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Album review: STATUS QUO – Deluxe Editions – 1+9+8+2, Back To Back, In The Army Now, Ain’t Complaining

STATUS QUO - 1+9+8+2

earMUSIC [release date 17.08.18] These albums are the next in line to get the Deluxe Edition reissue treatment which covers the band’s output during the 1980’s. This was a period which saw band members come and go, the ‘End Of … Continue reading

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Album review: STATUS QUO – Down Down & Dignified At The Royal Albert Hall and Down Down & Dirty At Wacken

Status Quo - Down Down & Dirty At Wacken

earMUSIC [release date 17.08.18] These two albums have been released in tandem to demonstrate the two different sides of Quo and to prove that live they are still a must see. The Albert Hall show captures the band in full … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 5 December 2017

Status Quo – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow – 5 December 2017

Almost exactly a year ago I attended a Quo gig at the nearby Hydro which was billed as the ‘Last Night Of The Electrics’ tour. Yet here I am a year on looking at a stage lined with white amps powered up … Continue reading

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Singles review: STATUS QUO – The Vinyl Singles Collection 1972-1979

STATUS QUO - The Vinyl Singles Collection 1972-1979

UMC [Release date 10.03.17] The Quo reissue campaign continues with a set of singles covering the years 1972-1979.  We’ve already had a corresponding box set featuring that decade’s albums.  This is the first of five limited editions covering a decade … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – The Hydro, Glasgow, 20 December 2016

STATUS QUO – The Hydro, Glasgow, 20 December 2016

‘Is it the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?’ That was the quandary set by Quo a few albums back and it seemed quite relevant tonight. This gig was part of the ‘Last Night Of The … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, 2 December 2016

STATUS QUO - Parc Y Scarletts, Llanelli, 27 August 2016

Let’s put some background markers down first – I first saw Quo in Sheffield in 1977 and assuming an average of a gig per tour since and then throw in the ad-hoc promotional stuff like the first Aquostic gig at … Continue reading

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Album review: STATUS QUO – Aquostic II – That’s A Fact!

STATUS QUO – Aquostic II - That’s A Fact!

Universal Music [Release date 21.10.16] Over the years a myth has grown up around Quo that all songs sound the same and that their songs amount to the ABC of rock, three chords, heads down, see you at the end. … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – Union Chapel, Islington, London, 9 September 2016

STATUS QUO - Union Chapel, Islington, London, 9 September 2016

When Status Quo reworked their back catalogue in acoustic format, then put it out on the road, the results were stunning and breathed new life into their classics in a manner even their diehard fans would not have believed possible. … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli, 27 August 2016

STATUS QUO - Parc Y Scarletts, Llanelli, 27 August 2016

Billed as “Last Night Of The Electrics” you wonder if this will be the last time to catch the Quo live in all their denim clad glory although the annual Christmas tour may be their swansong in that format.  Sadly, … Continue reading

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Album review: STATUS QUO – Deluxe Editions – On The Level, If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Whatever You Want

Status Quo - Whatever You Want

UCM [Release date 25.03.16] These three albums are the next to be given the ‘deluxe edition’ treatment following on from the last batch featuring the albums Hello!, Quo and Rockin’ All Over The World. The premise is the same with … Continue reading

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Album review: STATUS QUO – Accept No Substitute – The Definitive Hits

STATUS QUO – Accept No Substitute - The Definitive Hits

Universal Music [Release date 20.11.15] There can’t be many rock fans of a certain age in the UK who don’t own a Quo compilation album of some sort. There have been many over the years and most share about 95% … Continue reading

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Album Review – STATUS QUO – Deluxe Editions – Hello!, Quo and Rockin’ All Over The World

UMC  [Release date 04.12.15] Hot on the heels of the latest ‘Greatest hits’ package are these three repackaged and expanded Quo classics. The three albums have been lovingly enhanced with new packaging, rare pictures and an introduction to each written … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – O2, London, 13 December 2015

STATUS QUO – O2, London, 13 December 2015

What does music during the Christmas season mean to you? For the more traditional minded it may be a carol service. For others the sounds of numerous banal seasonal pop tunes (that means you, McCartney) piped incessantly through high streets … Continue reading

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News: Win 10 disc Status Quo vinyl boxed set and authorised book

STATUS QUO - The Vinyl Collection 1972-1980

Win Status Quo Vinyl Collection 1972-1980 boxed set! Our latest competition running throughout September offers a chance to win the highly collectible 10-LP boxed set which features remastered 180gm vinyl with original covers, inserts and an exclusive poster in each … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO AQUOSTIC – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 20 April 2015

STATUS QUO AQUOSTIC - Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 20 April 2015

Mention Status Quo to any non-rock fan and you will get all the usual comments about the band being three chord wonders or how they have only ever written one song which they have milked for the last forty odd … Continue reading

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DVD Review: STATUS QUO – Aquostic! Live At The Roundhouse

STATUS QUO – Aquostic! Live At The Roundhouse

earMUSIC [Release date 13.04.15] I am sure that Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt would be the first to admit that they are not as young as they once were. At this point in their career it would be easy to … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – 02 Arena, London, 19 December 2014

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STATUS QUO - 02 Arena, London, 19 December 2014

For Status Quo’s Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt, 2014 has been one of the busiest of their 65 years. The ‘Frantic Four’ reassembled for a second round of well received tour dates, the band returned to a Donington stage after … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – Roundhouse, London, 22 October 2014

STATUS QUO -  Roundhouse, London, 22 October 2014

The ‘unplugged ‘ tradition is now a firmly established rock n roll industry norm for bands to find an alternative way to revitalise- and of course promote – their body of work. It’s horses for courses however, and one of … Continue reading

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DVD review: STATUS QUO – The Frantic Four’s Final Fling

STATUS QUO – The Frantic Four’s Final Fling

Abbey Road/ Universal [Release date 01.09.14] On the 12th April 2014 in Dublin the last chords of the Frantic Four’s second and final reunion tour rang out and with it closed another chapter in the long history of Status Quo, … Continue reading

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Album review: STATUS QUO – Status Quo Live (box set)

Status Quo Live - box set

UMC [Release date 08.09.14] One of the real highlights of rock in recent years is the reunion of the classic Quo line up – and the successive Frantic Four tours.  Riding the crest of this nostalgia wave is a 4-CD … Continue reading

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