H H H H
Band Recordings

H H H H
Other Songs & Recordings

HALLOWEEN
HARD RIDE  
HARD TIME  
HEART ON HOLD  
HEARTBURN  
HEAVY DAZE  
HEAVY TRAFFIC  
HELLO, I LOVE YOU  
HELLO, I NEED YOU  
HEY LITTLE WOMAN  
HIGH FLYER 
HOLD ME  
HOLD YA BACK  
HOLD YOU BACK  
HONKY TONK ANGELS  
HOUND DOG  
HURDY GURDY MAN  

                                                                                                     

HANG AROUND *
HAPPY TOWN *
HE'S GONNA STEP ON YOU AGAIN *
HEARTS ON FIRE *
HEAT OF THE NIGHT *
HERE I GO #
HERO'S REWARD *
HESITATION *
HI LILLY HI LO *
HIGH VOLTAGE *
HOLD ON *
HOLD YOUR HEAD UP *
HOLLYWOOD DREAMS *
HORNPIPES *
THE HOUSE *
HOW CAN I HELP YOU TONIGHT *

                                                                                                     

I I I I
Band Recordings

I I I I
Other Recordings

I AIN'T READY
I CAN HEAR THE GRASS GROW
I DIDN'T MEAN IT
I DON'T REMEMBER ANYMORE 
I DON'T WANNA HURT YOU ANYMORE
I DON'T WANT YOU
I FOUGHT THE LAW
I HEAR YOU KNOCKING
I KNEW THE BRIDE
I KNOW YOU'RE LEAVING
I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL
I SAW THE LIGHT
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN
I WANT IT
I WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW
I (WHO HAVE NOTHING)
I WONDER WHY
I'LL NEVER GET OVER YOU
I'M GIVING UP MY WORRYIN'
I'M RESTLESS
I'M WATCHING OVER YOU
ICE IN THE SUN
IN MY CHAIR
IN THE ARMY NOW
IN YOUR EYES
INVITATION
IS IT REALLY ME
IS THERE A BETTER WAY
IT TAKES TWO
IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU
IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME
IT'S GETTING BETTER
IT WAS A TEENAGE WEDDING

                                                                                                     

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW *
I CAN'T FORGET
*
I CRIED *
I DON'T KNOW *
I MISS MY BABY *
I SAW HER STANDING THERE *
I THOUGHT I'D SEEN IT ALL *
I WON'T LET GO *
I WON'T LET YOU DOWN *
I WONDER WHY *
I'LL BE BACK *
I'LL TAKE YOU BACK *
I'M GOING AWAY *
I'M WAITING *
I'VE GOT GOD ON THE PHONE *
IF I'M MAKIN' *
IF IT'S ALL THE SAME TO YOU *
IF YOU BELIEVE *
IS THIS THE WAY TO SAY GOODBYE
*
ISAAC RYAN *
IT COULD'VE BEEN YOU *
IT'S AN ILLUSION *
IT'S NO SECRET *

                                                                                                     

J J J J - K K K K
Band Recordings

J J J J - K K K K
Other Recordings

JAM SIDE DOWN
JEALOUSY
JOANNE
JOHNNY AND MARY
JOSÉ
JOSIE
JUDY IN DISGUISE (WITH GLASSES)
JUMP THAT ROCK (WHATEVER YOU WANT)
JUNIOR'S WAILING
JUST TAKE ME

KEEP 'EM COMING
KEEP ME GUESSING
KICK ME WHEN I'M DOWN

                                                                                                     

JEALOUS MAN *
JIM MULQUEENIE'S
*
JUNGLE JIM #
JUNGLE LOVE *
JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES *

KING OF THE DOGHOUSE *
KING OF YOUR HEART *
KEEPING THE WOLF AWAY *

                                                                                                     

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


Halloween
(Rick Parfitt/Pip Williams/Francis Rossi)

Produced by: Pip Williams (& RickParfitt)
Line-up: Rick Parfitt, Mick Moody (g), Andrew Bown, Pip Williams (G), John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Originally intended for Rick Parfitt's solo album "Recorded Delivery", this song also dropped from the track list for the "Ain't Complaining" album. Until being re-released on the anthology, "Halloween" was available only through the original single releases. Note that Francis Rossi is probably not playing on the track! The original version featured a longer intro.

Single:
Who Get's The Love? [4:58]
UK: Vertigo QUO23, May 1988 (also on 12" Single QUO2312 and CD Single QUOCD23)

Album:
Rockers Rollin' - Quo in Time [4:58]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001

 
 

Hang Around
(John DuCann)
Performed by John DuCann

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

In 1977 John DuCann, a former member of Atomic Rooster, recorded several tracks with Francis Rossi, Andy Bown and Pete Kircher which later were released as John DuCann & Status Quo (members). Unlike the other recordings "Hang Around" wasn't included on these re-releases. Therefore it remains uncertain whether the same line-up plays on "Hang Around".

Single:
Where's The Show [?:??]
UK: Arista 145, 1977

 
 

Happy Town
(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 [3:42]
UK: Virgin CDV2809, 1996
INT: Virgin 7243 8 42201 2 9, 1996

 
 

Hard Ride
(Alan Lancaster/Mick Green)

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

"Hard Ride", co-written by Mick Green, Alan Lancaster's regular songwriting partner of the late 1970s, is hard to get by since it never appeared on any regular Quo album, except for the b-sides compilation "To Be Or Not To Be" and the budget price CD "It's Only Rock'n'Roll". Surprisingly the version on "To Be Or Not To Be" is approx. half a minute longer than the original release.

Single:
Whatever You Want [3:22]
UK: Vertigo 6059 242, September 1979

Album:
To Be Or Not To Be [3:55]
UK: Pickwick CN 2062, June 1983

It's Only Rock'n'Roll [3:36]
D: Spectrum 550 190-2, September 1994

Cover versions:
The Pirates (1979)

 
 

Hard Time
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

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

"Hard Time" is the opening track for the 1977 album "Rockin' All Over The World". It was covered by Mike Berry only one year later, his version sticking pretty close to the original.

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

Cover versions:
Mike Berry (1978)

 
 

He's Gonna Step On You Again
(John Kongos/Christos Demetrion)
Performed by The Party Boys

Produced by Alan Lancaster and John Brewster
Line-up: Kevin Borich (g,v), John Brewster (g,v), Paul Christie (d), Richard Harvey (d), Alan Lancaster (b,v), John Swan (v), Sunil De Silva (perc)

With his then new band "The Party Boys" Alan Lancaster recorded this track in 1987. South African John Kongos had a hit with his original version in 1971. Trivia: A few years later "The Happy Mondays" charted with their version (shortened to "Step On").

Single:
He's Gonna Step On You Again [?:??]
UK: Epic 651 230 7, 1987
AUS: CBS 650 906 7, 1987

12" Single:
He's Gonna Step On You Again (Stomp Mix) [6:23] (also on CD: CBS CDCBS 460 485 2, 1987)
UK: Epic 651 230 6, 1987

Album:
The Party Boys [4:08]
D: Epic 460 485 1, 1987

 
 

Heart On Hold
(Andrew Bown/Phil Palmer)

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

"Heart On Hold" was written by Andy Bown and his old musical partner Phil Palmer for the "Perfect Remedy" album.

