The Singles Album - Bonus Edition

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    Limited edition version of The Singles Album includes special bonus insert with additional sleeve notes.

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  • This CD version of The SIngles Album was re-mastered from original analogue tapes and re-released in 2007. Tthis 17 track album comes with a special 12 page booklet telling the story of Squire through the singles.

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When this album was originally released in 1984, it brought together all the 7" singles in one glorious package. Following on from '60's/Beatles tradition Squire released singles separately from albums and many were now unavailable. This CD album pulls together all the A and B sides, up to the last single release "The Place I Used To Live" in 1992, and also includes the 7" single UK mix of Every Trick (In The Book Of Love).

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released August 4, 2010

When the Jam moved up from punk upstarts to mod statesmen in 1979, the British kids turned to other mod outfits to satisfy their craving for everything well-dressed and retro. While the Chords followed in the Jam's footsteps, the three other main contenders for the mod followed different musical paths: Secret Affair were a magical blend of punk, soul and pop with a mild dose of prog; the Lambrettas were straightforward power pop; and Squire were a mix of all of the above and more. In fact, if the mod scene hadn't existed, Squire would have still made brilliant, timeless records, no matter what was going on around them. While only releasing one full-fledged album (Get Smart!), singer/songwriter Anthony Meynell would embrace the '60s wholeheartedly while releasing a batch of singles that still managed to sound contemporary while exposing the many influences he wore on his sleeve. The Singles Album, originally released in 1985, features 17 moments of inspired pop genius that will appeal to fans of mod, power pop and '60s inspired ecstasy. Meynell and his mates created songs that could have easily topped the charts in the mid-'60s but were virtually ignored during the late '70s and early '80s. Making records that did not bear the stamps of modern production (synths, programmed drums, etc.) may have not helped their careers in the short run, but Squire's releases sound so much better for it more than two decades later. While some would accuse them of being mere copyists, Squire may beg, borrow and steal from the best, but they still sound like Squire! "No Time Tomorrow" borrows heavily from the Fab Four's "Tomorrow Never Knows" while tracks like "Don't Cry to Me" and "I Know a Girl" reach back to their simple Merseybeat days. "My Mind Goes Round in Circles" recalls the best of the Who's early pop epics. From the punk power of "Get Ready to Go" to the glorious Baroque pop of "Every Trick in the Book of Love," this remains one of the most cruelly overlooked compilations from the early '80s.
Stephen SPAZ Schnee. All Music Guide

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Track Name: Get Ready To Go
Get ready to go
I told you so
I want you to know

Get ready to go!

Ready!
Steady!
Lets go!
Track Name: Walking Down The Kings Road
Walking down the King's Road with some friends of mine
The streets are crowded, its a sign of the times
Walking down the King's Road with some friends of mine
The shops are busy, they've got Saturday on their mind

Well I was just thinking how it used to be...
I'm gonna take a look at Carnaby Street!

Well I was walking down the King's Road
Just about to turn around

In The Chelsea Drugstore with some friends of mine
Saw Mr. Jimmy still standing in line
In The Chelsea Drugstore with some friends of mine
Mini skirts, dolly birds and Radio Caroline

Well I was just thinking how it used to be...
I'm gonna take a look at Carnaby Street!

Well I was walking down The King's Road
Just about to turn around
Track Name: It's A Mod Mod World
It's a mod mod world
Yes it's a mod mod world

Immediate reactions
Fashion trends that catch on
It's a mod mod world

Down to Brighton on my scooter with you
Up to Box Hill on a Sunday afternoon

Immediate reactions
Fashion trends that catch on
It's a mod mod world
It's a mod mod world - today

Well it's fabulous
Down in Carnaby Street

Immediate reactions
Fashion trends that catch on
It's a mod mod world

It's Ready - Steady - Go
On my SX-200

Immediate reactions
Fashion trends that catch on
It's a mod mod world
It's a mod mod world - today

I've got a job as junior hairdresser
I'm not the best
It's not the most
But I stay 'cos I want
Money for clothes
I just want money for clothes

It's a mod mod world - today
Track Name: Face Of Youth Today
Did i tell you i'm the face of today?
Did i tell you i'm the face of today?

I tell you i'm the face of today
I can be anyone i wanna be
That's why i say
I'm the face of youth today

Did i tell you nothing stands in my way?
Did i tell you nothing stands in my way?

