L L L L
Band Recordings
L L L L
Other Songs & Recordings

LAKKY LADY
LATE LAST NIGHT
LATICIA
LAUGHING MACHINE
LAZY POKER BLUES
LEAN MACHINE
LEAVE A LITTLE LIGHT ON
LET ME FLY
LET'S DANCE
LET'S RIDE
LET'S ROCK
LET'S START AGAIN
LET'S WORK TOGETHER
LIES
LIKE A GOOD GIRL
LIKE A ZOMBIE
LIKE IT OR NOT
LITTLE DREAMER
LITTLE LADY
LITTLE ME AND YOU
LITTLE MISS NOTHING
LITTLE WHITE LIES
LIVING ON AN ISLAND
LONELY
LONELY MAN
LONELY NIGHT
LONG AGO
LONG LEGGED GIRLS
LONG LEGGED LINDA
LOOKING OUT FOR CAROLINE
LOVE IN VAIN
LOVER OF THE HUMAN RACE
LOVER PLEASE
THE LOVING GAME
LUCILLE
LUCINDA

                                                                                                     

LEARNING HOW TO ROCK'N ROLL *
LEAVE WELL ALONE *
LET IT ROCK *
LET ME GO - LET ME GO *
LIVING MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU *
LONELY NIGHTS *
LONG TALL SALLY *
LOVE HER WITH A FEELING *
LOVE LOVE LOVE *
LOVE ME BABY *

                                                                                                     

M M M M
Band Recordings
M M M M
Solo Recordings

MAD ABOUT THE BOY
THE MADNESS
MAGIC
MAKE ME STAY A BIT LONGER
MAKE ME STAY A LITTLE BIT LONGER
MAKING WAVES
MAN OVERBOARD
MARGUERITA TIME
MEAN GIRL
MEDLEY
MEMPHIS TENNESSEE
MESS OF BLUES
THE MILTON KEYNES MEDLEY
MONEY DON'T MATTER
MONY MONY
MORTIFIED
MOST OF THE TIME
MOUNTAIN LADY
MOVIN' ON
MR MIND DETECTOR 
MY LITTLE HEARTBREAKER
MY OLD WAYS
MYSTERIES FROM THE BALL
MYSTERY ISLAND
MYSTERY MEDLEY
MYSTERY SONG

                                                                                                     

MAKING PROMISES *
MAKING UP MY MIND *
MANHATTAN BLUES *
MALLARD PHIZZ *
MATCHSTICKMEN ... CONTROL *
MINE ALL MINE *
MIRACLES *
MODERN ROMANCE (I WANT TO FALL IN LOVE AGAIN) *
MY BABY *
MY FADING MEMORY

                                                                                                     

* indicates recordings performed by individual members of the band

Lakky Lady
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

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

"Lakky Lady" first appeared on the "Ma Kelly" album. The catchy tune is unusual for Status Quo as most of the guitars are acoustic - but nevertheless "quoish". The track also features a prominent organ.

Single:
Gerdundula [3:05]
UK: Pye 7N 45253 N, July 1973

Album:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon  [3:16]
UK: Pye NPSL 18344, October 1970.

 
 

Late Last Night
(Bob Young/Rick Parfitt/Francis Rossi)

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

"Late Last Night" appeared as the bonus track on the 12" single and CD single of "In The Army Now". It was not included on the album of same name, but also appears on the anthology. Please note that Francis Rossi didn't play on this recording which was intended originally for Rick Parfitt's solo album "Recorded Delivery". The song was written ca. 1978/79 by Parfitt and Young, while Rossi later was involved as well.

12" Single:
In The Army Now [2:58]
UK: Vertigo QUO 2012, September 1985
D: Vertigo 888 056-2 (CD Single), September(?) 1985

Album:
The Best Of Status Quo 1972 - 1986 [2:56]
UK: Pickwick Music PWKS 4087 P, 1989

Album:
Rockers Rollin' - Quo in Time [2:56]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001

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 [3:58] (writing session [1:59]; demo recording [1:59]
UK: Duroc Media / Octopus Press, October 2006

 
 

Laticia
(Alan Lancaster/Pat Barlow)
Released as "The Spectres"

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

Co-author Pat Barlow was the band's manager at that time. The track originally was titled "Her Name Was Laticia", but it was shortened before release. Rick Parfitt co-wrote this song with Alan but not being a member of the band he received no credits.

