Status Quo – Heavy Traffic – 3CD Deluxe Edition Review

Status Quo – Heavy Traffic – 3CD Deluxe Edition Review

21st September 2022 0 By John Deaux

After Status Quo had become a bit of a novelty act after releasing a string of covers albums, theyt finally got their mojo back and started recording their own material. Heavy Traffic was the start of their return, and what a return it was. 

This album is full of the Quo we know and love. The 3 chord shuffle is back aplenty and the 2 hit singles Jam Side Down and All Stand Up (Never Say Never) were enough to wet the appetite of old and new Status Quo fans around the world.

It was about time this album got a deluxe version. Universal have done this great album justice. 

Not only do you get a couple of b-sides a several demo tracks but you also get live material from Switzerland when they were touring the album. So once again you get an abundance of classics like the Mystery Medley, Rain, Caroline and Big Fat Mama for good measure live. 

This is probably the finest studio album Quo have released in the early 2000’s. It’s not as hard rocking as their earlier material, but it does get the job done. It’s mighty fine Quo.

Score 8/10
Track List
DISC ONE: Heavy Traffic
1 Blues & Rhythm
2 All Stand Up (Never Say Never)
3 The Oriental
4 Creepin’ Up on You
5 Heavy Traffic
6 Solid Gold
7 Green
8 Jam Side Down
9 Diggin’ Burt Bacharach
10 Do It Again
11 Another Day
12 I Don’t Remember Anymore
13 Money Don’t Matter
14 Rhythm Of Life
DISC TWO: Bonus Tracks / Demo’s
1 The Madness – B-Side of “Jam Side Down”
2 You Let Me Down- B-Side of “All Stand Up”
3 Let’s Start Again – Studio Demo 2001
4 All Stand Up – Studio Demo 2001
5 Solid Gold – Studio Demo 2001
Heitere Festival 2003
6 Caroline – Heitere Festival, 10th August 2003
7 The Wandere – Heitere Festival, 10th August 2003
8 Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like – Heitere Festival, 10th August 2003
9 Don’t Waste My Time – Heitere Festival, 10th August 2003
10 Forty-Five Hundred Times
11 Rain – Heitere Festival, 10th August 2003
12 All Stand Up (Never Say Never)- Heitere Festival, 10th August 2003
13 Solid Gold – Heitere Festival, 10th August 2003
14 Heavy Traffic – Heitere Festival, 10th August 2003
15 Creepin’ Up on You – Heitere Festival, 10th August 2003
DISC THREE: Heitere Festival 2003
1 Mystery Medley: Mystery Song, Railroad, Most of The Time, Wild Side of Life, Rollin’ Home, Again and Again, Slow Train
2 Gerdundula
3 Big Fat Mama
4 Roll Over Lay Down
5 Down Down
6 Whatever You Want
7 Rockin’ All Over the World
8 Junior’s Wailing
9 Encore Medley: Rock and Roll Music, Carol, Bye Bye Johnny
Label – UMc
Release – 30th September 2022

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