A A A A
Band Recordings

A A A A
Other Songs & Recordings

A B BLUES
A MESS OF BLUES
A REASON FOR LIVING
A YEAR
ACCIDENT PRONE
ADDRESS BOOK
AGAIN AND AGAIN
AIN'T COMPLAINING 
ALL AROUND MY HAT

ALL DAY (AND ALL OF THE NIGHT)
ALL STAND UP (NEVER SAY NEVER)
ALL STAND UP (FOR THE NFL EUROPE)
ALL THAT COUNTS IS LOVE
ALL THAT MONEY
ALL THE REASONS
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT
ALL WE REALLY WANNA DO (POLLY)
ALMOST BUT NOT QUITE THERE
ALRIGHT
ANALYSE TIME
AND I DO
AND IT'S BETTER NOW
THE ANNIVERSARY WALTZ
ANOTHER DAY
ANOTHER GAME IN TOWN
ANOTHER SHIPWRECK
ANTIQUE ANGELICA
ANTIQUE ANGELIQUE
ANY WAY YOU LIKE IT
(APRIL) SPRING, SUMMER AND WEDNESDAYS
ARE YOU GROWING TIRED OF MY LOVE
AUNTIE NELLIE

 

A GOOD INNINGS *
A LOVE LIKE YOURS
*

A MATTER OF TIME *
ANIGHT TO REMEMBER
*

A PLANET CALLED MONDAY *
AIM HIGH *
AIN'T GOT NO MONEY *
ALL THE GOOD FRIENDS *
AND IF MY LOVE WANTS TO KNOW *
ANGEL FACE *

ANTHONY BOY *
ARDAL GYMRAEG *

 

B B B B
Band Recordings

B B B B
Other Recordings

BABY BOY
BABY GOODBYE
BACK ON MY FEET

BACKWATER
BAD COMPANY
BAD NEWS

BATMAN THEME
BEAUTIFUL
BEGINNING OF THE END
BELAVISTA MAN
BETTER THAN THAT
BETTER TIMES
BIG FAT MAMA
BIG MAN
BIRD DOG
BLACK VEILS OF MELANCHOLY
BLESSED ARE THE MEEK 
BLONDES DON'T LIE
BLOODHOUND
BLUE EYED LADY
BLUE FOR YOU
BLUES & RHYTHM
BORN TO BE WILD
BREAK THE RULES
BREAKING AWAY
BRING IT ON HOME (TO ME)
BRIT AWARDS MEDLEY
BROKEN MAN
BULA BULA QUO (KUA NI LEGA)
BURNING BRIDGES
BYE BYE JOHNNY

 

BACKSTAGE PASS *
BEAUTIFUL MORNING *
BLACK DOG BLUES *
BLACK WINDOWS *
BLOOD ON THE KEYS *
BLUE WATER *
BORING SONG #
BUILT TO LAST *

 

C C C C
Band Recordings

C C C C
Other Recordings

CADILLAC RANCH
CALLING
CALLING THE SHOTS
CAN'T BE DONE
CAN'T GIVE YOU MORE
CAN'T SEE FOR LOOKING
CAROL
CAROLINE
CENTERFOLD
CIAO-CIAO
CLAUDETTE
CLAUDIE
THE CLOWN
COME ON YOU REDS
COME ROCK WITH ME
COMING AND GOING
CONFIDENCE
CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE
CREAM OF THE CROP
CREEPIN' UP ON YOU
CROSS THAT BRIDGE
CUPID STUPID

 

CAN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS *
CARIBBEAN QUEEN
*
CHAINED TO LOVE *

CHICAGO BLUE *
CHICAGO'S GOT ME *
CHRISTMAS IN THE SUN *
CITY OUT OF CONTOL *
COUNT ON YOU *

CRAZY 'BOUT YOU BABY *
CRAZY FOR YOU *

CRIME INVESTIGATOR *
CRY TO ME *

 

* indicates recordings performed by individual members of the band
# indicates other Quo-related releases

A B Blues
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt/Alan Lancaster/John Coghlan/Andrew Bown)

Produced by Status Quo and John Eden
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown

"A B Blues" is the recording of a jam session. It is the only Quo recording that credits both John Coghlan and Andy Bown as authors.

Single:
What You're Proposing [4:33]
UK: Vertigo QUO3, October 1980

Album:
The Other Side Of Status Quo [4:27]
UK: Connoisseur Collection VSOP 213, 1995

Cover versions:
Quo Vadis (2001)



 

A Good Innings
(Andy Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Andy Bown, Mick Rogers (guitar), Henry Spinetti (drums), Brad Lang (bass), Juliet Rogers (backing vocals), Sylvia Mason-James (backing vocals)

A Love Like Yours
(Ray Minhinnett)
Performed by John Coghlan's Diesel Band

Produced by Diesel Band
Line-up: John Coghlan (d), Bob Young (harm,voc), Ray Minhinnett (g,voc), Chris Stewart (b), Hilly Briggs (keys), Phil May (g,voc)

In 1988 John Coghlan played drums on "A Live Like Yours" on Ray Minhinnet's album "Don't Get Mad Get Even". As this recording remained unreleased Diesel recorded (now with Ray Minhinnett being a member of the line-up) another version of this track - which remained unreleased...

Album:
Flexible Friends [3:43]
unreleased


 

A Love Like Yours
Performed by Ray Minhinnett
Produced by ???
Line-up: Ray Minhinnett (g,voc), John Coghlan (d) and ???

Finally, in 1993, the Making Waves label released Minhinnett's "Don't Get Mad Get Even" album (see above), so the original version of "A Love Like Yours" became available for the public.

CD:
Flexible Friends [?:??]
UK: Making Waves SPRAY 108, December 1993


 

A Matter Of Time
(Andy Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

A Mess Of Blues
other title:
Mess Of Blues
(Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher, Bernie Frost

"A Mess Of Blues", most known for Elvis Presley's performance of this track, was first released on the "Back To Back" album and a single A-side in November 1983. The rare 12" remix of this song was also included on the anthology.

Single:
A Mess Of Blues [3:22]
UK/IRE: Vertigo QUO12, November 1983
E: Vertigo 814709-7, November 1983

12" Single:
A Mess Of Blues [4:48] (extended remix)
UK: Vertigo QUO 1212. November 1983

Album:
Back To Back [3:22]
UK: Vertigo VERH10, November 1983

12 Gold Bars Vol. II [3:22]
UK: Vertigo 822 985-2, November 1984

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:20]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997


A Night To Remember
other title: Only One Night
(John DuCann)
Released as John DuCann & Status Quo (members)

Produced By Francis Rossi
Line-Up: John DuCann (G,V), Francis Rossi (G), Andy Bown (K), Pete Kircher (D), John McCoy (B)

In 1977 former Atomic Rooster and Thin Lizzy-member DuCann recorded a number of tracks. Though scheduled for release on Arista Records, the tapes got shelved. In 1992 German label Repertoire Records released them under the name of "John DuCann and Status Quo members". When the album was re-released on Angel Air records the track title changed to "Only One Night".

Album:
Nothing Better [3:01]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4502-WY, 1992.

CD:
The World's not big enough [2:59]
UK(?): Angel Air SPJCD043, 1999


A Planet Called Monday
(Danny Beckerman/Wil Malone)
Performed by The Intergalactic Touring Band feat. Francis Rossi & Rick Parfitt

Produced by Stephan Galfas and Marty Scott, Engineered by Stephan Galfas
Recorded and mixed at House of Music, West Orange, New Jersey, July 1976
Line-up: Francis Rossi (voc), Rick Parfitt (voc), David Scance (g, bvoc), Peter Sobel (b), Brian Cuomo (keys), Paul Marchetti (d), Larry Fast (synth), Joel Krantz (bvoc), Frank D'Agostino (bvoc), Shelly Thompson (bvoc)

This isn't a Status Quo song, but it is included on several bootlegs as Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt sing lead vocals this recording. The long-deleted album had been reissued by the british label Voiceprint in early 2003. Wil Malone, who co-wrote this track, also worked with Status Quo for the recording of the song "Getting Better".

Album:
Intergalactic Touring Band [3:23]
UK: Charisma CDS4009, 1977
INT: Voiceprint VP251CD, January 2003 (CD Re-Issue)


 

A Reason For Living
other title: Reason For Living
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan (Steve Farr (Sax), Stewart Blandamer (Sax))

The original vinyl release listed this track as "A Reason For Living". On the CD re-release it was shortened to "Reason For Living".

Album:
Hello! [4:44]
UK/D: Vertigo 6360 098, September 1973.

Cover versions:
Rockers Rollin' (?)


 

A Year
(Alan Lancaster/Bernie Frost)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan (Bob Young, Jimmy Horowitz (P))

This is the first collaboration of Status Quo and Bernie Frost, who from 1978 onwards wrote about 60 Status Quo songs, mainly together with Francis Rossi.

Album:
Piledriver [5:50]
UK/D: Vertigo 6360 082, January 1973

Piledriver (Remastered Edition CD) [5:50]
EU: Mercury 982 597-7, January 2005



 

Accident Prone
(Pip Williams/Peter Hutchins)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Frank Ricotti (Perc)

The original version appeared on the "If You Can't Stand The Heat" album in October 1978. A slightly shortened version was released as a single a-side a few weeks later. In Germany a cover version was released in 1979 by Charly Bacher. The German lyrics had little to do with the original. The song title would read "What The People Say" *sic*.

