From Planet Rock.
Status Quo have announced their 33rd studio album ‘Backbone’ – their first long-player not to feature the late-great Rick Parfitt in any way.
Released on Friday 6th September 2019 via earMUSIC / Edel, the album features 11 new songs that were recorded at Francis Rossi’s studio in the closing months of 2018 and into early 2019.
Three of the songs on ‘Backbone’ were penned by the classic song-writing partnership of Francis Rossi and Bob Young, with the other members of Status Quo chipping in on the other tracks.
Francis Rossi explained that with the untimely passing of Rick Parfitt in December 2016, the album had to be great otherwise it wouldn’t have seen the light of day.
“This new material had to be seriously good,” Francis said. “Quo have achieved so much and meant so much to too many people for the quality to slip now. Also, let’s face it, things have changed and we’re an easier target than ever.
“Losing Rick was hard to bear but, through Richie Malone, who was inspired to pick up a guitar by him, we can not only keep going but actually pick up the pace.
“The energy that he and Leon (Cave, drums) bring to Quo can’t be underestimated. I wasn’t sure I had another album in me but I couldn’t be more proud of ‘Backbone’. I hope the fans love it, but you can’t please everyone and I’m not going to start trying to now”.
Available to pre-order right here, ‘Backbone’ is released on the following formats:
– Ltd. 1CD Digipak (including 2 bonus songs)
– 1CD Jewelcase (11 songs)
– 1LP+Download [Gatefold ] (LP: 11 Songs / DWL Card: 13 Songs (incl. 2 bonus songs)
– Limited Edition Box Set (1CD Digipak, Live-Bonus CD recorded during Status’ Quo’s ‘The Last Night Of The Electrics’ tour, Status Quo Collector’s T-Shirt)
1. Waiting For A Woman
2. Cut Me Some Slack
3. Liberty Lane
4. See You’re in Some Trouble
5. Backing Off
6. Wanna Run Away With You
8. Better Take Care
9. Falling Off The World
10. Get Out Of My Head
11. Running Out Of Time
The question we have about this release, can they still call themselves Status Quo?
Don’t forget, Status Quo are the very special guests on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s farewell arena tour at the end of this month.
See Lynyrd Skynyrd and Status Quo at the following shows:
Glasgow The SSE Hydro – Wed 26th
Manchester Arena – Thu 27th
London The SSE Arena Wembley – Sat 29th
Birmingham Resorts World Arena – Sun 30th
Back in March, Francis Rossi released ‘We Talk Too Much’, a collaborative album with vocalist Hannah Rickard whom he had worked with on the ‘Aquostic’ projects.
The day before the album, Francis’ autobiography ‘I Talk Too Much’ hit the shops. He completed an extensive ‘in conversation’ tour last month.
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- Status Quo - 12 Gold Bars Volume 1+1 - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 14-May-2021 16:00)on May 14, 2021 at 11:05 pm
STATUS QUO 12 Gold Bars Volume 1+1 (1984 UK 24-track double LP, including Rockin' All Over The World, Down Down, Marguerita Time & a version of Caroline recorded live at the NEC, Birmingham, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has some light wear whilst the vinyl looks barely played QUOTV2)
- Status Quo - Piledriver - 2nd - Gatefold Sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 14-Apr-2021 09:52)on May 14, 2021 at 11:05 pm
STATUS QUO Piledriver (Mid 70s UK 'spaceship' label issue of the 1972 8-track LP, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve & vinyl are in Excellent condition with light signs of wear & play)
- Status Quo - 1982 Official Tour Programme XX - UK - tour programme - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 04-Mar-2021 18:11)on May 14, 2021 at 11:05 pm
STATUS QUO 1982 Official Tour Programme XX (1982 UK thirty two page 9.5" x 12" tour programme packed with photographs & information about the band and their first twenty years, official merchandise and more. This copy remains pristine)
- Status Quo - Again And Again - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $9.86, €8.11 (New Item) (arrived 23-Mar-2021 10:07)on May 14, 2021 at 11:05 pm
STATUS QUO Again And Again (1978 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Too Far Gone, Phonogram company die-cut paper sleeve QUO1)
- Status Quo - On The Level + Inner - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 23-Mar-2021 12:26)on May 14, 2021 at 11:05 pm
STATUS QUO On The Level (1975 UK 10-track vinyl LP, including the classic hit single Down Down. The textured gatefold picture sleeve has some shelfwear evident to the edges but comes complete with the lyric inner and the vinyl remains in excellent condition)