The Last Temptation of Chris
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The Last Temptation of Chris
The Last Temptation of Chris
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 7, 2008 (2008-04-07)
GenrePop, rock
LabelStiff
Chris Difford chronology
South East Side Story
(2006)
The Last Temptation of Chris
(2008)
Cashmere If You Can
(2010)
Public art of Tony Hancock

The Last Temptation of Chris is an album by Chris Difford,[1][2] one of the founding members of the new wave band Squeeze. It was released on 7 April 2008. This is his second solo album, a follow-up to his solo debut in 2002, I Didn't Get Where I Am. The album is dedicated to Chris's brother, Les, who died before the album's release. The album's title is a play on The Last Temptation of Christ. The cover of the album is of Difford slouched at a counter with a cup of coffee and wearing a black Homburg hat and a black Astrakhan coat, in homage to a famous photo of comedian Tony Hancock.

Track listing

  1. "Come on Down" - 3:32
  2. "Broken Family" - 3:04
  3. "Battersea Boys" - 4:06
  4. "On My Own I'm Never Bored" - 4:06
  5. "Julian and Sandy" - 3:37
  6. "The Other Man in my Life" - 3:53
  7. "My Mother's Handbag" - 3:47
  8. "Fat as a Fiddle" - 3:25
  9. "The Gates of Eden" - 3:56
  10. "Reverso" - 5:38
  11. "Never Coming Back" - 3:32
  12. "Good Life" - 3:09
  13. "The Party's Over" - 3:48

Personnel

  • Chris Difford - vocals, guitar
  • Melvin Duffy - guitar, lap steel, pedal steel, weissenborn, banjo
  • Boo Hewerdine - guitar, backing vocals, piano
  • Dorie Jackson - backing vocals
  • Simon Little - bass
  • Pete Long - clarinet
  • Neil MacColl - guitar
  • David Marks - bass
  • John Parricelli - guitar
  • Mark Taylor - piano, organ
  • Enrico Tomasso - trumpet, brass
  • Jim Watson - piano
  • Tim Weller - drums

References

  1. ^ "Word play and music". News & Star. 17 April 2008. Archived from the original on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  2. ^ "The wit and wisom of Chris Difford". Birmingham Post. 7 April 2008. Archived from the original on 12 April 2008. Retrieved 2008.

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