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UK Vinyl Singles


THE SPECTRES

7N.35339 I (WHO HAVE NOTHING) (Donida-Stoller-Leiber) 3:01
Neighbour, Neighbour (Valier) 2:43
PICCADILLY
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 9th. September 1966

Debut single, issued with little embellishment from the original demo. "I (Who Have Nothing)" was originally a hit for Ben E. King in America and the song provided a top ten hit in the U.K. charts for Shirley Bassey, in 1963. The Spectres' version failed to chart. Promotion copies were pressed. Now deleted.

7N.35352 HURDY GURDY MAN (Lancaster-Barlow) 3:15
Laticia (Lancaster) 3:00
PICCADILLY
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 18th. November 1966

The band's first attempt at a self-penned single (not to be confused with the Donovan song with the same title). "Hurdy Gurdy Man" is often incorrectly shown in Quo discographies as written by just Alan Lancaster. Yellow Piccadilly promotion copies were pressed. Now deleted.

7N.35368 (WE AIN'T GOT) NOTHIN' YET (Gilbert-Scala-Esposito) 2:18
I Want It (Lynes-Coghlan-Rossi-Lancaster) 3:01
PICCADILLY
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 10th. February 1967

"(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet" was a cover version of the Blue Magoos' American hit. The Spectres' version failed to chart, but the group did receive some attention in the music press. Yellow Piccadilly promotion copies were pressed. Now deleted.



THE TRAFFIC JAM

7N.35386 ALMOST BUT NOT QUITE THERE (Barlow-Rossi) 2:45
Wait Just A Minute (Lynes) 2:12
PICCADILLY
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 16th. June 1967

The group changed their name, in March 1967 to 'The Traffic'. The name change brought the band some unexpected publicity, as Steve Winwood had left the Spencer Davis Group and called his new group Traffic. The Traffic then became 'The Traffic Jam'. The publicity from the name dispute helped "Almost But Not Quite There" reach the edge of the charts, but the B.B.C. banned the single on grounds that the lyrics were 'too suggestive'. Yellow Piccadilly promotion copies were pressed. Now deleted.



THE STATUS QUO

7N.17449 PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN (Rossi) 3:08
Gentleman Joe's Sidewalk Cafe (Young) 2:59
BLUE PYE
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 5th. January 1968

"Pictures Of Matchstick Men" was the band's first single to be released on the main Pye label (Piccadilly records being a subsidiary of Pye). Another name change, this time to 'The Status Quo' (the 'The' was dropped in 1969). It was originally intended that "Gentleman Joe's Sidewalk Cafe" be the 'a' side, but the band were so pleased with the production on "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" that it was chosen as the 'a' side. "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" became the band's first hit, entering the chart on the 24th. January 1968. The single reached the number seven position and spent twelve weeks in the chart. It was also a hit in the American charts reaching the number twelve position. Yellow Pye promotion copies were pressed showing the year of pressing as 1967. The 'b' side was shown with the extended title of "Gentleman Joe's Sidewalk Cafe (75c Minimum)" on later copies. Now deleted.

7N 17497 BLACK VEILS OF MELANCHOLY (Rossi) 3:13
To Be Free (Lynes) 2:35
BLUE PYE
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 29th. March 1968

Criticised for sounding too like "Pictures Of Matchstick Men", "Black Veils Of Melancholy" failed to chart. Yellow Pye promotion copies were pressed. The single was issued with two different label designs. Now deleted.

7N.17581 ICE IN THE SUN (Wilde-Scott) 2:10
When My Mind Is Not Live (Parfitt-Rossi) 2:48
BLUE PYE
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 26th. July 1968

"Ice In The Sun" became the band's second hit single when it entered the chart on the 21st. August 1968. The single reached the number eight position and spent twelve weeks in the chart. Yellow Pye promotion copies were pressed. Now deleted.

7N.17665 MAKE ME STAY A BIT LONGER (Rossi-Parfitt) 2:53
Auntie Nellie (Lancaster) 3:17
BLUE PYE
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 31st. January 1969

Despite favourable reviews in the music press, "Make Me Stay A Bit Longer" failed to enter the chart. The 'b' side "Auntie Nellie" was not included on any of the various Pye material compilation albums issued, until the release of the "Quotations Volume 2" album in 1987. Yellow Pye promotion copies were pressed. Now deleted.



STATUS QUO

7N.17728 ARE YOU GROWING TIRED OF MY LOVE (King) 3:33
So Ends Another Life (Lancaster) 3:10
BLUE PYE
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 25th. April 1969

As the story goes, Rick Parfitt was given a set of Bee Gees' records to practice with and the band came up with this single. "Are You Growing Tired Of My Love" became a minor hit when it entered the chart on the 28th. May 1969. It reached the number forty six position and spent two weeks in the chart. The single re-entered the chart on the 18th. June 1969 and spent one week at number fifty. The 'The' was dropped from the band's name from this release onwards. Yellow Pye promotion copies were pressed. Now deleted.

7N.17825 THE PRICE OF LOVE (D & P Everly) 3:40
Little Miss Nothing (Rossi-Parfitt) 2:58
BLUE PYE
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 26th. September 1969

A cover version of the Everly Brothers' U.K. hit of 1965. Quo's version of "The Price Of Love" failed to chart. The band had played the song 'live' at a NME poll winners concert in London and had received a stack of mail saying that it would make a great single. Yellow Pye promotion copies were pressed. Now deleted.

7N 17907 DOWN THE DUSTPIPE (Groszmann) 2:03
Face Without A Soul (Rossi-Parfitt) 3:07
BLUE PYE
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 6th. March 1970

The release of "Down The Dustpipe" put Quo back in the charts. The single reached the number twelve position and entered the chart on the 2nd. May 1970. Seventeen weeks were spent in the chart (a total that no other Quo single, before or after, has bettered). The 'b' side "Face Without A Soul" was taken from the "Spare Parts" album. Yellow Pye promotion copies were pressed. The single was later re-pressed on the Red Pye, Black Pye, Precision and PRT labels. Now deleted.

7N.17998 IN MY CHAIR (Rossi-Young) 3:14
Gerdundula (Manston-James) 3:19
BLUE PYE Picture Sleeve
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 23rd. October 1970

"In My Chair" was the first Quo single to be issued in a picture sleeve. The release received favourable reviews in the music press and was supported by a Pye advertising campaign with the slogan 'a wolf in sheep's clothing'. The single entered the chart on the 7th. November 1970. It reached the number twenty one position and spent fourteen weeks in the chart. The title "Gerdundula" was made up from the names of two German friends Gerd and his girlfriend Ula (with 'und' being the German word for and). Although the song was credited as 'Manston-James' it was actually written by Rossi/Young. Yellow Pye promotion copies were pressed.  Now deleted.

