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Quid Pro Quo [Deluxe Edition, Double CD, Special Edition]

Status Quo Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (28 Oct 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Double CD, Special Edition
  • Label: Edsel
  • ASIN: B00FE9QW22
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,645 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Two Way Traffic 4:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Rock 'N' Roll 'N' You 3:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Dust to Gold 4:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Let's Rock 4:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Can't See for Looking 3:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Better Than That 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Movin' On 4:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Leave a Little Light On 4:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Any Way You Like It 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Frozen Hero 4:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Reality Cheque 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Winner 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. It's All About You 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. My Old Ways 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. In the Army Now (2010) 4:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Whatever You Want (Live 2010) 5:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Down Down (Live 2010) 4:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Don't Drive My Car (Live 2010) 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Hold You Back (Live 2010) 4:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Pictures of Matchstick Men (Live 2010) 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Ice in the Sun (Live 2010) 2:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Beginning of the End (Live 2010) 4:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Roll over Lay Down (Live 2010) 5:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Caroline (Live 2010) 5:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Rockin' All over the World (Live 2010) 3:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Paper Plane (Live 2010) 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Softer Ride (Live 2010) 3:490.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

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Originally released in 2011, “Quid Pro Quo” was Status Quo’s twenty-ninth studio album and charted at number 10 in the UK album charts. • Six tracks were issued as singles, starting with a new version of their 1986 hit “In The Army Now”, specially re-recorded in support of “Help For Heroes”. • Now packaged in a slipcase, this release also includes a second disc, the “Official Live Bootleg”. Recorded in Amsterdam and Melbourne on the band’s 2010 world tour, it features rousing versions of many of their greatest hits. For this release we have added two bonus tracks, previously only available on the Deluxe Edition, and the whole disc has been newly segued and cross-faded to provide an enhanced listening experience.

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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quid Pro Quo 31 May 2011
Format:Audio CD
As a long-time Quo fan, I really like this album but this comes as no surprise to me. To me, Quid Pro Quo sounds like the culmination of Status Quo rediscovering their soul (their `Quoness' if you like) that started with Under the Influence in 1999, continued with Heavy Traffic in 2002 and was consolidated on The Party Ain't Over Yet (2005) and In Search of the Forth Chord (2007). After the best part of 20 years of trying not to be the Quo we know and love, the period from 99 onwards was, for the most part, a return to Quo rocking out in a way only they can, interspersed with gentler moments - just like the classic period in the early 70s.
Quid Pro Quo (in parts) is the heaviest of these new Quo classics and has plenty of `attack' and aggression akin (to me at least) to On the Level or Blue for You. While I don't adore every track, those I do like I believe will become Quo classics. Two Way Traffic is fast and raucous in a way that reminds me of Is There A Better Way from Blue for You; Dust to Gold and Frozen Hero (my two favourite tracks) have that unmistakable Quo hardness and shuffle but sound quite contemporary. Movin' On is another track that wouldn't have sounded out of place on On the Level or Blue for You such is it's pace and heaviness, but also its catchy melody. These tracks are, I believe, special and could quite happily sit alongside Caroline, Roll Over Lay Down, Backwater etc. in the Quo `Hall of Fame'.
In addition to these, Rock n Roll n You, Leave a Little Light On, Let's Rock and Better than That rock along quite nicely for me and are as enjoyable as anything Quo have ever done.
What stops Quid Pro Quo from getting the full 5 stars (which I don't give out often) for me is that while I love the aforementioned tracks, some of the others I could take or leave.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the quids 7 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
OK, you can ignore the five stars if you want, but I happen to love this album and 'I love it' is Amazon's five star criteria, so there. I'll be the first to admit, however, that the five studio albums Quo made between 1972 and 1976 plus 'Quo Live' are head and shoulders above anything they've done in the last thirty years, and this doesn't change that.

