However, Christopher Holland's tenure was short-lived, for he had signed to and was pursuing a solo career, so he was replaced by an official new member: of and. While bassist Keith Wilkinson was favourable to the idea and drummer Gilson Lavis expressed some interest, Jools Holland felt he was too busy with current projects to participate, and, crucially, both Tilbrook and Difford expressed reservations about working together in a band context at that point in time. A documentary of the recordings was shown by on 15 February 2013. In July, Squeeze announced on their Facebook page that the album was entering the mastering stage. There is also an insightful track-by-track commentary written by both and , although it's poorly organized and inexplicably fails to identify who is speaking in each part of the liner notes. This certainly provides a more generous selection of material, which is welcome, but the record doesn't summarize the group's great period as Singles: 45s and Under, nor is it quite as infectious.
In August 2017, Squeeze revealed the title of their fifteenth studio album as The Knowledge. The vast majority of their material is composed of lyrics by and music by who are guitarists and vocalists in the band. However, Reprise dropped the band after this album. In 2004, the pair worked with on the retrospective Squeeze: Song By Song. Following this, drummer Gilson Lavis was let go in 1992, and replaced by Nieve's bandmate. Squeeze's early career was spent around in south-east London, where they were part of a lively local music scene which included and.
A plaque was erected at 's The Borough Hall on Royal Hill in , London where they had performed their first gig. He lasted through the 1995 album , which was recorded by the quartet of Difford, Tilbrook, Wilkinson and Wilkinson. In 1987, the sextet recorded the album. The band reunited for tours through the United States and United Kingdom in 2007. The Knowledge was released on 13 October 2017. Alongside other contemporary artists, the performance was part of a 50th anniversary celebration of the original recording of the first Beatles in the same period of time. The last venue at which Squeeze played with Difford was at The Charlotte, , England.
Tilbrook was the only person who responded to the advert. In early 2015, Squeeze announced that bassist John Bentley would play his final gig with the band on 24 July. Though not an official Squeeze member, was featured on vocals and guitar at many Squeeze shows during 1994. The performance was such a success that the band unanimously agreed to resume and touring as Squeeze. Difford and Tilbook began writing songs together, and soon added keyboards and drums to form an actual band.
Adding a new second keyboard player in the person of , the band issued the live album on I. Drummer no relation to bassist Keith , formerly of and , was also added around this time, replacing Newmark. The rest of the line-up was fleshed out by members of Tilbrook's touring band, the Fluffers: Stephen Large keyboards and Simon Hanson drums. The duo also contributed to a musical written and staged in Deptford during this period, entitled Labelled with Love and based in large part on the music of Squeeze. A limited edition of 1000 copies were released through the band's own Love Records at the end of August. The band also announced an Australian tour for 2018, and revealed that they were in the midst of recording a new album. In 2010, they issued , an album of newly recorded versions of older material.
Still, Difford and Tilbrook's friendship continued, and Difford sat in for a few songs at a Tilbrook solo gig in Glasgow in December 2005. The group formed in , London, in 1974, and first broke up in 1982. When the tour commenced, each live recording the band sold also came with a 4-song bonus disc entitled Packet of Four; these were studio recordings of new Squeeze songs, their first studio recordings of new material in 14 years. London and New York: Proteus Books. Paul Carrack also returned to the band in 1993, although by this point Squeeze was not so much a band as it was a trade name for Difford and Tilbrook plus. Cradle to the Grave, the band's first album of original material since 1998 received its official release on 2 October 2015.
The band's first album of all-new material since 1998, , was released in October 2015, followed by another album, , in October 2017. Released in England in 1992, and reissued straight-up nearly a decade later in America, the 20-track collection is a very good collection that captures at their best, even if it doesn't contain all of their best moments. However, a 2004 attempt by the show to reassemble the mid-1980s line-up of Squeeze Difford, Tilbrook, Holland, Wilkinson and Lavis ended in failure. In an interview, Bentley announced his replacement will be Lucy Shaw also the bassist for Tilbrook's backing band The Fluffers , which was officially confirmed by Squeeze in August. Thomas also exited the band that year, and Carrack doubled on snare and keyboards for a few gigs before session drummer was brought in.
Squeeze, still operating as a full band, also continued to play occasional festival shows through 2014 and 2015. . In January 2010, it was announced that they would be spending part of the coming summer in Italy together writing songs for a new Squeeze album, and in an interview on on 10 November 2013, Tilbrook stated that Squeeze would be recording between January and March 2014. Squeeze's line-up during the mid-1990s changed constantly. However, John Bentley re-joined on bass for the first time since Squeeze's last reunion show in 1985. The band were honoured with a by in March 2010. Over the course of 's 25-year career, an inexplicable number of greatest-hits compilations have surfaced seven, to be specific , and nearly all of them have suffered from a serious flaw, whether it's the exclusion of important hit singles or the inclusion of mediocre album cuts and B-sides.
They were joined by on harmonica. His tenure as the band's sixth member lasted until 1988. Granted, released some great singles -- enough to substantiate a straight-up two-disc singles compilation, really -- but for a casual fan, this is truly the best introduction. A bassist in those groups, Metcalfe played keyboards with Squeeze. Difford and Tilbrook embarked on separate solo careers shortly thereafter.