7N.45077 TUNE TO THE MUSIC (Rossi-Young) 3:07
Good Thinking (Status Quo) 3:34
BLUE PYE
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 18th. June 1971

"Tune To The Music" was the last single to be issued while the band were with Pye. The 'b' side, "Good Thinking" was Quo's first instrumental release and was not included on any of the various compilation albums released, until PRT issued the "Fresh Quota" mini album in 1981. Yellow Pye promotion copies were pressed. Now deleted.

6059 071 PAPER PLANE (Rossi-Young) 2:57
Softer Ride (Parfitt-Lancaster) 4:01
SPIRAL VERTIGO
Produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 10th. November 1972

With the change of label to Vertigo, Quo released their first self produced single. "Paper Plane" saw the band return to the charts and started a run of thirty four consecutive hit singles. The single entered the chart on the 13th. January 1973 and reached the number eight position. A total of eleven weeks were spent in the chart. The 'b' side "Softer Ride" was later included on the "Hello!" album. Promotion copies were pressed. The single was also pressed with a paper spiral label and re-pressed on the standard Vertigo label. Now deleted.

7N.45229 MEAN GIRL (Rossi-Young) 3:53
Everything (Rossi-Parfitt) 2:35
BLUE PYE
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 22nd. February 1973

Taken from the "Dog Of Two Head" album, "Mean Girl" was issued, as a single, by Pye records in an attempt to follow the success of "Paper Plane". It entered the chart on the 14th. April 1973 and reached the number twenty position, spending eleven weeks in the chart. "Everything" was taken from the "Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon" album. Yellow Pye promotion copies were pressed. The single was later re-pressed on Turquoise Pye and Red Pye. Now deleted.

7N 45253 GERDUNDULA (Manston-James) 3:50
Lakky Lady (Rossi-Parfitt) 3:12
RED PYE
Produced by John Schroeder
Released: July 1973

Pye's follow up to "Mean Girl". Despite being featured, at the time, in the band's live set, "Gerdundula" failed to chart. This version of "Gerdundula" was the recording from the "Dog Of Two Head" album and not the earlier version of the song that was released as the 'b' side of the "In My Chair" single. "Lakky Lady" was taken from the "Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon" album. Promotion copies were pressed. The single was later re-pressed on the PRT label. Now deleted.

6059 085 CAROLINE (Rossi-Young) 3:43
Joanne (Lancaster) 4:06
VERTIGO
Produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 31st. August 1973

"Caroline" became Quo's most successful single, to date, when it reached the number five position. It had entered the chart on the 8th. September 1973 and spent thirteen weeks there. Later pressings of the single credited the 'b' side as Lancaster/Parfitt. Now deleted.

6059 101 BREAK THE RULES (Rossi-Young-Parfitt-Lancaster-Coghlan) 3:38
Lonely Night (Parfitt-Lancaster-Rossi-Young-Coghlan) 3:21
VERTIGO
Produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 26th. April 1974

Although not the band's choice for a single, "Break The Rules" continued Quo's successful run of hit singles. It entered the chart on the 4th. May 1974 and reached the number eight position. The single spent eight weeks in the chart. Now deleted.

6059 114 DOWN DOWN (Rossi-Young) 3:49
Nightride (Parfitt-Young) 3:52
VERTIGO
Produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 29th. November 1974.

Quo's first, and to date only, number one single, "Down Down" entered the chart on the 7th. December 1974. It spent eleven weeks in the chart. "Nightride" and an extended version of "Down Down" were included on the "On The Level" album. Now deleted.

QUO 13 ROLL OVER LAY DOWN (Rossi-Young-Lancaster-Parfitt-Coghlan) 5:40
Gerdundula (Manston-James) 2:39
Junior's Wailing (White-Pugh) 3:54
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 13th. May 1975

Live E.P. (then known as 'maxi-singles') recorded at the Southend Kursaal, on the 1st. March 1975 and Trentham Gardens, Stoke, on the 2nd. March 1975. Issued in a picture sleeve with sleeve notes written by John Peel. "Roll Over Lay Down" became the first E.P. to chart since the Beatles, some twelve years earlier. The E.P. entered the chart on the 17th. May 1975. It reached the number nine position and spent eight weeks in the chart. Now deleted.

6059 133 RAIN (Parfitt) 4:33
You Lost The Love (Rossi-Young) 2:58
VERTIGO
Produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 6th. February 1976

"Rain" entered the chart on the 14th. February 1976. The single reached the number seven position and spent seven weeks in the chart. Now deleted.

6059 146 MYSTERY SONG (Parfitt-Young) 3:58
Drifting Away (Parfitt-Lancaster) 5:05
VERTIGO
Produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 2nd. July 1976

An edited version of the song taken from the "Blue For You" album, "Mystery Song" reached the number eleven position. It entered the chart on the 10th. July 1976 and spent nine weeks there. "Drifting Away" was taken from the "Quo" album. Now deleted.

6059 153 WILD SIDE OF LIFE (Warren-Carter) 3:15
All Through The Night (Lancaster-Rossi) 3:14
VERTIGO
Produced by Roger Glover
'b' side produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 3rd. December 1976

Quo brought in an outside producer, for the first time since leaving Pye, when recording "Wild Side Of Life". The song had been originally recorded by Hank Thompson in 1952 and gave Tommy Quickly a U.K. chart hit when his version reached the number thirty three position in 1964. Quo's version of "Wild Side Of Life" entered the chart on the 11th. December 1976. It reached the number nine position and spent twelve weeks in the chart. The single was also pressed on Buff Vertigo. Now deleted.

BD 103 DOWN THE DUSTPIPE (Groszmann) - Mean Girl (Rossi-Young) /
In My Chair (Rossi-Young) - Gerdundula (Manston-James)
RED PYE 12" only
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 13th. May 1977

Quo's first 12" single. Issued in Pye's 'Big Deal' series. "Gerdundula" was the original version. Later re-pressed on the PRT label. Now deleted.

6059 184 ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD (Fogerty) 3:33
Ring Of A Change (Rossi-Young) 4:21
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Pip Williams
'b' side produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 30th. September 1977

A cover version of the John Fogerty (of Creedence Clearwater Revival fame) song, "Rockin' All Over The World" entered the chart on the 8th. October 1977. It reached the number three position and spent sixteen weeks in the chart. "Ring Of A Change" was taken from the "Blue For You" album. Now deleted.

7N 46095 MEAN GIRL (Rossi-Young) 3:53
In My Chair (Rossi-Young) 3:14
RED PYE
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 21st. July 1978

Pye re-issue. Now deleted.

QUO 1 AGAIN AND AGAIN (Parfitt-Bown-Lynton) 3:40
Too Far Gone (Lancaster) 3:12
VERTIGO
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 25th. August 1978

Released to coincide with Quo's appearance at the Reading Festival, "Again And Again" entered the chart on the 2nd. September 1978 and reached the number number thirteen position. It spent a total of nine weeks in the chart. The single was also pressed with a paper label. "Too Far Gone" was taken from the "Rockin' All Over The World" album. Now deleted.

