Weird Al Yankovic

Squeezebox: The Complete Works of "Weird Al" Yankovic

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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Squeeze Box is the crowning achievement in the career of Weird Al Yankovic: a 15-disc box set containing every one of his 14 studio albums, each of them remastered, along with a disc of rarities recorded throughout the entirety of his career. As far as the bonus disc goes, it's heavy on latter-day material recorded for film and TV, which is amusing -- particularly his send-up of "Jack & Diane" for The Simpsons -- but the true treasure of the rarities disc is hearing the original demo of "Yoda," the unreleased "Taxman" parody "Pac-Man," the Capitol single version of "My Bologna," and the unheard original "Take Me Down." That said, breaking Squeeze Box down to individual components doesn't make a lot of sense, as the box is meant to be considered as a whole. Listening to the Weird Al oeuvre, it becomes impressive that he not only maintained a career as pop parodist for over 30 years, but also that he got better making records as he got older. Still, the real attraction of Squeeze Box is its packaging. Housed in a plastic replica of Yankovic's signature accordion, the box grabs attention and the booklet is gorgeous, filled with memorabilia and rare photos. For hardcore Weird Al fans, these bells and whistles are reason enough to purchase this set, as it's a celebration of Yankovic's music and how their own fandom played a part in his legacy.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Weird Al Yankovic 03:21 Amazon
2 Weird Al Yankovic 04:35 Amazon
3 Weird Al Yankovic 02:41 Amazon
4 Weird Al Yankovic 03:53 Amazon
5 Weird Al Yankovic 03:28 Amazon
6 Weird Al Yankovic 04:20 Amazon
7 Weird Al Yankovic 04:42 Amazon
8 Weird Al Yankovic 04:15 Amazon
9
Weird Al Yankovic 03:34 Amazon
10 Weird Al Yankovic 03:36 Amazon
11 Weird Al Yankovic 05:56 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Weird Al Yankovic 03:32 Amazon
2 Weird Al Yankovic 03:25 Amazon
3 Weird Al Yankovic 03:04 Amazon
4 Weird Al Yankovic 04:04 Amazon
5 Weird Al Yankovic 03:58 Amazon
6 Weird Al Yankovic 01:04 Amazon
7 Weird Al Yankovic 04:23 Amazon
8 Weird Al Yankovic 02:48 Amazon
9 Weird Al Yankovic 03:06 Amazon
10 Weird Al Yankovic 03:38 Amazon
11 Weird Al Yankovic 03:50 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 7

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Weird Al Yankovic 03:45 Amazon
2 Weird Al Yankovic 03:47 Amazon
3 Weird Al Yankovic 03:31 Amazon
4 Weird Al Yankovic 03:50 Amazon
5 Weird Al Yankovic 03:30 Amazon
6 Weird Al Yankovic 02:43 Amazon
7 Weird Al Yankovic 04:35 Amazon
8 Weird Al Yankovic 03:47 Amazon
9 Weird Al Yankovic 03:50 Amazon
10 Weird Al Yankovic 04:06 Amazon
11 Weird Al Yankovic 04:01 Amazon
12
Weird Al Yankovic 09:59 Amazon
13
Weird Al Yankovic 00:08 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 9

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Weird Al Yankovic 03:22 Amazon
2 Weird Al Yankovic 03:47 Amazon
3 Weird Al Yankovic 04:19 Amazon
4 Weird Al Yankovic 03:40 Amazon
5 Weird Al Yankovic 04:50 Amazon
6 Weird Al Yankovic 01:22 Amazon
7 Weird Al Yankovic 02:10 Amazon
8 Weird Al Yankovic 03:26 Amazon
9 Weird Al Yankovic 03:57 Amazon
10 Weird Al Yankovic 03:56 Amazon
11 Weird Al Yankovic 03:22 Amazon
12 Weird Al Yankovic 04:01 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 10

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Weird Al Yankovic 05:28 Amazon
2 Weird Al Yankovic 03:26 Amazon
3 Weird Al Yankovic 03:02 Amazon
4 Weird Al Yankovic 01:13 Amazon
5 Weird Al Yankovic 02:46 Amazon
6 Weird Al Yankovic 04:38 Amazon
7 Weird Al Yankovic 04:21 Amazon
8 Weird Al Yankovic 03:59 Amazon
9 Weird Al Yankovic 03:34 Amazon
10 Weird Al Yankovic 02:27 Amazon
11 Weird Al Yankovic 03:30 Amazon
12 Weird Al Yankovic 11:22 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 11

