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8 September 2010

Mutli-format collection of the last missing archive

The unique relationship with those two great British institutions, Status Quo and the BBC is celebrated on Status Quo Live At The BBC which is issued by UMC on 24 October 2010. The release will be available on a range of formats: 2CD 'best of' collection / DVD / 4CD box set and a limited edition collectors' 8 disc complete set [see over for full tracklisting]. Status Quo's unbelievable career has largely been built upon their unassailable reputation as one of the world's greatest live acts and it is that prowess and power that underlies this collection.

This release is collated from all of the BBC owned Quo recordings that still exist in the archive and charts the inexorable rise of the band: from the first steps made as The Spectres, the brief incarnation as Traffic Jam and then the glory days as the mighty Status Quo. The BBC gave the band a platform and support at crucial stages in their career and thus Status Quo Live At The BBC should be seen essentially as an alternate Greatest Hits, a musical growing up in public.

Francis Rossi said: We've done so much with the BBC over the years that a release such as this truly charts the history and evolution of the band. It's wonderful that these recordings have been collected and presented this way. Rick Parfitt added: The relationship with the BBC has not always been a smooth one but a release like this shows how important they are in supporting and celebrating music in this country. John Coghlan commented: There's no doubt that the Beeb played a big part in getting Status Quo off the ground, and I'm just as excited by this anthology as the fans will be. It's about time it came out.

This incredible archive represents the last great unreleased set of recordings in the Quo catalogue. The collection has been brought together by trawling the BBC archives, but also by inviting contributions from fans. The BBC had a habit of wiping tapes after they were broadcast which has meant that some of the Corporation's output has been lost for ever. However thanks to fans recording broadcasts at home a couple of gems have been reclaimed here for this set.

Sessions for shows hosted by the likes of David Symonds, Dave Lee Travis, Steve Wright, Ken Bruce and more are included here, as are live performances such as the legendary and much-bootlegged Paris Theatre set from 1973, and shows in Wembley, Birmingham and Brighton. Classic performances and, of course, classic tracks: this collection brings together everything of real significance from the psychedelic styling of Pictures Of Matchstick Men to the true Rock thumpers of the 70s to the tracks that made the band a household name, Rockin All Over The World, Caroline, In The Army Now, the list goes on.

Fully supported and endorsed by the band ? the current line up but also the original incarnation of Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan - Status Quo Live At The BBC is a triumphant collection of the defining moments of a truly seminal British rock act, as witnessed, broadcast and archived by the voice of the nation, the BBC. A set to be treasured.

For more information or to request interviews, please contact Chris Hewlett on 0845 601 2833 or chris@chrishewlett.com

STATUS QUO ? Live At The BBC (2CD)


DISC ONE

Spectres
Gloria
I (Who Have Nothing)
BBC Session

Traffic Jam
Almost But Not Quite There

Status Quo BBC Sessions:

Judy In Disguise
Pictures Of Matchstick Men
'David Symonds' - Recorded 16/1/68. Transmitted 22/1/68.

Black Veils Of Melancholy
'David Symonds' - Recorded 29/3/68.

Ice In The Sun
'David Symonds' ? Saturday Club 30/7/68

Price Of Love
'Symonds On Sunday' - Recorded 27/1/69

Down The Dustpipe
In My Chair
'Dave Lee Travis' - Recorded 6/4/70.

Mean Girl
'Sounds Of The Seventies' - Recorded 7/2/72. Transmitted 3/3/72

Paper Plane
'Sounds Of The Seventies' - Recorded 20/11/72. Transmitted 7/12/72. Programme Number: 00YJ3738

From A Jack To A King
Railroad
Steve Wright 30/11/89

Caroline
Whatever You Want
Rockin All Over The World
Ken Bruce - 09/09/2005


DISC 2

Paris Theatre, London Recorded 1/3/73 - 'In Concert' Sound Archives - T 50160.
Junior's Wailing
In My Chair
Don't Waste My Time
Paper Plane
Bye Bye Johnny

Wembley Arena Recorded 7/7/88 - 'In Concert'
What Ever You Want
Roll Over Lay Down
Who Gets The Love?
Don't Drive My Car
In The Army Now

Sutton Park, Birmingham Recorded 30/8/92
Burning Bridges
Caroline

In Concert : 14/03/1998 Rec Brighton Centre Dec 96
The Wanderer
Don't Waste My Time
Rockin All Over The World






















STATUS QUO ? Live At The BBC [4CD Box Set]


DISC ONE: IN SESSION

Spectres
Gloria
I Who Have Nothing
Neighbour Neighbour
[Saturday Club 10/9/66]

Traffic Jam
I Don't Want You
Almost But Not Quite There
Spicks and Specks
[Saturday Club 24/6/67]

Status Quo
Spicks And Specks
Judy In Disguise
Pictures Of Matchstick Men
['David Symonds' - Recorded 16/1/68. Transmitted 22/1/68]

Things Get Better
Pictures of Matchstick Men
['Saturday Club' - Recorded 13/268. Transmitted 17/2/68]

