Status Quo: Three New Deluxe Editions

Status Quo are delighted to announce the release of deluxe expanded 2CD / 3CD versions of a trio of classic albums, namely ‘Perfect Remedy’, ‘Rock ‘Til You Drop’ and ‘Thirsty Work’. These special editions are to be issued by UMC, on 6th March 2020. These carefully curated special releases come with an enhanced booklet containing new interviews and notes by Classic Rock’s Dave Ling and also feature rare photos and memorabilia from the band’s personal collection. There are also a dozen previously unreleased tracks/versions across the set [see track-listing]. ‘Perfect Remedy’ and ‘Rock ‘Til You Drop’ were the band’s final releases on the revered Vertigo label, whilst ‘Thirsty Work’ was their debut release through Polydor.

‘Perfect Remedy’ was the nineteenth studio album by Status Quo. Released in 1989 the album charted at no 49 in the UK album charts. The album was produced by Pip Williams at Compass point in the Bahamas and features the singles ‘Not at All’ and ‘Little Dreamer’

This 3-CD set features 2 bonus discs of bonus material with live performances and B-sides

Status Quo’s twentieth album ‘Rock ‘Till You Drop’, produced by Francis Rossi, was the band’s last for Vertigo after being on the label for 20 years. The album charted at no 10 in the UK album charts and is regarded by some as the band’s best album since ‘Piledriver’. The album contains a re-recorded version of the Quo classic ‘Forty-Five Hundred Times’ which is over three minutes longer then the ‘Hello’ original.

This 3-CD set features 2 bonus discs of bonus material with live performances and B-sides

‘Thirsty Work’ was the follow up to the acclaimed ‘Rock ‘Till You Drop’ and was released in 1994. It was the band’s twenty first album. The album which reached no 13 in the UK album charts was their first for the Polydor label. The album featured a trio of top forty singles including ‘I Didn’t Mean It’, ‘Sherri Don’t Fail Me Now’ and ‘Restless’

This 2-CD set features 2 bonus discs of bonus material with live performances and B-sides

These releases are fully supported and endorsed by the band members, past and present – and represent a triumphant revisiting of the glory days of one of the world’s most important rock acts.

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TRACKLISTING

PERFECT REMEDY

DISC ONE – Perfect Remedy
Little Dreamer
Not at All
Heart on Hold
Perfect Remedy
Address Book
The Power of Rock
The Way I Am
Tommy’s in Love
Man Overboard
Going Down for The First Time
Throw Her A Line
1000 Years

DISC TWO
Gone Thru the Slips – B-Side Of ‘Not at All’
Rotten to The Bone – B-Side to 7″ & 12″ of ‘Little Dreamer’
Doing It All for You – B-Side to 12″ of ‘Little Dreamer’
The Anniversary Waltz – 12″ Version (Full): Rock and Roll Music / Lover Please / That’ll Be the Day / Singing the Blues / When Will I Be Loved / Let’s Work Together / Keep A-Knockin’ / Long Tall Sally / Let’s Dance / Red River Rock / No Particular Place to Go / The Wanderer / I Hear You Knocking / Lucille / Great Balls of Fire
The Power of Rock – Edited Version (B-Side of ‘Anniversary Waltz’)
Fighting for Love – early Version of ‘The Power of Rock’
Blondes Don’t Lie – Outtake
The Anniversary Waltz – Spanish Promo Version #1: Rockin’ All Over the World / Whatever You Want / Rock and Roll Music / Lover Please / Let’s Dance / Red River Rock / Great Balls of Fire
The Anniversary Waltz – Spanish Promo Version #2: Rock and Roll Music / Lover Please / What You’re Proposing / Let’s Dance / Red River Rock
Paper Plane – Bray Studios 1990
Caroline – Birmingham NEC 1989
Roll Over Lay Down – Birmingham NEC 1989
Little Lady – Birmingham NEC 1989

