The Singles Album

by Squire

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    Limited edition reissue of this great compilation of Squire's singles!

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As Anthony Meynell says on the notes to this album's reissue, "Squire started life as a singles band, and the opportunity of releasing an album did not arise until we had released 4 singles (Get Ready To Go, Walking Do The Kings Road, The Face of Youth Today and My Mind Goes Round In Circles). Such was the backlog of unrecorded songs, there did not seem any point in repeating the singles on the albums, as every separate release was an opportunity to record a new song!", so the band's policy was not to include the same takes used as singles in their albums, and here they are in the way they were meant to be heard when dee-jayed at the club allnighters, just as they appeared on their singles."By 1983 and release of the Get Smart album, we had released a further two singles (No Time Tomorrow and Girl On A Train), making six in total, but most had been deleted and were un-available. Even the recent ones had sold out of stock, and re-pressing an old single was viewed as a missed opportunity of releasing a new single! So this was the driving force behind releasing the Singles Album. A compilation of all the Squire singles would make a phenomenal album, and as the B sides were usually as strong as the A sides, there was already enough material for a whole album."- Anthony MeynellAnd what a collection of Anthems! Get ready To Go, It's a Mod Mod World, Face Of Youth Today, I Know a Girl... Pure late seventies adrenaline pop with strong reminiscences of their heroes from the sixties : killer vocal harmonies, power chords, 12-string riffs... This compilation of 45s was originally released in 1984 on Hi Lo Records, and also features sides from the early Squire 45 released on previous labels like Rok or I-Spy. It is THE album of the Squire you need to own if you are only to have one of their LPs-though we don't get why you shouldn't go for all of them! ;-)If you like The Who, The Kinks, The Byrds, Big Star, The Jam, Secret Affair or The Chords, you'll love Squire!It comes with remastered sound and features a colour insert with photos and liner notes written by Anthony Meynell himself. Limited to 500 copies only.

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released April 29, 2020

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