Single:
Hurdy Gurdy Man [3:00]
UK: Piccadilly 7N 35352, November 1966

 
 

Laughing Machine
(no author credits)

"Produced" by John Schroeder

"Laughing Machine" isn't a song, but the recording of the sound of a laughing machine. Some bits of this recording can be heard on several issues of the "Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon" album. On the Castle Master's Singles Collection this recording is listed on the track list in its own right.

Album:
The Singles Collection 1966-73 [0:38] (previously unreleased version)
UK: Castle CCS CD 821, 1998

 
 

Lazy Poker Blues
(Peter Green/Cliff Adams)

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

Lazy Poker Blues was co-written by Peter Green when he was Fleetwood Mac's guitar player. Fleetwood Mac's version was released on their 1968 album "Mr. Wonderful" on the famous "Blue Horizon" label. Status Quo's version first appeared on the "Ma Kelly" album in 1970.

Trivia: Circa 1980 Peter Green recorded an album featuring John 'Rhino' Edwards on bass.

Album:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon  [3:35]
UK: Pye NPSL 18344, October 1970.

 
 

Lean Machine
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

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

Until being rereleased on the anthology, "Lean Machine" was available only through the original 12" and CD-single releases.

12" Single:
Ain't Complaining  [3:37]
UK: Vertigo QUO2212, March 1988 (also on CD Single QUOCD22 and Video Single 080 322-2)

Album:
Rockers Rollin' - Quo in Time [3:36]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001

 
 

Learning How To Rock'n Roll
(Drew McCulloch)
Performed by Jackie Lynton

Produced by Drew McCulloch
Line-up: Jackie Lynton (V), Rick Parfitt (G) + ???

To Status Quo fans Jackie Lynton is best known as the man how introduced the band on the "Live!" album of 1977. Jackie also co-wrote "Again And Again". For his album "No Axe To Grind" Rick Parfitt guested on guitar on two songs. Jeff Rich plays drums on some songs. This track features Rick on guitar.

Album:
No Axe To Grind  [3:35]
D: Strand 6.24326 AP, 1980

 
 

Leave A Little Light On
(Rick Parfitt/Wayne Morris)

Leave Well Alone
(Bob Young/Micky Moody)
Performed by Young & Moody

Produced by Roger Glover
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm), Micky Moody (G), Henry Spinnetti (D), Dave Markee (B), Ron Aspery (Sax)

This recording is available on the almost "Greatest Hits" collection.

Album:
The Nearest Hits Album [3:42]
UK: Revival Music & Productions TROV1, 1995

 
 

Let It Rock
(Chuck Berry)
Performed by Jackie Lynton

Produced by ???
Line-up: Jackie Lynton (V), Rick Parfitt (G), Ian Anderson (flute), Chris Bryant (G), Stuart Hughes (B), John Cook (K), Steve Bruce (D)

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

 
 

Let Me Fly
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

"Let Me Fly" made it's claim to fame when it was chosen as the b-side to the doomed "Accident Prone" single.

Single:
Accident Prone [4:20]
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... [4:22]
UK: Vertigo 9102 027, October 1978

 
 

Let Me Go - Let Me Go
look up under (other title): Street Strutter

 
 

Let's Dance
(Jim Lee)

"Let's Dance" was recorded by Status Quo as a part of "The Anniversary Waltz".

 
 

Let's Ride
(Alan Lancaster)

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

"Let's Ride" is one of four tracks on the "Rockin' All Over The World" album where no co-author has been credited. 

Album:
Rockin' All Over The World [3:03]
UK: Vertigo 9102 014, November 1977
Rockin' All Over The World [3:03] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 596-9, March 2005

 
 

Let’s Rock
(Rick Parfitt/Wayne Morris)

Let's Start Again
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

According to Bob Young "Let's Start Again" was the first song he and Francis Rossi wrote together in 2000 after their long break. The song did not make it onto the "Heavy Traffic" album and remained unreleased unt the demo version appeared on the "This & That" CD which came as a bonus to the book "Status Quo - The Official 40th Anniversary Limited Edition"

Album:
This & That [3:59]
UK: Duroc Media/Octopus Press, October 2006

 
 

Let's Work Together
(Wilbert Harrison)

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

Status Quo first recorded a few lines of "Let's Work Together", an old blues tune, for "The Anniversary Waltz". Later a full version appeared on the "Rock 'til You Drop" album. Bryan Ferry recorded a very special version under the title "Let's Stick Together". Note that the song was written by blues legend Wilbert Harrison, not - as credited on the Vertigo release - by the team Wilbur/Harrison.

