Sweets from a Stranger

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For the Italian film, see Sweets from a Stranger (film).
Sweets from a Stranger
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Studio album by Squeeze
Released May 1982
Recorded Ramport Studios, London, England 1981
Genre New wave, power pop, post-punk
Length 46:24
Label A&M
Producer Squeeze
Phil McDonald
Squeeze chronology
East Side Story
(1981)
Sweets from a Stranger
(1982)
Singles – 45's and Under
(1982)
Singles from Sweets from a Stranger
  1. "Black Coffee in Bed"
    Released: 9 April 1982
  2. "When the Hangover Strikes"
    Released: July 1982
  3. "I've Returned"
    Released: 1982 (Netherlands only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link

Sweets from a Stranger is the fifth studio album by the British new wave group Squeeze. The album peaked at number 20 in the UK Albums Chart.[1] The band split up soon after a world tour for the record, and the two main songwriters went on to record 1984's Difford & Tilbrook. Squeeze reunited and released Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti in 1985.

In 1997, the CD was released in the UK with two bonus tracks, as part of the Six of One... box set. The set included the band's first six studio albums, each digitally remastered. These CDs were made available for individual purchase in 1998.

A 2008 reissue included the two 1997 bonus tracks, and added a further seven tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook.

  1. "Out of Touch" – 3:50
  2. "I Can't Hold On" – 3:34
  3. "Points of View" – 4:12
  4. "Stranger Than the Stranger on the Shore" – 3:19
  5. "Onto the Dance Floor" – 3:37
  6. "When the Hangover Strikes" – 4:29
  7. "Black Coffee in Bed" – 6:12
  8. "I've Returned" – 2:34
  9. "Tongue Like a Knife" – 4:10
  10. "His House Her Home" – 3:23
  11. "The Very First Dance" – 3:17
  12. "The Elephant Ride" – 3:22

Bonus tracks (1997 & 2008 reissues)[edit]

  1. "I Can't Get Up Anymore" – 3:55
  2. "When Love Goes to Sleep" – 3:44

Bonus tracks (2008 reissue only)[edit]

  1. "Annie Get Your Gun" - 3:25
  2. "I'm At Home Tonight" - 3:23
  3. "Elephant Girl" - 3:38
  4. "Spanish Guitar" - 2:46
  5. "Tomorrow's World (His House Her Home)" (Glenn Tilbrook Demo) - 3:09
  6. "Whenever We Meet" (Demo Version) - 2:58
  7. "Last Call For Love" - 3:28

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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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