I tell you i'm the face of today
I can be anyone i wanna be
That's why i say
I'm the face of youth today

I don't ever wanna hear you talk about me
I just wanna hear you say you'd love to be me
Do you wanna know about the things
that i can do when i'm alone?
Track Name: I Know A Girl
I know a girl
That I don't want to know anymore
She's in a world
Where I don't want to go anymore

Shall I tell you something secret
Because of my pride
She's not by my side anymore

She's a kind of girl
That I don't want to know anymore
In a kind of world
Where I don't want to go anymore

Shall I tell you something secret
Because of my pride
She's not by my side anymore

Don't want to know her anymore
Don't want to know her anymore
Track Name: My Mind Goes Round In Circles
I don't know you
When I see you
My mind goes round in circles

Every night I lie awake in my bed
I think of things I should have said
I think of things I did instead
My mind goes round in circles

When I'm out I see you everywhere I go
I ask my friends why is it so
That you're the only girl that I don't know
My mind goes round in circles

I don't know you
When I see you
My mind goes round in circles

Tonight's the night I realise i've got a problem
I saw you looking at my best friend
And I don't want the friendship to end
My mind goes round in circles

So I suppose I should find myself another girl
Who's living in another world
Who looks just like the other girl
That made my mind go round in circles

I don't know you
When I see you
My mind goes round in circles

When I lie awake at night
Something deep inside of me
Tells me that it should be alright

I don't know you
When I see you
My mind goes round in circles
Track Name: Does Stephanie Know
Stephanie wants to know
About all the things in the world
'Cos all she seems to get from life is sorrow

Stephanie misunderstands
Stephanie tries all she can
Her head is filled with false hopes of tomorrow

With every morning a new day starts
Her head's in circles but her heart starts beating fast
Does Stephanie know
Does Stephanie know
Does Stephanie know
Does Stephanie know

Stephanie can't explain
Stephanie takes the blame
Her only hope is one day she'll be stronger

Stephanie walks on her own
Stephanie likes to feel alone
It helps to calm frustration deep inside her

With every morning a new day starts
Her head's in circles but her heart starts beating fast
Does Stephanie know
Does Stephanie know
Does Stephanie know
Does Stephanie know
Track Name: No Time Tomorrow
Look into me and and you will find
Your likeness in my eyes
No time tomorrow

So what I have to say to you
Should come as no surprise
No time tomorrow

You used to be so cool my friend
But oh, there's no pain like sorrow
And there's no time tomorrow

And sitting thinking in your chair
Will never get things done
No time tomorrow

And dreaming of your used to be's
Is such a waste of time
No time tomorrow

You used to be so cool my friend
But oh, there's no pain like sorrow
And there's no time tomorrow
No there's no time tomorrow

All of the things
You wanted then

No time tomorrow
No time tomorrow
No time tomorrow

Make time today
Track Name: Don't Cry To Me
If there's something else
that you would rather do.
Then that's something else
that I would do with you.
But in case in all turns out too bad
Don't cry to me

If there's somewhere else
that you would rather go.
Then I'll tell you girl
that's all I need to know
But in case in all turns out too bad
Don't cry to me

No, no
Don't cry to me
In this kinda world of happiness
I don't need to know
Inside you see
I'm up in the air
I can dance on the ceiling, so
Don't cry to me!


If there's someone else
that you would rather be.
Then that's someone else
that you can be to me
But in case in all turns out too bad
Don't cry to me
Track Name: Girl On A Train
Won't you tell me your name
Girl on the train
Won't you tell me your game
Girl on the train

You keep on staring at me
But can't you see I'm in misery
'Cos I'd like to meet you
Girl on the train

When I see you I am hypnotised
When you go my mind inside me cries

There's one thing I'd like to know
One day will we ever sit together
That would be a groove to me
Girl on a train

Looking through my window outside
Seeing your reflection inside
The day goes by in slow motion
The world goes by it's an illusion

Wouldn't I like to know you
Girl on a train
Wouldn't I like to phone you
Girl on a train

Do you live at home with your Mum and Dad
Or do you have a husband that makes you sad
Tomorrow I'll say hello
Girl on the train
Track Name: Every Trick (In The Book Of Love)
Baby what are you trying to do
Tell me what you're trying to play
Don't you realise that my heart's hanging
On every word you say
When you look into my eyes
Tell me what you feel inside?
Don't you hear the sound of your heart thumping
Don't you feel the butterflies?

Come on baby, open the door
'Cos if i cant get you
No one can!
And i've tried every trick in the book of love

I'm the guy that ends up high
Not the kind to compromise
Don't you think it's time that you stopped running
Don't you know that love can't hide
I know there are many things
That you should know by now
If you don't baby, it's too bad,
I'm serious - and how!
Track Name: Jesamine
I know a girl called Jesamine
I can't explain
But every time i see Jesamine
I go insane
And every time i'm away from her
She's with another guy
My friends say she is a Jesabel
I don't know why!

