Squeeze Documentary on BBC4- Take Me I'm Yours

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Squeeze Documentary on BBC4- Take Me I'm Yours

Postby docinwestchester » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:20 pm

This is very well done. Lots of Elvis, especially during the East Side Story segment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYUOJxXdrXM#t=28m0s

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Re: Squeeze Documentary on BBC4- Take Me I'm Yours

Postby migdd » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:22 pm

Great find, doc! Thanks for posting.

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Re: Squeeze Documentary on BBC4- Take Me I'm Yours

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:12 am

This was an excellent documentary.

Two bits stuck out for me.

Firstly that Elvis suggested Paul Carrack to do lead vocals for Tempted and secondly the obvious emotion Glenn Tilbrook was going through when talking about his ex girlfriend Maxine when he was discussing Some Fantastic Place. He looked close to crying at that point.

Incidentally the program was followed by a Squeeze concert from 1982 which I'm sure you can find on BBCi Player.
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Re: Squeeze Documentary on BBC4- Take Me I'm Yours

Postby docinwestchester » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:03 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:the obvious emotion Glenn Tilbrook was going through when talking about his ex girlfriend Maxine when he was discussing Some Fantastic Place. He looked close to crying at that point.

Chris too. Such a touching moment. Went straight to YouTube and watched the video a few times.

verbal gymnastics wrote:Incidentally the program was followed by a Squeeze concert from 1982 which I'm sure you can find on BBCi Player.

Not viewable outside the UK but I found a torrent:
http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/5891978/ ... %28oan%29_

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Re: Squeeze Documentary on BBC4- Take Me I'm Yours

Postby FAVEHOUR » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:03 am

I downloaded this off The Box and really enjoyed watching it.

Glad they went into the Tempted story, though I wish they'd pointed out it was Elvis doing all the "Temptations" style backing vocals in the second verse; at least that's the way I remember it.

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Re: Squeeze Documentary on BBC4- Take Me I'm Yours

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:22 pm

The Some Fantastic Place video-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNF5w4pP_Eo

Re-reading the various Squeeze texts I have I see the song's background is detailed there so it's nothing new. The sequence in this show , with such emotional presentation by Chris and Glenn, puts a whole new emphasis on it.

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Elvis makes a very interesting comment towards the end of the show. Addressing the quality of the Squeeze songs , he says -

' The truth of the matter is if a song is alive to you , the emotion and the idea are alive to you , then - even if people's initial reason for wanting to hear the song is 'cause it's a memory to them, it creates a memory at the moment of performance..'

A bit convoluted,but it's a valid point and one, perhaps, Elvis hopes applies just as much to his songs and how he hopes people react to them.

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Re: Squeeze Documentary on BBC4- Take Me I'm Yours

Postby John » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:29 pm

Yes. What a great song. I had never heard it before. Featuring Pete Thomas on drums and in the video.

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Re: Squeeze Documentary on BBC4- Take Me I'm Yours

Postby paysfortheprivilege » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:23 am

Great show, especially loved Chris Difford's description of demos as 'songs in short trousers'
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Re: Squeeze Documentary on BBC4- Take Me I'm Yours

Postby HopeYou'reHappyNow » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:08 pm

Big Squeeze fan... have the documentary recorded, looking forward to watching it when I have the time to appreciate it. Knowing that there's plenty of EC in it is the icing on the cake!
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Re: Squeeze Documentary on BBC4- Take Me I'm Yours

Postby sweetest punch » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:13 pm

Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: Squeeze Documentary on BBC4- Take Me I'm Yours

Postby paysfortheprivilege » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:54 am

One point which is very well made by the show is that Squeeze's commercial viability suffered greatly as a consequence of not being inherently 'visual' in the mtv age and beyond - an observation which arguably applies to EC to an even greater measure
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