Status Quo: Essential Status Quo: Triple CD

Essential Status Quo: Triple CD

Status Quo

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  • Release Date 28 August 2020
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Code
5392010
Format
Triple CD Album
Number of Discs
3
Label
Spectrum
Formed in 1962 by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster whilst still at school, by 1966 they’d debuted on vinyl as The Spectres. After 3 failed singles, which owed equal amounts to Merseybeat, Mod R&B and the emerging Psychedelic scene and various line-up changes which included the arrival of drummer John Coghlan, they became Traffic Jam but after yet another poorly received 45, morphed into The Status Quo in the autumn of ‘67. By this time Rick Parfitt had been recruited to their ranks and with him and Rossi they would rack-up no less than 42 UK top 40 albums, including 25 top 10s and 4 number 1’s. Their UK top 40 singles tally of 57 is even more impressive and no less than 41 of those are included here! That haul includes 22 top 10’s and 1 number 1, all going to prove that if at first you don’t succeed, don’t bottle it, instead get stuck in! Their golden period is considered by most to run from 1972, when they signed to Vertigo records and 1981 when John Coghlan left and the ‘Frantic Four’ as they were affectionally known, were no more. Yet the hits kept coming throughout the 80s and in 1985 they would open proceedings at Live Aid. Relations in the band however weren’t good and Alan Lancaster would not be on board for the album that followed. By contrast, the 90s saw sales of their records begin to diminish, although they still continued to trouble both the UK singles and album charts and remained a hugely popular live draw. Fortunes were mixed during the noughties but again they continued to record and tour but it wouldn’t be until 2012 that their star would begin to rise again. That year saw the release of their first cinematic documentary, Hello Quo plus a full movie adventure shot in Fiji entitled Bula Quo!, the soundtrack to the latter taking them back into the UK album chart top 10. The following year the classic line-up reformed for the much anticipated Frantic Four tour. A second tour was announced for the start of 2014 and by the autumn the band had hit the UK album chart top 5 with Aquostic (Stripped Bare). More touring followed and exactly 2 years on Aquostick II. A week later Rick Parfitt announced he was retiring. Over the years he’d successfully recovered time and again from serious health problems but a heart attack earlier the same year had put paid to any real future plans. Sadly he would die just 2 months later in hospital in Spain. Francis Rossi continued touring albeit with no other original members and 1 further album, Backbone would be released in 2019. At time of writing there appear to be no further plans for Status Quo. The band that quite simply did it again and again it seems are sadly no more.

This collection focuses on the period from 1972 right through to the mid-90’s when they were constantly rockin’ either on the radio, on the road, in the recording studio and on our TV screens. Enjoy.

Tracklist
1. Down Down
1 Rockin' All Over The World  
2 Whatever You Want  
3 Caroline  
4 Break The Rules  
5 Rain  
6 Wild Side Of Life  
7 Paper Plane  
8 Again And Again  
9 Roll Over Lay Down  
10 Mystery Song  
11 Accident Prone  
12 Little Dreamer  
13 Softer Ride  
14 Gerdundula  
15 Junior's Wailing  
16 Drifting Away  
17 Hard Ride  
18 Runaway  
Tracklist
CD2
1 In The Army Now  
2 What You're Proposing  
3 Marguerita Time  
4 Burning Bridges (On And Off And On Again)  
5 Something 'Bout You Baby I Like  
6 Rollin' Home  
7 The Wanderer  
8 Ol' Rag Blues  
9 Lies  
10 Red Sky  
11 A Mess Of Blues  
12 Dreamin'  
13 Ain't Complaining  
14 Going Down Town Tonight  
15 She Don't Fool Me  
16 Who Gets The Love?  
17 Not At All  
18 And I Do  
19 Roadhouse Medley (Anniversary Waltz Part 25)  
Tracklist
CD3
1 The Anniversary Waltz Part One  
2 Living On An Island  
3 Rock N' Roll  
4 Dear John  
5 Caroline (Live At The N.E.C.)  
6 The Anniversary Waltz Part Two  
7 Rock 'Til You Drop  
8 I Didn't Mean It  
9 Restless (Orchestral Version)  
10 Sherri Don't Fail Me Now! (edit)  
11 Roadhouse Medley (Anniversary Waltz Part 25)  
12 The Power Of Rock  
13 Can't Give You More  
14 Dirty Water  
15 Dead In The Water  
16 Medley  
17 Beautiful  

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