Cradle to the Grave, the band's first album of original material since 1998 received its official release on 2 October 2015. The band subsequently continued as a quartet led by Tilbrook, with replacing Soan on some tour dates, and Christopher Holland exiting in the autumn to be replaced by Tilbrook's other frequent writing partner. In this book they declared they had become better friends since breaking up the band than they ever were while Squeeze was together. Squeeze, still operating as a full band, also continued to play occasional festival shows through 2014 and 2015. Squeeze then reformed in 1985, and disbanded again in 1999.
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. The last venue at which Squeeze played with Difford was at The Charlotte, , England. Keyboardist left the band for a solo career in 1980. Carrack himself left after the release of East Side Story, and was replaced by. In his stead, the band used session musicians such as Irving who was no longer an official band member , Snow, , and for the 1991 release , which came out on the Reprise label.
The band were honoured with a by in March 2010. 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, Reprise dropped the band after this album. 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. . In 2004, the pair worked with on the retrospective Squeeze: Song By Song.
In 2010, they issued , an album of newly recorded versions of older material. In early 2015, Squeeze announced that bassist John Bentley would play his final gig with the band on 24 July. The Knowledge was released on 13 October 2017. Qualms aside, the most significant feature of is that unlike most of the other compilations, this one makes sense as a retrospective. On the other hand, if you're still in the market for just one album, this will do just fine. 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. 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.
Then—still in 1994—Carrack left, which allowed keyboardist Andy Metcalfe to return to the band for a short spell, playing on some live dates. Jools Holland left Squeeze again in early 1990, and was not immediately replaced. A documentary of the recordings was shown by on 15 February 2013. 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. Tilbrook was the only person who responded to the advert. For the 1998 album , the band was again a quintet consisting of Difford, Tilbrook, bassist , ex- drummer , and yet another returning keyboardist in the person of Christopher Holland. However these sessions never took place and Tilbrook ended up recording and releasing the solo album Happy Endings.
Keyboard duties were taken over by highly rated singer-keyboardist , a former member of both British soul-pop band and progressive rock band. Cale had been a member of Velvet Underground from whose album Squeeze took their name. Good, extensive liner notes, though the last two songs from 1987 singles that only featured and are a waste. A limited edition of 1000 copies were released through the band's own Love Records at the end of August. Difford and Tilbook began writing songs together, and soon added keyboards and drums to form an actual band. 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. Following the release of Ridiculous, now known as Jonn Savannah returned to Squeeze yet again as their touring keyboard player, but by 1997, the Squeeze line-up had officially dwindled down to just Difford and Tilbrook.
In August 2017, Squeeze revealed the title of their fifteenth studio album as The Knowledge. A bassist in those groups, Metcalfe played keyboards with Squeeze. 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. The vast majority of their material is composed of lyrics by and music by who are guitarists and vocalists in the band. 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.
Drummer no relation to bassist Keith , formerly of and , was also added around this time, replacing Newmark. Still, it does have more tracks, and it covers the post 1982 period very well, so it does fulfill its goals very well, and, for listeners looking for a fuller collection, this may very well be the choice -- especially since it contains almost all of. A plaque was erected at 's The Borough Hall on Royal Hill in , London where they had performed their first gig. In July, Squeeze announced on their Facebook page that the album was entering the mastering stage. The band reunited for tours through the United States and United Kingdom in 2007. On 27 November 1999, in , , Squeeze played their final gig before breaking up again. Difford claims that in 1973, he stole 50p from his mother's purse to put a card in a local sweetshop window to advertise for a guitarist to join his band, although he wasn't actually in a band at the time.