7N 46103 PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN (Rossi) 3:08
Ice In The Sun (Wilde-Scott) 2:10
RED PYE
Produced by John Schroeder
Released: September 1978

Ten year anniversary re-issue. The single was later re-pressed on the PRT label. Now deleted.

QUO 2 ACCIDENT PRONE (Williams-Hutchins) 4:08
Let Me Fly (Rossi-Frost) 4:20
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 17th. November 1978

"Accident Prone" gave Quo their most disappointing chart position since signing to Vertigo. The single entered the chart on the 25th. November 1978 and peaked at the number thirty six position. It spent a total of eight weeks in the chart. Both songs were taken from the "If You Can't Stand The Heat" album. "Accident Prone" was also pressed with a paper label. Now deleted.

FBS 2 PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN (Rossi) 3:08
Down The Dustpipe (Groszmann) 2:03
PYE Flash Backs Yellow Vinyl Picture Sleeve
Produced by John Schroeder
Release Date: 6th. March 1979

Re-issue in Pye's 'Flash Backs' series. The single was later pressed on black vinyl and re-pressed on the PRT label. Now deleted.

7P 103 IN MY CHAIR (Rossi-Young) 3:14
Gerdundula (Manston-James) 3:19
RED PYE Picture Sleeve
Produced by John Schroeder
Released: June 1979

Re-issue released by Pye during Quo's 1979 British tour. To promote the single and the "Just For The Record" album, fifty thousand flexi discs (QUO 1 SFI 434) were produced. Half of these were given away on the tour, with a Record Mirror 'special' on Quo. The flexi disc featured extracts of the 'a' side and a spoken advertisement. Vinyl promotion copies of the single were also pressed. "Gerdundula" was the original version. Now deleted.

6059 242 WHATEVER YOU WANT (Parfitt-Bown) 4:01
Hard Ride (Lancaster-Green) 3:22
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 14th. September 1979

"Whatever You Want" reached the number four position and spent nine weeks in the chart. It had entered the chart on the 22nd. September 1979. The first hundred thousand copies were issued in a picture sleeve. The 'b' side "Hard Ride" was unavailable elsewhere until 1983, when it was included on the "To Be Or Not To Be" album. Now deleted.

6059 248 LIVING ON AN ISLAND (Parfitt-Young) 3:47
Runaway (Rossi-Frost) 4:32
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 16th. November 1979

A surprise choice for a single, "Living On An Island" showed that Quo could achieve success with a soft, acoustic song. The single entered the chart on the 24th. November 1979. It reached the number sixteen position and spent ten weeks in the chart. Both songs were taken from the "Whatever You Want" album. The first hundred thousand copies were issued in a picture sleeve. Now deleted.

QUO 3 WHAT YOU'RE PROPOSING (Rossi-Frost) 4:13
A B Blues (Rossi-Parfitt-Lancaster-Coghlan-Bown) 4:33
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Status Quo & John Eden
Release Date: 3rd. October 1980

"What You're Proposing" became Quo's second most successful single, to date, reaching the number two position. It had entered the chart on the 11th. October 1980 and spent eleven weeks there. The first seventy five thousand copies were issued in a picture sleeve. Now deleted.

QUO 4 LIES (Rossi-Frost) 3:56
DON'T DRIVE MY CAR (Parfitt-Bown) 4:12
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Status Quo & John Eden
Release Date: 28th. November 1980

Double 'A' side single. "Lies" / "Don't Drive My Car" entered the chart on the 6th. December 1980. It reached the number eleven position and spent ten weeks in the chart. The first one hundred thousand copies were issued in a coloured picture sleeve and one hundred and fifty thousand copies were issued in a black & white sleeve. Some copies of the single were mispressed with "Don't Drive My Caf" and "Don't Drive Myicar" printed. Both songs were taken from the "Just Supposin'" album. Now deleted.

QUO 5 SOMETHING 'BOUT YOU BABY I LIKE (Supa) 2:50
Enough Is Enough (Rossi-Frost-Parfitt) 2:52
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Status Quo & John Eden
Release Date: 20th. February 1981.

"Something 'Bout You Baby I Like" entered the chart on the 28th. February 1981. It reached the number nine position and spent seven weeks in the chart. The single was available in a blue, red or multicoloured sleeve. The song had been a hit for Tom Jones in 1974, when his version reached the number thirty six position in the U.K. chart. Now deleted.

OG 9142 MEAN GIRL (Rossi-Young) 3:53
In My Chair (Rossi-Young) 3:14
OLD GOLD
Produced by John Schroeder
Released: November 1981

Re-issue by 'golden oldie' specialist label. Pressed with two different label designs.  Now deleted.

QUO 6 ROCK N' ROLL (Rossi-Frost) 4:04
Hold You Back (Rossi-Young-Parfitt) 4:22
Backwater (Parfitt-Lancaster) 4:21
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Status Quo & John Eden
'b1' produced by Pip Williams
'b2' produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 20th. November 1981

An edited version of the song from the "Just Supposin'" album, "Rock N' Roll" entered the chart on the 28th. November 1981. It reached the number eight position and spent eleven weeks in the chart. The 'b' sides were at 33 rpm. A juke box version (QUO JB 6) was pressed with just "Hold You Back" as the 'b' side and at 45 rpm. "Hold You Back" was taken from the "Rockin' All Over The World" album and "Backwater" was taken from the "Quo" album. Now deleted.

QUO 7 DEAR JOHN (Gustafson-Macauley) 3:12
I Want The World To Know (Lancaster-Lamb) 3:21
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 19th. March 1982

First release featuring the band's new drummer Pete Kircher. The release of the "Dear John" single began Quo's twentieth anniversary celebrations. The single entered the chart on the 27th. March 1982. It reached the number ten position and spent eight weeks in the chart. Now deleted.

QUO 8 SHE DON'T FOOL ME (Parfitt-Bown) 4:30
Never Too Late (Rossi-Frost) 3:57
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Status Quo
'b' side produced by Status Quo & John Eden
Release Date: 4th. June 1982

Taken from the "1+9+8+2" album, "She Don't Fool Me" reached the number thirty six position. The single entered the chart on the 12th. June 1982 and spent five weeks there. The 'b' side was taken from the "Never Too Late" album. Now deleted.

QUO 10 CAROLINE (Live at the N.E.C.) (Rossi-Young) 4:58
Dirty Water (Live at the N.E.C.) (Rossi-Young) 4:00
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 22nd. October 1982
QUO 1012 12" with Down Down (Live at the N.E.C.) (Rossi-Young) 5:27
QUO P10 Picture Disc

Live single, recorded on the 14th. May 1982 at the N.E.C. in Birmingham. "Caroline" entered the chart on the 30th.October 1982 and reached the number thirteen position. The B.B.C.'s refusal to play a video of the band in concert, performing the song, on Top Of The Pops and seemingly justified allegations that the single's chart progress was hindered distracted from it's success. A total of seven weeks were spent in the chart. "Caroline" was the first Vertigo single, by the band, to be available as a 12" and to be issued on picture disc. The 'live' recordings of "Dirty Water" and "Down Down" are unavailable elsewhere. 12" white label test pressings were made. Now deleted.

