Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti
is a 1985 album by the British New Wave
. It is the band's sixth album, and the first recorded since their breakup in 1982. It reunited songwriters Glenn Tilbrook
and Chris Difford
with drummer Gilson Lavis
and keyboardist Jools Holland
(now credited as "Julian"). Keith Wilkinson
, who played bass on the 1984 Difford & Tilbrook
album, joined Squeeze for the first time. He would stay with the band for over a decade, making him the longest-lasting bassist in Squeeze's history. Laurie Latham
produced the album, giving it a distinctly '80s feel that stands apart from the sound of Squeeze's other records.
The album's title is a play on the name of the Mozart opera Cosi fan tutte, roughly translated as "They [women] are all like that." The album's cover art expands this into a visual pun, with a picture of a tea cozy (cosi), a fan, and a tutti-frutti dessert.
In 1997, the CD was released in the UK with two bonus tracks, as part of the Six of One... box set. The set included the band's first six studio albums, each digitally remastered. These CDs were made available for individual purchase in 1998.
All songs written by Chris Difford
and Glenn Tilbrook
except as indicated.
- "Big Beng" – 4:02
- "By Your Side" – 4:24
- "King George Street" – 3:48
- "I Learnt How to Pray" – 4:24
- "Last Time Forever" – 6:24
- "No Place Like Home" – 4:26
- "Heartbreaking World" (Difford/Jools Holland) – 5:29
- "Hits of the Year" – 3:03
- "Break My Heart" – 4:33
- "I Won't Ever Go Drinking Again (?)" – 5:05
Bonus Tracks (1997 reissue)
- "Love's a Four Letter Word" – 3:40
- "The Fortnight Saga" – 2:39