Album:
Perfect Remedy [3:35]
Int: Vertigo 842 098-1, November 1989
Perfect Remedy [3:37] (Remastered Version)
Int: Mercury 983 412-3, January 2006

 
 

Heartburn
(Ricky Patrick/Rick Parfitt/Francis Rossi)

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

"Heartburn" is not available on any regular Status Quo album.

Single:
In The Army Now [4:44]
UK: Vertigo QUO20, September 1986 (also on 12" QUO2012)

Album:
The Other Side Of Status Quo [4:44]
UK: Connoisseur Collection VSOP CD213, 1995

 
 

Hearts On Fire
(Ray Minhinnett/Bob Young)
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. When Diesel recorded their first album (which remained unreleased) the line-up included Bob Young, Phil May (ex-Pretty Things) and other Bob Young's long-time friend Ray Minhinnett. Unfortunately the album is available on bootleg only.

Album:
Flexible Friends [3:21]
unreleased

 
 

Heat Of The Night
(John Fiddler/Ray Majors)
Performed by Partners In Crime

Produced by John Eden
Line-up: Noel McCalla (v, perc), John Coghlan (d, perc), Mac McCaffrey (b), Ray Majors (g), Mark DeVanchque (keys)

A couple of years after leaving Status Quo John Coghlan joined Partners In Crime for one album. This album, entitled "Organised Crime", was produced by John Eden who also worked with Status Quo in the early 1980s. Co-songwriter John Fiddler (ex-Medicine Head) was a member of the band when it was founded under the name of "Freeway", but left before the recording of "Organised Crime".

Album:
Organised Crime [?:??]
UK: Epic EPC 26356, 1985

 
 

Heavy Daze
(Rick Parfitt/Pip Williams)

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, so the b-side tracks were very rare. Nevertheless, some copies left the manufacturing plant. In 2000 the record (CD) was released again for fan-club members. Finally, the recordings became available for everybody in 2001 through the anthology "Rockers Rollin'".

CD-Single:
Fakin' The Blues [4:12]
unreleased

Album:
Rockers Rollin' - Quo in Time [4:10]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001

 
 

Heavy Traffic
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young/John 'Rhino' Edwards)

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

"Heavy Traffic" is the title track of the first of the two albums recorded in 2002 ("Riffs" being the other one, released in 2003).

CD:
Heavy Traffic [4:23]
UK: Universal Music TV 018790-2, September 2002
D: Universal Music TV 064 435-2, September 2002

 
 

Hello, I Love You
other title: Hello, I Need You
(unknown)
Recorded as "The Spectres"?

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

This extremely rare recording has appeared on a BBC sessions bootleg recently but it might as well be a demo recording from the Spectres era. Further details need to be added as - according to the files - the Spectres did not record a track titled "Hello, I Love You" or "Hello, I Need You" for the BBC. In his book "Tuned To The Music" David J. Oxley mentions "Hello, I Love You" as a Spectres demo recording.

 
 

Here I Go
(Francis Rossi/Guy Johnson)
Performed by Guy Johnson

Produced by ???
Line Up: Guy Johnson + ???

This track is one of the very few songs written by Francis Rossi but never recorded by Status Quo or used for his solo releases. Performer and co-songwriter Guy Johnson had written "Going Down Town Tonight" for Status Quo in 1983.

Album:
Keep On Watching [?:??]
UK: Johnsong Productions GPJCD1, 2004

 

Here I Go
Performed by Francis Rossi

Hey Little Woman
Look up under (other title):
You're Just What I Was Looking For Today

Hero's Reward
(Chris Bradford)
Performed by Bardot

Produced by Pip Williams
Line Up: Chris Bradford (Voc), Laurie Andrew (Voc), Ray McRiner (Voc), Bob Young (Harm.), Pip Williams (G), Dave Markee (B), Mark Giles (D), Geoff Westley (Piano)

This track is one of the very rare recordings featuring Bob Young (except for Status Quo and Young & Moody releases, of course).

Single:
Witchfire [?:??]
UK: RCA PB 5055, February 1977

Album:
Rocking In Rhythm [?:??]
UK: RCA PL25121, May 1977

 
 

Hesitation
Look up under (other title):
Fascination Is Tempation
 

Hi Lilly Hi Lo
(unknown)
Performed by Jackie Lynton

Produced by ???
Line-up: Jackie Lynton (V), Rick Parfitt (G), Mick Abrahams (G,V), Chris Bryant (V), Stuart Hughes (B)

Jackie Lynton, who spoke the famous intro to the 1977 "Status Quo Live" album and co-wrote "Again And Again" has recorded various solo albums. For the album "Jackie Lynton's Pinboard Wizzards" Rick Parfitt joined him for two songs.

Album:
Jackie Lynton's Pinboard Wizzards [?:??]
Label and release info unknown

 
 

High Flyer
(Alan Lancaster/Bob Young)

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

"High Flyer" was not available on any Quo CD for a long time as it had been excluded from the original CD release of "Whatever You Want". The remastered version, issued in 2005, made the original track list available again. The US vinyl version of the album featured a slightly longer recording of the track.

Album:
Whatever You Want [3:50]
UK: Vertigo 9102 037, October 1979

Remixed US-Version
Now Hear This [4:18] (remixed by Steve Klein)
US: Riva RVL 7402, August 1980

 
 

High Voltage
(Angus Young/Malcolm Young/Bon Scott)
Performed by The Party Boys

Produced by Alan Lancaster and John Brewster
Line-up: Kevin Borich (g,v), John Brewster (g,v), Paul Christie (d), Richard Harvey (d), Alan Lancaster (b,v), John Swan (v), Sunil De Silva (perc)

The Party Boys were Alan Lancaster's new haven after he left Status Quo. This Australian "all-star" band was quite successful down under but they didn't make it in Europe. For their LP with Alan Lancaster they recorded a cover version of this classic AC/DC track.

Album:
The Party Boys [3:57]
D: Epic 460 485 1, 1987

 
 

Hold Me
(Rick Parfitt/Wayne Morris/Simon Climie)

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

"Hold Me" is one of the tracks from the 2007 "In Search Of The Fourth Chord" album. Co-songwriter Wayne Morris met the band while on tour as the support act for Status Quo.

Early promotional copies of "Hold Me" included the female voice calling "now listen to the music and try to identify the chords" which on the final album introduces the song "Beginning Of The End".

CD:
In Search Of The Fourth Chord [4:33]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD001, September 2007
F: XIII Bis Records 680, August 2007
D: Edel Records 0184392, September 2007

 
 

Hold On
(Travor Rabin/Jon Anderson/Chris Squire)
Performed by Partners In Crime

Produced by John Eden
Line-up: Noel McCalla (v, perc), John Coghlan (d, perc), Mac McCaffrey (b), Ray Majors (g), Mark DeVanchque (keys)

This track, originally recorded by Yes for their "90125" album, was recorded for Partners In Crime's  only album. John Coghlan played drums in this band after leaving Status Quo.