OG 9298 PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN (Rossi) 3:08
Down The Dustpipe (Groszmann) 2:03
OLD GOLD
Produced by John Schroeder
Released: May 1983

'Golden Oldie' re-issue. The single was later pressed with the bar code printed on the record middle. Now deleted.

QUO 11 OL' RAG BLUES (Lancaster-Lamb) 2:51
Stay The Night (Rossi-Miller-Frost) 3:02
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 2nd. September 1983
QUO B-11 Blue Vinyl - different back sleeve
QUO 1112 12" with Whatever You Want (Live at the N.E.C.) (Parfitt-Bown) 4:21
Ol' Rag Blues (extended re-mixed version) 4:50

"Ol' Rag Blues" was originally available pressed in blue vinyl. The single was also available in a re-mixed extended form on 12". "Ol' Rag Blues" entered the chart on the 10th. September 1983 and reached the number nine position. It spent eight weeks in the chart. "Whatever You Want" was a live version of the song, recorded on the 14th. May 1982 at the N.E.C., in Birmingham. 12" white label test pressing were made. Now deleted.

QUO 12 A MESS OF BLUES (Pomus-Shuman) 3:22
Big Man (Lancaster-Green) 3:40
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 28th. October 1983
QUO 1212 12" with Young Pretender (Rossi-Frost) 3:32
A Mess Of Blues (extended version) 4:48

Taken from the "Back To Back" album, "A Mess Of Blues" entered the chart on the 5th. November 1983. It reached the number fifteen position and spent six weeks in the chart. Both "Big Man" and "Young Pretender" were taken from the "1+9+8+2" album. Elvis Presley's version of "A Mess Of Blues" had reached the number two position in the U.K. chart, in 1960. Promotion copies of the 12" version were pressed. About five hundred 7" picture sleeves were printed with the photographs reversed. Now deleted.

QUO 14 MARGUERITA TIME (Rossi-Frost) 3:27
Resurrection (Bown-Parfitt) 3:46
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 2nd. December 1983
QUOP 14 Picture Disc
QUO 1414 Christmas Double Pack with Caroline & Joanne
Gatefold Picture Sleeve

"Marguerita Time" became Quo's most successful single, in recent years, when it reached the number three position in the chart. The single had entered the chart on the 10th. December 1983 and spent eleven weeks there. A special Christmas gift pack edition of the single was issued. Several Quo discographies incorrectly show "Marguerita Time" as being issued in a 12" format. The 'b' side "Resurrection" was taken from the "1+9+8+2" album. The single was also pressed on the Blue Vertigo label and the White Vertigo label. Now deleted.

QUO 15 GOING DOWN TOWN TONIGHT (Johnson) 4:20
Too Close To The Ground (Parfitt-Bown) 3:43
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 11th. May 1984

A re-recorded version of the song from the "Back To Back" album. "Going Down Town Tonight" became the fourth single, from that album, to enter the chart on the 19th. May 1984. It reached the number twenty position and spent six weeks in the chart. "Too Close To The Ground" was, also, taken from the "Back To Back" album. Now deleted.

QUO 16 THE WANDERER (Maresca) 3:27
Can't Be Done (Rossi-Frost) 3:06
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Pip Williams
'b' side produced by Status Quo
Release Date: 19th. October 1984
QUOP 16 12" Clear Vinyl

A cover version of the Dion classic, "The Wanderer" entered the chart on the 27th. October 1984. It reached the number seven position and spent eleven weeks in the chart. The Dion original had been a U.K. chart hit in 1962 and 1976 reaching the number ten and sixteen positions respectively. The 'b' side "Can't Be Done" was taken from the "Back To Back" album. The single was also pressed on the Blue Vertigo label. Now deleted.

OG 9566 CAROLINE (Rossi-Young) 3:43
Down Down (Rossi-Young) 3:49
OLD GOLD
Produced by Status Quo
Released: November 1985

Old Gold re-issue. Now deleted.

OG 9567 ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD (Fogerty) 3:33
Paper Plane (Rossi-Young) 2:57
OLD GOLD
Produced by Pip Williams'b' side produced by Status Quo
Released: November 1985

Old Gold re-issue. The single was issued in a picture sleeve in August 1989 and in a different picture sleeve in September 1990. "Paper Plane" was incorrectly shown as 'from the Rockin' All Over The World album'. Now deleted.

QUO 18 ROLLIN' HOME (David) 3:56
Lonely (Rossi-Parfitt) 5:05
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Dave Edmunds
'b' sides produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 9th. May 1986
QUO 1812 12" with Keep Me Guessing (Rossi-Young-Parfitt) 4:30
Rollin' Home 4:24
QUO PD18 Shaped Picture Disc

"Rollin' Home" was the first release featuring the band's new line up of Rossi / Parfitt / Bown / Edwards / Rich. It entered the chart on the 17th. May 1986. The single reached the number nine position and spent six weeks in the chart. The 'a' side was a different song to "Rolling Home" on the "Blue For You" album. The single was also pressed on the Blue Vertigo and Bronze Vertigo labels. Now deleted.

QUO 19 RED SKY (David) 4:13
Don't Give It Up (Lightman-Edwards-Rossi-Parfitt) 4:18
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Dave Edmunds
'b1' produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 18th. July 1986
QUO 1912 12" with Milton Keynes Medley (Mystery Song / Railroad / Most Of The Time / Wild Side Of Life / Slow Train) 8:13
QUOPB 191 12" with wrap around poster
'b2' produced by Tim Summerhayes
QUODP 19 Double Pack with Rockin' All Over The World & Whatever You Want
Gatefold Picture Sleeve

Taken from the "In The Army Now" album, "Red Sky" spent eight weeks in the chart. The single had entered the chart on the 26th. July 1986 and reached the number nineteen position. White label 12" promotion copies were pressed and the single was also pressed with a design record middle. In addition Phonogram gave away jars of "Red Sky" coffee (similar to 'Red Mountain') to aid promotion. The wrap around poster showed the additional track on the 12" as "The Milton Keynes Medley 1984".  Now deleted.

QUO 20 IN THE ARMY NOW (Bolland-Bolland) 3:52
Heartburn (Patrick-Parfitt-Rossi) 4:44
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 22nd. September 1986
QUO 2012 12" with Late Last Night (Young-Parfitt-Rossi) 2:58
In The Army Now (military mix) 5:55
with poster
QUO PD 20 Picture Disc
QUO DP20 Double Pack with Marguerita Time & What You're Proposing
Gatefold Picture Sleeve

"In The Army Now" entered the chart on the 4th. October 1986. It reached the number two position and spent fourteen weeks in the chart. The single was also pressed with a design record middle and a limited number of 7" copies were issued with a patch. White label 7" and 12" test pressings were made. "In The Army Now reached the number one position in the West German chart and the number two position in the French chart. Now deleted.

