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Perfect Remedy [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued]

Status Quo Audio CD
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (30 Jan 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued
  • Label: Universal
  • ASIN: B000CS3R0K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,944 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Little Dreamer 4:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Not At All 2:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Heart On Hold 3:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Perfect Remedy 4:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Address Book 3:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Power Of Rock (Album Version) 6:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Way I Am 3:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Tommy's In Love 3:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Man Overboard 4:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Going Down For The First Time 4:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Throw Her A Line 3:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. 1000 Years 3:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Gone Thru The Slips 3:410.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Rotten To The Bone 3:410.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Doing It All For You 4:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Dirty Water (Live At The Knebworth Festival) 4:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. The Power Of Rock (Single Version) 4:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Medley: The Anniversary Waltz (Part 1) 5:310.79  Buy MP3 

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Underrated 7 April 2008
Format:Audio CD
I've just returned to this album after almost 20 years of it gathering dust in my collection and I don't know why but it sounds a lot better than I rememebr it. It's not up there with classic Quo and it's some distance behind their latest album (In Search of the Fourth Chord) hence the three star rating but it's certainly not as bad, I don't think, as some harcore Quo fans would have you believe. So if you're new to Quo this isn't the greatest example of their work but I would say there's seven tracks that hint at the band's glorious past, one of which, the Power of Rock, is in my opinion a classic Quo track. The title track, Little Dreamer and Man Overboard also rock along nicely like the Quo who gave us Caroline etc. Many detractors cite this album as the depth of Quo's slide into country-tinged, keyboard-led pop in the 80s and 90s and certainly Not at All (bland), Tommy (cheesy lyrics), 1000 Years (syrupy ballad) and both Going Down for the First Time and Address Book (very country) will never be favourites and are missing that bit of snarl and swagger which is the hallmark of Quo songs. However, Heart On Hold, The Way I Am and Throw Her a Line, whilst undeniably pop, are worth a listen. Perfect Remedy is not classic Quo but is, in my opnion, an underrated album with some gems on it; not the album to start your Quo collection but worth discovering if you want to know what the band have done beyond the hits.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunately, far from perfect! 3 April 2006
By Bazzer
Format:Audio CD
With 'Perfect Remedy', Status Quo found themselves with a flop album on their hands for the first time since 'Dog Of Two Head' failed to chart 18 years previously. Unfortunately, whereas the 1971 album was a top class effort, nothing of the sort can be said about 'Perfect Remedy'.
To be fair, the album isn't that bad - certainly not as bad as the chart position suggests ('Perfect Remedy' only got to No 49 in the charts) and, in my view, the album is still better than their previous effort, 'Ain't Complaining'.
Indeed, songs like 'Little Dreamer', 'Not At All', 'Man Overboard' and the title track are all good tunes, along with 'The Power Of Rock' - quite possible the best ballad Quo have ever done.
Unfortunately, when you've got four country-rock songs on the record, then you know you're not going to hear Quo at their best. Indeed, 'Address Book', 'Going Down For The First Time' and '1000 Years' are, quite frankly, sub par, along with 'Tommy's In Love' (My personal choice for worst Quo song ever!)
But what ultimately sinks 'Perfect Remedy' is the production. Pip Williams slick, poppy sound just doesn't fit Quo at all, and was certainly not what fans wanted to hear. Indeed, anybody who heard 'Little Dreamer' and 'Perfect Remedy' being played live on tour would say that these songs sounded much better than they did on the record.
Listening to the bonus track, again I find myself puzzling over Quo's song selection for the album. 'Gone Thru The Slips', 'Rotten To The Bone' and 'Doing It All For You', whilst not classics, are far better in my view than the country-rock tunes that were on the record, and had these been included, I feel that the album would have been a lot better for it.
Francis Rossi recently said that he didn't know why 'Perfect Remedy' did so poorly.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Partial remedy 7 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After the unfocused but commercially successful "Ain't Complaining" came this 1989 effort, commercially unsuccessful but more in character. "Perfect Remedy" is one of Quo's least known albums and scored just one minor hit but it features several fine rock songs that suggest the band were shaking off their previous pop foibles. There are however four songs here that prove they hadn't completely cured the tendency.
"Address Book" and "Going Down For The First Time" are from Francis Rossi's melodic country rock muse, while "Tommy's In Love" and "1000 Years" are soapy ballads. The other eight tracks are a pretty strong collection though. "The Power Of Rock" is an anthemic track that builds, drawing you in through gradual twists and an increasing tempo and volume. "Little Dreamer", "Not At All" and "Perfect Remedy" all hark back to earlier glories. "Heart On Hold", with its arresting harmonies, sounds more like the type of track you'd get from an American rock band as do "The Way I Am" and "Man Overboard". "Throw Her A Line" meanwhile bears a partial resemblance to Roxy Music's "Virginia Plain", though not enough to draw a lawsuit.
Francis Rossi later remarked that recording to click tracks didn't exactly enliven Quo's sound. Certainly, Quo are one of those bands whose music hasn't benefited from the digital age. We're not likely to hear another album with the animal excitement of "Piledriver", but here at least Quo are for the most part convincing. They even manage to accommodate the keyboards without them being too intrusive, unlike on the previous three albums.
As for the bonus material, the three studio b-sides are decent fare, especially "Rotten To The Bone". "The Anniversary Waltz" single is out of place but its b-side is a welcome reminder of how band and audience combined on "Dirty Water" in concert.
Only just four stars for this and a distance behind their best material but satisfying nonetheless.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 29 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Purchase was deliverd promptly and as usual quo were rocking it out really enjoyed this purchase still listening and rocking
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