Gloria
Blood Hound
Black Veils Of Melancholy
['David Symonds' - Recorded 29/3/68]

Ice In The Sun
Paradise Flats
When My Mind Is Not Life
['Saturday Club' - Recorded 30/7/68]

Make Me Stay A Bit Longer
Are You Growing Tired of My Love?
Price Of Love
Price of My Love
['Symonds On Sunday' - Recorded 27/1/69]

Juniors Wailing
Spinning Wheel Blues
Down The Dustpipe
In My Chair
['Dave Lee Travis' - Recorded 6/4/70]
DISC TWO

Need Your Love
['Dave Lee Travis' - Recorded 15/6/70]

Mean Girl
Railroad
['Sounds Of The Seventies' - Recorded 7/2/72. Transmitted 3/3/72]

Don't Waste My Time
Oh Baby
Unspoken Words
Paper Plane
Softer Ride
['Sounds Of The Seventies' - Recorded 20/11/72. Transmitted 7/12/72]

Paper Plane
Softer Ride
Don't Waste My Time
['John Peel' - Recorded 8/1/73. Transmitted 16/1/73]

In My Chair
Caroline
From A Jack To A King
Down The Dustpipe
Railroad
[Steve Wright 30/11/89]

Caroline
The Party Ain't Over Yet
Whatever You Want
Belavista Man 00:
Rockin All Over The World
[Ken Bruce Date: 09/09/2005]












DISC THREE: CONCERTS

Paris Theatre, London Recorded 1/3/73 - 'In Concert'
Junior's Wailing
Someone's Learning
In My Chair
Railroad
Don't Waste My Time
Paper Plane
Roadhouse Blues
By Bye Johnny


Wembley Arena Recorded 7/7/88 - 'In Concert' .
What Ever You Want
Little Lady
Roll Over Lay Down
Cream Of The Crop
Don't Drive My Car
In The Army Now


DISC FOUR

Sutton Park, Birmingham Recorded 30/8/92
Burning Bridges
Rockin' All Over The World
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
Caroline

In Concert 14/03/1998 Brighton Centre Dec 96
The Wanderer
Proud Mary
Wild Side Of Life / Rolling Home / Again & Again / Slow Train
Get Back
Something About You Baby I Like
Don't Waste My Time
Rockin All Over The World
Caroline
All Around My Hat (with Maddy Prior)






Status Quo Live at the BBC [DVD]

NEC Birmingham [14/05/1982]

Caroline (4m15s)
Roll Over Lay Down (5m40s)
Backwater (4m50s)
Little Lady (3m00s)
Don't Drive My Car (4m15s)
Whatever You Want (4m25s)
Hold You Back (4m30s)
Rockin' All Over The World (2m09s) [06/03/1999]
Dirty Water
Down Down
Don't Waste My Time (4m10s)

Top Of The Pops

Pictures Of Matchstick Men [15/02/1968]
Caroline (3:40) [27/09/1973]
Down Down (3:13) [23/12/1975]
Mystery Song (3:00) [15/07/1976]
What You're Proposing (3:46) [09/10/1980]
Rock 'n' Roll' (3:00) [17/12/1981]
Dear John (3:00) [01/04/1982]
The Wanderer (3:22) [25/10/1984]
Rollin' Home [15/05/1986]
Red Sky [07/08/1986]
In The Army Now [02/10/1986]
Dreamin' [01/01/1987]
Burning Bridges (3:53) [08/12/1988]
Let's Work Together (3:10) [03/10/1991]
Jam Side Down (3:20) [16/08/2002]
Rockin All Over the World (3:19) [13/09/2002]
The Party Ain't Over Yet (3:11) [18/09/2005]

Other/Bonus BBC Performances
Old Grey Whistle Test Interview
A Mess Of Blues [19/11/1983] ~ Saturday Superstore
Marguerita Time (3:22) [05/01/1984] ~ Little & Large Show
Can't Give You More [28/08/1991] ~ Wogan
Old Time Rock n Roll~ Jim Davidson Presents
Road House Medley (Live From Amsterdam)
Rock Till You Drop (3:20) [13/01/1992] ~ Pebble Mill
Medley (Caroline/Down Down/Whatever/Rockin) (5:14) [21/11/1998] ~ The Generation Game (Jim Davidson)

STATUS QUO ? Live At The BBC [Complete 7CD + DVD}

DISC ONE: IN SESSION

Spectres
Gloria
I (Who Have Nothing)
Neighbour, Neighbour
Bloodhound
Bird Dog
[Saturday Club 10/9/66]

Traffic Jam
I Don't Want You
Almost But Not Quite There
Spicks and Specks
It Takes Two
[Saturday Club 24/6/67]

Status Quo
Spicks And Specks
Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)
Pictures Of Matchstick Men
['David Symonds' - Recorded 16/1/68. Transmitted 22/1/68]

Things Get Better
Pictures of Matchstick Men
['Saturday Club' - Recorded 13/2/68. Transmitted 17/2/68]

Gloria
Bloodhound
Black Veils Of Melancholy
['David Symonds' - Recorded 29/3/68]

