Frank (Squeeze album)

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Frank
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Studio album by Squeeze
Released 24 August 1989
Genre New wave, power pop, roots rock
Length 45:19
Label A&M
Producer Eric "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
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Frank is the eighth studio album by new wave group Squeeze, released in 1989. 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

Personnel[edit]

In 2007 "Frank" along with several other Squeeze albums was reissued with bonus tracks including b-sides to singles and previously unreleased tracks as well as demos. The new version of the album runs just over 74 minutes.

2007 bonus tracks for 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)

Notes[edit]

(Note that this two-star review of Frank explicitly identifies this album as "better" than Squeeze's previous album, Babylon And On ... which AllMusic gave three stars.)

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