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 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.
‘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.