Single:
Accident Prone [4:08]
UK: Vertigo QUO2, November 1978
D/NL: Vertigo 6059 216, November 1978
F: Vertigo 6173 586, November 1978
I: Vertigo 6360 164, November 1978

Album:
If You Can't Stand The Heat... [5:05]
UK: Vertigo 9102 027, October 1978

Cover versions:
Charly Bacher (1979, as "Was die Leute sagen")


 

Address Book
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Many Quo fans think of "Address Book" and "Tommy/Tommy's In Love" as the low points of Quo's career. Actually this is a very relaxed, almost acoustic track in a J.J. Cale vain. Very untypical for Quo, no doubt about that.

Album:
Perfect Remedy [3:36]
Int: Vertigo 842 098-1, November 1989
Perfect Remedy [3:38] (Remastered Version)
Int: Mercury 983 412-3, January 2006

Cover versions:
Asha (?)


 

Again And Again
(Rick Parfitt/Andrew Bown/Jackie Lynton)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Frank Ricotti (Perc)

"Again And Again", released two month before the "If You Can't Stand The Heat..." album, was co-written by Jackie Lynton, who did the legendary introductory speech on the 1977 "Live!" album. A recording of Rick Parfitt's first attempt to sing the vocal track of the song appeared as on the "This & That" CD.

Single:
Again And Again [3:40]
UK/IRE: Vertigo QUO1, August 1978
D/E/NL/SWE: Vertigo 6059 210, August 1978
F: Vertigo 6173 584, August 1978
J: Vertigo ??, August 1978
YU: RTB S54031, 1978

Album:
If You Can't Stand The Heat... [3:38]
UK: Vertigo 9102 027, October 1978

12 Gold Bars [3:40]
UK: Vertigo TV1, March 1980

XS All Areas [3:42]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:42]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

Live 2004
as part of the Mystery Medley

"Rick's First Studio Vocals Version"
This & That [3:15]
UK: Duroc Media / Octopus Press, October 2006

Helène
Dutch version by Bertus Staigerpaip
(Special lyrics by R. Broeders)
In 1995 the Bertus Staigerpaip recorded "Quo Bertus Quo", an album of Status Quo songs with special Dutch lyrics (and original Quo sound).

Album:
Quo Bertus Quo [3:41]
NL: Bunny Music BUCD 9315, 1994

Other cover versions:
The Jaybirds (?)
Rockers Rollin' (?)
The Swinging Blue Jeans (1978)
Thunder Road (1981)
4500 Times (1999)
Studio 99 (2001)
Great White (2002)


 

Aim High
(Alan Lancaster/John Brewster/Tyrone Coates)
Performed by The Bombers

Produced by Alan Lancaster & John Brewster
Line-up: Tyrone Coates (Voc, Sax), Steve Crofts (G), John Brewster (G, Voc), Alan Lancaster (B, Voc), Peter Heckenberg (D)

The Bombers were Alan Lancasters second band after leaving Status Quo. The Bombers released one album entitled for which this was the title tracks. The band consisted of Australian musicians.

Album:
Aim High [3:52]
NL: A&M 395 292-1, 1990
 

Aim High
Performed by The Lancaster Bombers

Produced by Alan Lancaster & John Brewster
Line-up: Alan Lancaster (B, Voc), Tyrone Coates (G/voc,sax,harp), Peter Heckenberg (D), Steve Crofts (G)

Alan Lancaster released a different (?) version of "Aim High" on his Matchstick Men E.P. Meanwhile the band name had changed to "The Lancaster Bombers".
(additional information to be added)

CD-Single:
Matchstickmen E.P. [?:??]
A: P.J. Rocks PJRCD 002, 1997



 

Ain't Complaining
(Rick Parfitt/Pip Williams)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Ain't Complaining" was released several month prior to album of the same name. Like several other tracks from the same era it was co-written by Rick Parfitt and producer Pip Williams. The video single was released in November 1988 and features the promo video of the title track. Unfortunately the CD-video format is not compatible to modern DVD players.

Ain't Complaining [3:59]
UK: Vertigo QUO22, March 1988 (QUOH 22 for the "History Pack)
INT: Vertigo 870 226-7, March 1988

12" Single:
Ain't Complaining [6:37] (Extended Version)
UK: Vertigo QUO2212, March 1988 (also on CD Single QUOCD22 and Video Single 080 322-2)

Album:
Ain't Complaining [4:39]
UK: Vertigo VERH58, June 1988

Status Quo [4:36]
US: Mercury 422 836 651, 1989

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:59]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997


 

Ain't Got No Money
(Ray Minhinnett/Phil May)
Performed by John Coghlan's Diesel Band

Produced by Diesel Band
Line-up: John Coghlan (d), Bob Young (harm,voc), Ray Minhinnett (g,voc), Chris Stewart (b), Hilly Briggs (keys), Phil May (g,voc)

Diesel started in the late 1970s as John Coghlan's second band for the times he wasn't on the road with Status Quo. He kept Diesel going after leaving Quo with being the only fix member of the band (although Bob Young usually was in the line-up as well). In 1992 Diesel recorded an album which remained unreleased. Some bootleg recordings of this album appeared nevertheless.

Album:
Flexible Friends [3:15]
unreleased


 

All Around My Hat
(Traditonal, Arr. Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt/Andrew Bown/John 'Rhino' Edwards/Jeff Rich
Performed by Status Quo with special guest: Maddy Prior

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich, Maddy Prior (V), Troy Donockley (Uillean Pipes & Whistles)

Steeleye Span with lead singer Maddy Prior had a hit with this traditional in 1975. Status Quo asked Maddy Prior to join in on this cover version which is unique for Status Quo as the Uillean Pipes and Whistles cannot be heard on any other Status Quo recording to date.

Single:
All Around My Hat [3:06]
UK: Polygram TV 575 945-7, October 1996 (also on MC and CD)

Album:
Don't Stop [3:55]
UK: Polygram TV 531 035-2, February 1996

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:06]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997


 

All Day (And All Of The Night)
(Ray Davies)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

This Kinks original was also recorded by The Stranglers in the 1980's. It is one of the cover recordings on Status Quo's third covers album, "Riffs".

CD:
Riffs [2:29]
UK: Universal TV 9813909, November 2003


 

All Stand Up (Never Say Never)
other title:
Never Say Never
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley, Alan "Tonto" Jhowry (BVoc), Andrew "Toot" Carman (BVoc)

"All Stand Up" was the title track for the "Never Say Never" tour in 2001. When the track finally made its way onto record, it was entitled "All Stand Up". It became the second CD-single of the "Heavy Traffic" album. The demo recording (dating from 2001) was included on the "This & That" CD which came with the limited edition of the SQ 40 book.

CD-Single:
All Stand Up (Never Say Never) [3:44] (single edit)
UK: Universal TV 019 487 2, October 2002

CD:
Heavy Traffic [4:08]
UK: Universal Music TV 018790-2, September 2002
D: Universal Music TV 064 435-2, September 2002

XS All Areas [4:08]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Demo Recording
This & That [3:03]
UK: Duroc Media / Octopus Press, October 2006



 

All Stand Up (For The NFL Europe)
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young/Ian Green)
Performed by Status Quo and D-Mac

Produced by Mike Paxman & D-Mac
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley, D-Mac

In April 2003 the NFL Europe used a remix of "All Stand Up (Never Say Never)" to promote the 2003 Football season in Europe. A limited series of approx. 1000 copies was made in Germany and given away. The rap-style recording - remixed by rap artist D-Mac (Ian Green)- was never available in shops and soon became a collector's item. An excerpt of the remixed version appeared on the "This & That" CD where it was mixed with the original studio demo.

Promo CD-Single:
All Stand Up (Never Say Never) [3:40] (NFL Europe remix feat. D-Mac)
D: (no label information available), April 2003

This & That [2:14] (excerpt only)
UK: Duroc Media / Octopus Press, October 2006

Cover versions:
Rockers Rollin' (?)

 
 

All That Counts Is Love
(John David)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

For the 2005 album "The Party Ain't Over Yet" John David provided a total of three songs he'd written. Alongside the title track (which also was the first single from the album) the second single was also one the David-penned tracks. The single release came in two version. The remixed version included one previously unreleased song ("I Ain't Ready") as a bonus track, while the second package included the album version and two live tracks ("The Party Ain't Over Yet" and "Belavista Man").  

CD-Single:
All That Counts Is Love [3:41]
UK: Sanctuary SANXS413, October 2005 (remix version)
UK: Sanctuary SANXD413, October 2005 (album version)

CD:
The Party Ain't Over Yet [3:40]
UK: Sanctuary Records - SANCD 389, September 2005

 
 

All That Money
(Rick Parfitt/Wayne Morris)

All The Good Friends
(Bob Young/Micky Moody)
Performed by Young & Moody

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm), Micky Moody (G) + ???

"All The Good Friends" was originally released as a single in 1980. It remained otherwise unavailable until included on the "Greatest Hits" collection called "The Nearest Hits Album" in 1995.

Single:
All The Good Friends [?:??]
UK: Fabulous JC 3, February 1980

Album:
The Nearest Hits Album [3:17]
UK: Revival Music & Productions TROV1, 1995

 
 

All The Reasons
(Rick Parfitt/Alan Lancaster)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan (Bob Young, Jimmy Horowitz (P))

"All The Reasons" appeared as an album track on "Piledriver" in Europe. In the United States the local record company (A&M at that time) decided to distribute promo recordings of this track containing mono and stereo versions on 7 inch records.