Album:
Organised Crime [?:??]
UK: Epic EPC 26356, 1985

 
 

Hold You Back
other title: Hold Ya Back
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young/Rick Parfitt)

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

"Hold You Back" (spellt 'Hold Ya Back' on some releases) first appeared on the "Rockin' All Over The World" album in 1977. It soon became a live favourite and was played frequently ever since. In some countries it was released as the flipside to the "Rockers Rollin' " single. The "This & That" CD included a demo version of this track.

Single:
Rockers Rollin' [4:16]
D: Vertigo 6059 193, ca. 1977/1978

Rock'N'Roll [4:22]
UK: Vertigo QUO6, November 1981

Album:
Rockin' All Over The World [4:30]
UK: Vertigo 9102 014, November 1977
Rockin' All Over The World [4:30] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 596-9, March 2007

XS All Areas [4:30]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Live recordings

Live At The N.E.C [4:47]
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)

The anthology also contains a version of "Hold You Back" [4:39], which probably was recorded on the other night.

Live 1990
Live Alive Quo [4:31]
No producer credits
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich
Recorded at Wembley Arena, London, in December 1990.
Int: Polydor 517367-2, November 1992

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 [4:40]
EU: Warner Music Vision 256463794-2, November 2006

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.

Album:
Quid Pro Quo [4:39]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD 002, May 2011
D: Edel/earMUSIC 0206176ERE, May 2011

Demo Recording
This & That [3:42]
UK: Duroc Media / Octopus Press, October 2006

Hou Je Kop!
Dutch version by Bertus Staigerpaip
(Special lyrics by T. Peters)
In 1995 the Bertus Staigerpaip recorded "Quo Bertus Quo", an album of Status Quo songs with special Dutch lyrics (and original Quo sound).

CD-Single:
Hou Je Kop! [3:52]
NL: Bunny Music BUCS 1022,1994

Album:
Quo Bertus Quo [3:52]
NL: Bunny Music BUCD 9315, 1994

Other cover versions:
Rockers Rollin (year unknown)
Status Quo Revial Band (1993)
John Coghlan's Quo (2001)

 
 

Hold Your Head Up
(Rod Argent/Chris White)
Performed by The Party Boys

Produced by Alan Lancaster and John Brewster
Line-up: Kevin Borich (g,v), John Brewster (g,v), Paul Christie (d), Richard Harvey (d), Alan Lancaster (b,v), John Swan (v), Sunil De Silva (perc)

The Party Boys were Alan Lancaster's new haven after he left Status Quo. This Australian "all-star" band was quite successful down under but they didn't make it in Europe.

Single:
Hold Your Head Up [?:??]
AUS: CBS 651 124 7, 1987

12" Single:
Hold Your Head Up (Pressure Mix) [5:23] (also on CD: CBS CDCBS 460 485 2, 1987)
AUS: CBS 651 124 6, 1987

Album:
The Party Boys [2:59]
D: Epic 460 485 1, 1987

 
 

Hollywood Dreams
(Chris Overlands/Mark DeVanchque/Steve Overlands)
Performed by Partners In Crime

Produced by John Eden (Remixed by James Guthrie)
Line-up: Noel McCalla (v, perc), John Coghlan (d, perc), Mac McCaffrey (b), Ray Majors (g), Mark DeVanchque (keys)

"Hollywood Dreams" was on of two single releases by Partners In Crime. John Coghlan joined the band after leaving Status Quo.

12" Single:
Hollywood Dream [?:??] (Extended Remix)
UK: Epic Records TX 6170, 1985

Album:
Organised Crime [?:??]
UK: Epic EPC 26356, 1985

 
 

Honky Tonk Angels
Look up under (other title):
Wild Side Of Life

Hornpipes
(Maartin Allcock)
Performed by Maartin Allcock

Produced by Maartin Allcock
Line-up: Maartin Allcock (g, keys), John Coghlan (d), Mick Bennion (b)

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 some tracks of his 2004 solo album "Serving Suggestion".

This songs consists of 3 pieces which are:
    Jim Mulqueenie's  (Trad.; arr. Maartin Allcock),
    Yr Hen Ddyn Blin (Maartin Allcock), and
    The Sharp Sea (Maartin Allcock).

The first part is a reel from Breathnach while the second is about a grumpy old man.

CD:
Serving Suggestion [4:51]
UK: Squiggle Records CD1, April 2004

 
 

Hound Dog
(Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)

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

Written by the famous sound writing team of Leiber and Stoller it was up to Elvis Presley to spread this song - originally recorded by Big Mama Thornton - around the world. Status Quo's version is bluesy and certainly in the band's own style. Lead Vocals by Rick Parfitt.

Album:
Famous In The Last Century [2:19]
UK: Universal Music TV 157 814-2, April 2000

 
 

How Can I Help You Tonight
(Bob Young/Micky Moody)
Performed by Young & Moody

Produced by Stuart Taylor
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm), Micky Moody (G), Lemmy Kilmister (B), Cozy Powell (D)

This former single b-side recording is currently available on the almost "Greatest Hits" collection. The track featured Lemmy from Motörhead and Cozy Powell.

Single:
Don't Do That [3:32]
UK: Bronze BRO 130, September 1981

Album:
The Nearest Hits Album [3:31]
UK: Revival Music & Productions TROV1, 1995

 
 

Hurdy Gurdy Man
(Alan Lancaster/Pat Barlow)
Released as "The Spectres"

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

This song may not be mistaken for Donovan's song of same name. Co-author Pat Barlow was the band's manager at that time.

Single:
Hurdy Gurdy Man [3:15]
UK: Piccadilly 7N 35352, November 1966

 


 

I Ain't Ready
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

"I Ain't Ready" is a track from the "The Party Ain't Over Yet" sessions, recorded in 2005. While the song didn't make it onto the album it was chosen as a bonus track for one the "All That Counts Is Love" CD-singles culled from that album. (The other CD-single had two live recordings as bonus tracks)

CD-Single:
All That Counts Is Love [4:34]
UK: Sanctuary SANXS413, October 2005

 
 

I Ain't Waistin' My Time
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

"I Ain't Waistin' My Time" first appeared as the UK-only bonus track of the "In Search Of The Fourth Chord" album. It features Bob Young on harmonica as on (only) two other songs of the album. The recording later appeared on the German release of "In The Army Now (2010)".

CD-Single:
In The Army Now (2010) [3:38]
DE: Ear Music 0205697ERE, September 2010

CD:
In Search Of The Fourth Chord [3:36]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD001, September 2007


 
 

I Can Hear The Grass Grow
(Roy Wood)

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

The original version of "I Can Hear The Grass Grow" was recorded by "The Move", the first major band of Roy Wood, who later founded the Electric Light Orchestra.

Album:
Don't Stop [4:00]
UK: Polygram TV 531 035-2, February 1996

 
 

I Can See Clearly Now
(Johnny Nash)
Performed by Francis Rossi

I Can't Forget
(Mac McCaffrey)
Performed by Partners In Crime

Produced by John Eden
Line-up: Noel McCalla (v, perc), John Coghlan (d, perc), Mac McCaffrey (b), Ray Majors (g), Mark DeVanchque (keys)

A couple of years after leaving Status Quo John Coghlan joined Partners In Crime for one album. This album, entitled "Organised Crime", was produced by John Eden who worked also with Status Quo in the early 1980s.

