STATUS QUO To Release 'Quo'ing In - The Best Of The Noughties' In November

August 15, 2022

On November 25, STATUS QUO will release "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 news comes the release of the first single "Caroline", one of the band's biggest hits, in a brand-new studio version recorded in 2022. The collection will be released via earMUSIC on various formats: 2cd jewelcase, limited edition 3CD deluxe digipak (featuring a bonus disc with 10 previously unreleased live classics, newly mixed in 2022) plus digital.

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 the aforementioned "Caroline", plus brand new 2022 studio "Out Out Quoin' Remixes" of live favorites "Backbone" and "Cut Me Some Slack".

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" (2005),"In Search Of The Fourth Chord" (2007),"Quid Pro Quo" (2011),"Bula Quo!" (2013),"Aquostic: Stripped Bare" (2014),"Acoustic II: That's A Fact" (2016) and 2019's "Backbone", plus a few other gems from along the way, including tracks with Brian May and the BEACH BOYS.

"Coming into the Noughties, we were under pressure," says Francis Rossi. "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'ng 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.

CD 1: Quo'ing In

01. Backbone (Out Out Quoin' Mix 2022)*
02. Looking Out For Caroline
03. Two Way Traffic
04. In The Army Now (Studio Version 2010)
05. Beginning Of The End
06. Round And Round
07. Rock 'N' Roll 'N' You
08. Raining In My Heart (With Brian May)
09. Liberty Lane
10. Jam Side Down
11. Running Inside My Head
12. Electric Arena
13. Twenty Wild Horses
14. Blues And Rhythm
15. Gotta Get Up And Go
16. The Way It Goes
17. Bula Bula Quo - Kua Ni Lega

CD 2: Quo'ing Out

01. Caroline (2022 Studio Version)**
02. Paper Plane (2022 Studio Version)**
03. Rockin' All Over The World (2022 Studio Version)**
04. Face The Music*** (7" Single A-Side)
05. Cut Me Some Slack (Out Out Quoin’ Mix 2022)*
06. The Party Ain't Over Yet (Single Mix)***
07. Fun Fun Fun With The Beach Boys
08. Pictures Of Matchstick Men (Aquostic Studio Version)
09. That's A Fact (Aquostic Studio Version)
10. I'm Not Ready***
11. Tilting At The Mill***
12. I'm Watching Over You***
13. Mortified***
14. Temporary Friend***
15. I'll Never Get Over You***
16. Live Medley***
17. Down Down (Aquostic Studio Version)
18. It's Christmas Time***

Find more on Status quo
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).