Album:
Piledriver [3:43]
UK/D: Vertigo 6360 082, January 1973

Piledriver (Remastered Edition CD) [3:43]
EU: Mercury 982 597-7, January 2005

Single:
All The Reasons [?:??] (mono)
All The Reasons [?:??] (stereo)
USA: A&M 1445 (promotional copies only)

 
 

All Through The Night
(Alan Lancaster/Francis Rossi)

Produced by Roger Glover
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown

"All Through The Night" is one of those Quo songs, which where availably on vinyl only for a long time. Apart from the original release it appeared on the "To Be Or Not To Be" compilation. In 2001 it finally became available on the Anthology.

Single:
Wild Side Of Life [3:14]
UK: Vertigo 6059 153, December 1976

Album:
To Be Or Not To Be [3:14]
UK: Pickwick CN 2062, 1983

Rockers Rollin' (Quo In Time) [3:20]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001

 
 

All We Really Wanna Do (Polly)
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"All We Really Wanna Do" is a track that first appeared on the 1991 album "Rock 'til You Drop". In the liner notes to his 2010 solo album "One Step At A Time" Francis Rossi explains that the song echoes a track recorded by "Marmalade" without explaining which song it is.

Album:
Rock 'til You Drop [3:47]
Int: Vertigo 510 341-1, September 1991

 
 

Almost But Not Quite There
(Pat Barlow/Francis Rossi)
Released as "Traffic Jam"

Produced by John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

This is the a-side of the only "Traffic Jam" release, which credits band manager Pat Barlow as co-author. Rumours say that Barlow didn't write the song but claimed a share of the royalties in return for his management efforts.

Single:
Almost But Not Quite There [2:45]
UK: Piccadilly 7N35386, June 1967

Live At The BBC
Produced by Bill Bebb
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

On June 20th, 1967 Traffic Jam recorded a live version of "I Don't Want You" for the BBC programme "Saturday Night" which was broadcasted on June 24th. This recording remained unreleased on record until it appeared as a bonus track on the anniversary issue of "Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo". Nevertheless the BBC recording was available on some bootlegs for years.

CD:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [2:38]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

 
 

Alright
(Rick Parfitt/Wayne Morris)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley + Pip Williams (g)

"Alright" is one of the tracks from the 2007 "In Search Of The Fourth Chord" album. Prior to the official release a "rough mix" had been released for promotional purposes.

Co-writer Wayne Morris met the band while on tour as the support act for Status Quo.

CD:
In Search Of The Fourth Chord [4:12]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD001, September 2007
F: XIII Bis Records 680, August 2007
D: Edel Records 0184392, September 2007

 
 

Analyse Time
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Analyse Time" is not available on any other official Status Quo release.

CD-Single:
Twenty Wild Horses [3:37]
UK: Eagle Records EAGXS 105, September 1999
INT: Eagle Records GAS 0000105 EGX, September 1999

 
 

And I Do
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost/Tony McAnaney)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Co-author Tony McAnaney produced Francis Rossi's solo album "King Of The Doghouse". This track from the "Restless" single is not available on any other official Status Quo release.

Single:
Restless [3:51]
UK: Polydor QUO36, November 1994 (also on MC QUOMC 36 and CD QUOCD36)

Cover versions:
The Grants (1998, as "I Do")

 
 

And If My Love Wants To Know
(Andy Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Produced by Jimmy Horowitz
Line-up: Andy Bown (voc; g; keys), Jimmy Horowitz (piano), Peter Frampton (g), Chris Belshaw (b), Micky Waller (d)

"And If My Love Wants To Know" - lasting less than one minute - appeared on Andy Bown's first solo album "Gone To My Head!".

Album:
Gone To My Head [0:54]
UK: Mercury 6310 002, April 1972
USA: Mercury SRM 1-625, April 1972


 

And It's Better Now
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan (Steve Farr (Sax), Stewart Blandamer (Sax))

Album:
Hello! [3:20]
UK/D: Vertigo 6360 098, September 1973.

 
 

Angel Face
(Paul Camilleri/Francis Rossi/Roy Wilders)
Performed by Paul Camilleri

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Paul Camilleri (V, G), Francis Rossi (G), Felix Müller (B), Tom Beck (D), Paul Hirsh (K)

Francis Rossi produced the fourth album of Paul Camilleri, who had supported Status Quo on tour earlier. Paul Hirsh, who stood in for Andy Bown as Status Quo's live keyboarder from 2000 to 2002, played keyboard on this recording. Francis Rossi also co-wrote a number of songs for this album.

Album:
4 [4:14]
CH: Disques Office 65634, 2007


 

AnniversaryWaltz, Pt. 1 and 2
Look up under (other title): The Anniversary Waltz

Anniversary Waltz, Pt. 25
Look up under (other title):
Roadhouse Medley

Another Day
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

"Another Day" is one of the new Rossi/Young tracks of the 2002 "Heavy Traffic" album, the first since "refreshing" their writing partnership.

CD:
Heavy Traffic [3:47]
UK: Universal Music TV 018790-2, September 2002
D: Universal Music TV 064 435-2, September 2002



Another Game In Town
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown

"Another Game In Town" has been recorded by Status Quo ca. 1978 as a demo version. The song did not appear on a regular release until the demo version became available through the anthology.

Album:
Rockers Rollin' (Quo In Time) [2:20]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001


 

Another Shipwreck
(Andrew Bown)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Status Quo's version of "Another Shipwreck" first appeared on the 1988 album "Ain't Complaing". The track was also chosen for the 1989 US release titled "Status Quo", which comprised of tracks from "In The Army Now" and "Ain't Complaining". In 1977 EMI Records had released Andy Bown's own version of this song.

Album:
Ain't Complaining [3:47]
UK: Vertigo VERH58, June 1988

Status Quo [3:44]
US: Mercury 422 836 651, 1989


 
 

Anthony Boy
(Chuck Berry)
Performed by Graham Bonnet

Produced by John Eden
Line Up: Graham Bonnet (Voc), Rick Parfitt (G), Cozy Powell (D), Chrissie Stewart (B), Micky Moody (G), Adrian Lee (Key), Mel Collins (Sax)

In 1981 Graham Bonnet released an album which featured a.o. Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Andrew Bown and three new tracks written by Bob Young (together with Mick Moody).

Album:
Line Up [3:26]
UK: Vertigo 6302 151, 1981

 
 

Antique Angelique
other title:
Antique Angelica
(Bob Young/Alan Lancaster)

Produced By John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

"Antique Angelique" was the first song written by Bob Young together with a member of Status Quo and one of the few collaborations with Alan Lancaster. His songwriting partnership with Francis Rossi is legendary and created classics such as "Caroline", "Don't Waste My Time", "Down Down" and many more. On some early pressings the track title was incorrectly listed as "Antique Angelica".

Album:
Spare Parts  [3:20]
UK: Pye NPSL 18301, August 1969.

In April 2003 - celebrating the 35th anniversary of "Picturesque Matchstickable Messages", the first Status Quo album release - Castle Music reissued a remastered version of "Spare Parts", containing the mono and stereo mixes of the original album.

Remastered CD:
Spare Parts [3:24] (mono)
Spare Parts [3:25] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 717, April 2003

 
 

Any Way You Like It
(Andrew Bown/Crook/John 'Rhino' Edwards)

(April) Spring, Summer And Wednesdays
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced By John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

This rather obscure track was originally released on the "Ma Kelly" album and occasionally played live. On live version was filmed for German TV.

In the year 2002 the British Hip-Hop-band "Groove Armada" sampled parts of this track for their single "Purple Haze". Groove Armada were managed by Bob Young's son, so clearing the rights was little problem. Francis Rossi even appeared in the video to "Purple Haze".

Album:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon  [4:13]
UK: Pye NPSL 18344, October 1970.

 
 

Ardal Gymraeg
other title:
Polychronicon
(Maartin Allcock)
Performed by Maartin Allcock

Produced by Maartin Allcock
Line-up: Maartin Allcock (g, keys), John Coghlan (d), Chris Leslie (violin)

Maartin Allcock, a former member of bands such as Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull, invited Status Quo's original drummer John Coghlan to play on his 2004 solo album "Serving Suggestion".

Trivia: This tune was originally written for the Sony Playstation game, "Watermarks", where it was named "Polychronicon". The welsh title "Ardal Gymraeg" is Welsh for "Welsh-speaking area".

CD:
Serving Suggestion [3:09]
UK: Squiggle Records CD1, April 2004

 
 

Are You Growing Tired Of My Love
(Anthony King)

Produced by John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

"Are You Growing Tired Of My Love" was a minor hit for Status Quo in 1969, charting at #46 in May and re-entering the charts at #50 in June that year. The track - new at the time of its release - was later included on the "Spare Parts" album.

Nancy Sinatra had released her version of this song on her album "Country My Way" in 1967. She had chart success with this track, when it hit #21 in November 1969 (thus later than Status Quo) as the flipside to her "Highway Song". PYE recording artist Jefferson did his version of this song also around 1967.

Trivia: Status Quo did a version of Jefferson's "José", which remained unreleased until the Fresh Quota EP.

Single:
Are You Growing Tired Of My Love [3:37]
UK/D/N/NL: Pye 7N17728, April 1969
AUS: Astor AP-1613, April 1969

Album:
Spare Parts [3:36]
UK: Pye NPSL 18301, August 1969.

Mono Version
Album:
Spare Parts [3:36]
UK: Castle ESM CD 625, August 1998 (Castle Remasters Series)

In April 2003 - celebrating the 35th anniversary of "Picturesque Matchstickable Messages", the first Status Quo album release - Castle Music reissued a remastered version of "Spare Parts", containing the mono and stereo mixes of the original album.