Album:
Rock 'til You Drop [3:41]
Int: Vertigo 510 341-1, September 1991

 
 

Lies
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

Single:
Lies / Don't Drive My Car [4:01]
UK: Vertigo QUO4, December 1980

Album:
Just Supposin' [4:00]
UK: Vertigo 6302 057, October 1980

12 Gold Bars Vol. II [3:58]
UK: Vertigo 822 985-2, November 1984

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

Cover versions:
Thunder Road (1981)
Klaus Wunderlich (1981, instrumental version)

 
 

Like A Good Girl
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

"Like A Good Girl" seemed to join the fate of an ordinary album track when Phonogram in Spain decided to release as a single a-side.

Single:
Like A Good Girl [?:??]
E: Vertigo 6059 228, 1978

Album:
If You Can't Stand The Heat... [3:28]
UK: Vertigo 9102 027, October 1978

 
 

Like A Zombie
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

Album:
Rock 'til You Drop [5:03]
Int: Vertigo 510 341-1, September 1991

 
 

Like It Or Not
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

As most of the tracks on the "Thirsty Work" album, "Like It Or Not" failed to create any major attention.

Album:
Thirsty Work [4:00]
Int: Polydor 523 607-2, August 1994

Thirsty Work (Remastered) [4:02]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006

 
 

Little Dreamer
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

"Little Dreamer" is one of the singles and the opening track of the much disliked "Perfect Remedy" album. A limited edition of the single included a sew-on patch for the "Perfect Remedy" tour.

Single:
Little Dreamer [3:58]
UK: Vertigo QUO27, December 1989 (also on 12" QUO2712, QUOCD27 and QUOMC27)

Album:
Perfect Remedy [4:04]
Int: Vertigo 842 098-1, November 1989
Perfect Remedy [4:05] (Remastered Version)
Int: Mercury 983 412-3, January 2006

 
 

Little Lady
(Rick Parfitt)

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

Little Lady is a live classic and has been featured on several live records. In recent years the lyrics changed slightly as there is some German in it now ("I saw my little lady walking down the Straße...". Furthermore it was included on the 2004 Greatest Hits album "XS All Areas".

Album:
On The Level [3:05]
UK: Vertigo 9102 002, February 1975

On The Level (Remastered) [3:01]
UK: Mercury 9825910, January 2005

XS All Areas [3:01]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Live Recordings

Status Quo Live [6:47, incl. Most Of The Time]
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 [3:04]
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 At The N.E.C [4:58]
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 1990
Live Alive Quo [3:25]
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

The Anniversary Waltz [3:15]
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt,  Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Some mispressings of "The Anniversay Waltz" featured a live version of "Little Lady". This rare recording is available on bootlegs only.

Cover versions:
Quomania (year unknown)
State Us Quo (year unknown)
Spectres Of Quo (1986)
Piledriver (1997)
Staus Quo Revival Band (1999, live version)
Dustpipe (2007)

 
 

Little Me And You
(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 [3:49]
UK: Eagle Records EAG CD 076, 1999

 
 

Little Miss Nothing
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

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

"Little Miss Nothing" was first released on the "Spare Parts" album. The track also appeared as the flipside to "The Price Of Love", which wasn't on the original album release.

Single:
The Price Of Love [2:54]
UK: Pye 7N 17825 N, September 1969

Album:
Spare Parts  [2:55]
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 [3:03] (mono)
Spare Parts [3:03] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 717, April 2003

 
 

Little White Lies
(Rick Parfitt)

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

Single:
Little White Lies [3:53] (Edited Version)
UK: EAGXS101, June 1999

Little White Lies [4:20]
UK: EAGXA 101, June 1999

Album:
Under The Influence [4:20]
UK: Eagle Records EAG CD 076, 1999

 

Living My Life Without You
look up under (other title): Richard's Song



 

Living On An Island
(Rick Parfitt/Bob Young)

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

Single:
Living On An Island [3:47]
UK: Vertigo 6059 248, November 1979

Album:
Whatever You Want [4:50]
UK: Vertigo 9102 037, October 1979

12 Gold Bars [3:47]
UK: Vertigo TV1,  March 1980

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:47]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [3:47]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

