Status Quo - Deluxe Editions#2

‘On The Level’, ‘If You Can't Stand The Heat’ and ‘Whatever You Want’

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Blue For You - Just Supposin’ - Never Too Late
Status Quo are delighted to announce the release of deluxe expanded 2CD versions of a trio of classic albums that were released on the revered Vertigo label, namely ‘On The Level’, ‘If You Can’t Stand The Heat’ and ‘Whatever You Want. These special editions are to be issued by UMC, on 25th March 2016. Offering 23 previously unreleased tracks/versions between them [see track-listing], these carefully curated special releases come with an enhanced booklet containing new notes by Classic Rock’s Dave Ling and also feature rare photos and memorabilia from the band’s personal collection.

‘On The Level’ is one of Status Quo’s definitive albums – a number one hit, it contains fan live favourites ‘Down Down’ and ‘Bye Bye Johnny’. This version has been re-mastered by Andy Pearce with the assistance of ‘5th band member Bob Young’ from the original tapes and has a bonus disc of archive recordings as well as a previously unreleased concert from 1975, the year of the album’s release. ‘If You Can’t Stand The Heat’ is another of Quo’s finest albums – originally released in 1978 it was a top 5 hit and contains the classic ‘Accident Prone’ as well as live favourite ‘Again and Again’.  Again re-mastered by Andy Pearce with Bob Young’ from original tapes, this release has a bonus disc of unreleased demos from the band’s vault.

‘Whatever You Want’, again a top 5 hit, contains the evergreen Quo classic ‘Whatever You Want’ and the hit single ‘Living on an Island’. Originally released in 1979, the deluxe comes packaged with a bonus disc of unreleased B-Sides and the US version of the album which was titled ‘Now Hear This’. The album has been fully re- mastered by Andy Pearce and Bob Young.

Exclusive to the Official UK Store, when you pre-order one of the 2CD Deluxe Editions you’ll be entered into a competition to win a Fender Standard Telecaster®, signed by Francis and Rick.

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.

Press Release - February 2016


Quo - Deluxe Edition

On The Level

DISC ONE
Little Lady
Most Of The Time
I Saw The Light 
Over And Done 
Nightride 
Down Down 
Broken Man 
What To Do 
Where I Am 
Bye Bye Johnny

DISC TWO
Down Down - single edit
Roll Over Lay Down - Live EP
Gerdundula - Live EP
Junior's Wailing - Live EP
Roadhouse Blues - Bonus CD song (live 1975)
Backwater * - Live in Mainz 22/02/1975
Just Take Me * - Live in Mainz 22/02/1975
Claudie * - Live in Mainz 22/02/1975
Little Lady * - Live in Mainz 22/02/1975
Most Of The Time * - Live in Mainz 22/02/1975
Bye Bye Johnny * - Live in Mainz 22/02/1975
Down Down * - demo
If You Can't Stand The Heat - Deluxe Edition

If You Can't Stand The Heat

DISC ONE  
Again And Again 
I'm Giving  Up My Worryin'
Gonna Teach You To Love Me 
Someone Show Me Home  
Long Legged Linda  
Oh! What A Night 
Accident Prone 
Stones
Let Me Fly 
Like A Good Girl  

DISC TWO 
Accident Prone - single edit
One By One * - early demo
One By One * - demo
No Time Left To Cry * - early demo
No Time Left To Cry * - Writing
Keep Me Guessing * - early demo
Keep Me Guessing * - demo / Writing
Late Last Night * - demo
Late Last Night * - early demo
Invitation * - demo
Invitation * - early demo / Writing
Again And Again * - demo
Whatever You Want - Deluxe Edition

Whatever You Want

DISC ONE
Whatever You Want
Shady Lady  
Who Asked You
Your Smiling Face  
Living On An Island 
Come Rock With Me  
Rockin' On 
Runaway  
High Flyer 
Breaking Away   

DISC TWO 
Hard Ride  - single b-side
Living On An Island - single (edited version)
Bad Company * - demo
Shady Lady * - demo
Rearrange * - demo
Living On An Island - **
Who Asked You - **
Whatever You Want - **
Come Rock With Me - **
Rockin' On - **
Runaway - **
High Flyer - **
Breaking Away - **
Living On An Island * early demo
Living On An Island * demo/Backing Track

* - Previously Unreleased
** - American re-mix (Riva) - Now Hear This