Remastered CD:
Spare Parts [3:39] (mono)
Spare Parts [3:40] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 717, April 2003

 
 

Auntie Nellie
(Alan Lancaster)

Produced by John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

"Auntie Nellie" was first released as the b-side to "Make Me Stay A Bit Longer". The recording never appeared on a regular Status Quo album, but it was released on various compilations.

Single:
Make Me Stay A Little Bit Longer [3:20]
UK: Pye 7N17665, January 1969

In April 2003 - celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of "Picturesque Matchstickable..." - Castle Music reissued a remastered version of the album, containing several bonus tracks, containing a remastered mono and stereo version of this track.

Remastered CD:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [3:22] (mono)
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [3:33] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

 


 

Baby Boy
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown

"Baby Boy" is one of the songs on the "Rockin' All Over The World" album which confused long-time Quo fans at the time of its release (and probably until today) as it doesn't sound much like the usual Quo song.

Album:
Rockin' All Over The World [3:12]
UK: Vertigo 9102 014, November 1977
Rockin' All Over The World [3:12] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 596-9, March 2007

Cover version:
Mike Berry (?)

 
 

Baby Goodbye
Look up under (other title):
Goodbye Baby


Back On My Feet
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Back On My Feet" first appeared on the 1994 album "Thirsty Work". According to Dave Oxley's book "Tuned to the Music of Status Quo" Francis Rossi and Bernie Frost started writing several years prior to the recording sessions.

Album:
Thirsty Work [3:04]
Int: Polydor 523 607-2, August 1994

Thirsty Work (Remastered) [3:06]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006

 
 

Backstage Pass
(Andy Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Produced by Tom Allom
Line-up: Andy Bown (keys; g; voc), John Mealing (keys), Pete Zorn (b; sax), Chas Cronk (b); Martin Jenner (pedal steel guitar, g), Chris Rae (g), Terry Smith (g), Terry Stannard (d; perc), Glen LeFleur (d); Ray Jackson (harm), Tom Allom, Diane Birch, Frank Collins, Paddie McHugh (all b-voc).

After The Herd had dissolved Andy Bown released several records as a solo artists or as a member of other bands. "Backstage Pass" is from his 1977 release "Come Back Romance, All Is Forgiven", his 3rd solo album.

Album:
Come Back Romance, All Is Forgiven [?:??]
UK: EMI EMC 3176, June 1977


 

Backwater
(Rick Parfitt/Alan Lancaster)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan

The original version had been mixed together with "Just Take Me", which is the following track on the "Quo"-abum. The same song order is kept for the early live recordings. On a french compilation an odd mix of Backwater appeared which probably comes from the original master tapes lacking the fade-out ending (details to be added).

Album:
Quo [4:21]
UK: Vertigo 9102 001, May 1974

Quo (Remastered) [4:21]
UK: Mercury 9825940, January 2005

Live:
Status Quo Live [8:08, incl. Just Take Me]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bob Young
UK: Vertigo 6641 580, March 1977

Live At The N.E.C [5:38]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher
INT: Vertigo 818 947-1, August 1984
(available in the UK as import or as part of the "From The Makers Of..." collection)

Single:
Rock'N'Roll [4:21]
UK: Vertigo QUO6, November 1981

Cover versions:
Piledriver (1995)
Vincent And Quo (1999, live version)
Quo Vadis (2000)
John Coghlan's Quo (2001)


 

Bad Company
(Pip Williams/Peter Hutchins)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bob Young, Pip Williams

This song was recorded during the "As It Happens" sessions (for the later "Whatever You Want" album), but didn't make it for the album. The recording finally became available through the anthology. Producer Pip Williams played some of the guitar work for this recording. Williams also claims to be the author of this song (together with writing-partner Peter Hutchins). Nevertheless, the credits on the original release list Alan Lancaster as the writer.

Album:
Rockers Rollin' (Quo In Time) [4:28]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001

 
 

Bad News
(John "Rhino" Edwards)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley + Freddie Edwards (g), Pip Williams (g)

"Bad News" is one of the tracks from the 2007 "In Search Of The Fourth Chord" album. In more than 20 years this is only the second song with Rhino on lead vocals. His son Freddie plays the second and third solo of the song. Rhino's son Freddie played additional guitar on this track.

A demo version of "Bad News" has been available on Rhino's website in early 2007.

CD:
In Search Of The Fourth Chord [5:05]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD001, September 2007
F: XIII Bis Records 680, August 2007
D: Edel Records 0184392, September 2007

 
 

Batman Theme
(Neal Hefti)

The Batman Theme first appeared in the encore of live concerts in the early 1990's. In the beginning it was more an impromptu session following "Bye Bye Johnny". Later it became a standard for the encore, usually following "The Anniversary Waltz".

An official recording of the "Batman Theme" is not available (yet).

 
 

Beautiful
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Beautiful" - recorded during the "Thirsty Work" sessions and released as the flipside to "Sherri Don't Fail Me Now" - was not available on any other regular Status Quo release until it was included as a bonus track to the re-release of the "Thirsty Work" album in 2006. 

Single:
Sherri Don't Fail Me Now [3:40]
UK: Polydor QUO35, October 1994 (also on MC QUOMC35 and CD QUOCD35)

Album:
Thirsty Work (Remastered) [3:43]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006

 
 

Beautiful Morning
(Andrew Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Produced by Jimmy Horowitz
Line-up: Andy Bown (V, Keys, G), Nico Ramsden (G), Barry de Sousa (D), Chris Belshaw (B)

"Beautiful Morning" was included on Andy Bown's second solo album "Sweet William". The album hasn't been published on CD yet.

Album:
Sweet William [4:36]
UK: GM GML 1001, June 1973
USA: Mercury, SRM 1-656, 1973

 
 

Beginning Of The End
(Francis Rossi/John 'Rhino' Edwards)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley + Pip Williams (g)

"Beginning Of The End" was the first single from the 2007 "In Search Of The Fourth Chord" album. The song was intended to be available as a download-only single, but but the fans' request a DVD/CD-single was prepared at short notice. As a first in Quo history the release played the audio track on one side and the promo video on the flip side.

Prior to the official release a "rough mix" had been released for promotional purposes.

CD-Single/DVD-Single
In Search Of The Fourth Chord [3:15]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOSP002, September 2007

CD:
In Search Of The Fourth Chord [4:23]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD001, September 2007
F: XIII Bis Records 680, August 2007
D: Edel Records 0184392, September 2007

Live Versions:

Live 2009:
Live Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley
Produced by Mike Paxman

A recording of Status Quo's 2009 performance at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival was released on DVD in 2009. A CD release of this performance followed in 2011.

Album:
Pictures - Live At Montreux [
4:20]
UK: Eagle Rock EAGCD466,
August 2011

Live Line-up 2010: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley
Produced by Mike Paxman; remixed by Gregg Jackman

The special edition of the 2011 Quid Pro Quo album included a second disc with live recordings from Amsterdam (October 2010) and Melbourne (March 2010) that were originally available as official bootlegs via the instant live principle. The recording of "Beginning Of The End" - taped in Melbourne - was once again released on the bonus disk that came with the Bula Quo! soundtrack.

Album:
Quid Pro Quo [4:28]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD 002, May 2011
D: Edel/earMUSIC 0206176ERE, May 2011

Album:
Bula Quo! [4:27]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD 007, July 2013


 
 

Belavista Man
Other title: Bellavista Man
(Rick Parfitt/John 'Rhino' Edwards)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

"Belavista Man" was one of the tracks from the "The Party Ain't Over Yet" album which were also included in the live set.

CD:
The Party Ain't Over Yet [4:21]
UK: Sanctuary Records - SANCD 389, September 2005

Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

A recording from the 2005 tour (taped in Emden, Germany) was a bonus track on the "All That Counts Is Love" CD-single. On this issue, the track title was spelt "Bellavista Man".

CD-Single:
All That Counts Is Love [4:27]
UK: Sanctuary SANXD413, October 2005

 
 

Better Than That
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Better Times
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

The single of "Faking' The Blues" never found it's way into the shops making the b-side tracks were very rare. Some copies left the manufacturing plant, though. In 2000 the record (CD) was available for fan-club members. Finally it became available for everybody through the anthology.

CD-Single:
Fakin' The Blues [3:19]
unreleased/Fan-club only

Album:
Rockers Rollin' - Quo in Time [3:25]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001

 
 

Big Fat Mama
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan (Bob Young, Jimmy Horowitz (P))

According to the fans "Big Fat Mama" is one of the best Quo tracks - ever. It has been included in the live set many time since the early 1970's and a superb recording can be found on the 1977 live album.

Album:
Piledriver  [5:53]
UK/D: Vertigo 6360 082, January 1973

XS All Areas [4:51]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Piledriver (Remastered Edition CD) [5:53]
EU: Mercury 982 597-7, January 2005

Status Quo Live [5:13]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bob Young
UK: 6641 580, March 1977

Tokyo Quo [5:16]
Produced by Takashi Kitazawa
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan

JP: Vertigo PHCR-4171, 1993 (original release: 1977; both: Japan only)

Cover versions:
Piledriver (?)
The Bloozers (?)
The Lancaster Bombers (1995)
Dustpile (1997, live)
Staus Quo Revival Band (1999, live version)
Raven (2000)
Quo Vadis (2001)
John Coghlan's Quo (2001)
De Bakos (2001, as "Ik heb je nodig")

 
 

Big Man
(Alan Lancaster/Mick Green)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher, Bernie Frost

"Big Man", originally released on the "1+9+8+2" album in 1982, also appeared as the b-side to the "A Mess Of Blues" single.