It's high time i left my Jesamine
But when i try, she cries
And i give in
To Jesamine

She finds it hard to resist
When other people smile
And i've done some things in my time
To make her cry
But we've been living the same old scene
For longer than i care
And i've been saying the same old lies,
For longer than i dare!
Track Name: September Gurls
September gurls do so much
I was your butch and you were touched
I loved you well never mind
I've been crying all the time
December boys got it bad

September gurls I don't know why
How can I deny what's inside
Even though I keep away
Maybe we'll love all our days.
December boys got it bad

When I get to bed
Late at night
That's the time
She makes things right
Ooh when she makes love to me
Track Name: The Young Idea
We've been sitting here with nothing to do
So were gonna change our image for you
Were in touch with the young idea
A brand new band for a brand new year

We're in touch with the young idea
A brand new band for a brand new year

A brand new band for a brand new year
A brand new band for the young idea
A brand new band for you to hear

Once we used to stone and bum
We played music but were young
Now the young have all grown old
They have children of their own

We're in touch with the young idea
A brand new band for a brand new year

A brand new band for a brand new year
A brand new band for the young idea
A brand new band for you to hear
Track Name: It's Getting Better
Every day
When I arise
Open the door
I look outside

And I must say
That every day
It's getting better
It's getting better

I look around
And i see the others
They say to me
Nothing can stop us

And I must say
That every day
It's getting better
It's getting better

There's just one beat that you should know!
This scene should be so cool
It could be better
It's getting better

You look at me
I look at you
There is nothing
That we can't do

And I must say
That every day
It's getting better
It's getting better
Track Name: The Place I Used To Live
When I think about all the places I used to live
I think of New Malden
It's the place where I was born
This is the place I lived
Where are the friends I played with?
I used to spend the summers in Beverly Park
I used to buy my records
At Kett's - by the roundabout
This is the place I lived
Where are the friends I played with?

I went back for a look just the other day
Where the sweetshop was
There's a chinese takeaway...

The place I used to live
Always reminds me of the simple things

I remember all the neighbours we used to know
The smell of the traffic
The sounds on the radio
This is the place I lived
Where are the friends I played with?
We used to walk together to the primary school
Scared of the teachers
That fed us the golden rule
This is the place I lived
Where are the friends I played with?

I went back for a look just the other day
Where the toy shop was
There's a chinese takeaway...

The place I used to live
Always reminds me of the simple things

I went back for a look just the other day
Where the post office was
There's a chinese takeaway...
Nothing remains of yesterday
Nobody stayed
Nothing looks the same

I went back for a look just the other day
Where the Co-op was
There's a chinese takeaway...

The place I used to live
Always reminds me of the simple things
Track Name: Over You
It sounds a kind of lie
But i've been trying everyday
Trying to make up my mind
It really is so hard
It really is so hard
I said it really is so hard
Over you

I went down to the park
I didn't notice it was dark
Trying to make up my mind
It really is so hard
It really is so hard
I said it really is so hard
Over you

I heard the other day
Something strange but it changed my way
I heard a word
Well that's what my friends said to me
Track Name: Every Trick (In The Book Of Love) [Bonus Track Another Version]
Baby what are you trying to do
Tell me what you're trying to play
Don't you realise that my heart's hanging
On every word you say
When you look into my eyes
Tell me what you feel inside?
Don't you hear the sound of your heart thumping
Don't you feel the butterflies?

Come on baby, open the door
'Cos if i cant get you
No one can!
And i've tried every trick in the book of love

I'm the guy that ends up high
Not the kind to compromise
Don't you think it's time that you stopped running
Don't you know that love can't hide
I know there are many things
That you should know by now
If you don't baby, it's too bad,
I'm serious - and how!
Track Name: Do What You Wanna Do [Bonus Track]
You wanna have some fun?
You've gotta do what you wanna do!
You wanna break away
You've gotta do what you wanna do!

Who'd you wanna be?
What'd you wanna say?
Where you gonna go?
We've got to get together now!

You wanna be someone
You've gotta do what you wanna do!
You wanna make your day
You've gotta do what you wanna do!

Who'd you wanna be?
What'd you wanna say?
Where you gonna go?
We've got to get together now!

Do just what you wanna do!
Do just what you wanna do!
Do just what you wanna do!
And I'll do what I wanna do - too!