DISC THREE – ‘Rockin’ All Over the Years – Live at the N.E.C. 1989′
In My Chair
Little Dreamer
Perfect Remedy
Mystery Medley: Mystery Song / Railroad / Most of the Time / Wild Side of Life / Rollin’ Home / Again and Again / Slow Train
Hold You Back
The Power of Rock
Dirty Water
Whatever You Want
In the Army Now
Rockin’ All Over the World
Don’t Waste My Time
Roadhouse Medley: Roadhouse Blues / The Wanderer / Marguerita Time / Living on an Island / Break the Rules / Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like / The Price of Love / Roadhouse Blues
Burning Bridges

ROCK TILL YOU DROP

DISC ONE – ROCK TILL YOU DROP
Like A Zombie
All We Really Wanna Do (Polly)
Fakin’ The Blues
One Man Band
Rock ‘Til You Drop
Can’t Give You More
Warning Shot
Let’s Work Together
Bring It on Home
No Problems
Good Sign
Tommy
Nothing Comes Easy
Fame or Money
Price of Love
Forty-Five Hundred Times

DISC TWO
Dead in the Water – B-Side of Can’t Give You More’
Mysteries from the Ball – B-Side of ‘Can’t Give You More’
Heavy Daze – B-Side of ‘Fakin’ the Blues’ (withdrawn)
Better Times – B-Side of ‘Fakin’ the Blues’ (withdrawn)
(Brit Awards) Medley – B-Side of ‘Rock ‘Til You Drop’: Caroline / Down Down / Whatever You Want / Rockin’ All Over the World
Can’t Give You More – 7″ Edit
Fakin’ The Blues – 7″ Edit (withdrawn)
Can’t Give You More – Radio Edit (promo only)
The Anniversary Waltz Part 1 -Barcelona, 25th May 1991*

DISC THREE – ‘Rock ‘Til You Drop – The Live Event’
Paper Plane – Sheffield Arena, 21st September 1991*
Price of Love – Sheffield Arena, 21st September 1991*
Mystery Medley – Sheffield Arena, 21st September 1991: Mystery Song / Railroad / Most of the Time / Wild Side of Life / Rollin’ Home / Again and Again / Slow Train
Rain – Sheffield Arena, 21st September 1991*
Rock ‘Til You Drop – Glasgow SECC, 21st September 1991*
Down Down – Glasgow SECC, 21st September 1991
Roll Over Lay Down – Glasgow SECC, 21st September 1991
Let’s Work Together – Glasgow SECC, 21st September 1991*
Little Lady – Birmingham NEC, 21st September 1991
Whatever You Want -Birmingham NEC, 21st September 1991
In the Army Now – Birmingham NEC, 21st September 1991*
Burning Bridges – Wembley Arena, 21st September 1991
Rockin’ All Over the World – Wembley Arena, 21st September 1991
The Anniversary Waltz – Wembley Arena, 21st September 1991*
Encore Medley; Rock and Roll Music, Sweet Soul Music, Bye Bye Johnny – Wembley Arena, 21st September 1991

THIRSTY WORK

DISC ONE – THIRSTY WORK
Goin’ Nowhere
I Didn’t Mean It
Confidence
Point of No Return
Sail Away
Like It or Not
Soft in The Head
Queenie
Lover of The Human Race
Sherri Don’t Fail Me Now
Rude Awakening Time
Back on My Feet
Restless
Ciao Ciao
Tango
Sorry

DISC TWO
Survival – B-Side of ‘I Didn’t Mean It’
She Knew Too Much – B-Side of ‘I Didn’t Mean It’
Tossin’ And Turning – B-Side of ‘Sherri Don’t Fail Me Now’
Down to You -B-Side of ‘Sherri Don’t Fail Me Now’
Beautiful – B-Side of ‘Sherri Don’t Fail Me Now’
And I Do – B-Side of ‘Restless’
Democracy – B-Side of ‘Restless’
I Didn’t Mean It – Acoustic
Sherri Don’t Fail Me Now – Extended
Restless – Orchestral
I Didn’t Mean It – Hooligan Version
Going Nowhere – Live in Stockholm 1994*
Soft in The Head – Live in Stockholm 1994*
Rude Awakening Time – Live in Stockholm 1994*
Restless – Live at Royal Albert Hall 1994*

*Previously unreleased

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