Album:
1+9+8+2 [3:44]
UK: Vertigo 6302 189, April 1982

Single:
A Mess Of Blues [3:40]
UK/IRE: Vertigo QUO12, November 1983 (also on 12" QUO 1212)
E: Vertigo 814709-7, November 1983

 
 

Bird Dog
(Don Everly/Phil Everly)
Performed by The Spectres

Produced by ???
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

The Spectres perforded this track - originally recorded by The Everly Brothers - for the BBC on 6th September 1966. Although neither The Spectres nor Status Quo officially released this recording it available on some bootlegs. Unlike other recordings from this BBC session "Bird Dog" did not appear on the the remastered version of "Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo".

Live at the BBC
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

CD:
Early Status Quo [2:16]
Bootleg

 
 

Black Dog Blues
(Jeff Ward)
Performed by The Barrelhouse Brothers

Produced by Jeff Ward
Line-up: Jeff Ward (Voc, G), Eric Bell (G), John Davies (Harm), Colin Earl (P), Noel Redding (B), John Coghlan (D)

The Barrelhouse Brothers, a loose group of performers including Noel Redding of Jimi Hendrix fame and Colin Earl of Mungo Jerry, invited John Coghlan to join them for some tracks and a tour in 2002.

Album:
Pick It Up, Pass It On [5:07]
NL: Provogue PRD 7136 2, 2002

 
 

Black Veils Of Melancholy
(Francis Rossi)
Released as "The Status Quo"

Produced by John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster,John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

"Black Veils Of Melancholy" was the follow-up single to "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" and also the opening track for Status Quo's debut album "Picturesque Matchstickable Messages". Written in the same vein as "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" it failed to repeat its precedessor's success.

Single:
Black Veils of Melancholy [3:14]
UK: Pye 7N 17497, March 1968

Album:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo  [3:14]
UK: Pye NPSL 18220, September 1968.

In April 2003 - celebrating the 35th anniversary of the original album release - Castle Music reissued a remastered version of the album, containing the original mono and stereo-mixes.

Remastered CD:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo  [3:16] (mono)
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo  [3:16] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

Live At The BBC
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

In March 1968 Status Quo recorded a live version of "Black Veils Of Melancholy" for the BBC. This recording remained unreleased on record until it appeared as a bonus track on the anniversary issue of "Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo". Nevertheless the BBC recording was available on some bootlegs for years.

CD:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [3:14]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

 
 

Black Windows
(Andrew Bown/Trevor Preston)
Performed by Andy Bown

Produced by Jimmy Horowitz
Line-up: Andy Bown (V, Keys, G), Nico Ramsden (G), Barry de Sousa (D), Chris Belshaw (B), Jimmy Horowitz (Celeste), Skaila Kanga (Electric Harp), Caroline Attard (BVoc)

"Black Windows" was the closing track for Andy Bown's second solo album "Sweet William". The album hasn't been published on CD so far. Caroline Attard, who sang backing vocals, later became Andy Bown's wife. After long suffering she sadly died from cancer in 2000.

Album:
Sweet William [8:33]
UK: GM GML 1001, June 1973
USA: Mercury, SRM 1-656, 1973

 
 

Blessed Are The Meek
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich, Bernie Frost (V)

Album:
Under The Influence [4:19]
UK: Eagle Records EAG CD 076, 1999

 
 

Blondes Don't Lie
(writers unknown, probably Rick Parfitt/Pip Williams)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Blondes Don't Lie" was recording during the 1989 Nassau sessions which led to the "Perfect Remedy" album. This track remained uncompleted and unissued until it appeared on a Dutch bootleg around 2002.

Blondes Don't Lie [4:26] (unreleased)

 
 

Blood On The Keys
(Andy Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Produced by Tom Allom
Line-up: Andy Bown (keys; g; voc), John Mealing (keys), Pete Zorn (b; sax), Chas Cronk (b); Martin Jenner (pedal steel guitar, g), Chris Rae (g), Terry Smith (g), Terry Stannard (d; perc), Glen LeFleur (d); Ray Jackson (harm), Tom Allom, Diane Birch, Frank Collins, Paddie McHugh (all b-voc).

"Blood On The Keys" first appeared as a b-side to Andy Bown's single "Love Love Love". Later the track was included on "Come Back Romance, All Is Forgiven", his 3rd solo album.

Single:
Love Love Love [?:??]
UK: EMI 2571, February 1977

Album:
Come Back Romance, All Is Forgiven [?:??]
UK: EMI EMC 3176, June 1977


 

Bloodhound
other title: Blood Hound
(Larry Bright)

Live At The BBC
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

Status Quo recorded this song for the BBC in March 1968. An official release of the recording was not available until it appeared as a bonus track on the anniversary edition of "Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo". There also is a version of this song available from the Spectres era (obviously omitting Rick Parfitt), recorded in September 1966 which still remains unreleased. The original version of this song was performed by Downliners Sect.

CD:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [2:05]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

 
 

Blue Eyed Lady
(Alan Lancaster/Rick Parfitt)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown (Steve Farr (Sax), Stewart Blandamer (Sax))

This song is the first collaboration of Status Quo and Andy Bown, who plays the piano. It took another three years before Andy Bown joined Quo on a part-time basis. In 1982 he finally became a full member after playing on every record and tour since "Blue For You".

Album:
Hello! [3:50]
UK/D: Vertigo 6360 098, September 1973.

Cover versions:
Rockers Rollin' (year unknown)
Piledriver (2000)
De Bakos (2001, as "Lief Dom Blondje")
Ove Wulff (year unknown)

 
 

Blue For You
(Alan Lancaster)

Produced by Status Quo, Co-Produced by Damon Lyon-Shaw
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan

"Blue For You" is the only Lancaster-penned title track of an Status Quo album. The track is a magnificent slow blues sung by Alan Lancaster.

Album:
Blue For You [4:15]
UK: Vertigo 9102 006, February 1976

Status Quo [4:05]
US: Capitol ST-11509, 1976


 
 

Blue Water
(Tony McAnaney)
Performed by Francis Rossi

Produced by Tony McAnaney
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Marcus Brown (keybs., programming, backvocs.), Nigel Hitchcock, Nigel Sidwell, Steve Sidwell (all brass), Gerard Precencer (trumpet), Anthony Macastoptalhiss (bazooke, guitars), Danny Cummins (perc.), Sonia Jones, Dave Taggart, Simon Rossi, Nick Rossi, Carole Kenyan (all backvocs.)

Album:
King Of The Doghouse [5:06]
UK: Virgin CDV2809, 1996
INT: Virgin 7243 8 42201 2 9, 1996

 
 

Blues & Rhythm
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

"Blues And Rhythm" is the opening track of the "Heavy Traffic" album, the first of the two albums released in 2002.

CD:
Heavy Traffic [4:29]
UK: Universal Music TV 018790-2, September 2002
D: Universal Music TV 064 435-2, September 2002

 
 

Boring Song
(Richard Curtis/Philip Pope/Angus Deayton/Michael Fenton Stevens)
Performed by "Status Quid" aka The HeeBeeGeeBees

Produced by Martin Lawrence
Line-up: Philip Pope, Angus Deayton and Michael Fenton Stevens

In 1980 a British comedy act decided to perform pop parody and started recording. Their 1981 album "439 Golden Greats - Never Mind The Original's Here's The Hee Bee Gee Bees" contained the "Boring Song", a piss take on Status Quo. This track was even chosen as a single release, for which the band name Status Quid was chosen.

The track itself is a good parody and might be mistaken for a true Status Quo recording. As a result some bootleg compilations feature this tracks as a Status Quo original, which it isn't.

Single:
Boring Song [4:03]
UK: RCA HGBG 2, 1981

Album:
439 Golden Greats - Never Mind The Original's Here's The Hee Bee Gee Bees [4:32]
UK: RCA LP TWITS101, 1981
AUS: Powderworks POW 6022, 1981

 
 

Born To Be Wild
(John "Mars" Bonfire)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

"Born To Be Wild", originally recorded by Steppenwolf, is one of the recordings included on Status Quo's third covers album, "Riffs". It was also one of four tracks chosen for a pre-release promo sampler.

CD:
Riffs (Promo CD) [4:31]
UK: Universal TV RIF2, October 2003

Riffs [4:31]
UK: Universal TV 9813909, November 2003

 
 

Break The Rules
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young/Rick Parfitt/Alan Lancaster/John Coghlan)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Bob Young, Tom Parker

"Break The Rules" was the only track of the "Quo" album to be released as a single with the exception of Spain, where it ended up on the flipside. It features Bob Young on harmonica and Tom Parker on piano.

Single:
Break The Rules [3:40]
UK: Vertigo 6059 101, April 1974

Just Take Me [3:40]
E: Vertigo 60 59 104, 1974

Album:
Quo [3:40]
UK: Vertigo 9102 001, May 1974

Quo (Remastered) [3:38]
UK: Mercury 9825940, January 2005

12 Gold Bars [3:38]
UK: Vertigo TV1,  March 1980

Rocking All Over The Years [3:37]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:39]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [3:39]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Live 2004:
Thinking Of You [?:??]
Produced by Mike Paxman
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

This live recording of "Break The Rules" was released on the 7" picture disk of "Thinking Of You" only.

Single:
UK: Universal 9825823, November 2004

Live 2005:
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt,  Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

To celebrate Status Quo's 40th anniversary the "Daily Mirror"/"Sunday Mirror" came with two free CDs in September 2005 featuring live recordings from the band's concert in Liverpool on the 23rd July 2005.

