With more than 118 million records sold all over the world, Status Quo is one of the most important UK Rock bands of all time. They have become one of the top names of British rock history year after year, album after album. Looking at the list of their achievements, one would say that they have conquered this status long ago, with the most impressive series of gold records, top 10 singles, sold out shows and TV performances...
The price to pay for any band with such a glorious past is the fact the critics and the media tend not to see what the fans are indeed able to enjoy. Despite the ironic self-definition of “3 chords band“, Status Quo keep delivering albums full of ideas. Along with the Stones and AC/DC, Status Quo are the only band able to stick to their rock and roll roots, but adding a new twist, while remaining loyal to the sound their fans love. In concert they have the energy of a young band in their early twenties, even if the band has recently celebrated 40 years of glorious success.
Being their 30th studio album “Quid Pro Quo” is to be one of their best yet! With all new material, the band shows their still current status as one of the top British rock bands in the scene. Looking back at past albums, Status Quo have succeeded to grow not only in popularity but also in reputation album after album, this being no different from the rest.
Starting the recording in April of 2010, the band continues to extend the reaches of their musicianship and push it even further than before with the heavy guitar riffs from Rick and Francis and steady bass of John ‘Rhino’, this is the great classic sound of Status Quo that everyone has been waiting for four years. With the genius producer and long-time Quo collaborator Mike Paxman, as well as the unstoppable team of Bob Young and Francis Rossi, the mixture of talent exceeds far more than awaited! The rocking album includes everything from upbeat, typical Status Quo like ‘Better Than That’ to the steady blues beat of ‘It’s All About You’ and everything in between with the virtuoso guitar riffs on ‘Frozen Hero’. Pushing 14 great tracks of the Quo you know, this is the next step for the band and also includes the mega hit ‘In The Army Now’ in it’s 2010 version.
“Quid Pro Quo” comes as 1CD jewelcase and 2 CD Limited Edition including a full “Official Bootleg - Greatest Hits Live” CD as special bonus, making it serious value for money. The “Official Bootleg” was recorded in Amsterdam and Melbourne in 2010 and offers 10 classics including 'Down Down', 'Whatever You Want' and 'Caroline' amongst others.