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 Who Gets The Love? (1988 UK Limited Edition History Pack, includes the 7" vinyl single with Halloween on the B-Side, in a glossy picture sleeve, Part 2 of the fold-out family tree poster, and housed within the outer card picture envelope QUOH23)
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STATUS QUO Live (1977 UK first press 15-track double vinyl LP on the 'spaceship' Vertigo label, comprising live recordings from their historic gigs at Glasgow's Apollo Theatre between 27th-29th October 1976. The gatefold picture sleeve has some ringwear scuffing with age and the vinyl is Excellent with barely any play)
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STATUS QUO Just Supposin' (1980 UK 9-track vinyl LP including Run to Mummy & Name of the Game [both co-written by keyboard player Andy Bown] plus the hit single What You're Proposing. The glossy picture sleeve has a little shelfwear at the edges, whilst the vinyl appears in excellent condition)
- Status Quo - Hello! - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.56, €14.16 (New Item) (arrived 15-Sep-2021 09:43)on October 25, 2021 at 1:55 pm
STATUS QUO Hello! (1982 UK issue of the 1973 8-track vinyl LP, picture sleeve with record company inner. The sleeve shows just a little edge scuffing & the vinyl is excellent with minimal play PRICE16)