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STATUS QUO TO RELEASE DELUXE EDITIONS OF THREE CLASSIC ALBUMS MAY 26

Status Quo are delighted to announce the release of deluxe expanded 2CD / 3CD versions of a trio of classic albums that were released on the revered Vertigo label, namely Blue For You, Just Supposin’, and Never Too Late. These special editions are to be issued May 26 via USM/Universal Music Canada. Offering 36 previously unreleased tracks/versions between them [see track-listing below], 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.

Blue For You, released in 1976, is one of Status Quo’s definitive albums, it was the last to feature the band’s classic four-piece line up and reached no 1 in the UK album charts. It contains the classic Rain as well as live favourite Is There A Better Way. This Deluxe version is released as a 2CD and has been re-mastered by Andy Pearce with the assistance of ‘unofficial 5th band member’ Bob Young from the original tapes and has a bonus disc of demos and live material from the band’s vault.

Just Supposin’ is another of Quo’s finest albums – released in 1980, it reached no 4 in the UK album charts and spawned the singles What You’re Proposing and Rock N Roll. Again re-mastered by Andy Pearce with Bob Young from original tapes, this 2CD release has a bonus disc of B-Sides and Live recordings.

Never Too Late, released in 1981, was the last album to feature drummer John Coghlan and reached no 2 in the UK LP charts. This 3CD Deluxe edition has been re-mastered by Andy Pearce and Bob Young from the original tapes and has a bonus disc of archive recordings as well as a concert from 1981.

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.

TRACKLISTINGS:

BLUE FOR YOU

DISC ONE

  • Is There a Better Way?

  • Mad About the Boy

  • Ring of A Change

  • Blue for You

  • Rain

  • Rolling Home

  • That’s A Fact

  • Ease Your Mind

  • Mystery Song

CD TWO                                                               

  • You Lost the Love – B-Side

  • Mystery Song – Single Version

  • Wild Side of Life – B-Side

  • All Through the Night – B-Side

  • Wild Side of Life – Demo

  • Bye Bye Johnny – Osaka *

  • Caroline – Osaka *

  • Don’t Waste My Time – Osaka *

  • In My Chair – Osaka *

  • Roll Over Lay Down – Osaka *

  • Is There a Better Way – Osaka *

  • Rain –Osaka *

  • Honky Tonk Angel – Demo

JUST SUPPOSIN’

CD ONE                                                                                                

  • What You’re Proposing

  • Run to Mummy

  • Don’t Drive My Car

  • Lies

  • Over the Edge

  • The Wild Ones

  • Name of The Game

  • Coming and Going

  • Rock ‘N’ Roll

CD TWO                                                               

  • AB Blues – B-Side                                                                  

  • Coming and Going – Writing 1980

  • Don’t Drive My Car – Live – Le Mans 1981 *

  • Over the Edge – Live – Le Mans 1981 *

  • Rock N Roll – Live – Le Mans 1981 *

  • Something ’bout You Baby I Like – Live – Le Mans 1981 *

  • What Your Proposing – Live – Le Mans 1981 *

NEVER TOO LATE

CD ONE                                                                                                

  • Never Too Late

  • Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like

  • Take Me Away

  • Falling In Falling Out

  • Carol

  • Long Ago

  • Mountain Lady

  • Don’t Stop Me Now

  • Enough Is Enough

  • Riverside

CD TWO                                                               

  • Rock ‘N’ Roll – Single Version

  • Don’t Stop Me Now – Austrian Flexi Disc *

  • What You’re Proposing – Austrian Flexi Disc *

  • LP Overview – Austrian Flexi Disc *

  • Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like – Austrian Flexi Disc *

  • Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like – demo acoustic instrumental

  • Caroline – St Austell 1981 *

  • Roll Over Lay Down – St Austell 1981*

  • Backwater – St Austell 1981*

  • Little Lady – St Austell 1981 *

  • Don’t Drive My Car – St Austell 1981*

  • Whatever You Want – St Austell 1981*

  • Hold You Back – St Austell 1981*

  • Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like – St Austell 1981*

  • Rockin All Over the World – St Austell 1981*

  • Over the Edge – St Austell 1981*

CD THREE                                                           

  • Rock N Roll – St Austell 1981*

  • Dirty Water – St Austell 1981*

  • 4500 Times – St Austell 1981*

  • Big Fat Mama – St Austell 1981*

  • Don’t Waste My Time – St Austell 1981*

  • Roadhouse Blues – St Austell 1981*

  • Rain – St Austell 1981*

  • Down Down – St Austell 1981*

  • Drum Solo – St Austell 1981*

  • Bye Bye Johnny – St Austell 1981*

*Previously unreleased

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