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Various Artists Compilation Albums

This section covers the various artists compilation that albums contain Quo material that was not originally available elsewhere.

READING FESTIVAL 1973 (GM GML 1008)
Album which featured various artists recorded 'live' at the 1973 Reading Festival. The album included "Don't Waste My Time" (4:17) by Quo, recorded on the 25th. August. Andy Bown was also on the album performing "Long Legged Linda", a song that was later recorded by Quo. The album was released in February 1974 and was given a limited edition re-issue, with a new sleeve design, in October 1990. The catalogue number was MQCLP 001 (compact disc MQCCD 001) on the Marguee Classic label. It was re-issued again on C.D. in May 1992 on the See For Miles label (SEE CD 343). In December 2001 "Don't Waste My Time" was included on the "Rockers Rollin' - Quo In Time 1972-2000" CD set.

ALL THIS AND WORLD WAR II (Riva RVLP 2)
Concept album with various artists performing Beatles' songs, for the soundtrack of the "All This And World War II" film. Quo performed the song "Getting Better" (2:19) with additional orchestral backing. The album was released in November 1976. "Getting Better" was included on the CD re-issue of the "Rockin' All Over The World" album in March 2005.

KNEBWORTH THE ALBUM (Polydor 843 921-1)
Double album compilation recorded 'live' at the Nordoff- Robbins charity concert at Knebworth, on the 30th. June 1990. It included three Quo songs, "Dirty Water" (4:17), "Whatever You Want" (4:15) and "Rockin' All Over The World" (4:07). The album and C.D. (843 921-2) were released in August 1990.  In March 2010 the CD was re-issued by Eagle Rock Entertainment (EDGCD410) and in June 2010 the CD was re-issued as part of a CD/DVD set by Eagle Vision (ERDVCD058).

1 & ONLY (Band Of Joy BOYCD-25)
Radio 1 25th Anniversary album made up of radio sessions. Quo were included performing a version of "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" (3:02) recorded on the 13th. February 1968. The C.D. was released in September 1992.

AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING (Débutante 535 110-2)
Another album with various artists performing Beatles' songs. Quo's version of "Getting Better" was included. The C.D. was released in November 1996.

MIKE BATT'S PHILHARMANIA - THE ROYAL PHILIHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (German Stella 559 618-2)
Compilation CD which included Quo performing the Rolling Stone 1964 hit single "Not Fade Away" (3:09). The song was later included on Quo's "Under The Influence" album but without the orchestral accompaniment. Released in Germany in November 1998.

BENZIN IM BLUT (German Polydor 547 501-2)
This CD release was the official soundtrack to the German TV series Benzin Im Blut (Petrol In The Blood). The CD included tracks by Quo, Motherbone and Peter Risavy. The Quo tracks being: Driving To Glory / Fighting With The Pack / I Knew The Bride / Sea Cruise / Whatever You Want (Remix by Das Ministerium) / Don't Drive My Car (Remix by Das Ministerium) / Pictures Of Matchstick Men (Remix by Julian Feifel) / Mystery Song (Remix by Frankie Chinasky). "Fighting With The Pack" (4:31) and the re-mixed versions of "Whatever You Want", "Don't Drive My Car", "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" and "Mystery Song" were at the time of the release exclusive to this CD. Released in Germany in May 1999.

THE NIGHT OF THE PROMS – VOL 6 1999 (German BMG 74321 70562 2)
Various artists 'live' compilation CD recorded in November 1999 and released in Germany in December 1999. The CD included the introduction to Quo's performance, "Whatever You Want" (5:45) and "Twenty Wild Horses" (4:51). "Whatever You Want" was also included on "The Best Of The Night Of The Proms" CD (German BMG 1994 1) released in October 2002.  In April 2011 "Twenty Wild Horses" was included on the German "Under The Influence" CD.

RIOT OF THE AMPHETAMINE GENERATION (Dig The Fuzz Records DIG 048)
Various artists compilation LP released in August 2003. The album included the previously unissued Spectres' demos "Love In Vain" 2:24 (written by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster) and "Say That You Need Me" 2:25 (written by Roy Lynes) from January 1966. The album was limited to 400 copies.

40th ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR (Trinity Mirror DMSQCD01 & SMSQCD01)
Double CD set with the first CD being published with The Mirror newspaper on the 24th. September 2005. This included the Quo 'live' tracks "Rockin' All Over The World" 3:58, "Whatever You Want" 5:09, "Break The Rules" 2:33 and "Roll Over Lay Down" 5:46. The second CD was published with the Sunday Mirror newspaper on the 25th. September 2005. This included the Quo 'live' tracks "Down Down" 5:45, "Caroline" 5:39, "Something 'Bout You Baby I Like" 2:12 and "Rain" 4:43. Both CDs also included a medley of tracks from the new album under the title of "The Party Ain't Over Yet...Album Medley" ("The Party Ain't Over Yet...", "All That Counts Is Love", "Gotta Get Up And Go", "Belavista Man", "The Bubble" and "Goodbye Baby") 5:47. The 'live' recordings were from the band's concert in Liverpool on the 23rd. July 2005.

LIVE AT CORNBURY 2011 (EMI CDLHN90
)
Double CD set various artists compilation recorded at the
Cornbury Festival.  The release included Quo performing
What You’re Proposing-Down The Dustpipe-Little Lady-Red Sky-Dear John-Big Fat Mama (10:57) recorded on the 3rd. July 2011.  Released in July 2011.

THE BEST OF LECHLADE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015 (Lechdale Music Festival 2015)
Various artists 'live' compilation CD recorded at the Lechlade Music Festival on the 24th. May 2015. The CD included "Caroline" (5:52). Released in July 2015.