CD:
40th Anniversary Souvenir [2:33]
UK: Trinity Mirror DMSQCD01, September 2005
 

Cover versions:
Matraka (year unknown)
Rockers Rollin' (year unknown)
Staus Quo Revival Band (1999, live version)
John Coghlan's Quo (2001)
Studio 99 (2001)

 
 

Breaking Away
other title: Wolf Manure
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt/Andrew Bown)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Bob Young, Andrew Bown

This sort-of autobiographic song started under the working title "Wolf Manure" before it finally appeared on the "Whatever You Want" album as "Breaking Away".

Album:
Whatever You Want [6:40]
UK: Vertigo 9102 037, October 1979
US: Riva RVL 7402, August 1980 (US album title: Now Hear This)

 
 

Bring It On Home (To Me)
(Sam Cooke)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

This blues and soul classic had been recorded by many artists, such as Sam Cooke, Rod Stewart, and Eric Burdon's Animals, before Status Quo performed it their way.

Album:
Rock 'til You Drop [3:10]
Int: Vertigo 510 341-1, September 1991

 
 

Brit Awards Medley
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Broken Man
(Alan Lancaster)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan

"Broken Man" was released on the "On The Level" album, following the hitsingle "Down Down" in the running order.

Album:
On The Level [4:13]
UK: Vertigo 9102 002, February 1975

On The Level (Remastered) [4:14]
UK: Mercury 9825910, January 2005

 
 

Built To Last
(Andy Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Bula Bula Quo (Kua Ni Lega)
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Burning Bridges
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

The catchy instrumental part made "Burning Bridges" a well received live favourite. The 1994 Man U Football Team recorded a new version feat. Andrew Bown and Rhino Edwards as "Come On You Reds" and made this new version number one in England.

Single:
Burning Bridges [?:??]
UK: Vertigo QUO25, November 1988

12" Single:
Burning Bridges [5:35]
UK: Vertigo QUO2512, November 1988 (also on CD-single QUOCD 25)

Album:
Ain't Complaining [4:19]
UK: Vertigo VERH58, June 1988

Rocking All Over The Years [3:51]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:53]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [4:21]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Live 1992
Live Alive Quo [3:51]
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt,  Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich
No producer credits
Int: Polydor 517367-2, November 1992

CD-digipack:
Restless  [3:56] part two of the digipack only (same recording as Live Alive Quo)
UK: Polydor QUODD36, November 1994

Live 2006
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt,  Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley
Produced by Mike Paxman

After Rick Parfitt's throat problems a concert at the Birmingham N.E.C. was filmed for DVD release. A box set edition of the "Just Doin' It Live" release came with a bonus CD which contains selected audio tracks of the gig.

CD:
Just Doin' It Live [3:57]
EU: Warner Music Vision 256463794-2, November 2006

Cover versions:
The Big Beat (year unknown)
Matraka (year unknown)
Manchester United Football Team (1994, as "Come On You Reds")
Studio 99 (2001)
Smiledriver (2006)

 
 

Bye Bye Johnny
(Chuck Berry)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan

When Quo performed a studio recording of "Bye Bye Johnny", written by Rock'n'Roll legend Chuck Berry, for the "On The Level" album it was an established live track as it had already closed Quo's live gigs since the early 1970s. Even the studio recording fades while a live crowd can be heard. While this audience sequence was omitted from the first CD release the remastered version includes it again.

Album:
On The Level [4:35]
UK: Vertigo 9102 002, February 1975

On The Level (Remastered) [5:20]
UK: Mercury 9825910, January 2005

Status Quo Live [12:51, incl. Caroline]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bob Young
UK: 6641 580, March 1977

Tokyo Quo [7:00]
Produced by Takashi Kitazawa
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan
JP: Vertigo PHCR-4171, 1993 (original release: 1977; both: Japan only)

A previously unreleased version of the song - recorded at Wembley in 1988 - was included in the anthology.
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Album:
Rockers Rollin' - Quo in Time [7:32]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001

 


Cadillac Ranch
(Bruce Springsteen)

Produced by Pip Williams?
Line-Up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher

"Cadillac Ranch" was recording during the sessions for "The Wanderer". The original version appeared on Springsteen's Album "The River". It was one of the very last recordings featuring founding member Alan Lancaster on bass. The recording remained unavailable until the release of the anthology.

Album:
Rockers Rollin' - Quo in Time [4:18]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001

 
 

Calling
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Album:
In The Army Now [4:03]
UK:VERH36, August 1986

 
 

Calling The Shots
(Andrew Bown)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher, (+Bernie Frost?)

"Calling The Shots" used to be one of the rarest tracks Status Quo have released on a regular record. This recording was intended to become the b-side to the single "Jealousy". As a matter of fact the single simply never was released this way in the UK. Some copies appeared in the Netherlands and Ireland and also in Australia, where the song was the flipside to "I Love Rock And Roll". Lead vocals by Andrew Bown!

Ultimately this recording found its way into the track list of the anthology.

Single:
Jealousy [4:40]
IRL: Vertigo QUO9, September 1982

Album:
Rockers Rollin' (Quo In Time) [4:44]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001

 
 

Can't Be Done
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher, Bernie Frost

Album:
Back To Back [3:06]
UK: Vertigo VERH10, November 1983

Single:
The Wanderer [3:27]
UK: Vertigo QUO16, October 1984

 
 

Can't Get Any Better Than This
(Paul Camilleri/Roy Wilders)
Performed by Paul Camilleri

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Paul Camilleri (V, G), Francis Rossi (G), Felix Müller (B), Tom Beck (D), Paul Hirsh (K)

Francis Rossi produced the fourth album of Paul Camilleri, who had supported Status Quo on tour earlier. Paul Hirsh, who stood in for Andy Bown as Status Quo's live keyboarder from 2000 to 2002, played keyboard on this recording. Francis Rossi also co-wrote a number of songs for this album.

Album:
4 [3:54]
CH: Disques Office 65634, 2007



Can't Give You More
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Frank Ricotti (Perc)

"Can't Give You More" is one of those songs which Status Quo re-recorded over time. The orginal version appeared on the "Rockin' All Over The World" album, the new version on the "Rock Til You Drop" album. This re-recorded version was intended for a Perrier (French mineral water) advertising campaign, thus the additional "Eau". Although the advertising campaign was cancelled the track was chosen as a single, with a special radio edit available on promo discs only.

Album:
Rockin' All Over The World [4:15]
UK: Vertigo 9102 014, November 1977
Rockin' All Over The World [4:45] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 596-9, March 2005

Can't Give You More (Eau Eau Eau)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up 1991: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Single:
Can't Give You More [3:55]
UK: Vertigo QUO30, August 1991

Can't Give You More [2:57] (Radio Edit)
UK: Vertigo STATUS30, August 1991

Album:
Rock 'til You Drop [4:27]
Int: Vertigo 510 341-1, September 1991

Can't Give You More
Performed by Bob Young

Produced by Micky Moody & Stuart Taylor
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm), Micky Moody (G), Albert Lee (G), Billy Bremner (G), Mo Foster (B), John McKenzie (B), Dave Markee (B), Terry Stannard (D), B.J. Cole (Pedal Steel G), Pete Wiltshire (Pedal Steel G), Gavin Povey (K), Graham Preskett (K, violin), The Pete Thoms Horns (horns), Frank Ricotti, Gus Campbell, Bill Clancy (all percussion), Kim Goody, Rick Parfitt, Ed Hamilton, Fastbuck (all BVoc)

In 1985 Bob Young recorded an album of classic Quo songs in country-style, which included this song.

Album:
In Quo Country [3:44]
UK: Making Waves SPRAY CD105, 1992

(Tex Axile Rides Again) In Quo Country [3:41]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4638-WY, 1997

Other cover versions:
Dustpipe (1997, live version)

 
 

Can’t See For Looking
(Rick Parfitt/Andrew Bown/John 'Rhino' Edwards)

Caribbean Queen
(Bernie Frost/Jack Lancaster/Andy Pyle)
performed by Phizz

Produced by ??
Line-up: Bernie Frost (voc), Francis Rossi (g, voc), John Kongos (g, voc), Jack Lancaster (wind), Andy Pyle (b), ?? (drums)

In 1976 Jack Lancaster (ex-Bloodwyn Pig) assembled a studio band which included Francis Rossi and Bernie Frost. The only single "Caribbean Queen" is omitted from almost any discography of Francis Rossi's work outside of Status Quo.

Trivia: Alan Lancaster (who is not related to Jack) recorded John Kongos' "He's Gonna Step On You Again" with his band "The Party Boys".

Single:
Caribbean Queen [?:??]
UK: RSO 2090 197, 1976

 
 

Carol
(Chuck Berry)

Produced by Status Quo And John Eden
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bernie Frost

This Chuck Berry classic appeared to be an album filler until it appeared in the live set in 2002. Sometimes this track is falsely referred to as "Oh Carol". The original recording was released on the 1981 album "Never Too Late".

In Spain the track was chosen as the flipside to the single "Never Too Late".

Album:
Never Too Late [3:40]
UK: Vertigo 6302 104, March 1981
Never Too Late [3:41] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 584-3, March 2006

Single:
Never Too Late [?:??]
E: Vertigo 6000 698, 1981

 
 

Caroline
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan (Steve Farr (Sax), Stewart Blandamer (Sax))

Probably the most typical song Status Quo ever recorded. An anthem and a great success. When released as a single in September 1973 it climbed the charts as high as #5 and became their biggest hit so far.

A re-recording of this track appeared on the "Riffs" album in 2003. This track was also chosen for the 4-track promo.

