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Chris Difford / ‘Chris To The Mill’: Solo Recordings box set with rarities

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The solo work of Squeeze singer-songwriter Chris Difford is collected in Chris To… The Mill, a new 4CD+DVD box set that collects albums, rarities and unreleased demos.

Difford’s three solo albums – I Didn’t Get Where I Am (2002), The Last Temptation of Chris (2008) and Cashmere If You Can (2011) – span nearly a decade and all feature here, along with 21 bonus tracks – B-sides, songs featured on compilations and unheard demos.

A DVD features Chris discussing the songs as well as four new acoustic performances, filmed at Elton John’s studio. This set is packaged in a clamshell box (with the discs in card sleeves) and comes with a 48-page booklet with new notes by Chris on each album and a track-by-track annotations.

The Chris To… The Mill box set is released 3 March 2017.

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CD1: I DIDN’T GET WHERE I AM (November 2002)

  • Tight Rope
  • For A Change
  • Cowboys Are My Weakness
  • No Show Jones
  • A World That Passed Me By
  • One Day
  • Playing With Electric Trains
  • Lamas Fayre
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Parents

CD2: I DIDN’T GET WHERE I AM – BONUS TRACKS

  • Black Coffee [version] – CD single b-side
  • Lamas Fayre [alternate version] – CD single b-side
  • Pole Star – previously unreleased song
  • Under The Moon Over You – previously unreleased song
  • For A Change [demo] 4.59 – Plane Groovy LP – PLG002 (2012)
  • Cathy Come Home 4.28 – Plane Groovy LP – PLG002 (2012)
  • A World That Passed Me By [demo] – Plane Groovy LP – PLG002 (2012)
  • Take Me I’m Yours [Mix 1] – Plane Groovy LP – PLG002 (2102
  • Cowboys Are My Weakness – [demo, sung by Gary Clark]

CD3: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIS (April 2008)

  • Come On Down
  • Broken Family
  • Battersea Boys
  • On My Own I’m Never Bored
  • Julian And Sandy
  • The Other Man In My Life
  • My Mother’s Handbag
  • Fat As A Fiddle
  • The Gates Of Eden
  • Reverso
  • Never Coming Back
  • Good Life
  • The Party Is Over

Bonus tracks

  • Piece Of Cake 2.51 –  ‘It’s All About Me’ compilation (2009)
  • It’s All About Me 3.27 – ‘It’s All About Me’ compilation (2009)
  • Gates Of Eden [early version] 4.42 – previously unreleased
  • Never Bored [demo] 4.18 – previously unreleased
  • Walrus [demo] 2.42 – previously unreleased song
  • Penny For Your Thoughts [demo] 3.15 – previously unreleased song
  • What Goes On 3.02 (Lou Reed song) – ‘1969: Key To Change’ VA comp for Centre Point (2010)

CD4: CASHMERE IF YOU CAN (May 2011)

  • 1975 (CIYC)
  • Like I Did
  • The Still And The Sparkling
  • Back In The Day
  • Sidney Street
  • Cottontops
  • Upgrade Me
  • Who’d Ever Want To Be
  • Passion Killer
  • Goldfish
  • Wrecked
  • Happy Once Again

Bonus tracks

  • All My Loving – ‘ We’re With The Beatles’ Mojo VA comp (2013)
  • Passion Killer [Boo Hewerdine demo] – previously unreleased
  • Upgrade Me Please [Boo Hewerdine demo] – previously unreleased
  • Tears [Boo Hewerdine demo] – previously unreleased song
  • Wonderful Surprise [Boo Hewerdine demo] – previously unreleased song

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