, proposed by manager Jake Rivierawas for Squeeze to record Someone Elses Bell - Squeeze - East Side Story double album with one side produced by Elvis Costelloanother by Dave Edmundsa third by Nick Lowe and the fourth by Paul McCartney.
In the end, the album was narrowed down to a single disc and was largely produced by Costello and Roger Bechirianthough Dave Edmunds produced the opening Someone Elses Bell - Squeeze - East Side Story" In Quintessence ". In the studio, Costello, in the line of his longtime producer Nick Lowe, served more as a creative advisor while Bechirian handled the technical aspect of production.
Bechirian explained, "Elvis sat there and pontificated a lot about this, that, and the other and I got on with getting the stuff down and rallying Cold Mountain Songs (II) - Karen Clark / Galax Quartet - On Cold Mountain - Songs On Poems Of Gary S band.
I mean, Elvis did have an influence to some extent, but it wasn't that great". It was a great challenge to come in every day with a lyric that would be better than the one he might come up Someone Elses Bell - Squeeze - East Side Story . I could tell which were the weak ones just by Manchufela - Blops - Del Volar De Las Palomas at his face".
The album was halfway completed when John Lennon was assassinated on 8 December We cracked some beers and just played John Lennon songs the whole day. It was highly emotional". Inthe Toronto Star music critics took to look over the albums they had reviewed in the past four years to include in a list based on "commercial impact to social import, to strictly musical merit.
At once ironic and sentimental, East Side Story is a masterpiece of kitchen-sink drama, from the Believer - João Paulo - Plays Carlos Bica White Works war bride in "Labelled With Love" to the harried housewife of "Woman's World".
Bechirian later said of the album, "I think the sound they got was amazing on that record. I'm really, really pleased with it. I think it's one of the best works that I've been involved with". All tracks written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook except where noted.
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