Single:
Caroline [3:43]
UK: Vertigo 6059 085, September 1973

Marguerita Time [3:43]
UK: Vertigo QUO1414, December 1983 (special gatefold re-release of original "Caroline" single)

Album:
Hello! [4:16]
UK/D: Vertigo 6360 098, September 1973.

12 Gold Bars [3:43]
UK: Vertigo TV1,  March 1980

Rocking All Over The Years [3:40]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:43]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [4:20]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

CD-digipack:
Restless [3:43] part two of the digipack only
UK: Polydor QUODD36, November 1994

Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bob Young

Status Quo Live [12:51, incl. Bye Bye Johnny]
UK: Vertigo 6641 580, March 1977

Produced by Takashi Kitazawa
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan
Tokyo Quo [4:30]
JP: Vertigo PHCR-4171, 1993 (original release: 1977; both: Japan only)

Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher
Caroline (Live At The N.E.C.) - Single & 12" [4:58]
UK: Vertigo QUO10 (12":QUO1012), October 1982

12 Gold Bars Vol. II [4:59]
UK: Vertigo 822 985-2, November 1984

Live At The N.E.C [5:30]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher
INT: Vertigo 818 947-1, August 1984
(available in the UK as import or as part of the "From The Makers Of..." collection)

Live Alive Quo [3:59]
No producer credits
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt,  Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich
Int: Polydor 517367-2, November 1992

CD-Single:
In The Army Now [4:01]
Produced by Pip Williams
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt,  Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich
D: Mercury 568 543-2, April 1998

This CD-single was released to promote the "Whatever You Want" greatest hits CD. Caroline was recorded at the Brighton Centre, December 1996.

Another live version - recorded at TOTP in 2002 - of Caroline appeared on the Time Life Collection. Details to follow.

Live 2005:
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt,  Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

To celebrate Status Quo's 40th anniversary the "Daily Mirror"/"Sunday Mirror" came with two free CDs in September 2005 featuring live recordings from the band's concert in Liverpool on the 23rd July 2005.

CD:
40th Anniversary Souvenir [5:39]
UK: Trinity Mirror SMSQCD01, September 2005

Live 2006:
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt,  Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

After Rick Parfitt's throat problems a concert at the Birmingham N.E.C. was filmed for DVD release. A box set edition of the "Just Doin' It Live" release came with a bonus CD which contains selected audio tracks of the gig.

CD:
Produced by Mike Paxman
Just Doin' It Live [4:43]
EU: Warner Music Vision 256463794-2, November 2006

Live 2009:
Live Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley
Produced by Mike Paxman

The 2013 "Bula Quo!" soundtrack album included several live recordings on the second disc. "Caroline" was taken from the 2009 concert at the Montreux Jazz festival. This version is shorter than the original release since the "drone" has been edited.

Album:
Pictures - Live At Montreux [6:19]
UK: Eagle Rock EAGCD466,
August 2011

Album:
Bula Quo! [5:06]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD 007, July 2013

 

Live 2010:
Live Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley
Produced by Mike Paxman; remixed by Gregg Jackman

The special edition of the 2011 Quid Pro Quo album included a second disc with live recordings from Amsterdam (October 2010) and Melbourne (March 2010) that were originally available as official bootlegs via the instant live principle.

Album:
Quid Pro Quo [5:09]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD 002, May 2011
D: Edel/earMUSIC 0206176ERE, May 2011

Original Demo
Produced by John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Bob Young, Terry Williams (D), ?? (K)

The original demo version of "Caroline" was recorded in 1971. As Rossi, Young and producer John Schroeder were undecided about the tempo, both a slow and a fast version were recorded. Both first appeared as shortened bonus tracks on the reissue fo Bob Young's album "In Quo Country". The full (?) version appeared as bonus tracks on the "This & That" CD which came with the limited edition of the Quo 40 book.

Album:
(Tex Axile Rides Again) In Quo Country [1:45] (slow demo)
(Tex Axile Rides Again) In Quo Country [0:56] (fast demo)
D: Repertoire Records REP 4638-WY, 1997

This & That [3:10] (slow demo)
This & That [2:12] (fast demo)
UK: Duroc Media / Octopus Press, October 2006

Re-Recorded Version 2003
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

CD:
Riffs (Promo CD) [4:54]
UK: Universal TV RIF2, October 2003

Riffs [4:54]
UK: Universal TV 9813909, November 2003
 

Caroline
Performed by Bob Young

Produced by Micky Moody & Stuart Taylor
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm), Micky Moody (G), Albert Lee (G), Billy Bremner (G), Mo Foster (B), John McKenzie (B), Dave Markee (B), Terry Stannard (D), B.J. Cole (Pedal Steel G), Pete Wiltshire (Pedal Steel G), Gavin Povey (K), Graham Preskett (K, violin), The Pete Thoms Horns (horns), Frank Ricotti, Gus Campbell, Bill Clancy (all percussion), Kim Goody, Rick Parfitt, Ed Hamilton, Fastbuck (all BVoc)

In 1985 Bob Young recorded an album of classic Quo songs in country-style, which included this song.

Album:
In Quo Country [3:56]
UK: Making Waves SPRAY CD105, 1992

(Tex Axile Rides Again) In Quo Country [3:54]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4638-WY, 1997

Caroline (Shuffle Version)
Performed by Francis Rossi

Dikke Sjaak (Fuckin' Bossche Bol)
(Special lyrics by R. Broeders)
Dutch version by Bertus Staigerpaip

In 1995 the Bertus Staigerpaiprecorded "Quo Bertus Quo", an album of Status Quo songs with special Dutch lyrics (and original Quo sound).

Album:
Quo Bertus Quo [3:53]
NL: Bunny Music BUCD 9315, 1994

Other cover versions:
Jasper Carrot (year unknown, live version)
Kal P. Dal (year unknown)
Diesel (year unknown, fast, slow and live versions)
Dirtbox (year unknown)
Good Clean Fun (year unknown)
Hale & Pace (?, opera version)
Hollywood Hunters (year unknown)
King Kurt (year unknown)
Jackie Lynton (?, studio and demo)
Pacheco Blues / Cielo Azul (year unknown)
Paper Plane (year unknown)
Quo (Germany, ?)
Quo (Denmark, ?)
Rockers Rollin' (year unknown)
State Us Quo (year unknown)
The Swinging Blue Jeans (year unknown)
Spectres Of Quo (1986)
The Mission (1989, live version)
Kari Peitsamo Revival (1993)
Piledriver (1997)
Dustpipe (1997, live version)
Afterburner (1998)
4500 Times (1999)
Vincent And Quo (1999, live version)
Status Kids (2000)
John Coghlan's Quo (2001)
Studio 99 (2001)
Smiledriver (2006)

 
 

Centerfold
other title: Centrefold
(Seth Justman)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

"Centrefold", originally recorded by the J. Geils Band, is one of the cover recordings on the "Riffs" album. For the first time in Status Quo history 'Rhino' Edwards sang lead vocals on this track.

CD:
Riffs [3:48]
UK: Universal TV 9813909, November 2003

 
 

Chained To Love
(Bob Young/Micky Moody)
Performed by Young & Moody

Produced by Young & Moody
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm.), Micky Moody (G, BVoc), Willy Finlayson (V), Graham Preskett (Violin, K, B), Terry Stannard (D), Clare Torry, Key Carner, Jean Hawker, Ed Hamilton (all BVoc)

This recording appeared as a bonus track on the German release of "Young & Moody". Guest lead vocals by Willy Finlayson.

Album:
Young & Moody [4:47]
D: Repertoire Records  REP 4633-WY, 1996

 
 

Chicago Blue
other title: Chicago Blues
(Bob Young/Micky Moody)
Performed by Young & Moody

Produced by Roger Glover
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm.), Micky Moody (G, BVoc), Graham Preskett(Violin, K, B), Terry Stannard (D), Clare Torry, Key Carner, Jean Hawker, Ed Hamilton (all BVoc)

This recording appeared on the "Young & Moody" album by Young & Moody. On Bob Young's "Nearest Hits" album, it was titled "Chicago Blues".

Album:
Young & Moody [4:22]
UK: Magnet MAG 5015, February 1977
D: Repertoire Records  REP 4633-WY, 1996 (CD-Release)

Single:
Chicago Blue [?:??]
UK: Magnet MAG 87, March 1977

 
 

Chicago's Got Me
(Andrew Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Produced by Jimmy Horowitz
Line-up: Andy Bown (V, Keys, G), Nico Ramsden (G), Barry de Sousa (D), Chris Belshaw (B), Glen LeFleur (Perc)

"Chicago's Got Me" is the opening track for Andy Bown's second solo album "Sweet William". The album hasn't been published on CD so far.

Album:
Sweet William [4:27]
UK: GM GML 1001, June 1973
USA: Mercury, SRM 1-656, 1973

 
 

Christmas In The Sun
(Rick Parfitt/Wayne Morris/Hal Shaper/Andy Bown)
Performed by Rolf Harris & Rick Parfitt

Ciao-Ciao
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Ciao-Ciao" is an album-filler track off the 1994 release "Thirsty Work". It's uptempo style is typical for Status Quo's output of that period. The songwriting partnership of Francis Rossi and Andrew Bown was not surprising for this type of song.

Album:
Thirsty Work [3:30]
Int: Polydor 523 607-2, August 1994

Thirsty Work (Remastered) [3:32]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006

 
 

City Out Of Control
(John Brewster/Bernard "Doc" Neeson/Rick Brewster)
Performed by The Bombers

Produced by Alan Lancaster and John Brewster
Line-up: Alan Lancaster, John Brewster, Peter Heckenberg, Steve Crofts, Tyrone Coates, A. Mansfield, P. Quinn, W. Miller

"City Out Of Control" was performed by Alan Lancaster's second band "The Bombers", first released ca. 1990. The original album isn't available on CD anymore but this track was chosen for Alan Lancaster "Life After Quo".