QUO 21 DREAMIN' (Rossi-Frost) 3:07
Long-Legged Girls (Williams-Parfitt) 5:23
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 28th. November 1986
QUO 2112 12" with The Quo Christmas Cake Mix (The Wanderer / Whatever You Want / Something 'Bout You Baby I Like / Roll Over Lay Down / Rain / Break The Rules / Rockin' All Over The World) 5:56
Dreamin' (wet mix) 4:26
'b2' produced by Sanny-X
QUOP 21 With wrap around poster

"Dreamin'" was the fourth single to be taken from the "In The Army Now" album. It reached the number fifteen position and entered the chart on the 6th. December 1986. A total of eight weeks were spent in the chart. The single was also pressed on the White and the Blue Vertigo labels. "Something 'Bout You Baby I Like" was incorrectly shown as 'Something 'Bout You'. Promotion copies of the 12" (QUO DJ 2112) were pressed and white label test pressings were made.  Now deleted.

QUO 22 AIN'T COMPLAINING (Parfitt-Williams) 3:59
That's Alright (Rossi-Frost) 3:31
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 14th. March 1988
QUO 2212 12" with Lean Machine (Rossi-Parfitt) 3:37
Ain't Complaining (extended version) 6:37
QUOH 22 Picture Box with Band History

"Ain't Complaining" entered the chart on the 26th. March 1988. It reached the number nineteen position and spent six weeks in the chart. White label 7" and 12" test pressings were made. Promotion copies of the 12" (QUODJ 2212) were also pressed. The single was also pressed on the White Vertigo label and the Blue Vertigo label. Some of the original 7" copies were issued with a promotion information card. "That's Alright" had been originally recorded (as "That's All Right") by Rossi and Frost and was included on their 12" "Jealousy" single, released in 1985. White label test pressings were made. "Ain't Complaining" was the first U.K. Quo single to be available on compact disc. Now deleted.

QUO 23 WHO GETS THE LOVE? (Williams-Goodison) 5:32
Halloween (Parfitt-Williams-Rossi) 4:58
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 9th. May 1988
QUO 23 12 12" with The Reason For Goodbye (Williams-Goodison-Parfitt-Rossi) 3:54
Who Gets The Love? 7:09
QUOH 23 Picture Box with Band History part 2

Taken from the "Ain't Complaining" album, "Who Gets The Love?" reached the number thirty four position. It entered the chart on the 21st. May 1988 and spent four weeks there. The single was also issued as a limited edition box set, with part 2 of the band history poster. The single was also pressed on the White Vertigo label. White label 12" and 7" test pressings were made. Now deleted.

QUAID 1 RUNNING ALL OVER THE WORLD (Fogerty) 3:30
Magic (Rossi-Frost) 3:52
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve with Sport Aid leaflet
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 8th. August 1988
QUAID 112 12" with Running All Over The World (extended version) 5:41
and 7" version

"Running All Over The World" was a specially re-recorded version of "Rockin' All Over The World" issued to promote Sport Aid '88. All profits from the record were donated to Sport Aid - Race Against Time. Despite the additional publicity this gave the single it only reached the number seventeen position. "Running All Over The World" entered the chart on the 20th. August 1988 and spent six weeks there. The single was also pressed on the White Vertigo label and the Black Vertigo label. Two versions of the Black Vertigo single were made, with different lettering. The 'b' side "Magic" was taken from the "Ain't Complaining" album. The song was incorrectly credited as Rossi-Frost-Parfitt on the 12" version and the 7" White Vertigo version. Now deleted.

QUO 25 BURNING BRIDGES (On And Off And On Again) (Rossi-Bown) 3:51
Whatever You Want (Parfitt-Bown) 4:01
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 21st. November 1988
QUO 2512 12" with Marguerita Time (Rossi-Frost) 3:27
Burning Brides (On And Off And On Again) (extended version) 5:32
'b2' produced by Status Quo

An edited version of the song taken from the "Ain't Complaining" album, "Burning Bridges" became the band's most successful single, since "In The Army Now". The song had been written round the 'Derby Kelly' jig, which Andy Bown had heard his daughter playing on her school recorder. "Burning Bridges" entered the chart on the 3rd. December 1988. The single reached the number five position and spent ten weeks in the chart. One sided white label promotion 12" singles were produced with both the 7" and extended version of "Burning Bridges" included. In addition 7" promotion copies were pressed with "Burning Bridges" on both sides (QUODJ 25). "Whatever You Want" was incorrectly shown, on both the 7" and 12" records, as produced by Status Quo. A batch of 12" copies included both the 7" and 12" versions of "Burning Bridges". The single was also pressed on the White Vertigo label. White label 7" test pressings were made. Now deleted.

QUO 26 NOT AT ALL (Rossi-Frost) 2:51
Gone Thru The Slips (Bown) 3:39
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 16th. October 1989
QUO 2612 12" with Everytime I Think Of You (Rich-Edwards-Paxman) 3:48

"Not At All" entered the chart on the 28th. October 1989. It became Quo's least successful single, issued on Vertigo, to date only reaching the number fifty position. Two weeks were spent in the chart. The single was also pressed on black Vertigo and with a red star design middle. White label 7" and 12" test pressings were made. "Every Time I Think Of You" was taken from the "Ain't Complaining" album. "Not At All" was the band's first single to be available as a cassette single. Now deleted.

QUO 27 LITTLE DREAMER (Rossi-Frost) 3:58
Rotten To The Bone (Rossi-Bown) 3:39
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 27th. November 1989
QUO 2712 12" with Doing It All For You (Parfitt-Williams) 4:08
QUOX 2712 12" in Gatefold Picture Sleeve with Status Quo's Christmas Game
QUOP 27 With 'Perfect Remedy Tour' patch

"Little Dreamer", taken from the "Perfect Remedy" album, just failed to chart. It was the first Quo single issued on Vertigo not to chart. White label 7" and 12" test pressings were made. Now deleted.

QUO 28 THE ANNIVERSARY WALTZ PART ONE
Medley: Let's Dance (Lee) / Red River Rock (Kind-Mack-Mendelson) / No Particular Place To Go (Berry) / The Wanderer (Maresca) / I Hear You Knocking (Bartholomew-King) / Lucille (Collins- Penniman) / Great Balls Of Fire (Hammer-Blackwell) 5:25
The Power of Rock (Parfitt-Williams-Rossi) 4:37
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 17th. September 1990
QUO 2812 12" with THE ANNIVERSARY WALTZ
Medley: Rock 'N' Roll Music (Berry) / Lover Please (Swan) / That'll Be The Day Allison-Holly-Petty) / Singing The Blues (Endsley) / When Will I Be Loved (Everly) / Let's Work Together (Harrison) / You Keep A Knockin' (Penniman) / Long Tall Sally (Johnson- Blackwell- Penniman) / Let's Dance / Red River Rock / No Particular Place To Go / The Wanderer / I Hear You Knockin' / Lucille / Great Balls of Fire 10:30
Perfect Remedy (Rossi-Frost) 4:33
QUOG 28 Silver Vinyl in a Gatefold Picture Sleeve

"The Anniversary Waltz Part One" entered the chart on the 29th. September 1990. It spent nine weeks in the chart and reached the number two position. White label 12" promotion copies (QUO DJ 28) were pressed, together with 7" promotion copies (QUO DJ 28) with Part One and Part Two. "The Power Of Rock" was a re-mixed version of the song that originally appeared on the "Perfect Remedy" album. The gatefold 7" issue was not released until the 24th. September and was limited to ten thousand copies. Due to a printing error the original batch of sleeves did not have a photograph of Jeff Rich, but two photographs of Rick Parfitt. A batch of 12" copies of the single were pressed with the b-sides "Little Lady" and "Paper Plane". Both were 'live' recordings. Another batch of 12" copies were pressed with "The Power Of Rock" on side 1 instead of "The Anniversary Waltz". The single was also pressed on the White Vertigo label. "The Anniversary Waltz Part One" reached the number one position in the MRIB, Melody Maker and NME charts. Now deleted.

