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17 March 2016

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

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. Pre-order to enter here: http://po.st/0ZiV8c

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:

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

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

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 American re-mix (Riva) - Now Hear This
Who Asked You American re-mix (Riva) - Now Hear This
Whatever You Want American re-mix (Riva) - Now Hear This
Come Rock With Me American re-mix (Riva) - Now Hear This
Rockin' On American re-mix (Riva) - Now Hear This
Runaway American re-mix (Riva) - Now Hear This
High Flyer American re-mix (Riva) - Now Hear This
Breaking Away American re-mix (Riva) - Now Hear This
Living On An Island * early demo
Living On An Island * demo / Backing Track


*Previously unreleased

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