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Weird Al Yankovic 04:21 Amazon
2 Weird Al Yankovic 03:43 Amazon
3 Weird Al Yankovic 03:11 Amazon
4 Weird Al Yankovic 03:38 Amazon
5 Weird Al Yankovic 05:03 Amazon
6 Weird Al Yankovic 06:14 Amazon
7 Weird Al Yankovic 03:39 Amazon
8 Weird Al Yankovic 04:52 Amazon
9 Weird Al Yankovic 04:53 Amazon
10
Bob
Weird Al Yankovic 02:29 Amazon
11 Weird Al Yankovic 03:36 Amazon
12 Weird Al Yankovic 08:56 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 12

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Weird Al Yankovic 02:50 Amazon
2 Weird Al Yankovic 03:48 Amazon
3 Weird Al Yankovic 02:23 Amazon
4 Weird Al Yankovic 03:50 Amazon
5 Weird Al Yankovic 04:17 Amazon
6 Weird Al Yankovic 03:45 Amazon
7 Weird Al Yankovic 03:52 Amazon
8 Weird Al Yankovic 01:34 Amazon
9 Weird Al Yankovic 03:55 Amazon
10 Weird Al Yankovic 02:46 Amazon
11 Weird Al Yankovic 10:50 Amazon
12 Weird Al Yankovic 03:53 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 13

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Weird Al Yankovic 02:55 Amazon
2
CNR
Weird Al Yankovic 03:21 Amazon
3
TMZ
Weird Al Yankovic 03:39 Amazon
4 Weird Al Yankovic 04:01 Amazon
5 Weird Al Yankovic 04:47 Amazon
6 Weird Al Yankovic 04:53 Amazon
7 Weird Al Yankovic 02:56 Amazon
8 Weird Al Yankovic 03:24 Amazon
9 Weird Al Yankovic 02:49 Amazon
10 Weird Al Yankovic 03:48 Amazon
11 Weird Al Yankovic 03:41 Amazon
12 Weird Al Yankovic 05:42 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 14

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Weird Al Yankovic 02:56 Amazon
2 Weird Al Yankovic 03:45 Amazon
3 Weird Al Yankovic 02:22 Amazon
4 Weird Al Yankovic 02:14 Amazon
5 Weird Al Yankovic 03:43 Amazon
6 Weird Al Yankovic 03:40 Amazon
7 Weird Al Yankovic 04:05 Amazon
8 Weird Al Yankovic 04:28 Amazon
9 Weird Al Yankovic 02:56 Amazon
10 Weird Al Yankovic 03:13 Amazon
11 Weird Al Yankovic 02:53 Amazon
12 Weird Al Yankovic 09:05 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 15

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Weird Al Yankovic 02:27 Amazon
2 Weird Al Yankovic 02:22 Amazon
3 Weird Al Yankovic 03:26 Amazon
4 Weird Al Yankovic 00:10 Amazon
5 Weird Al Yankovic 02:31 Amazon
6 Weird Al Yankovic 03:25 Amazon
7 Weird Al Yankovic 03:55 Amazon
8 Weird Al Yankovic 03:46 Amazon
9 Weird Al Yankovic 01:23 Amazon
10 Weird Al Yankovic 04:01 Amazon
11 Weird Al Yankovic 02:48 Amazon
12 Weird Al Yankovic 00:39 Amazon
13 Weird Al Yankovic 01:48 Amazon
14 Weird Al Yankovic 02:41 Amazon
15 Weird Al Yankovic 00:30 Amazon
16 Weird Al Yankovic 01:46 Amazon
17 Weird Al Yankovic 02:49 Amazon
18 Weird Al Yankovic 02:08 Amazon
19 Weird Al Yankovic 01:16 Amazon
20 Weird Al Yankovic 00:29 Amazon
21 Weird Al Yankovic 02:27 Amazon
22 Weird Al Yankovic 02:36 Amazon
23 Weird Al Yankovic 02:34 Amazon
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