Album:
Organised Crime [?:??]
UK: Epic EPC 26356, 1985

 
 

I Cried
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young/+?)

Produced by ?
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Bob Young

"I Cried" is the title of a demo track that later evolved into "Heavy Traffic". The demo version remained unreleased but somehow leaked on the public where it can be found on sources like youtube.com

unreleased

 
 

I Didn't Mean It
(John David)

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

"I Didn't Mean It", another track written for Status Quo by John David, was the first single announcing the release of the "Thirsty Work" album. The rare "acoustic" and "hooligan" versions were available as part two of a digipack only. They never appeared on any other official Status Quo album.

Single:
I Didn't Mean It [3:21]
UK: Polydor QUO34, July 1994 (also on MC QUOMC34 and CD QUOCD34)

CD-Single:
I Didn't Mean It (digipack, part 2)
Acoustic version [4:01]
Hooligan version [3:55]
UK: Polydor QUODD34, July 1994

Album:
Thirsty Work [3:21]
Int: Polydor 523 607-2, August 1994

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:24]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

Thirsty Work (Remastered) [3:23]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006

 
 

I Don't Know
(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 [4:21]
UK: Virgin CDV2809, 1996
INT: Virgin 7243 8 42201 2 9, 1996

 
 

I Don't Remember Anymore
(Andrew Bown)

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

This Andrew Bown written track is one of the tracks of the "Heavy Traffic" album. It would have fit on the "Famous In The Last Century" album as well, as it is a nice Rock'n'Roll track.

CD:
Heavy Traffic [3:38]
UK: Universal Music TV 018790-2, September 2002
D: Universal Music TV 064 435-2, September 2002

 
 

I Don't Wanna Hurt You Anymore
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

"I Don't Wanna Hurt You Anymore" is one of the tracks from the 2007 "In Search Of The Fourth Chord" album. For the first time since the late 1980s an external keyboard player supported the recording session. McAlea has been associated with Barclay James Harvest and Kate Bush and also recorded with producer Pip Williams in the past.

CD:
In Search Of The Fourth Chord [4:00]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD001, September 2007
F: XIII Bis Records 680, August 2007
D: Edel Records 0184392, September 2007

 
 

I Don't Want You
(Pete Dello/Brain Potter)
Recorded by Traffic Jam

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

In June 1967 Traffic Jam recorded a live version of "I Don't Want You" 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 had allready been available on some bootlegs for years.

The original version of this track was a hit for the British band "The Anteeeks" in 1966. Anteeeks-member Pete Dello later formed the band Honeybus, which also included Peter Kircher (Status Quo drummer 1982-1985). Co-Author of this song is Brain Potter, not Porter as credited on the remastered release of the "Picturesque Matchstickable Messages..." album.

CD:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [2:47]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

 

I Fought The Law
(Sonny Curtis)

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

"I Fought The Law", originally recorded by the Bobby Fuller Four, was released by Status Quo on their third covers album, "Riffs", in 2003.

CD:
Riffs [3:04]
UK: Universal TV 9813909, November 2003

 
 

I Hear You Knocking
(Dave Bartholomew/Pearl King)

"I Hear You Knocking" was recorded by Status Quo as a part of "The Anniversary Waltz".


 

I Knew The Bride
(Nick Lowe)

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

"I Knew The Bride", originally written by Rockpile's Nick Lowe and performed by Dave Edmunds, appeared on the soundtrack for the German TV series "Benzin im Blut" and as the b-side to the "Little White Lies" single.

Single:
Little White Lies [3:37]
UK: EAGXS101, June 1999

Album:
Benzin Im Blut (soundtrack) [3:26]
D: Polydor 547 501-2, 1999

 
 

I Know You're Leaving
(Eric Van Tijn/Jochem Fluitsma)

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

Eric van Tijn and Jochem Fluitsma, two Dutch musicians, provided their ballad "I Know You're Leaving" for the second album of the then "new" line-up. Van Tijn and Fluitsma worked with Dutch rockers Vitesse as well as writing several tracks for the teenie group "Caught In The Act".

Album:
Ain't Complaining [4:42]
UK: Vertigo VERH58, June 1988

Status Quo [4:41]
US: Mercury 422 836 651, 1989


 
 

I Love Rock And Roll
(Alan Lancaster)

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

"I Love Rock And Roll" is a soft rocking song which was released as a single in some countries. For unknown reasons the original CD release (one of the very first CD releases ever world-wide!) contains an edited version which fades significantly earlier than the "normal" version. This was also the last single featuring Alan Lancaster on lead vocals.

Single:
Jealousy [3:20]
D: Vertigo 6000 856, 1982

Album:
1+9+8+2 [3:20] (note: only 2:47 on the original CD version - Vertigo 800 035-2)
UK: Vertigo 6302 189, April 1982

 
 

I Miss My Baby
other title: My Baby

(unknown)
Demo recording by Rick Parfitt

Produced by: Pip Williams (& Rick Parfitt)
Line-up: Rick Parfitt, Mick Moody (g), Andrew Bown, Pip Williams (G), John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

According to David J. Oxley's Book "Rockers Rollin' - The Story of Status Quo", this was one of the songs recorded around 1985 for Rick Parfitt's unreleased solo album "Recorded Delivery". In 2002 bootleg recordings popped up making these tracks available as a collector's item - with poor sound quality.

Album:
Recorded Delivery [3:36]
Bootleg, 2002

 
 

I Saw Her Standing There
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Performed by Paul McCartney & The All Star Band feat. Francis Rossi & Rick Parfitt

Produced by Andrew Sheehan & Barry Sage

The Prince's Trust 10th Anniversary Party in 1987 was recorded and released on an album. The concert ended with the All Star Band performing  "Long Tall Sally" and "I Saw Her Standing There". Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi participated on guitar. "Long Tall Sally" and "I Saw Her Standing There" were released on a promotional single only and are not included on the original vinyl album!

Single:
Long Tall Sally [4:14]
D: A&M Records 390 190-7, 1987

 
 

I Saw The Light
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

"I Saw The Light" was not only recorded by Status Quo but also by Bob Young for his "In Quo Country" album. Even Quo's version has a certain Country & Western feel to it.

Album:
On The Level [3:38]
UK: Vertigo 9102 002, February 1975

On The Level (Remastered) [3:40]
UK: Mercury 9825910, January 2005
 

I Saw The Light
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 [4:05]
UK: Making Waves SPRAY CD105, 1992

(Tex Axile Rides Again) In Quo Country [4:03]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4638-WY, 1997

 
 

I Should Have Known
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

Album:
1+9+8+2 [3:32]
UK: Vertigo 6302 189, April 1982

 
 

I Thought I'd Seen It All
(Bob Young/Micky Moody)
Performed by Young & Moody

Produced by Young & Moody
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 as a bonus track on the German release of "Young & Moody".