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

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

This & That [5:07] (writing session [3:03]; demo recording [2:04]
UK: Duroc Media / Octopus Press, October 2006

Living On An Island (Fiji Style)

Living On An Island
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 [3:47]
UK: Making Waves SPRAY CD105, 1992

(Tex Axile Rides Again) In Quo Country [3:46]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4638-WY, 1997
 

Living On An Island
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. Ten years after leaving Status Quo John Coghlan recorded "Living On An Island" for Diesel's album "Flexible Friends". For this recording Bob Young took over lead vocals. Bootleg recordings surfaced although the album remained unreleased.

Album:
Flexible Friends [4:25]
unreleased

 

Other cover versions:

Hiltonaires (year unknown)
Thunder Road (1981)
John Coghlan's Diesel Band (1992)

 
 

Lonely
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

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, "Lonely" was not included on the "In The Army Now" album, but remained unavailable until the release of "The Other Side Of Status Quo".

Single:
Rollin' Home [5:05]
UK: Vertigo QUO18, May 1986 (also 12" single QUO1812)

Album:
The Other Side Of Status Quo [5:06]
UK: Connoisseur Collection VSOP CD213, 1995

 
 

Lonely Man
(Rick Parfitt/Alan Lancaster)

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

This melancholy blues track appeared on the "Quo" album. In Brazil it was chosen as the flipside to the single "Break The Rules" - probably in error since the usual flipside was the almost identically titled track "Lonely Night".

Single
Break The Rules [?:??]
BR: Vertigo 6069 101, 1974

Album:
Quo [5:00]
UK: Vertigo 9102 001, May 1974

Quo (Remastered) [5:00]
UK: Mercury 9825940, January 2005

 
 

Lonely Night
(Rick Parfitt/Alan Lancaster/Francis Rossi/Bob Young/John Coghlan)

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

"Lonely Night" was released as the B-side to the "Break The Rules" single, but it was not included on the original "Quo" album. The first re-issue was on "To Be Or Not To Be", a b-sides compilation. Furthermore the recording was included as a bonus track to the German CD-release of the "Piledriver" album. In 2005 it was finally included as a bonus track on the remastered version of the "Quo" album.

Single:
Break The Rules [3:32]
UK: Vertigo 6059 101, April 1974

Album:
To Be Or Not To Be [3:32]
UK: Pickwick CN 2062,

Piledriver -Special Reissue- [3:32]
D: Repertoire Records RR 4119-WP, 1990

Quo (Remastered) [3:29]
UK: Mercury 9825940, January 2005

 
 

Lonely Nights
(John Wilson?)
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.

The track was probably written by John Wilson, former singer of the Average White Band.

Album:
Recorded Delivery [3:27]
Bootleg, 2002

 
 

Long Ago
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

"Long Ago", written by Francis Rossi with his "standard" songwriting partner of the 1980s and 1990s, Bernie Frost, was first released on the 1981 album "Never Too Late".

Album:
Never Too Late [3:44]
UK: Vertigo 6302 104, March 1981
Never Too Late [3:50] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 584-3, March 2006

 
 

Long Legged Girls
(Pip Williams/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

A rare track, currently available on "The Other Side Of Status Quo" only. The original recording was made for Rick's unreleased solo album "Recorded Delivery". It is not clear whether Francis Rossi actually plays on this recording!!

Note: The album version is longer than the original version. When in 2002 bootleg recordings of "Recorded Delivery" popped up they also included the longer version.

Single:
Dreamin' [4:24]
UK: Vertigo QUO21, November 1986 (also on 12" QUO2112)

Album:
The Other Side Of Status Quo [5:32]
UK: Connoisseur Collection VSOP CD213, 1995

 
 

Long Legged Linda
(Andrew Bown)

Produced by: Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Frank Ricotti (Perc), Jacquie Sullivan (b-voc), Stevie Lange (b-voc), Joy Yates (b-voc)

A live recording of "Long Legged Linda" (performed by Andy Bown) was made at the Reading Festival 1973 - before Andy became a member of the band. (The record also features a live version of "Don't Waste My Time" as performed by Status Quo.) When Status Quo recorded "Long Legged Linda" for their "If You Can't Stand The Heat..." album, Rick Parfitt was credited as co-author, which was dropped again on later releases.