The original version of "City Out Of Control" was recorded by John Brewster's former band The Angels (dubbed Angel City in North America). The Angels had a major hit with "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again", a track which resembled Quo's "Lonely Night" very much.

Album:
Aim High [7:57]
NL: 395 292-1, 1990

CD:
Life After Quo [7:57]
A: PJ Rocks PJR001CD, 1996

 
 

Claudette
(Roy Orbison)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Roy Orbison wrote this song for his wife Claudette Frady, but it was up to the Everly Brothers to release it commercially.

Album:
Famous In The Last Century [2:01]
UK: Universal Music TV 157 814-2, April 2000

 
 

Claudie
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan (Steve Farr (Sax), Stewart Blandamer (Sax))

Album:
Hello! [4:00]
UK/D: Vertigo 6360 098, September 1973.
 

Claudie
Performed by Bob Young

Produced by Micky Moody & Stuart Taylor
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm), Micky Moody (G), Albert Lee (G), Billy Bremner (G), Mo Foster (B), John McKenzie (B), Dave Markee (B), Terry Stannard (D), B.J. Cole (Pedal Steel G), Pete Wiltshire (Pedal Steel G), Gavin Povey (K), Graham Preskett (K, violin), The Pete Thoms Horns (horns), Frank Ricotti, Gus Campbell, Bill Clancy (all percussion), Kim Goody, Rick Parfitt, Ed Hamilton, Fastbuck (all BVoc)

In 1985 Bob Young recorded an album of classic Quo songs in country-style, which included this song.

Album:
In Quo Country [3:50]
UK: Making Waves SPRAY CD105, 1992

(Tex Axile Rides Again) In Quo Country [3:49]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4638-WY, 1997

Other cover versions:
Pacheco Blues / Cielo Azul (year unknown)

 
 

Come On You Reds (Burning Bridges)
(Andrew Bown/John 'Rhino' Edwards/John Crittenden)
Released by the Manchester United Football Squad

Produced by Andrew Bown and John 'Rhino' Edwards
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich plus the 1994 team of Manchester United

In 1994 Status Quo did a re-recording of "Burning Bridges" with reworked lyrics sung by the ManU football squad of that year. Andrew Bown and 'Rhino' Edwards were responsible for the recording as well as for the new lyrics. Although Status Quo recorded the backing track, only the names of Bown and Edwards were credited on the record. An instrumental version was also released.

Single:
Come On You Reds [3:26]
Come On You Reds (instrumental)
UK: Polygram TV 862 232-2 (MANU 2), April 1994 (also available on cassette (MANU 4) and 12" vinyl picture disk MANU 12)

 
 

Come Rock With Me
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Bob Young, Andrew Bown

Many people say that Quo songs all sound the same. Nonsense! This song proves, that even the same song can sound different. The first half is presented as "Come Rock With Me", while the second half is titled "Rockin' On".

Album:
Whatever You Want [6:41, incl. Rockin' On]
UK: Vertigo 9102 037, October 1979
US: Riva RVL 7402, August 1980 (US album title: Now Hear This)

 
 

Coming And Going
(Rick Parfitt/Bob Young)

Produced by Status Quo and John Eden
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bernie Frost, Bob Young

"Coming and Going" is the only song co-written by Bob Young from the "Just Supposin' " album. Young himself plays harmonica and calls the song "fairly anonymous". A writing session recording can be found on the bonus CD that came with the SQ 40 Limited Edition book.

Album:
Just Supposin' [6:30]
UK: Vertigo 6302 057, October 1980

Writing Session
The writing session recording features Rick Parfitt on vocals and guitar, Bob Young on harmonica and a drum machine.

This & That [3:51]
UK: Duroc Media / Octopus Press, October 2006

 
 

Confidence
(Andrew Bown)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

The track "Confidence", written by Andy Bown, first appeared on the "Thirsty Work" album in 1994.

Album:
Thirsty Work [3:13]
Int: Polydor 523 607-2, August 1994

Thirsty Work (Remastered) [3:14]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006

 
 

Count On You
(Paul Camilleri/Francis Rossi/Roy Wilders)
Performed by Paul Camilleri

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Paul Camilleri (V, G), Francis Rossi (G), Felix Müller (B), Tom Beck (D), Paul Hirsh (K)

Francis Rossi produced the fourth album of Paul Camilleri, who had supported Status Quo on tour earlier. Paul Hirsh, who stood in for Andy Bown as Status Quo's live keyboarder from 2000 to 2002, played keyboard on this recording. Francis Rossi also co-wrote a number of songs for this album.

Album:
4 [4:10]
CH: Disques Office 65634, 2007


Crawling From The Wreckage
(Graham Parker)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Dave Edmunds and Status Quo worked together in the mid-1980s but it took the band almost 15 years to record one of Edmunds' classics - written by Graham Parker...

Album:
Famous In The Last Century [2:42]
UK: Universal Music TV 157 814-2, April 2000

 
 

Crazy 'Bout You Baby
(Chris Dowling/Jeff Ward)
Performed by The Barrelhouse Brothers

Produced by Jeff Ward
Line-up: Mik Perry (V), Jeff Ward (G), Eric Bell (G), Colin Earl (P), Gary Hill (Harm), Noel Redding (B), John Coghlan (D)

The Barrelhouse Brothers, a loose group of performers including Noel Redding of Jimi Hendrix fame and Colin Earl of Mungo Jerry, invited John Coghlan to join them for some tracks and a tour in 2002.

Album:
Pick It Up, Pass It On [4:39]
NL: Povogue PRD 7136 2, 2002

 
 

Crazy For You
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)
Performed by Paul Camilleri

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Paul Camilleri (V, G), Felix Müller (B), Tom Beck (D), Paul Hirsh (K)

Francis Rossi produced the fourth album of Paul Camilleri, who had supported Status Quo on tour earlier. Paul Hirsh, who stood in for Andy Bown as Status Quo's live keyboarder from 2000 to 2002, played keyboard on this recording. 

This is one of two songs which Francis Rossi and Bob Young wrote for this album.

Album:
4 [4:18]
CH: Disques Office 65634, 2007

Crazy For You
Performed by Francis Rossi

Cream Of The Crop
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Album:
Ain't Complaining [4:02]
UK: Vertigo VERH58, June 1988

Status Quo [4:01]
US: Mercury 422 836 651, 1989

A previously unreleased version of the song - recorded at Wembley in 1988 - was included in the anthology.
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Album:
Rockers Rollin' - Quo in Time [4:07]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001

 
 

Creepin' Up On You
(Rick Parfitt/John 'Rhino' Edwards)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

"Creepin’ Up On You" is the only Rick Parfitt written song on the "Heavy Traffic" album. Although not released as a single it found its way into the live set list of the "Heavy Traffic" tour and remained there afterwards. Subsequently it was also included for the "XS All Areas" Greatest Hits album.

CD:
Heavy Traffic [5:01]
UK: Universal Music TV 018790-2, September 2002
D: Universal Music TV 064 435-2, September 2002

XS All Areas [5:01]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Live recordings

Live 2009:
Live Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley
Produced by Mike Paxman

A recording of Status Quo's 2009 performance at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival was released on DVD in 2009. A CD release of this performance followed in 2011.

Album:
Pictures - Live At Montreux [
4:53]
UK: Eagle Rock EAGCD466,
August 2011

Cover versions:
Dustpipe (2007)

 
 

Crime Investigator
(John Brewster/Alan Lancaster/Tyrone Coates)
Performed by The Bombers

Produced by Alan Lancaster & JohnBrewster
Line-up: Tyrone Coates (Voc, Sax), Steve Crofts (G), John Brewster (G, Voc), Alan Lancaster (B, Voc), Peter Heckenberg (D)

The Bombers were Alan Lancaster's second band after leaving Status Quo. This band, consisting of Australian musicians, released one album entitled "Aim High".

Album:
Aim High [4:09]
NL: A&M 395 292-1, 1990


 

Cross That Bridge
(John David)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich, Graham Preskett (Violin)

"Cross That Bridge" is one several songs John David, the bass player in the Dave Edmunds band, wrote for Status Quo. This tune takes you straight to Nashville. Very unusual for Status Quo.

Album:
Ain't Complaining [3:30]
UK: Vertigo VERH58, June 1988

Status Quo [3:30]
US: Mercury 422 836 651, 1989


 

Cry To Me
(Ray Minhinnett/Phil May)
Performed by John Coghlan's Diesel Band

Produced by Diesel Band
Line-up: John Coghlan (d), Bob Young (harm,voc), Ray Minhinnett (g,voc), Chris Stewart (b), Hilly Briggs (keys), Phil May (g,voc)

Diesel started in the late 1970s as John Coghlan's second band for the times he wasn't on the road with Status Quo. He kept Diesel going after leaving Quo with being the only fix member of the band. In 1992 Diesel recorded their first album "Flexible Friends" which remained unreleased. Some bootleg recordings appeared nevertheless.

Album:
Flexible Friends [4:23]
unreleased

 

Cupid Stupid
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

"Cupid Stupid" is a song by the rather productive and revived Rossi/Young songwriting partnership. The track appeared on the "The Party Ain't Over Yet" album in 2005.

CD:
The Party Ain't Over Yet [3:51]
UK: Sanctuary Records - SANCD 389, September 2005

 

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