Album:
Young & Moody [3:38]
D: Repertoire Records  REP 4633-WY, 1996

 
 

I Want It
(Roy Lynes/John Coghlan/Francis Rossi/Alan Lancaster)
Released as "The Spectres"

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

Single:
(We Ain't Got) Nothing Yet [3:01]
UK: Piccadilly 7N 35368, February 1967

 
 

I Want The World To Know
(Alan Lancaster/Keith Lamb)

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

Single:
Dear John [3:21]
UK: Vertigo QUO7, March 1982

Album:
1+9+8+2 [3:26]
UK: Vertigo 6302 189, April 1982

 
 

I (Who Have Nothing)
(Carlo Labati Donida/Giulio Rapetti aka. Mogol/Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
Released as "The Spectres"

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

"I (Who Have Nothing)" is the very first recording released by the band which evolved into Status Quo. The song itself has an interesting story as well. 

Under the title "Uno Dei Tanti" ("One out of many") it was a hit for Joe Sentieri in Italy in 1961. The original version was composed by Carlo Labati Donida and Giulio Rapetti. Rapetti later decided to use the artist name of "Mogol". Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller reworked the song into an international hit in 1963. It was recorded by the likes of Tom Jones, Gladys Knight, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Ben E. King, Sylvester James, Luther Vandross, and Shirley Bassey.

The version by The Spectres failed to create any major attention. Nevertheless, the BBC invited the band to perform some live recordings because of their recording contract.

It is worth noting that the first song ever released by a band whose lead guitarist has Italian roots is a song which has Italian origins as well.

Single:
I (Who Have Nothing) [3:01]
UK: Piccadilly 7N 35339, September 1966

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

In September 1966 The Spectres recorded a live version of "I (Who Have Nothing) 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". The BBC recording was also available on some bootlegs for years.

CD:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [3:03]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

 
 

I Won't Let Go
(Bob Young/Micky Mood)
Performed by The Young & Moody Band

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

Unlike most vinyl releases by Bob Young and Mick Moody this track has not been released on CD yet.

Single:
These Eyes [3:39]
UK: Bronze BRO 120, May 1981
D: Bronze 103 169, 1981

 
 

I Won't Let You Down
(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), B.J. Cole (Pedal Steel Guitar)

"I Won't Let You" was released on Andy Bown's second solo album "Sweet William". Like all other solo work by Andy the album hasn't been published on CD so far.

Album:
Sweet William [4:22]
UK: GM GML 1001, June 1973
USA: Mercury, SRM 1-656, 1973

 
 

I Wonder Why
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

"I Wonder Why" was intended to become the flipside to "Too Close To The Ground" but remained unreleased as the release was cancelled in favour of the re-recorded "Going Down Town Tonight". It finally appeared on "The Other Side Of Status Quo".

Album:
The Other Side Of Status Quo [3:59]
UK: Connoisseur Collection VSOP CD 213, 1995

 
 

I Wonder Why
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)
Released by Francis Rossi & Bernie Frost

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

Since the original version of "I Wonder Why" remained unreleased, Rossi and Frost decided to remix (or re-record?) the track and publish it as the b-side of their "Modern Romance" single.

Single:
Modern Romance [?:??]
UK: Vertigo FROS1, April 1985 (also available on 12" Single Vertigo FROSX1)

 
 

I'll Be Back
(Bob Young/Francis Rossi)
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)

"I'll Be Back" was released on "Young & Moody", the combined effort of Bob Young and Mick Moody (of Whitesnake and Roger Chapman's Short List, to name just a few). Even though written in part by Francis Rossi, Status Quo did not release this song in their own right.

Album:
Young & Moody [3:05]
UK: Magnet MAG 5015, 1977
D: Repertoire Records  REP 4633-WY, 1996 (CD-Release)

 
 

I'll Never Get Over You
(Gordon W. Mills)

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

The first band to chart with "I'll Never Get Over You" were Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, whose line-up later featured Mick Green. Mick Green co-wrote several tracks with Alan Lancaster. Status Quo's recording of this song is not available on a regular album.

Single:
All Around My Hat [2:45]
UK: Polygram TV 575 945-7, October 1996 (also on MC and M-CD)

 
 

I'll Take You Back
(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)

"I'll Take You Back" is the opening track for the b-side of Andy Bown's second solo album "Sweet William". Like all of Andy's solo work the album is still unavailable on CD.

Album:
Sweet William [3:56]
UK: GM GML 1001, June 1973
USA: Mercury, SRM 1-656, 1973

 
 

I'm Giving Up My Worryin'
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

"I'm Giving Up My Worryin'" made little impression, when it first appeared on the "IYCSTH" album. Nevertheless, Graham Bonnet (of Rainbow fame) recorded a cover version 1979. On his 1981solo album "Line Up" almost all Quo-members guested.

Album:
If You Can't Stand The Heat... [3:03]
UK: Vertigo 9102 027, October 1978

Cover versions:
Graham Bonnet (1979)

 
 

I'm Going Away
(Elizabeth Cotton / arr. 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.

Album:
Young & Moody [3:44]
UK: Magnet MAG 5015, 1977
D: Repertoire Records  REP 4633-WY, 1996 (CD-Release)

 
 

I'm Restless
Look up under (other title):
Restless



 

I'm Waiting
(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. In 1992 Diesel recorded an album which remained unreleased although some bootleg recordings appeared. This track features Phil May (ex-Pretty Things) on lead vocals.

Album:
Flexible Friends [4:39]
unreleased

 
 

I'm Watching Over You
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

"I'm Watching Over You" was recording during the "The Party Ain't Over Yet" session in 2005. The song didn't make it onto the album but was chosen as a bonus track for the CD-single release.

CD-Single:
The Party Ain't Over Yet [3:49]
UK: Sanctuary SANXS 400, September 2005

 
 

I've Got God On The Phone
(Andy Bown/Trevor Preston)
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. "I've Got God On The Phone" 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

 

Ice In The Sun
(Marty Wilde/Ronnie Scott)

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

Marty Wilde, father of 1980's pop star Kim Wilde, and Ronnie Scott were professional songwriters working for PYE records. Producer John Schroeder asked Status Quo to record this song after the disappointing chart success of "Black Veils Of Melancholy".

Single:
Ice In The Sun [2:12]
UK: Pye 7N 17581, August 1968

Album:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo  [2:12]
UK: Pye NPSL 18220, September 1968.

Rocking All Over The Years [2:00]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [2:01]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [2:01]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

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  [2:13] (mono)
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo  [2:15] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

Live Recordings

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

CD:
Early Status Quo [2:06]
Bootleg

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 [
2:06]
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.

Album:
Quid Pro Quo [2:15]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD 002, May 2011
D: Edel/earMUSIC 0206176ERE, May 2011

Cover versions:
Karaoke Quo (year unknown)
Strange Hobby (year unknown)
Studio 99 (2001)

 
 

If I'm Makin'
other title: Making Promises
(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), JohnMcCoy (B)

After recording several tracks for the Arista label in 1977, former Atomic Rooster and Thin Lizzy-member DuCann changed to Vertigo and released another single. 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 back to "If I'm Makin' "

Single:
Don't Be A Dummy [?:??]
UK: Vertigo 6059 241, 1979

Album:
Nothing Better [2:58]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4502-WY, 1992.