Album:
If You Can't Stand The Heat... [3:34]
UK: Vertigo 9102 027, October 1978
 

Long Legged Linda
Performed by Andy Bown

Live line-up: Andy Bown + ???
Produced by Chris Beckwitz & Jimmy Horowitz

Live:
Reading Festival [3:53]
UK: GM GML1008, 1973
CD-Release: See For Miles Records SEECD 343, May 1992

 
 

Long Tall Sally
(Richard Penniman/Enotris Johnson/Robert Blackwell)

"Long Tall Sally" was recorded by Status Quo as a part of "The Anniversary Waltz".

Long Tall Sally
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 album!

Single:
Long Tall Sally [2:32]
D: A&M Records 390 190-7, 1987

 
 

Looking Out For Caroline
(FrancisRossi/Bob Young)

Love Her With A Feeling
(Hudson Whittaker)
Performed by The Barrelhouse Brothers

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

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 [3:07]
NL: Povogue PRD 7136 2, 2002

 
 

Love In Vain
(Francis Rossi/Alan Lancaster)
Performed by The Spectres

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

In 2003 a British vinyl collection - limited to only 400 copies - presented two previously unknown recordings credited to The Spectres. The origin of these recordings is unclear (probably from John Coghlan's collection), but keyboarder Roy Lynes confirmed to have recorded these tracks in January 1966. This makes them the earliest known recordings from the pre-Status Quo era.

Album:
Riots Of The Amphetamine Generation [2:24]
UK: Dig The Fuzz Records DIG 048, August 2003

 
 

Love Love Love
(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).

"Love Love Love" was first issued as a single in February 1977. The track later opened the b-side of Andy Bown's 3rd solo album "Come Back Romance, All Is Forgiven".

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

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

 
 

Love Me Baby
(Paul Camilleri/Roy Wilders)
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 out of two songs of the album which Francis Rossi did not co-write.

Album:
4 [3:51]
CH: Disques Office 65634, 2007



Lover Of The Human Race
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown)

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

"Lover Of The Human Race" opened side B of the "Thirsty Work" vinyl album. That's probably the most interesting statement on this unimpressive track.

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

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

 
 

Lover Please
(William "Billy" Swan)

"Lover Please" was recorded by Status Quo as a part of "The Anniversary Waltz".


Lucille
(Richard Penniman/Albert Collins)

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

A first short recording of "Lucille" appeared as part of "The Anniversary Waltz". A full version was recorded later for the "Don't Stop" album. The original version was recorded by "Little Richard" Penniman in 1957 and got covered by many artists through the years.

Album:
Don't Stop [3:00]
UK: Polygram TV 531 035-2, February 1996

 

Lucinda
(John 'Rhino' Edwards/Rick Parfitt)

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

"Lucinda", recorded in May 2004, is exclusively available on the single "You'll Come 'Round", which was released in order to promote the then new Greatest Hits album "XS All Areas".

Single:
You'll Come Round [3:17]
UK: Universal Music TV 9868038, September 2004 (also available on 7" picture disk 9868066)

 
 


 

Mad About The Boy
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

"Mad About The Boy" appeared on the "Blue For You" album. Although the track was included in the set list of the following tour (recorded for the "Status Quo Live" album) no official live version is available. In New Zealand "Mad About the Boy" was also released as a single (backed with "Ease You Mind").

Single:
Mad About The Boy [?:??]
NZ: (no details available)

Album:
Blue For You [3:32]
UK: Vertigo 9102 006, February 1976

Status Quo [3:31]
US: Capitol ST-11509, 1976


 
 

Magic
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

Single:
Running All Over The World [3:52]
UK: QUAID1, August 1988 (also on 12" Single QUAID112 and CD single QUACD1)

Album:
Ain't Complaining [3:51]
UK: Vertigo VERH58, June 1988

Status Quo [3:51]
US: Mercury 422 836 651, 1989


 

Make Me Stay A Bit Longer
other title: Make Me Stay A Little Bit Longer
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

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

Like other single releases of the PYE era "Make Me Stay A Bit Longer" never appeared on a regular Status Quo album. Nevertheless it is available on various compilations. On some compilations and rereleases the track title appears as "Make Me Stay A Little Bit Longer".

Single:
Make Me Stay A Little Bit Longer [2:54]
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 version of this track.

