Status Quo will release the first of five limited edition vinyl box sets on March 10th. The first in the series includes all of their classic 70's singles including such gems as 'Caroline' and 'Down Down' The box also includes a download code if you prefer your Quo on the go. This release follows on from the recent album collection 1981-1996 and should be a must for both Quo and vinyl fans. More about the box including a track list follows:
Status Quo release “The Vinyl Singles Collection 1972-1979”, on 10 March 2017 via UMC [Cat No 5726802]. This carefully curated release is the first in a series of 5 limited edition Status Quo 7” singles box sets. Each set will cover a decade (in the case of the Eighties – Two) of the band’s UK 7” singles. The music is also available via a digital download code included in the box.
From the sublime first disc offering Paper Plane / Softer Ride right through to perhaps the most loved track penned by the much loved and recently departed Rick Parfitt, Living On An Island, this box set takes us through the output of a truly seminal band in their pomp. [Full track-listing is below.] These are the records that laid the foundations for the incredible career that would follow.
The Vinyl Singles Collection 1972-1979
Paper Plane / Softer Ride
Caroline / Joanne
Break The Rules / Lonely Night
Down Down / Nightride
Roll Over Lay Down / Gerdundula / Junior's Wailing
Rain / You Lost The Love
Mystery Song / Drifting Away
Wild Side Of Life / All Through The Night
Rockin' All Over The World / Ring Of A Change
Again And Again / Too Far Gone
Accident Prone / Let Me Fly
Whatever You Want / Hard Ride
Living On An Island / Runaway
The singles, mastered from original tapes, will be presented in their original sleeves (picture and house bags).This Limited Edition release offers thirteen 7” black heavyweight vinyl records housed in a rigid lift-off lid box. The box set will also feature a booklet with quotes and chart history on each single along with a selection of rare foreign covers and memorabilia.
Fully supported by the band, “The Vinyl Singles Collection 1972-1979” is a phenomenal collection that will be cherished by Quo fans the world over.
Following on from the well-received release in February 2017 of the albums set Status Quo “The Vinyl Collection 1981-1996”, “The Vinyl Singles Collection 1972-1979” is a triumphant revisiting of the glory days of one of the world’s most important rock acts.