CD:
The World's not big enough [2:57]
UK(?): Angel Air SPJCD043, 1999

 
 

If It's All The Same To You
(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)

"If It's All The Same To You" is a track from Andy Bown's first solo album "Gone To My Head!" which features former "The Herd" colleague Peter Frampton on guitar. Producer Jimmy Horowitz played piano on Status Quo's "Piledriver" album, which was recorded a few month after "Gone To My Head".

Album:
Gone To My Head [4:39]
UK: Mercury 6310 002, April 1972
USA: Mercury SRM 1-625, April 1972

 
 

If You Believe
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young]
Performed by Francis Rossi

In My Chair
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

When "In My Chair" was released in 1970 it was the first recording without founding member Roy Lynes who had left the band shortly before. The track was not featured on the "Ma Kelly" album which was recorded earlier (with Roy Lynes) but released at the same time.

When Pye Records released the "Greatest Hits" compilation "Just For The Record" in 1979 they chose "In My Chair" as a teaser and produced 50,000 flexi discs for free giveaway. This flexi included a narrative introduction and a shortened version of this track. This special version was included on the 2003 remaster of "Ma Kelly" - accompanying the original full version.

Single:
In My Chair  [3:15]
UK: Pye 7N 17998 N, October 1970

Album:
Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:10]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [3:10]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Live recordings

Status Quo Live [4:05]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bob Young
UK: 6641 580, March 1977

In 1971 Status Quo did a live session for Swedish radio in Stockholm. Castle Music planned to release these recordings in early 2002 but cancelled the CD at short notice.

Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Bob Young

Swedish Radio Sessions [3:17]
UK: Castle Music CMRCD490, February 2002 (cancelled!)

Previously Unreleased Version
Album:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [3:30]
UK: Castle ESM CD 621, June 1998 (Castle Remasters Series)

Backing Track
This & That [2:40]
UK: Duroc Media / Octopus Press, October 2006

1979 Promo Flexi Version
CD:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [1:37]
UK: Castle CMQCD 754, July 2003

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

CD:
Early Status Quo [2:41]
Bootleg

Cover versions:

DO2H (year unknown)
Hucklebuck (year unknown)
Rockers Rollin' (year unknown)
Vincent And Quo (1999, live)
John Coghlan's Quo (2001)
Smiledriver (2006)

 
 

In The Army Now
(Rob Bolland/Fred Bolland)

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

Although the "new" line-up had released two singles before "In The Army Now", this song must be considered as their "comeback". A massive #2 hit, only Wham's "Last Christmas" prevented a better position in the charts. It was Quo's first track to be released on a CD-Single as well (identical to the 12" single), although this CD-Single was available in West-Germany only.

"In The Army Now" has also been the subject of various "unofficial" remixes, such as Stand Up Re-Mix [4:45], DJ Pole Mix [3:16], and the Remastered Version [4:45], which are available on bootlegs only.

Trivia: The original version, released by Bolland & Bolland, was entiltled "You're In The Army Now".

Single:
In The Army Now [3:52]
UK: Vertigo QUO20, September 1986

12" Single (also on CD)
In The Army Now  [5:55] (Military Mix, remixed by Pip Williams)
UK: Vertigo QUO 2012, September 1986
D: Vertigo 888 056-2 (CD Single)

CD-Single:
Ain't Complaining [4:44] (Remix)
UK: Vertigo QUOCD22, March 1988
This re-mixed version is not available anywhere else.

CD-Single:
In The Army Now [3:54]
D: Mercury 568 543-2, April 1998

Album:
In The Army Now [4:41]
UK:VERH36, August 1986

Status Quo [4:40]
US: Mercury 422 836 651, 1989

Rocking All Over The Years [3:38] (miscreditedas "In The Army")
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:54]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [4:42]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

In The Army Now (2010)
other title: In The Army Now 2010

Live recordings

Live Alive Quo [4:15]
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt,  Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich
No producer credits
Int: Polydor 517367-2, November 1992

CD-Single:
Sherri Don't Fail Me Now [4:27]
UK: Polydor QUOCD35, October 1994

Cover versions:
Fee (1987, as "Du mußt zur Bundeswehr")
Studio 99 (2001)

 
 

In Your Eyes
(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 [5:07]
UK:VERH36, August 1986

 
 

Invitation
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

During the sessions for the "Whatever You Want" album Status Quo recorded a demo of this track which remained unreleased until the "In The Army Now" album. The original demo was available on bootleg recordings though. In 2006 a writing session recording and an excerpt from the original demo from Trend Studios in Dublin appeared on the "This & That" CD.

Album:
In The Army Now [3:17]
UK:VERH36, August 1986

Writing Session/Demo Recording
The bonus CD of the SQ 40th anniversary book provided excerpts from both the writing session and the original studio demo, which presumably includes Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan.

This & That [4:59] (writing session [2:57]; demo recording [2:02]
UK: Duroc Media / Octopus Press, October 2006


 
 

Is It Really Me
other title: So Is It Really Me
(Alan Lancaster)

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

"Is It Really Me?" is the first part of a songs which migrates into "Gotta Go Home", also written and sung by Alan Lancaster. When recorded for the "Ma Kelly" album in 1970 the track was already a standard in the setlist. A different version, called "So Is It Really Me" appears on Castle Master's "Singles Collection". In 2003 Castle Records released a previously unknown rough mix of "Is It Really Me/Gotta Go Home", which only offers the last 30 seconds of "Is It Really Me".

Album:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon  [2:47]
UK: Pye NPSL 18344, October 1970.

Early Rough Mix
CD:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [0:30]
UK: Castle CMQCD 754, July 2003

So Is It Really Me

Alternate Version
Album:
The Singles Collection 1966-73 [5:42] (previously unreleased version)
UK: Castle CCS CD 821, 1998


 

Is There A Better Way
(Alan Lancaster/Francis Rossi)

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

"Is There A Better Way" opened the 1976 album "Blue For You". It was also included on the albums "Status Quo Live" and "Tokyo Quo". The very rare live version from Tokyo is also available on the anthology.

Album:
Blue For You [3:30]
UK: Vertigo 9102 006, February 1976

Status Quo [3:28]
US: Capitol ST-11509, 1976

Status Quo Live [4:27]
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 [4:01]
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)

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 [
3:44]
UK: Eagle Rock EAGCD466,
August 2011


 
 

Is This The Way To Say Goodbye
(Alan Lancaster/John Brewster/John Swan)
Performed by The Party Boys

Produced by Alan Lancaster and John Brewster
Line-up: Kevin Borich (g,v), John Brewster (g,v), Paul Christie (d), Richard Harvey (d), Alan Lancaster (b,v), John Swan (v), Sunil De Silva (perc)

The Party Boys were Alan Lancaster's new haven after he left Status Quo. This Australian "all-star" band was quite successful down under but they didn't make it in Europe.