Remastered CD:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [2:55]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

Live Recordings

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

In early 1969 Status Quo recorded a live version of "Make Me Stay A Little Bit Longer" for the BBC. On February 25th, 1969 the recording was aired. It remained unreleased on record until it appeared as a bonus track on 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 [2:48]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

 

Making Promises
look up under (other title):
If I'm Makin'



 

Making Up My Mind
(Rick Parfitt/Andy Bown/Marietta Parfitt)
Performed by Marietta

Produced by Rick Parfitt and John Eden
Line-up: Marietta Parfitt (Voc), Rick Parfitt (G), Andy Bown (B, Keys), Kevin Godley (dr ?)

"Making Up My Mind" was the b-side to the first record release of Rick Parfitt's first wife Marietta. While Andy Bown's participation seems to be confirmed the drummer remains uncertain. Kevin Godley of 10cc, who was a close friend of the Parfitts at the time, would be a good guess.

Single:
You're Only Lonely [?:??]
UK: Polydor POSP 305, January 1982

 
 

Making Waves
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

"Making Waves" appeared on the "Under The Influence" album. A different rock mix of yet unclear origin is available on bootlegs.

Album:
Under The Influence [3:56]
UK: Eagle Records EAG CD 076, 1999

 
 

Mallard Phizz
(Jack Lancaster/Bernie Frost)
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 alongside Bloodwyn Pig's bass player Andy Pyle. The only single "Caribbean Queen" and it's flip side "Mallard Phizz" ares omitted from almost any collection of Francis Rossi's work outside of Status Quo - probably because of the limited success of the record.

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

 
 

Man Overboard
(Rick Parfitt/Pip Williams)

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

"Man Overboard", co-written by Rick Parfitt and long-time producer Pip Williams, is one of really few rocking songs on the "Perfect Remedy" album.

Album:
Perfect Remedy [4:28]
Int: Vertigo 842 098-1, November 1989
Perfect Remedy [4:31] (Remastered Version)
Int: Mercury 983 412-3, January 2006

 
 

Manhattan Blues
Look up under (other title):
317 (Manhattan Blues)




Marguerita Time
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

Although "Marguerita Time" was a big chart success (UK Top 5) it isn't exactly popular among the fans as it doesn't sound like Status Quo at all. A cover version was recorded by Dexy's Midnight Runners, whose line-up temporarily included John 'Rhino' Edwards.

Single:
Marguerita Time [3:27]
UK: Vertigo QUO14, December 1983
In The Army Now [3:27]
UK: Vertigo QUODP20, September 1986 (special gatefold release)

Album:
Back To Back [3:27]
UK: Vertigo VERH10, November 1983

12 Gold Bars Vol. II [3:28]
UK: Vertigo 822 985-2, November 1984

Rocking All Over The Years [3:19]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:28]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [3:28]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Live Recordings

A short section of "Marguerita Time" was included in the Roadhouse Medley.

Cover versions:
Status Quiz (year unknown)
Dexy's Midnight Runners (1984)
Studio 99 (2001)

 
 

Matchstickmen ... Control
(Francis Rossi, additional melody and lyrics by Alan Lancaster/Tyrone Coates)
Performed by The Lancaster Bombers

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

Alan Lancaster and his band The Lancaster Bombers recorded their own version of Status Quo's break-through hit "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" with a few changes to melody and lyrics.

CD-Single:
Matchstickmen E.P. [3:14]
A: P.J. Rocks PJRCD 002, 1997

 
 

Mean Girl
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

Status Quo had already signed to the Vertigo label, when PYE released "Mean Girl" as a single. The cover version by Alan Caddy makes this probably the first self-written Status Quo track to be recorded by another artist. In recent years Castle Records (who own the PYE catalogue) have released several previously unissued version of "Mean Girl" as well as a "Live at the BBC" recording dating from March 1972.