QUO 29 THE ANNIVERSARY WALTZ PART TWO
Medley: Rock 'N' Roll Music (Berry) / Lover Please (Swan) / That'll Be The Day (Allison-Holly- Petty) / Singing The Blues (Endsley) / When Will I Be Loved (Everly) / Let's Work Together (Harrison) / You Keep A Knockin' (Penniman) / Long Tall Sally (Johnson-Blackwell-Penniman) 5:22
Dirty Water (Rossi-Young) 3:56
VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 3rd. December 1990

Following the success of "Part One", "The Anniversary Waltz Part Two" reached the number sixteen position in the chart. The single first entered the chart on the 15th. December and spent a total of six weeks there. Also issued on the Red Vertigo label. The single was not issued as a 12" as the medley had been included on the 12" version of the "Part One" single. The recording of "Dirty Water" was recorded during the band's concerts in Birmingham in December 1989. Now deleted.

QUO 30 CAN'T GIVE YOU MORE (Rossi-Young) 3:55
Dead In The Water (Rossi-Bown) 3:45
SPIRAL VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Francis Rossi
Release Date: 27th. August 1991
QUO 3012 12" with Mysteries From The Ball (Rossi-Parfitt) 3:42
Can't Give You More 4:23

A re-recording of the song that originally appeared on Quo's "Rockin' All Over The World" album in 1977. "Can't Give You More" entered the chart on the 7th. September 1991. It reached the number thirty seven position and spent three weeks in the chart. The single was also issued on the Silver Vertigo and Black Vertigo labels with the title shown as "Can't Give You More (Eau Eau Eau Eau)". Some of the 7" singles had the catalogue number STATUS 30. Promotion copies (QUO DJ 30) were pressed. White label test pressings were made. Now deleted.

QUO 32 ROCK 'TIL YOU DROP (Bown) 3:13
Medley: Caroline
Down Down
Whatever You Want
Rockin' All Over The World 3:52
SPIRAL VERTIGO Picture Sleeve
Produced by Francis Rossi
Release Date: 6th. January 1992
QUO32 12 12" with Forty Five Hundred Times (2) (Rossi-Parfitt) 12:52

"Rock 'Til You Drop" was originally due for release, as a single, on the 25th. November 1991. Due to difficulties with the C.D. version the release was put back until January. It reached the number thirty eight position in the chart. The single entered the chart on the 18th. January 1992 and spent a total of three weeks there. Also issued on the Silver Vertigo label but with the "medley" shown as 'Melody'. A batch of 12" copies did not include "Forty Five Hundred Times". "Rock 'Til You Drop" was the last single, by the band, to be issued in a 12" format. Now deleted.

QUO 33 ROADHOUSE MEDLEY (ANNIVERSARY WALTZ PART 25) (Radio Edit)
Medley: The Wanderer
Marguerita Time
Living On An Island
Break The Rules
Something 'Bout You Baby I Like 4:40
Roadhouse Medley (Anniversary Waltz Part 25) (Extended Version) 7:34
POLYDOR Picture Sleeve
Release Date: 28th. September 1992

Quo's first single after signing to the Polydor label. The "Roadhouse Medley" was simply the medley part of "Roadhouse Blues" excluding "The Price Of Love". "The Price Of Love" and the second part of "Roadhouse Blues" were included as part of the C.D. version of the single. The full version of "Roadhouse Blues" was included on the "Live Alive Quo" album. The single was recorded 'live' at Radio 1FM's '25th. Anniversary Party in the Park' in Birmingham on the 30th. August 1992. The "Roadhouse Medley" entered the chart on the 10th. October and reached the number twenty one position. It spent a total of four weeks in the chart. Now deleted.

QUO 34 I DIDN'T MEAN IT (Rossi-Young) 3:21
Whatever You Want (Parfitt-Bown) 3:45
POLYDOR Blue Vinyl Picture Sleeve
Produced by Francis Rossi
'b' side produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 25th. July 1994

"I Didn't Mean It" entered the chart on the 6th. August 1994. It reached the number twenty one position and spent four weeks in the chart. Black vinyl copies were made for jukebox purposes. Now deleted.

QUO 35 SHERRI DON'T FAIL ME NOW! (Edit) (Bown-Edwards) 2:50
Beautiful (Rossi-Frost) 3:40
POLYDOR Red Vinyl Picture Sleeve
Produced by Francis Rossi
Released Date: 10th. October 1994

"Sherri Don't Fail Me Now!" was an edited version of the song taken from the "Thirsty Work" album. The single reached the the number thirty eight position in the charts and first entered the chart on the 22nd. October 1994. A total of two weeks were spent in the chart. Now deleted.

QUO 36 RESTLESS (Orchestral Version) (Jennifer Warnes) 4:09
And I Do (Rossi-Frost-Macannany) 3:52
POLYDOR Clear Vinyl Picture Sleeve
Produced by Francis Rossi
Release Date: 21st. November 1994

"Restless" was also taken from the "Thirsty Work" album and reached the number thirty nine position in the chart. The single entered the chart on the 3rd. December and spent two weeks there. Now deleted.

577 512-7 WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM (Short Version) (Jackie De Shannon) 3:06
Tilting At The Mill (Bown-Rossi-Parfitt-Edwards-Rich) 3:26
POLYGRAM TV Picture Disc
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 23rd. October 1995

Released on the Polygram TV label, "When You Walk In The Room" entered the chart on the 4th. November 1995. The song was a cover of The Searchers hit of 1964. Quo's version reached the number thirty four position and spent two weeks in the chart. The picture discs were individually numbered. Now deleted.

576262 7 FUN FUN FUN (Short Version) (Brian Wilson-Mike Love) 3:05
Mortified (Bown-Rossi-Parfitt-Edwards-Rich) 3:19
POLYGRAM TV Picture Disc
Produced by Pip Williams
'b' side produced by Status Quo & Pip Williams
Release Date: 19th. February 1996

Released as 'Status Quo with the Beach Boys", the single entered the chart on the 2nd. March 1996. It reached the number twenty four position and spent four weeks in the chart. The limited edition picture discs were individually numbered. Now deleted.