Album:
The Party Boys [2:59]
D: Epic 460 485 1, 1987
 

Is This The Way To Say Goodbye
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

A second recording of "Is This The Way To Say Goodbye" was performed by Alan Lancaster's second band "The Bombers". It also appeared on the "Matchstickmen E.P.", although this might be yet another new recording.
(additional information to be added)

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

Album:
Aim High [3:05]
NL: A&M 395 292-1, 1990

CD:
Life After Quo [3:04]
A: PJ Rocks PJR001CD, 1996

 
 

Isaac Ryan
other title: Eyes Are Cryin'
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)
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.)

"Eyes Are Cryin'" was a contender for the Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost "Dolo"-album. Recordings had been made, but they were never released. For "King Of The Doghouse" Francis Rossi re-recorded this song and released it as "Isaac Ryan".

Album:
King Of The Doghouse [4:19]
UK: Virgin CDV2809, 1996
INT: Virgin 7243 8 42201 2 9, 1996

 
 

It Could've Been You
(Alan Lancaster/Dave Skinner)
Performed by The Party Boys

Produced by Dave Skinner
Line-up: Kevin Borich (g,v), John Brewster (g,v), Paul Christie (d), Richard Harvey (d), Alan Lancaster (b,v), John Swan (v), Sunil De Silva (perc)

The Party Boys were Alan Lancaster's new haven after he left Status Quo. This Australian "all-star" band was quite successful down under but they didn't make it in Europe.

Album:
The Party Boys [3:47]
D: Epic 460 485 1, 1987

 
 

It Takes Two
(William "Mickey" Stephenson/Silvia Moy)
Recorded by The Traffic Jam

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

This very rare recording was taped for the BBC programme "Saturday Club"  (broadcast on the 24th of June 1967). It is available on bootlegs only. In their very early days Status Quo toured as Madeline Bell's backing band. For this song Francis Rossi joined her on vocals.

 
 

It’s All About You
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

It's An Illusion
(Roger Taylor/Rick Parfitt)
Performed by Roger Taylor 

Produced by: Dave Richards
Line-up: Roger Taylor (V, D), Rick Parfit (V, G) + ???

This track was released on Queen drummer Roger Taylor's solo album "Strange Frontier". Rick Parfitt guested on this track.

Album:
Strange Frontier [4:02], EMI 2401371, 1984

 
 

It's Christmas Time
(Rick Parfitt/Wayne Morris)

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

During the recording sessions for the "In Search of the Fourth Chord" Status Quo also recorded this track for a possible release later in 2007. Although originally scheduled for release that year it took another 11 month until the track was finally released on the 2008 greatest hits album "Pictures". In December of that year the track was released as a single, featuring an additional "Quo-eoke" mix.

CD-Single:
It's Christmas Time [4:12]
It's Christmas Time [4:12]  (Quo-eoke Mix)
UK: Universal Music TV 1793139, December 2008


 
 

It's GettingBetter
Look up under (other title):
Getting Better



 

It's No Secret
(Chris Dowling/Jeff Ward)
Performed by The Barrelhouse Brothers

Produced by Jeff Ward
Line-up: Noel Jones (Voc, B), Jeff Ward (G), Colin Earl (Piano), John Coghlan (D), David Jackson (Sax)

After a long break John Coghlan joined the blues ensemble "The Barrelhouse Brothers" for a CD and tour in 2002. The Barrelhouse Brothers were a loose group of performers not unlike John's own Diesel Band.

Album:
Pick It Up, Pass It On [4:53]
NL: Povogue PRD 7136 2, 2002

 
 

It Was A TeenageWedding
Look up under (other title): You Never Can Tell


Jam Side Down
(Terry Britten/Charlie Dore)

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

"Jam Side Down" was the first single release from the "Heavy Traffic" album and the first official release to feature Matt Letley on drums. Terry Britten and Charlie Dore are professional songwriters who offered "Jam Side Down" exclusively to Status Quo.

The single was available in two different packages. CD1 featured the bonus track "The Madness" while CD2 offered live versions of Quo standards "Down Down" and "Rockin' All Over The World".

CD-Single:
Jam Side Down [3:27]
UK: Universal Music TV 019 234 2, August 2002 (CD1)
UK: Universal Music TV 019 235 2, August 2002 (CD2)

CD:
Heavy Traffic [3:27]
UK: Universal Music TV 018 790-2, September 2002
D: Universal Music TV 064 435-2, September 2002

XS All Areas [3:27]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

 
 

Jealous Man
(Paul Camilleri/Francis Rossi/Roy Wilders/Felix Müller/Tom Beck)
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. Francis Rossi also co-wrote a number of songs for this album.

Album:
4 [6:43]
4 [4:14] (Radio Edit)
CH: Disques Office 65634, 2007


Jealousy
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

Single:
Jealousy [2:56]
D: Vertigo 6000 856, 1982

Album:
1+9+8+2 [2:56]
UK: Vertigo 6302 189, April 1982
 

Jealousy
Performed by Francis Rossi & Bernie Frost

Produced by Francis Rossi & Bernie Frost
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Bernie Frost, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher

Rossi & Frost re-recorded "Jealousy" in 1985 for their "solo" project in a longer version.

Single:
Jealousy [4:02] (4:05 on 12" single)
UK: Vertigo VER24, October 1985 (also on 12" single VERX24)

 
 

Jim Mulqueenie's
Performed by Maartin Allcock

"Jim Mulqueenies" is one of three parts of Maartin Allcock's track "Hornpipes", featuring John Coghlan on drums.


 

Joanne
(Alan Lancaster/Rick Parfitt)

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

For a long time, "Joanne" had not been available on any other medium but the original "Caroline"-single, to which this track was the flipside. Later it became available on two special CD-releases.

Single:
Caroline [4:08]
UK: Vertigo 6059 085 (Single-B), September 1973

Marguerita Time [4:08]
UK: Vertigo QUO1414, December 1983 (special gatefold release of the original "Caroline" single)

Album:
The Other Side Of Status Quo [4:06]
UK: Connoisseur Collection VSOP CD 213, 1995

Piledriver -Special Reissue- [4:10]
D: Repertoire Records RR 4119-WP, 1990

 
 

Johnny And Mary
(Robert Palmer)

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

Robert Palmer released the original version of "Johnny And Mary" in 1980 but failed to chart in the U.S. while in the UK the single peaked at #44. Besides the recording of this cover version there are other connections between Palmer and Status Quo. In 1975 Rick Parfitt guested on Palmer's first solo album "Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley". In 1999 both Status Quo and Palmer signed to Eagle Records.

Album:
Don't Stop [3:35]
UK: Polygram TV 531 035-2, February 1996

 
 

José
other title: Josie

(Anthony King)

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

Status Quo recorded "José" while contracted to PYE records, but the recording remained unreleased for the time being. A first version was available 1981 on the "Fresh Quota" album, which offered as many as six rare/unreleased tracks. Almost twenty years later a different version appeared on the Castle Masters Singles Collection.

When finally released as "Josie" the recording was credited to Dion Dimucci (who scored a major hit with his version of "The Wanderer)" and Anthony Fasce. Dion's song is definitely a different one. This mistake might also be the reason for titeling the track "Josie".

