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Deluxe Editions Of Three Landmark Status Quo Albums Set For Release

‘Perfect Remedy’ and ‘Rock ’Til You Drop’ were Quo’s final releases on the revered Vertigo label, whilst ‘Thirsty Work’ was their debut release through Polydor.

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Status Quo Three Landmark Albums Reissue

Deluxe, expanded 2CD /3CD versions of three landmark Status Quo albums, namely Perfect Remedy, Rock ’Til You Drop and Thirsty Work are set for release by UMC on 6 March 2020.

The carefully curated editions of this trio of Status Quo albums 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. 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 legendary rockers nineteenth album. Released in 1989 the record 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’.

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.

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 third in this series of landmark Status Quo albums, it 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’.

All the CD reissues of these landmark Status Quo albums feature 2 bonus discs of bonus material with live performances and B-sides.

Perfect Remedy, Rock ‘Til You Drop and Thirsty Work are out on 6 March. Scroll down to read the full tracklists and buy them here.

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):
‘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:
‘The Anniversary Waltz’ – Spanish Promo Version #2:
‘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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