Status Quo – ‘Quo’ing In – The Best of the Noughties’5th August 2022
Status Quo are delighted to announce the release of ‘Quo’ing In – The Best Of The Noughties’ an era spanning compilation taking in their greatest hits from the band’s output thus far in the new millennium, which includes 5 Top Ten studio albums, and many fan favorites. Along with this new album comes the release of the first digital single ‘Caroline’, one of the band’s biggest hits ever; a brand-new studio version recorded in 2022. The collection will be released on earMUSIC on 16 September 2022 on various formats: 2CD Jewelcase, Limited Edition 3CD Deluxe Digipak (featuring a bonus disc with previously unreleased live material) plus Digital. Details on further set of collector’s issue Vinyl variant editions are to be announced soon.
As well as all of the key tracks from this important era of the band’s career, the collection includes brand new and never before available 2022 studio versions of the classics ‘Rockin‘ All Over The World’, ‘Paper Plane’ and ‘Caroline’ plus brand new 2022 ‘Out Out Quoin’ Remixes’ of live favourites ‘Backbone’ and ‘Liberty Lane’.
Kicking off with tracks from 2002’s ‘Heavy Traffic’, which was the first ‘proper’ album of the Noughties [following the covers set Famous In The Last Century’], this set also draws from ‘The Party Ain’t Over Yet’ , ‘In Search Of The Fourth Chord’ , ‘Quid Pro Quo’ , ‘Bula Quo!’ , ‘Aquostic: Stripped Bare’ , ‘Acoustic II: That’s A Fact’  and 2019’s ‘Backbone’, plus a few other gems from along the way, including tracks with Brian May and the Beach Boys.
Francis Rossi said of the album, “Coming into the Noughties we were under pressure. Struggling to maintain our place at the top table and, in a way, weighed down by what had gone before. This was a time of change and the band that recorded ‘Heavy Traffic’ is different to the one that laid down ‘Backbone’ but what did not change was the passion, energy and desire to build on what had gone before. The fact that so many of the songs fitted into the live sets along the way is testimony to their strength. Anyone who knows me will be aware that I don’t deal in nostalgia, but I do think that what Status Quo achieved during this twenty year period – in the face of challenges that none of us could have predicted we’d have to deal with – is worth celebrating”.
‘Quo’ing In – The Best Of The Noughties’ is the sound of a band rediscovering their mojo and is shot through with a sense of fun and that irresistible Quo gang mentality. Many of these tracks can be heard live on the band’s ‘Out Out Quo’ing’ Tour from September until December.
CD1 [Noughties Hits]
1. Backbone (Out Out Quoin’ Mix) / 2. Looking Out For Caroline / 3. Two Way Traffic / 4. Cut Me Some Slack (Out Out Quoin’ Mix) / 5. In The Army Now (2010) / 6. Beginning Of The End / 7. Round And Round / 8. Rock ‘n‘ Roll ‘n‘ You / 9. Raining In My Heart / 10. Liberty Lane / 11. Jam Side Down / 12. Running Inside My Head / 13. Electric Arena / 14. Twenty Wild Horses / 15. Blues And Rhythm / 16. Gotta Get Up And Go / 17. The Way It Goes / 18. Bula Bula Quo – Kua Ni Lega
CD2 [Quoin’ Rarities]
1. Caroline (2022 Studio Version) / 2. Paper Plane (2022 Studio Version) / 3. Rockin’ All Over The World (2022 Studio Version) / 4. Face The Music / 5. The Party Ain’t Over Yet / 6. Fun Fun Fun / 7. Pictures Of Matchstick Men / 8. That’s A Fact / 9. I’m Not Ready / 10. Tilting At The Mill / 11. I’m Watching Over You / 12. Belavista Man / 13. Mortified / 14. Temporary Friend / 15. I’ll Never Get Over You / 16. Exclusive Live Medley From Liverpool Pops 05 (live) / 17. Down Down (live) / 18. It’s Christmas Time
CD3 [3CD set only! Unreleased live songs from Westonbirt 2008]
1. The Wanderer (Live) / 2. Rain (Live) / 3. Don’t Waste My Time (Live) / 4. Don’t Drive My Car (Live) / 5. Hold You Back (Live) / 6. Creeping Up (Live) / 7. Paper Plane (Live) / 8. Living On An Island (Live) / 9. Roll Over Lay Down (Live) / 10. Bye Bye Johnny Be Good (Live)