Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hits U Missed #3 – Squeeze "Tempted" (Original Glenn Tilbrook vocal!)

photo supplied by Neal Mirsky (left), April 1980

Here's the original, hard-to-find version of the classic Squeeze tune. (Click to listen)

"Original?" "Hard-to-find?"

Though the hit version, produced by
Roger Bechirian and Elvis Costello, featured Paul Carrack (Ace: "How Long?") on vocals and keys, an earlier take employed a different arrangement and a vocal by co-writer Glenn Tilbrook, produced by Dave Edmunds.

Carrack's tenure in the band was short (with a few brief returns after his initial departure) and Tilbrook took over the vocals but kept the revised arrangement in live performance.

For more info, see here.

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