Difford & Tilbrook (album)

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Difford & Tilbrook
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Studio album by Difford & Tilbrook
Released July 1984
Recorded ?
Genre Rock
Length 38:12
Label A&M
Producer Tony Visconti
Difford & Tilbrook chronology
"Singles – 45's and Under"
Difford & Tilbrook
"Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti"
Singles from Difford & Tilbrook
  1. "Love's Crashing Waves"
    Released: June 1984
  2. "Hope Fell Down"
    Released: September 1984
  3. "Picking Up the Pieces"
    Released: 1984 (US only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Difford & Tilbrook is the only studio album released by Difford & Tilbrook. Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook were the main songwriters in the new wave band Squeeze until their 1982 breakup. The duo continued to write songs together, and in 1984 released this self-titled effort. When Squeeze re-formed in 1985, they took Keith Wilkinson with them to become the band's official bassist. The album received a very limited pressing as a CD in Japan only, and these have become valuable collector's items.

The album was reissued on CD by Hip-o Select as a non- limited, non-numbered edition in 2006. The CD is currently out-of-print.

Because Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook have always been the songwriters and only constant members of Squeeze, Difford & Tilbrook is often considered to be a Squeeze album in all but name.[2] Several remastered tracks from this album have been included on Squeeze compilations such as Piccadilly Collection and Excess Moderation (both released in 1996). Additionally, the track "Hope Fell Down" has been played frequently during Squeeze's 2010 tour, among many other songs originally released under the Squeeze name.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Difford and Tilbrook.

  1. "Action Speaks Faster" – 4:50
  2. "Love's Crashing Waves" – 3:08
  3. "Picking Up The Pieces" – 3:18
  4. "On My Mind Tonight" – 4:08
  5. "Man For All Seasons" – 2:35
  6. "Hope Fell Down" – 4:22
  7. "Wagon Train" – 3:36
  8. "You Can't Hurt The Girl" – 3:01
  9. "Tears For Attention" – 4:50 Produced by E.T. Thorngren, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook
  10. "The Apple Tree" – 4:24


  • Chris Difford – guitar, backing vocals
  • Glenn Tilbrook – guitar, keyboards, lead & backing vocals
  • Debbie Bishop – backing vocals
  • Andy Duncan – drums, percussion
  • Guy Fletcher – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Larry Tollfree – percussion
  • Keith Wilkinson – bass


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ review of Difford & Tilbrook by Jason Damas on allmusic
  3. ^ Squeeze Concert at The Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA Setlist on July 16, 2010

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