Single:
Mean Girl [3:57]
UK: Pye 7N 45229 N, March 1973

Album:
Dog Of Two Head [3:55]
UK: Pye NPSL 18371, December 1971

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

Previously Unreleased Version
Album:
Dog Of Two Head [3:54]
UK: Castle ESM CD 626, August 1998 (Castle Remasters Series)

Early Rough Mix
CD:
Dog Of Two Head [3:48]
UK: Castle CMQCD 755, July 2003

Live Recordings

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

CD:
Dog Of Two Head [3:06]
UK: Castle CMQCD 755, July 2003
 

Mean Girl
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 [4:26]
UK: Making Waves SPRAY CD105, 1992

(Tex Axile Rides Again) In Quo Country [4:23]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4638-WY, 1997

Other cover versions:
Alan Caddy & The Top Of The Pops Orchestra (1973)
Tommy Engel (as "Groupie Girl", ca. 1973)
Cheers! (2000)

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 [
1:56]
UK: Eagle Rock EAGCD466,
August 2011



 
 

Medley
other title: The Brit Awards Medley
(Various)

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

This special medley consists of four of Status Quo's most successful recordings:

Caroline (Francis Rossi/Bob Young)
Down Down (Francis Rossi/Bob Young)
Whatever You Want (Rick Parfitt/Andrew Bown)
Rockin' All Over The World (John Cameron Fogerty)

It was intended as a promotional recording for radio stations and other occasions (such as TV appearances). The medley is a new recording rather than a remix of the original takes. It sometimes is referred to as the "Brit Awards Medley" as it was played on that occasion.

Single:
Rock 'til You Drop [3:52]
UK: Vertigo QUO32, January 1992 (also on 12" QUO3212 and CD QUOCD32)

 
 

Memphis Tennessee
(Chuck Berry)

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

Like many other tracks covered by Status Quo "Memphis Tennessee" was written and recorded originally by the great Chuck Berry.

Album:
Famous In The Last Century [2:31]
UK: Universal Music TV 157 814-2, April 2000

 
 

Mess Of Blues
look up under (other title):
A Mess Of Blues




Milton Keynes Medley
look up under (other title):
The Milton Keynes Medley




Mine All Mine
(John 'Rhino' Edwards)
Performed by Rhino

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-Up: Charlie Morgan (D), 'Rhino' Edwards (B,V,G), Andrew Bown (K), John Savannah (V)

Album:
Rhino's Revenge [4:11]
UK: EAGCD 143, September 2000

 
 

Miracles
(Nick Trevisick)
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)

"Miracles" was released as one of two singles culled from Partners in Crime's only album "Organised Crime". It featured John Coghlan on drums, who joined the band after leaving Status Quo.

12" Single:
Miracles [?:??] (Extended Remix)
UK: Epic Records TX 5040, 1985

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

 
 

Modern Romance (I Want To Fall In Love Again)
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)
Performed by Francis Rossi & Bernie Frost

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

Single:
Modern Romance [3:28]
UK: Vertigo FROS1, April 1985
INT: Vertigo 880 775-7, April 1985

12" Single:
Modern Romance (Extended Version) [?:??]
UK: Vertigo FROSX1, April 1985

 
 

Money Don’t Matter
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

"Money Don’t Matter" was a bonus track for UK edition of the "Heavy Traffic" album. It has not appeared on a regular release in Continental Europe yet.

CD:
Heavy Traffic [3:46]
UK: Universal Music TV 018790-2, September 2002

 
 

Mony Mony
(Tommy James/Bo Gentry/Ritchie Cordell/Bobby Bloom)

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

Written and originally recorded by Tommy James & The Shondells this track has been covered by artists ranging from Billy Idol to "Weird Al" Yankovic. Status Quo's versions sounds like rockin' with a foot on the brakes. "Mony Mony" became the first single to be released from the "Famous In The Last Century" album, accompanied by a mimed (!) live video.

CD-Single:
Mony Mony [2:59]
UK: Universal Music TV 158 013-4, May 2000 (incl. Video Clip of this song)

Album:
Famous In The Last Century [2:58]
UK: Universal Music TV 157 814-2, April 2000

 
 

Mortified
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt/Andrew Bown/Jeff Rich/John 'Rhino' Edwards)

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

"Mortified" hasn't appeared on any Status Quo album yet, except for the Japanese version of "Don't Stop", where it was one of four bonus tracks.

Single:
Fun Fun Fun [3:19]
UK: Polygram TV 576 263-7, February 1996 (also on MC and CD)

Album:
Don't Stop [?:??] (Japan only)
J: TDK TDCN-5597, 1996

 

Most Of The Time
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

"Most Of The Time" was originally recorded for the "On The Level" album. Live versions - always folling "Little Lady" were also released on the 1977 "Live!" and "Tokyo Quo" albums.