576634 7 DON'T STOP (Christine McVie) 3:14
Temporary Friend (Parfitt-Rossi-Bown-Edwards-Rich) 4:17
POLYGRAM TV Picture Disc
Produced by Pip Williams
'b' side produced by Status Quo & Pip Williams
Release Date: 1st. April 1996

Limited edition individually numbered picture disc. The title song from the album, "Don't Stop" reached the number thirty five position in the chart. The single entered the chart on the 13th. April 1996 and spent two weeks there. Now deleted.

5759447 ALL AROUND MY HAT (Edited Version) (Traditional Arranged by Rossi-Parfitt-Bown- Edwards-Rich) 3:07
I'll Never Get Over You (Gordon Mills) 2:48
POLYGRAM TV Picture Disc
Produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 28th. October 1996

"All Around My Hat" was also taken from the "Don't Stop" album and was a cover version of the Steeleye Span hit of 1975. Quo's version included a guest appearance by Maddy Prior (of Steeleye Span) and entered the chart on the 9th. November 1996. The single spent one week in the chart at the number forty seven position. The b-side, "I'll Never Get Over You" was a cover of the Johnny Kidd & The Pirates hit of 1963. Limited edition individually numbered picture disc. Now deleted.

9868066 YOU'LL COME 'ROUND (Single Edit) (Rossi-Young) 3:21
Lucinda (Parfitt-Edwards) 3:11
UNIVERSAL MUSIC TV Picture Disc
Produced by Mike Paxman
Release Date: 13th. September 2004

The first Quo single to be issued on vinyl since 1996, "You'll Come 'Round" entered the charts on the 19th. September 2004. The single reached the number fourteen position and spent three weeks in the chart. Only 5,000 copies were manufactured. Now deleted.

9825823 THINKING OF YOU (Album Version) (Rossi-Young) 3:54
Something 'Bout You Baby I Like (Supa) - Break The Rules (Rossi-Young-Parfitt-Lancaster-Coghlan) (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival) 4:59
UNIVERSAL MUSIC TV Picture Disc
Produced by Mike Paxman
Release Date: 22nd. November 2004

Limited edition Picture Disc single. "Thinking Of You" entered the charts on the 28th. November 2004. The single reached the number twenty one position and spent three weeks in the chart. "Something 'Bout You Baby I Like" and "Break The Rules" were 'live' recordings from Quo's appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival on the 4th. July 2004. Now deleted.

SANSE400 THE PARTY AIN'T OVER YET...(Album Version) (John David) 3:51
Gerdundula (Live 2005) (Rossi-Young) 6:45
SANCTUARY Picture Sleeve
Produced by Mike Paxman
Release Date: 12th. September 2005

Quo's first single for their new label Sanctuary. "Gerdundula" played at 33 rpm and was recorded in Liverpool on the 23rd. July 2005. The single entered the charts on the 18th. September 2005. It reached the number eleven position and spent three weeks in the chart.

1793138 IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME (Parfitt-Morris) 4:10
Beginning Of The End (Live from Oxford) (Rossi-Edwards) 4:16
UNIVERSAL MUSIC TV Limited Edition Numbered Picture Disc
Produced by Pip Williams
'b' side produced by Mike Paxman
Release Date: 8th. December 2008

The band's 75th single. The "Beginning Of The End" was recorded at the Oxford New Theatre on the 4th. October 2008. The single entered the charts on the 20th. December 2008. It reached the number forty position and spent two weeks in the chart.

00602547567093  ROLLIN' HOME (David) 3:56
Lonely (Rossi-Parfitt) 5:05
MERCURY  Shaped Picture Disc
Produced by Dave Edmunds
'b' sides produced by Pip Williams
Release Date: 4th. December 2015

Limited edition (with 600 copies made) shaped picture disc re-issue.  



MISCELLANEOUS

7N.17650 TECHNICOLOR DREAMS (King) 2:49
Paradise Flat (Wilde-Scott) 3:11
BLUE PYE

"Technicolor Dreams" was scheduled to be released, as a single, on the 8th. November 1968. Yellow Pye promotion copies were pressed but the release was cancelled. A very small number of Blue Pye copies were also pressed.

DJ 005 Children Of The Grave - Black Sabbath
Roadhouse Blues (Doors) 7:28
PHONOGRAM

Promotion only single. One hundred copies were pressed in 1972 to promote the release of the "Piledriver" album and a Black Sabbath album.

- DON'T WASTE MY TIME (Rossi-Young)
VERTIGO

EMI-Disc acetate copies were made of the 'live' version of "Don't Waste My Time", from the 1973 Reading Festival. Some Quo discographies have incorrectly listed this version, of the song, as having been considered for release as a single.

LYN 3154/5 DOWN DOWN (Rossi-Young) 3:49
Break The Rules (Rossi-Young-Parfitt-Lancaster-Coghlan) 3:38
LYNTONE

Flexi Disc issued by Smith's crisps in 1975.

- RAIN (Parfitt)
Is There A Better Way (Lancaster-Rossi)
VERTIGO

Acetate only.

QUO 9 JEALOUSY (Rossi-Frost) 2:53
Calling The Shots (Parfitt-Bown) 4:48
VERTIGO

"Jealousy", from the "1+9+8+2" album, was scheduled for release, as a single, in late 1982. Although acetate copies exist, the release was cancelled and no copies were pressed. The intended 'b' side "Calling The Shots" (recorded in July 1981) was not issued in the UK until the 4 CD "Rockers' Rollin' - Quo In Time 1972-2000" set was released in December 2001.

QUO 15 TOO CLOSE TO THE GROUND (Parfitt-Bown) 3:43
I Wonder Why (Rossi-Frost) 3:55
VERTIGO

Scheduled for release in February 1984. The release was cancelled and "Going Down Town Tonight" allocated the catalogue number. "I Wonder Why" was later re-recorded and issued by Rossi / Frost and the Quo version was not issued until 1995. It was included on "The Other Side Of Status Quo" C.D. issued by Connoisseur Collection. A poster pack version was also due to be issued with the catalogue number QUOPO 15.

QUO 1 7" PICTURE DISCS
Interview with Rossi & Lancaster (London - April 1982)
QUO 2 Interview with Rossi & Lancaster - part 2
QUO 3 Interview with Rossi (Donnington - August 1982)
QUO 4 Interview with Rossi - part 2

White label test pressings were made.

QUO 17 NAUGHTY GIRL (Rossi-Frost) 3:01
No Contract (Parfitt-Bown) 3:40
VERTIGO
QUO 1712 12" with Rock N Roll Floorboards (unknown) 4:14
Naughty Girl 5:14

"Naughty Girl" was an early version of the song which was later issued with the title of "Dreamin'". The single had been scheduled for release in January 1986 but due to the legal dispute with Alan Lancaster it was cancelled. No copies were pressed - although the original master tapes for the single manufactured on the 6th November 1985 still exist.

