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  • Audio CD (16 Mar. 1987)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B000007432
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,399 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  2. Down Down (Single Edit) 3:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Caroline 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Paper Plane 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
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  7. Mystery Song (Single Edit) 3:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Roll Over Lay Down (Album Version) 5:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Rain 4:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Wild Side Of Life 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Whatever You Want 4:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Living On An Island (Single Edit) 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 

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1. Rockin' All Over The World
2. Down Down
3. Caroline
4. Paper Plane
5. Break The Rules
6. Again And Again
7. Mystery Song
8. Roll Over Lay Down
9. Rain
10. Wild Side Of Life
11. Whatever You Want
12. Living On An Island

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Doyle "Irish Rocker" on 26 Dec. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This compilation of hit singles by the definitive rock band was first released on vinyl and cassette in March 1980. It entered the UK album charts immediately where it climbed to number 3, and remained in the top seventy-five for 48 weeks (longer than any other Quo album). All twelve songs featured on the album were successful as hit singles during the previous seven years, with nine of them climbing inside the Top 10 and the other three reaching chart positions not far outside.

The CD features 46 minutes of classic heads down no-nonsense boogie - the style for which the band became famous for during the 70's. The opening track 'Rockin' All Over The World' was adopted as the anthem for the 1985 charity fundraising concert Live Aid. 'Whatever You Want' has become famous in more recent years after it was used as the soundtrack for the 'Argos' TV advert. The final track 'Living On An Island' is quite different to all other songs contained on the album. Here, the electric guitars are replaced by the sound of acoustic ones, and combined with the delivery of more subtle vocals, the song becomes a very listenable and likeable ballad. Recently, the track was voted by many Quo fans for featuring the best final-minute to any Quo song.

Unlike other Quo compilation albums that were released in later years, 12 Gold Bars features the same line-up of band members throughout its entirety. Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster & John Coghlan stayed together for over 10 years, and they are responsible for the recording of most of the successful albums that the band made, many of which are still favourites among Quo fans who have remained loyal to the band up to this day.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Richard Cockerton on 22 Feb. 2013
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This is an absolute classic, the perfect greatest hits of the type determined by the original 12" of quality vinyl playing time, and as such I feel it warrants a classic review from Britain's hippest, trendiest music weekly. And so, from the NME, by Monty Smith, originally published 29/03/1980:

There's no doubt that Status Quo are the Liverpool FC of rock'n'roll. They keep it simple and direct, are totally unadventurous and have been extremely successful over an extraordinary length of time.
And if the majority of their output, the many album makeweights, have something of the plodding consistency of a Roger Hunt or a Tommy Smith about them, occasionally they've pulled a Kenny Dalglish/Terry McDermott scorcher out of the bag.
They're instinctive primatives - Quo are the band who made The Equals sound sophisticated in the late 60's - and as they've proved again and again, Messrs Rossi, Parfitt, Lancaster and Coghlan and (honorary member) Young suffer from no delusions. That's why their songs remain pub jukebox staples and why they survived the 70's so gracefully when all about them went earnestly silly.
Also, unlike so many boogie-cum-HM outfits, Quo have never been smutty; they've maintained the deranged dignity of a Tommy Cooper without once resorting to Benny Hill-type cheap laughs.
If anyone tells me they've never liked anything by Status Quo then not only are they fibbing but they obviously don't understand the essentially stupid appeal of this recreational activity we call rock'n'roll. "Down Down", for instance, the butt of so many jokes, is still monumentally sustained riffing of a rare quality. Who could resist such inanity?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Will on 13 Jan. 2013
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All the classic Quo tracks are included on this compilation - from "Rockin' All Over the World" at the start of the disc to "Whatever You Want" at the end, each track is a perfect showcase of the Status Quo sound. This makes this a fantastic disc to own whether you are a long time Quo fan, or want to get your teeth into the band's classic material for the first time.

However, the fact that the Quo sound is so distinctive does present a problem, in that one track is very much like another, and it is difficult to maintain interest in the collection towards the end - certainly presenting the songs all together like this adds nothing to any one individually. It is therefore probably not worth buying this compilation if you own classic Quo albums such as "Dog of Two Head" or "On the Level", but it does provide all your Quo favourites in one package.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Possum Pie on 2 July 2013
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As the title of my review suggests this CD gets a lot of air time in my player though I have to admit that if I remember in time the last track usually gets skipped, hence the 4 stars. The other 11 are perfect examples of good old 'guitar boogie' style music. That's it except buy it and play it, especially when driving.
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There's an air of misspent adulthood about this album. I mean, who still spends all their time in bars, gold or otherwise? - and 12, at once too few and too many. It's a surprising fact that, despite the reassuringly predictable number of the bars, Quo are still not as popular at acoustic guitar sessions as, say, the Beatles or Everlys.

It's rumoured that the original bass player was one Harry Callahan, but he didn't survive into this era owing to the fact he could never remember whether the instrument has six strings or only five.

So there you go lads, don't be shy: honk if you like rhubarb. And may I direct your attention to the product page and the review 'Quo 12, Art 0' - which is even better than this one, if that were possible.

Five stars...or one...whatever. What difference does it make? You're reading it, you tell me.
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