This is the true story: In 1968 several Anthony King written tracks were offered to PYE. These tracks were offered to many artists including Quo. The artist 'Jefferson' aka Geoff Turton of 'The Rockin Berries' recorded and released his own version of "José".

Album:
Fresh Quota [3:36]
UK: PRT DOW 2, September 1981

Alternate Version
Album:
The Singles Collection 1966-73 [3:39] (unreleased mix of an alternate version)
UK: Castle CCS CD 821, 1998

In April 2003 Castle Music reissued a remastered version of "Spare Parts", containing several bonus tracks which had not been included on the original album release.

Remastered CD:
Spare Parts [3:37]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 717, April 2003

 
 

Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)
(Andrew Bernard/John Fred)

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

On January 16th 1968 Status Quo recorded several tracks in London for the BBC. One of these tracks was the John Fred & His Playboy Band hit "Judy In Disguise". Approximately one week later the recordings were aired. The 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 [2:45]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

 
 

Jump That Rock (Whatever You Want)
(Rick Parfitt/Andy Bown/H.P. Baxxter/Rick J. Jordan/Michael Simon/Jens Thele)
Released as Scooter vs. Status Quo

Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley + the band "Scooter"

The band "Scooter", best known for their techno-style dance tracks, asked Status Quo to join them for a track that is based on Status Quo's "Whatever You Want", originally released in 1979. This collaboration has been the subject of intense discussions among Quo fans but it secured another top 20 hit for Status Quo in Germany.

The CD-single released contained three different versions of the track. Some of these stick quite closely to the original recording, other versions have little in common with the Quo track.

CD-Single:
Jump That Rock (Whatever You Want)
Radio Edit [3:24]
"The Telecaster" Club Mix [5:51]
Extended Mix [5:08]
Germany: Sheffield Tunes 01927555, October 2008


 

Jungle Jim
(unknown)
Not recorded by "The Spectres"?

Produced by ???
Line-up: ???

The very rare recording has appeared on a BBC sessions bootleg recently but it might as well be a demo recording from the Spectres era. Further details need to be added as - according to the files - the Spectres did not record a track titled "Jungle Jim" for the BBC.

When some BBC recordings were released on the anniversary edition of "Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo" the track "Jungle Jim" was not included which indicates that no BBC session recording exists. Thus it seems unlikely that "Jungle Jim" is a Spectres recording.

 
 

Jungle Love
(John 'Rhino' Edwards/Mike Paxman)
Performed by Rhino

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-Up: Charlie Morgan (D), 'Rhino' Edwards (B,V,K), Mike Paxman (G,K), Rick Parfitt (G), Steve Byrd (G), Jeanine (Space Girl)

Album:
Rhino's Revenge [3:34]
UK: EAGCD 143, September 2000

 
 

Junior's Wailing
(Kieran White/Martin Pugh)

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

Songwriters Kieran White and Martin Pugh were members of the band Steamhammer, who recorded the original version of this song. The song remained in Status Quo's live set for many years and was included on the three-track Live! EP of 1975 (later included as a bonus track on the remastered version of "On The Level"). In the new century "Junior's Wailing" reappeared in the set. The Status Quo recording was originally released on the "Ma Kelly" album where it opened the b-side.

A re-recording of this track is available on the (third) covers album, "Riffs".

Album:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon  [3:20]
UK: Pye NPSL 18344, October 1970.

Status Quo Live! EP [3:50]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan
UK: Vertigo QUO13, May 1975

On The Level (Remastered) [5:21]
UK: Mercury 9825910, January 2005

Status Quo Live [5:21, incl. introduction by Jackie Lynton]
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
In 1971 Status Quo did a live session for Swedish radio in Stockholm. Castle Music planned to release these recordings in early 2002 but cancelled the CD at short notice.
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Bob Young

Swedish Radio Sessions [3:40]
UK: Castle Music CMRCD490, February 2002 (cancelled!)

Previously Unreleased Version
Album:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [3:31]
UK: Castle ESM CD 621, June 1998 (Castle Remasters Series)

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

In early autumn 1970 Status Quo did a session for the famous John Peel Show, recording four tracks which were aired in October 1970. The recordings remained unreleased until being included on the 2003 remaster of the "Ma Kelly" album.

CD:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [2:58]
UK: Castle CMQCD 754, July 2003

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

CD:
Riffs [3:28]
UK: Universal TV 9813909, November 2003

 
 

Just Close Your Eyes
(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.

Album:
Young & Moody [2:56]
UK: Magnet MAG 5015, 1977
D: Repertoire Records  REP 4633-WY, 1996 (CD-Release)

 
 

Just Take Me
(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 "Backwater", which is the preceding track on the "Quo"-album. The same song order is kept for the early live recordings. In Spain the local record company released "Just Take Me" as a single.

Single:
Just Take Me [3:39]
E: Vertigo 60 59 104, 1974

Album:
Quo [3:39]
UK: Vertigo 9102 001, May 1974

Quo (Remastered) [3:39]
UK: Mercury 9825940, January 2005

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

 


Keep 'em Coming
(Andrew Bown)

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

Album:
Under The Influence [3:26]
UK: Eagle Records EAG CD 076, 1999

 
 

Keep Me Guessing
(Rick Parfitt/Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

Like all of the b-sides of that time, "Keep Me Guessing" was not included on the "In The Army Now" album, but remained unavailable until the release of a compilation called "The Best Of Status Quo 1972 - 1986". The song was written as soon as 1978/79 when Parfitt and Young started it. Francis Rossi was involved later as well.

12" Single:
Rollin' Home [4:30]
UK: Vertigo QUO1812, May 1986
Album:
The Best Of Status Quo 1972 - 1986 [4:29]
UK: Pickwick Music PWKS 4087 P, 1989

The Other Side Of Status Quo [4:30]
UK: Connoisseur Collection VSOP CD213, 1995

Writing Session/Demo Recording
The bonus CD of the SQ 40th anniversary book provided excerpts from both the writing session and the original studio demo, which presumably includes Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan.

This & That [5:26] (writing session [2:25]; demo recording [3:00]
UK: Duroc Media / Octopus Press, October 2006

 
 

Keeping The Wolf Away
(Andy Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Kick Me When I'm Down
(John David/Webb Wilder)

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

Alongside "The Party Ain't Over Yet" and "All That Counts Is Love" this is the third track from the 2005 album written by John David - making him the most popular songwriter who never played on or produced a Status Quo album. Co-Songwriter Webb Wilder is well-known artist in the Country Rock scene.

CD:
The Party Ain't Over Yet [3:16]
UK: Sanctuary Records - SANCD 389, September 2005

 
 

King Of The Doghouse
(Tony McAnaney)
Performed by Francis Rossi

Produced by Tony McAnaney
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Marcus Brown (keys., 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 [3:35]
UK: Virgin CDV2809, 1996
INT: Virgin 7243 8 42201 2 9, 1996

CD-Single:
Give Myself To Love [3:33] (Stripped Down Version)
UK: Virgin VSCDT1594, 1996
INT: Virgin  7234 8 93651 2 2, 1996

 

King Of YourHeart
Look up under (other title): From A Jack To A King
 

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