Album:
On The Level [3:21]
UK: Vertigo 9102 002, February 1975

On The Level (Remastered) [3:22]
UK: Mercury 9825910, January 2005

Live Recordings

Status Quo Live [6:47, incl. Little Lady]
Produced by Status Quo
UK: 6641 580, March 1977

Tokyo Quo [3:36]
Produced by Takashi Kitazawa
JP: Vertigo PHCR-4171, 1993 (original release: 1977; both: Japan only)

Live 2004
as part of the Mystery Medley

Cover versions:
4500 Times (1999)

 
 

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

"Mountain Lady" was written by Alan Lancaster and first released on the 1981 album "Never Too Late". It was the only self-written song on the album written by one band member alone.

Album:
Never Too Late [5:00]
UK: Vertigo 6302 104, March 1981
Never Too Late [5:06] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 584-3, March 2006



Movin’ On
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Mr Mind Detector
(Anthony King)

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

"Mr Mind Detector" was written by Anthony King, a professional songwriter who provided several songs for Status Quo. The track - more or less a "filler" - got somewhat lost on the "Spare Parts" album.

Album:
Spare Parts  [4:02]
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 [4:02] (mono)
Spare Parts [4:03] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 717, April 2003

 
 

My Baby
look up under (other title):
I Miss My Baby



 

My Fading Memory
look up under (other title):
Faded Memory



 

My Little Heartbreaker
(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)

"My Little Heartbreaker" is one of the tracks from the 2007 "In Search Of The Fourth Chord" album. It is one of the rare recordings since Bob Young's return to the band in 2002 which features him on harmonica.

CD:
In Search Of The Fourth Chord [3:50]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD001, September 2007
F: XIII Bis Records 680, August 2007
D: Edel Records 0184392, September 2007

 
 

My Old Ways
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Mysteries From The Ball
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

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

"Mysteries From The Ball" did not appear on any official Status Quo album until the release of the anthology. A series of bootleg releases is named after this song.

12" Single:
Can't Give You More [3:42]
UK: Vertigo QUO3012, August 1991 (also CD QUOCD30)

Album:
Rockers Rollin' - Quo in Time [3:46]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001

 
 

Mystery Island
(Rick Parfitt/Wayne Morris)

Mystery Medley
(Various)

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

The "Mystery Medley" is based around the "Mystery Song". An early version of this medley of Quo classics was first released as "The Milton Keynes Medley", which was performed on the legendary "End Of The Road" tour in 1984. Later Rollin' Home and Again And Again were added on stage. The first official recording of this live classics - recorded at the famous Montreux Jazz Festival - appeared in 2004 as a bonus track on the "Thinking Of You" CD-single. The medley includes fractions of the following songs:

Mystery Song (Rick Parfitt/Bob Young)
Railroad
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)
Most Of The Time
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)
Wild Side Of Life
(William Warren/Arlie A. Carter)
Rollin' Home (John David)
Again And Again (Rick Parfitt/Andy Bown/Jackie Lynton)
Slow Train (Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

CD-Single:
Thinking Of You [10:18]
UK: Universal 9825824, November 2004

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

A live version, recorded at the Liverpool Pops in 2005, was released as a bonus track on the Australian release of the "The Party Ain't Over Yet" album ("Tour Edition").

Album:
The Party Ain't Over Yet [10:05]
AUS: Sanctuary SANCD389, April 2006

 

Mystery Song
(Rick Parfitt/Bob Young)

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

A shortened version of the "Mystery Song" was released a single in Summer 1976. This song also gave name to the "Mystery Medley", a combination of several Quo classics. The medley has been played constantly on stage since the 1990s.

Single:
Mystery Song [3:58]
UK: Vertigo 6059 146, July 1976

Album:
Blue For You [6:44]
UK: Vertigo 9102 006, February 1976

Status Quo [6:43]
US: Capitol ST-11509,1976

12 Gold Bars [3:58]
UK: Vertigo TV1,  March 1980

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:58]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [3:58]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Live Recordings

Live 2004
as part of the Mystery Medley

Remix by Frankie Chinasky
This Remix appeared on the soundtrack for the German TV series "Benzin im Blut", which includes four rare Quo tracks and another four otherwise unavailable techno-style remixes of classic Quo songs. Certainly not all Quo fans like this remix.
Album:
Benzin Im Blut (soundtrack) [4:34]
D: Polydor 547 501-2, 1999

 

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