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Is Billy Squier’s Latest Your Kinda Compilation?

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Billy Squier fans who wore out their copies of 16 Strokes (1995) or Absolute Hits (2005) now have a new compilation opportunity at the end of the month.

Essential Billy Squier takes 15 of the singer/guitarist’s best cuts, spanning from 1980’s Tale of the Tape to 1993’s Tell the Truth. All the usual suspects are here, including U.S. Mainstream Rock chart-toppers “Everybody Wants You” and “Rock Me Tonite”; the latter-day hit “Don’t Say You Love Me” and of course Squier’s endearing single “The Stroke.”

There’s no word on any new packaging details or remastering (a 30th anniversary edition of Don’t Say No was released last year), but we do have a track listing, yours to read after the jump. Essential Billy Squier is out March 29.

Billy Squier, Essential Billy Squier (Capitol 50999 097852 2 9, 2011)

  1. The Stroke
  2. In the Dark
  3. My Kinda Lover
  4. The Big Beat
  5. Emotions in Motion
  6. Everybody Wants You
  7. Rock Me Tonite
  8. Lonely is the Night
  9. All Night Long
  10. Eye on You
  11. Love is the Hero
  12. Don’t Say You Love Me
  13. She Goes Down
  14. Learn How to Live
  15. Angry

Tracks 1-3 and 8 from Don’t Say No (Capitol, 1981)
Track 4 from Tale of the Tape (Capitol, 1980)
Tracks 5-6 and 14 from Emotions in Motion (Capitol, 1982)
Tracks 7 and 9-10 from Signs of Life (Capitol, 1984)
Track 11 from Enough is Enough (Capitol, 1986)
Track 12 from Hear & Now (Capitol, 1989)
Track 13 from Creatures of Habit (Capitol, 1991)
Track 15 from Tell the Truth (Capitol, 1993)

Written by Mike Duquette

March 8, 2011 at 14:01

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  1. worthy certainly for the inclusion of “The Big Beat,” which surprisingly isn’t on 16 Strokes or Absolute Hits. I think that the omission from 16 Strokes probably had a lot to do with the album being out of print at the time they issued that comp.


    March 8, 2011 at 17:34

  2. I wish the 2 CD Reach For The Sky would be re-released since it is the most complete collection of Billy Squier covering a few Piper songs up to 1993. American Beat Records released a 2 for 1 CD of Piper’s 2 albums which is merely good, but could have included more in terms of linernotes. Also RockCandy records did a fantastic job reissuing The Tale Of The Tape which is totally worth getting. In fact, anything RockCandy reissues is worth getting!


    March 9, 2011 at 17:22

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