21 April 2011

Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers "Live In New York City" To Be Released on DVD May 17

Glenn Tilbrook of the British pop supergroup Squeeze is available for the first time on DVD in Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers "Live In New York City". Glenn performs 9 Squeeze songs and 7 solo songs on this Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound DVD. 

Tilbrook, one half of the incredible songwriting team of Difford and Tilbrook (once dubbed "the new Lennon & McCartney"), sang many of Squeeze's hit songs including such staples of pop radio as  "Annie Get Your Gun," "Up The Junction," "Tempted" and "Black Coffee In Bed." Yet, remarkably for a group who recorded 13 albums over a 35 year career, no performance video was available on DVD... Until now!

Fans of Tilbrook and the songs of Squeeze can enjoy this collection of classic Squeeze songs and new original songs performed by Tilbrook and his band, The Fluffers. The songs were produced by Tilbrook himself. Working with long time film director Adam Dubin (Beastie Boys, Metallica, Lewis Black), Tilbrook wanted this DVD to be a personal expression of his feelings about these songs. The setlist was picked out by Tilbrook as a cross-secton of his storied songwriting career.

This concert was filmed at The Canal Room, an intimate New York club. The warm atmosphere and the obvious fan appreciation shines through as the crowd sings along while Glenn gives many of the songs a full on jam workout featuring his phenomenal guitar work. The final songs in this collection are performed by Tilbrook and band while standing on the bar!
Tilbrook's work is familiar to anyone who listened to pop radio over the past 30 plus years. The last few years have brought about a major resurgence in Squeeze musical interest and activity, and the main co-creators of Squeeze, Difford and Tilbrook, have gotten back together. There have been a number of tours of England and America with Squeeze playing sold out houses and performing at major festivals in Europe. The entire Squeeze catalogue has been reissued. The interest in the songs of Tilbrook remains as strong as ever... As one delighted concert-goer put it "When Glenn goes into those Squeeze songs, it's like magic!"

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