DLR 333 I DON'T WANT YOU (Porter-Dello) 3:08
It Takes Two (Stevenson-Moy) 2:15
Almost But Not Quite There (Barlow-Rossi) 2:18
ZONOPHONE Yellow Vinyl Picture Sleeve

Bootleg single pressed in 1989 and isssued as 'The Traffic Jam'. The recordings were taken from a BBC Radio 1 session recorded on the 20th. June 1967 and first broadcast on the 24th. June 1967. "It Takes Two" has never been officially released in any form. "I Don't Want You" was included as a bonus track on the Castle Music CD re-issue of the "Picturesque Of Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo" album in 2003.

QUO 28 THE POWER OF ROCK (Parfitt-Williams-Rossi) 4:37
Little Lady (Parfitt) 3:01
VERTIGO
QUO 2812 12" with Paper Plane (Rossi-Young) 3:28

The re-mixed version of "The Power Of Rock" which was the b-side of "The Anniversary Waltz Part One" single, was originally intended to be issued as a single. The release had been planned for May 1990 and had been provisionally allocated the catalogue number QUO 28. The intended 'b' side "Little Lady" was to have been a 'live' version of the song recorded at the Birmingham N.E.C. concerts, in December 1989. The additional track, for the twelve inch release, was to have been a 'live' version of "Paper Plane" recorded at Bray studios, Berkshire. For the CD single (QUO28CD) a 'live' version of "Down Down", was to be included - together with the full length recording of "The Power Of Rock". The release was cancelled and no copies were pressed.

QUO 31 FAKIN' THE BLUES (Edit) (Rossi-Frost) 3:11
Heavy Daze (Parfitt-Williams) 4:09
SPIRAL VERTIGO
QUO 3112 12" with Better Times (Rossi-Frost) 3:23
Fakin' The Blues (Album Version) 4:27

It was planned to issue, an edited version of, "Fakin' The Blues", from the "Rock 'Til You Drop" album, as a single on the 28th. October 1991. The release date was put back to the 11th. November and was eventually cancelled as "Rock 'Til You Drop" was issued as a single instead. The 12" version included both an edited and the album version of "Fakin' The Blues". The sleeve design was later used for the "Rock 'Til You Drop" single. With the release cancelled most of the copies pressed were destroyed by the record company, although some copies of the 7", 12" and cassette versions still exist. The C.D. version was available to fan club members only, with Issue 1 of the FTMO magazine in May 1993 and in January 2000 in a specially designed cover.

7N.35368 (WE AIN'T GOT) NOTHIN' YET (Gilbert-Scala-Esposito) 2:18
I Want It (Lynes-Coghlan-Rossi-Lancaster) 3:01
PICCADILLY

Bootleg of The Spectres 1967 single. It was possible to differentiate between the original release and the bootleg, as the label on the bootleg had a glossy finish, while original copies had a matt finish. Also, although the correct catalogue number was shown on the bootleg label, the number shown on the actual record was incorrect. The bootleg was manufactured in 1995.

7N.35352 HURDY GURDY MAN (Lancaster-Barlow) 3:15
Laticia (Lancaster) 3:00
PICCADILLY

Bootleg of the band's Spectres 1966 single that was manufactured in 2006.

DJ 022 Romeo & The Lonely Girl - Thin Lizzy
Is There A Better Way (Lancaster-Rossi) 3:30
PHONOGRAM

Bootleg from 2007.

7N.35368 (WE AIN'T GOT) NOTHIN' YET (Gilbert-Scala-Esposito) 2:18
I Want It (Lynes-Coghlan-Rossi-Lancaster) 3:01
PICCADILLY

Bootleg of the promotion copy of the Spectres 1967 single manufactured in 2008.

7N.35352 HURDY GURDY MAN (Lancaster-Barlow) 3:15
Laticia (Lancaster) 3:00
PICCADILLY

Bootleg of the promotion copy of the Spectres 1967 single manufactured in Holland in 2008. Available on black or yellow vinyl.

7N.35386 ALMOST BUT NOT QUITE THERE (Barlow-Rossi) 2:45
Wait Just A Minute (Lynes) 2:12
PICCADILLY

Bootleg of the promotion copy of the Traffic Jam single from 1967 single manufactured in Holland in 2010. Available on black or red vinyl.

QUOCD012
BULA BULA QUO (Single Edit)  (Rossi-Young) 3:30
Living On An Island (Fiji Style) (Parfitt-Young) 3:45
FOURTH CHORD 

Only available as part of the mail order only "Bula Quo!" album box set released on the 10th. June 2013.

5726802 THE VINYL SINGLES COLLECTION 1972-1979
PAPER PLANE / Softer Ride (Mercury 5726811) - CAROLINE / Joanne (Mercury 5726813) - BREAK THE RULES / Lonely Night (Mercury 5726814) - DOWN DOWN / Nightride (Mercury 5726816) - ROLL OVER LAY DOWN / Gerdundula - Junior's Wailing (Mercury 5726812) - RAIN / You Lost The Love (pressing Mercury 5726819) - MYSTERY SONG / Drifting Away (Mercury 5726818) - WILD SIDE OF LIFE / All Through The Night (Mercury 5726820) - ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / Ring Of A Change (Mercury 5726821) - AGAIN AND AGAIN / Too Far Gone (Mercury 5726822) - ACCIDENT PRONE / Let Me Fly (Mercury 5726823) - WHATEVER YOU WANT / Hard Ride (Mercury 5726824) -LIVING ON AN ISLAND / Runaway (Mercury 5726825)
MERCURY
Release Date: 10th. March 2017

Limited edition box set of the band's 13 Vertigo released singles from 1972-1979 with booklet. White label test pressings were made.


5726840 THE VINYL SINGLES COLLECTION 1980-1984
WHAT YOU'RE PROPOSING / A B Blues (Mercury 5726841) - LIES / Don't Drive My Car (Mercury 5726845) - SOMETHING 'BOUT YOU BABY I LIKE / Enough Is Enough (Mercury 5726846) - ROCK N' ROLL / Hold You Back – Backwater (Mercury 5726844) - DEAR JOHN / I Want The World To Know (Mercury 5726848) - SHE DON’T FOOL ME / Never Too Late (Mercury 5726849) - JEALOUSY / Calling The Shots (Mercury 5726850) - CAROLINE (Live at the N.E.C.) / Dirty Water (Live at the N.E.C.) (Mercury 5726852) - OL' RAG BLUES / Stay The Night (Mercury 5726853) {on blue vinyl} - A MESS OF BLUES / Big Man (Mercury 5726854) - 2016 MARGUERITA TIME / Resurrection (Mercury 5726855) - GOING DOWN TOWN TONIGHT / Too Close To The Ground (Mercury 5726856)
MERCURY
Release Date: 2nd. June 2017

Limited edition box set of 12 Vertigo released singles from 1980-1984 with booklet. White label test pressings were made.