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Quo Are Rockin’ All Over The Vinyl Again

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The albums that made up a classic era in the history of Status Quo are to be released by USM (Universal Strategic Marketing) in a 180gm vinyl box set on August 14. ‘The Vinyl Collection 1972-1980’ will be available as a 10-LP Deluxe Edition Box, with each record also available via a digital download code.

The collection features the albums that established Quo’s reputation as the hard-rocking chart regulars we came to love, starting with 1972’s ‘Piledriver’ and ending with the 1980 set ‘Just Supposin’.’ Each disc in the collection has been remastered from the original tapes and features the original covers and artwork, with an exclusive poster in each record.

Piledriver

Original Quo fans from the period, and newer devotees of the band as they continue their remarkable career, will seize the opportunity to own and hear the albums in the format in which they were originally released. ‘Piledriver’ was their fifth studio album but their first to chart in the UK, and included the No. 8 UK success ‘Paper Plane,’ which became the first in an incredible run of 33 top 40 hit singles.

Quo Rockin'

The box set sequence continues with the 1973 follow-up ‘Hello!,’ which became Quo’s first UK No. 1 album. After ‘Quo’ reached No. 2 in 1974, they enjoyed two more chart-toppers, with ‘On The Level’ and ‘Blue For You.’ The ‘Live’ album of 1977 preceded their next studio set, ‘Rockin’ All Over The World,’ featuring their trademark hit single of the same name. The new collection moves on with the 1978 album ‘If You Can’t Stand The Heat’ and ‘Whatever You Want’ from the next year, concluding with ‘Just Supposin’.’

All ten albums in the set reached the UK top five, with nine gold certifications and huge success all over Europe, including No. 1 success in Holland and Switzerland.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Julian H

    June 27, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Hello everybody. I have to say that it’s a sad, strange and wrong choice to leave “Never Too Late” off this set, as it was recorded in the same sessions as “Just Supposin'” and the last album to feature the classic lineup (with John Coghlan on drums). Many Quo fans don’t like the albums after NTL nearly as much as the previous ones and if there is another vinyl set they won’t be buying that to get NTL which makes this set incomplete. Please, take this into consideration.

    Given that Quo have released 22 albums on Vertigo (IIRC), it won’t be possible to put them into two boxes of 10 LPs each anyway. PLease reconsider! Lots of fans are confused and annoyed that NTL is missing!

  2. Julian H

    June 27, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Many fans are saying they won’t buy the set if it doesn’t include Never Too Late!

  3. Carl Traill

    June 27, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Goes to show how pathetic most Quo fans are!
    Not buying it because they didn’t include Never Too Late!!!
    Did any of you stop to think that maybe there’ll be more than 1 box set?!
    I recon if this is successful Universal will release the rest in more box sets including albums that were not released on vinyl i.e 1981 – 1994 and 1996 – 2014 so it’s 10 albums in each box set!

    1972 – 1980
    Piledriver
    Hello!
    Quo
    On The Level
    Blue For You
    Live!
    Rockin’ All Over The World
    If You Can’t Stand The Heat…
    Whatever You Want
    Just Supposin’

    1981 – 1994
    Never Too Late
    1+9+8+2
    Live At The N.E.C
    Back To Back
    In The Army Now
    Ain’t Complaining
    Perfect Remedy
    Rock ‘Til You Drop
    Live Alive Quo
    Thirsty Work

    1996 – 2014
    Don’t Stop
    Under The Influence
    Famous In The Last Century
    Heavy Traffic
    Riffs
    The Party Ain’t Over Yet
    In Search Of The Fourth Chord
    Quid Pro Quo
    Bula Quo!
    Aquostic

    • Julian H

      July 14, 2015 at 10:34 pm

      Carl, many fans don’t like albums like Ain’t Complaining or Perfect Remedy so they won’t buy box set no 2 just for NTL, which means they’ll have JS and no NTL which is the album’s twin. Also, your box 3 won’t ever happen as these albums have been released under different labels.

  4. J

    July 2, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Can’t help agreeing with the first poster. I find it difficult to believe that at no stage of this box set’s development did anybody at Universal realise that “Never Too Late” was missing. It’s not a case of boycotting it, or hoping that “Never Too Late” turns up later on another box by a variety of different band line-ups. It’s just that, as a logical body of work by the celebrated classic “Frantic Four” lineup, it’s a frankly mindboggling omission that reeks of a lack of care and knowledge by the project’s overseer. Please explain!

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