The Knowledge (album)

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The Knowledge
Squeeze - The Knowledge.jpg
Studio album by
Released13 October 2017 (2017-10-13)
Genre
Length46:58
LabelLove Records
ProducerGlenn Tilbrook, Laurie Latham, Andrew Jones
Squeeze chronology
Cradle to the Grave
(2015)
The Knowledge
(2017)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Express & Star5/10[4]
Glide Magazine9/10[5]
MusicOMH4/5 stars[6]

The Knowledge is the fifteenth[7] studio album, and the fourteenth album of original material, by British rock band Squeeze, released on 13 October 2017.[8] It is the first Squeeze album to feature Yolanda Charles on bass after the departure of bassist Lucy Shaw.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook.

No.TitleLength
1."Innocence in Paradise"5:09
2."Patchouli"3:45
3."A&E"3:39
4."Every Story"3:32
5."Rough Ride"4:18
6."Departure Lounge"5:14
7."Final Score"3:57
8."Please Be Upstanding"3:59
9."The Ones"3:47
10."Albatross"2:10
11."Elmers End"2:59
12."Two Forks"4:29

Personnel[edit]

Squeeze

with:

  • Seamus Beaghen – additional keyboards on 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12
  • Melvin Duffy – pedal steel guitar on 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
  • Dennis Greaves – guitar on 11
  • Paul Jordanous – trumpet on 3
  • Frank Mead – saxophone on 3, 5, 11
  • Chris Rand – saxophone on 3
  • Matt Winch – flugelhorn/trumpet on 3, 5, 11
  • Cara McHardy – operatic vocals on 5
  • Billie Godfrey, Bryan Chambers, Louise Marshall, Simon King – backing vocals on 2, 3, 5, 7

Musicians on track 10:

  • Glenn Tilbrook – vocals, guitar, finger cymbals, handclaps
  • Chris Difford – vocals
  • Ted Tilbrook – bass
  • Andrew Jones – bongos, handclaps
  • Louis Tilbrook – celesta
  • Chris McNally – harmonium

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Scottish Albums (OCC)[10] 21
UK Albums (OCC)[11] 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Knowledge - Squeeze". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Hemmings, Jeff. "Squeeze – The Knowledge". Brighton's Finest. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Metacritic Review". Metacritic. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ Sanders, Leigh (11 October 2017). "Album Review: Squeeze - The Knowledge". Express & Star. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  5. ^ Zimmerman, Lee (30 October 2017). "Difford & Tilbrook Write Another Squeeze Classic With 'The Knowledge' (Album Review)". Glide Magazine. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  6. ^ Mesure, Rob (20 October 2017). "MusicOMH Review". MusicOMH. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  7. ^ "Album Review: Squeeze - The Knowledge". The Rockpit. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  8. ^ Chaligne, Craig (30 September 2017). "Squeeze: The Knowledge – album review". Louder Than War. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Spill News: Squeeze To Release New ALbum 'The Knowledge' On October 13". Spill Magazine. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 October 2017.