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Hello! (Bonus Track)

31 Jan. 2005 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2005
  • Release Date: 31 Jan. 2005
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Mercury Records Limited
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  • Total Length: 43:05
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  • ASIN: B001KGZ6H0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,035 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By D. J. H. Thorn VINE VOICE on 7 Dec. 2005
Format: Audio CD
There is no one undisputed "best" Quo album, but "Hello!" is certainly a contender among long-time fans. Their second classic album for Vertigo, it's more sophisticated than its predecessor, "Piledriver", though of course I mean "sophisticated" in a relative way. Those who complain of Francis Rossi's penchant for lightweight pop in later years might be surprised to discover that he was writing melodic songs for this 1973 release. There were two major differences back then however. One was that Quo presented themselves as a scruffy, hard-driving band. This may be a more clinically-produced effort than "Piledriver" but there is no gloss. Keyboards, when added, are kept firmly in the background. Secondly, Rossi as a vocalist keeps his personality in reserve. These were the days when Quo were young and intense, too into their music to be showbiz stars.
As for the music, both sides of the LP began with songs that have become standards, "Roll Over Lay Down" and "Caroline". These songs have been belted out by many a pub band. "Claudie", "And It's Better Now", "Reason For Living" and "Blue-Eyed Lady" are all distinct, melodic songs worthy of supporting the main attractions. "Softer Ride" is more unusual, with its slow, almost moronic "I ain't gonna work" opening. The moment Quo move to a higher gear on this song is exhilarating. The original album closed with "Forty-Five Hundred Times", at around ten minutes Quo's longest studio track. This song has since taken on a life of its own, having been also worked up into its longer live concert form on the "Rock 'Til You Drop"
album. The quiet opening, led by Rick Parfitt, always creates a sense of expectation and when the rest of the band come in that expectation is totally fulfilled.
Many fans prefer the flawed intensity of "Piledriver", but "Hello!" is probably Quo's most consistent album, a true 1970s classic.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Dec. 1999
Format: Audio CD
Great shadowed black album cover . early 70s songs start with the huge hit 'Caroline' and ends with the classic "4500 times" which is much a boogie/blues epoch as Bohemian Rhapsody was to operatic rock . If I could give Hello 6 / 5 stars I would. Softer ride & Claudie are standout numbers that still sound fresh today almost 30 years on. And its better now shows amazing light & shade to Quos musicianship. Status Quo have been criticised for 3 chord mindless boogie but have endured and improved over the past 30 years to stay on of Britains most populr rock acts with huge followings in England,Continental Europe,Australia and Scandinavia . Great album to play along with rock to or just get a party going. Impossible not to smile & tap your feet after a couple of minutes of Hello playing .
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. M. Ben on 17 Jun. 2003
Format: Audio CD
After all these years gone since the first time I listened to the "HELLO" album, my opinion remains unchanged: this is the very best Quo album. Other fans may prefer the 1974 follow-up entitled "QUO", as its the probably the hardest Status Quo album, but I think this one rocks really hard and (even more important) it is a collection of eight really brilliant compositions. Here you will find some of their most loved classics (see 'Caroline', 'Roll Over Lay Down' or '4500 Times' or the recently live recaptured 'Softer Ride'), and another incredible half, with the lovely 'Claudie', the awesome 'Blue-Eyed Lady', the 100% Quo boogie 'Reason For Living' and the more subtle (and very beautiful) 'And It's Better Now'. There's not any song here that I could say: "Right, this one shouldn't have been in the album", because the whole work is great. Simply the best Status Quo record of all time, their very masterpiece. A must, not only for Quo fans, but for every Rock 'n' Roll or simply good music lover.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By S. Hopkins on 30 April 2006
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In the period between 1972 and 1976 Status Quo released five successive album of unbelievable consistency and quality. Hello is widely regarded as the very finest album Quo have ever released; the best of the best. Caroline, Roll Over Lay Down, Blue Eyed Lady, Softer Ride and 4500 Times are all essentail 12-bar rockers that would probably figure in almost all right-thinking Quo fans' top 20 tracks; in fact seven of the eight tracks (not counting the extra track) figured in a recent poll of the 50 best Quo tracks, a testament to how essential this album is for not only any Quo fan but fans of top notch melodic hard rock. In conclusion, Hello is an essential, highly recommended album and with On The Level and Piledriver is, in my opinion, the absolute peak of Quo's work.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bazzer on 19 Feb. 2006
Format: Audio CD
For anybody who wants to hear Status Quo at their magnificent, scintillating best, look no further! Hello is that release!
Although there are only eight songs (nine if you include the bonus) every single track here is right out of the top drawer, from the opening 'Roll Over Lay Down' to the closing 'Forty Five Hundred Times'.
Two songs were released as singles ('Caroline' and 'Roll Over Lay Down') but in my opinion Quo could have picked any or all of the songs on offer here and put them out as singles and they would have charted well - such is the strength of the album!
Listening to Hello remastered brings home to me just how disappointing some of their later releases really were!
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