The good news though is that this is the band's heaviest offering since '1+9+8+2'. Quo regained some of their old ground with 'Heavy Traffic' around ten years ago and their two albums since largely held it, but all three occasionally betray Francis Rossi's pop leanings. That weakness is virtually extinguished on 'Quid Pro Quo', which is most certainly a rocker. Rossi and Mike Paxman produced the album, endowing it with a hard sound that brings out the band's familiar rhythms to maximum effect. Most of the tracks are taken at an above average to high tempo and there are no slow blues or limp ballads.

The album could do with the odd stand out track. The songs themselves are all what might be described as good to very good album tracks but there are no killers. The whole is totally dependent on style and production.

Lyrics in Quo's 'classic' period rarely amounted to much, but it never mattered. It's noticeable, however, that Rossi is quite articulate these days, whereas Rick Parfitt still writes cliches, as 'Let's Rock' demonstrates.

As for the live disc, well, how many versions of the old favourites do you want? Still, 'Down Down' and some of the others still offer thrills, so I'll take it.

But five stars? Yeah, I know. But against the dull, dismal stuff that pollutes the airwaves these days, 'Quid Pro Quo' is a breath of fresh air to blow all that away. The rest are playing at it; this is a reminder of the real business.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Right up there with the good uns 17 Jun 2011
By A. W. Wilson TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
5 stars without any hesitation. I ordered this 10 Jun and it only arrived at noon today. Why the delay? And why is there no (apparent) retail outlet except Tesco?? It's no way to promote/publicise/sell one of the best Quo albums for a while. Anyway - from the opening riffs of "Two Way Traffic" I had what my wife calls the "Quo Grin" - I just can't stop smiling and moving. Nearly all the tracks are good "Movin On/Leave a little light/Frozen Hero" are personal faves. I own ALL their records (inc the many repeat compilations - more than Elvis I suspect), and have watched/heard all the changes and ups and downs, and this I assure you dear readers is an "Up". The best live band in the world give us a bonus here-not the best live recording but still very good if predictable, but that's what we want, and what makes Quo so great. Buy this, fans or not. It's great.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quo are back! 26 Oct 2011
Format:Audio CD
I am a long time Quo fan and have followed them since Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon (a few years ago now). I love their 70's period and even endured the covers phase. This however is the best album they have done in 20 years. Since Whatever You Want. Heavy Traffic was good but this is much, much better.

Every track on the album is a belter. Slightly more commercial and softer than 20 years ago but they prove on this album that they can still write great, catchy, rocking tunes. Fans of old who have drifted over the years should give this a spin. I am sure it will re-ignite the passion.

The live 'bonus' album is also tops. A good compilation of popular tracks with a good recording quality. The 60's tunes are interesting but they should have included Paper Plane like they did in Australia.

Both these discs together are a steal for a Quo fan.

Buy, buy, buy, buy.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Published 1 month ago by Jackie Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Mr T. Haydon
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Rocking all over the World
Excellent album back to the old Quo.
Published 1 month ago by tkdbrum
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Big fan of Quo so expected to be pleased
Published 1 month ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Just gotta love a bit of Quo!!!!!!
You instantly know it's them, maybe a bit more mellow but hey nothing wrong with that. Still great live band as well
Published 2 months ago by Bevy
5.0 out of 5 stars better with age
it's all been said before and i totally agree. Maybe one of the hottest Quo albums ever, and possibly their hardest rocking. Read more
Published 3 months ago by mifischer1
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Quo, what more can I say?
The main album, I'm afraid to say, is exactly what you'd expect. The only real standout track for me is the first, Two Way Traffic. The rest is Quo by numbers. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. DM Griffiths
5.0 out of 5 stars Typical Quo
This is a great CD set. It gets played regularly in the car and most of the songs get 'stuck in the head'.
Published 4 months ago by Kate
4.0 out of 5 stars The Quo - Well up to standard
It is just The Quo, what else needs to be said: they are always better live than in a Recording Studio
Published 4 months ago by Richard P. Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift
Bought as Xmas gift for my daughter and as I haven't heard anything to the contrary it must be good
Published 5 months ago by Mrs L McLaren
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