Frank (Squeeze album)

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Frank
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Studio album by
Released24 August 1989
StudioChocolate Factory, London
GenreNew wave, power pop, roots rock
Length45:19
LabelA&M
ProducerEric "ET" Thorngren
Glenn Tilbrook
Squeeze chronology
Babylon and On
(1987)
Frank
(1989)
A Round and a Bout
(1990)
Singles from Frank
  1. "If It's Love"
    Released: September 1989
  2. "Love Circles"
    Released: 15 January 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Frank is the eighth studio album by new wave group Squeeze, released in 1989. It peaked at number 58 in the UK Albums Chart.[2] The album received some positive reviews but sold poorly, and Squeeze was quickly dropped by the new management at A&M Records. Forced to take offers from different major labels for the first time in their career, the band soon signed with Reprise Records and began working on their next studio album, Play.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook except as indicated.

  1. "Frank" (Public domain, no author) – 0:15
  2. "If It's Love" – 4:02
  3. "Peyton Place" – 4:08
  4. "Rose I Said" – 3:36
  5. "Slaughtered, Gutted and Heartbroken" – 4:37
  6. "(This Could Be) The Last Time" – 3:49
  7. "She Doesn't Have to Shave" – 3:27
  8. "Love Circles" – 5:34
  9. "Melody Motel" – 3:51
  10. "Can of Worms" – 4:47
  11. "Dr. Jazz" (Jools Holland) – 4:04
  12. "Is It Too Late" – 3:12

Bonus tracks on 2007 CD reissue[edit]

  1. "Red Light" (b-side of "Love Circles")
  2. "Frank's Bag" (b-side of "If It's Love")
  3. "Good Times Bring Me Down" (previously unreleased)
  4. "Any Other Day" (previously unreleased)
  5. "Who's That" (demo, b-side of "Love Circles")
  6. "If I'm Dead" (Glenn Tilbrook demo)
  7. "She Doesn't Have to Shave" (live, BBC Radio 1 Acoustic Session 19/10/1989)
  8. "Melody Motel" (live, BBC Radio 1 Acoustic Session 19/10/1989)

Personnel[edit]

Squeeze

with:

  • Barrie St. Johns, Karen Beany, Monique Dyan – backing vocals on 2
  • Matt Irving – accordion on 3, 9


References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Frank - Squeeze | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 522/3. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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