Ice In The Sun
Paradise Flat
When My Mind Is Not Live
['Saturday Club' - Recorded 30/7/68]

Make Me Stay A Bit Longer
Are You Growing Tired of My Love
The Price Of Love
['Symonds On Sunday' - Recorded 27/1/69]

The Price Of Love
['Symonds On Sunday' - Recorded 31/3/69]

Junior's Wailing
Spinning Wheel Blues
Down The Dustpipe
In My Chair
['Dave Lee Travis' - Recorded 6/4/70]

DISC TWO


Need Your Love
['Dave Lee Travis' - Recorded 15/6/70]

Mean Girl
Railroad
['Sounds Of The Seventies' - Recorded 7/2/72. Transmitted 3/3/72]

Don't Waste My Time
Oh Baby
Unspoken Words
Paper Plane
Softer Ride
['Sounds Of The Seventies' - Recorded 20/11/72. Transmitted 7/12/72]

Paper Plane
Softer Ride
Don't Waste My Time
['John Peel' - Recorded 8/1/73. Transmitted 16/1/73]

In My Chair
Caroline
From A Jack To A King
Down The Dustpipe
Railroad
[Steve Wright 30/11/89]

Caroline
The Party Ain't Over Yet
Whatever You Want
Belavista Man
Rockin' All Over The World
[Ken Bruce 09/09/2005]














DISC THREE: CONCERTS


Paris Theatre, London Recorded 1/3/73.

Junior's Wailing
Someone's Learning
In My Chair
Railroad
Don't Waste My Time
Paper Plane
Roadhouse Blues
Bye Bye Johnny


N.E.C. Birmingham Recorded 14/5/82. - 'Friday Rock Show'

Caroline
Roll Over Lay Down
Backwater
Little Lady
Don't Drive My Car




















DISC FOUR

N.E.C. Birmingham Recorded 14.5.82. - 'Friday Rock Show'
Whatever You Want
Hold You Back
Rockin' All Over The World
Over The Edge
Don't Waste My Time
Dirty Water
4500 Times
Big Fat Mama
Roadhouse Blues
Rain
Down Down
Bye Bye Johnny


DISC FIVE

Wembley Arena Recorded 7.7.88.
Whatever You Want
Little Lady
Roll Over Lay Down
Cream Of The Crop
Who Gets The Love?
Hold You Back
Don't Drive My Car
Dirty Water
In The Army Now
Rockin' All Over The World
Don't Waste My Time
Bye Bye Johnny

DISC SIX

Sutton Park, Birmingham Recorded 30.8.92 - 'Party In The Park'
Whatever You Want
In The Army Now
Burning Bridges
Rockin' All Over The World
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
Caroline


DISC SEVEN

Brighton Centre 12th Dec 96


Paper Plane
The Wanderer
Proud Mary
Wild Side Of Life /Rollin' Home/Again And Again/Slow Train
Get Back
Whatever You Want
In The Army Now
Something 'Bout You Baby I Like
Don't Waste My Time
Rockin All Over The World
Roadhouse Blues
Caroline
All Around My Hat (with Maddy Prior)

























DISC EIGHT: DVD

NEC Birmingham [14/05/1982]

Caroline (4m15s)
Roll Over Lay Down (5m40s)
Backwater (4m50s)
Little Lady (3m00s)
Don't Drive My Car (4m15s)
Whatever You Want (4m25s)
Hold You Back (4m30s)
Rockin' All Over The World (2m09s) [06/03/1999]
Dirty Water
Down Down
Don't Waste My Time (4m10s)

Top Of The Pops

Pictures Of Matchstick Men [15/02/1968]
Caroline (3:40) [27/09/1973]
Down Down (3:13) [23/12/1975]
Mystery Song (3:00) [15/07/1976]
What You're Proposing (3:46) [09/10/1980]
Rock 'n' Roll' (3:00) [17/12/1981]
Dear John (3:00) [01/04/1982]
The Wanderer (3:22) [25/10/1984]
Rollin' Home [15/05/1986]
Red Sky [07/08/1986]
In The Army Now [02/10/1986]
Dreamin' [01/01/1987]
Burning Bridges (3:53) [08/12/1988]
Let's Work Together (3:10) [03/10/1991]
Jam Side Down (3:20) [16/08/2002]
Rockin All Over the World (3:19) [13/09/2002]
The Party Ain't Over Yet (3:11) [18/09/2005]

Other/Bonus BBC Performances
Old Grey Whistle Test Interview
A Mess Of Blues [19/11/1983] ~ Saturday Superstore
Marguerita Time (3:22) [05/01/1984] ~ Little & Large Show
Can't Give You More [28/08/1991] ~ Wogan
Old Time Rock n Roll~ Jim Davidson Presents
Road House Medley (Live From Amsterdam)
Rock Till You Drop (3:20) [13/01/1992] ~ Pebble Mill
Medley (Caroline/Down Down/Whatever/Rockin) (5:14) [21/11/1998] ~ The Generation Game (Jim Davidson)

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