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Whatever You Want: The Very Best of Status Quo

Status Quo Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Jun 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Universal Music TV
  • ASIN: B000006X92
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,140 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Rock 'n' roll
2. Dear John
3. Ol rag blues
4. A mess of the blues
5. Marguerita time
6. Going down town tonight
7. The wanderer
8. Rollin' home
9. Red sky
10. In the army now
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Don't drive my car
2. Something about you baby I like

Product Description

STATUS QUO Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of (1997 UK 41-track 2-CD album set which gathers together many Quo classics including their first single from 1968 Pictures Of Matchstick Men Down Down Rockin All Over The World - theyre all here!)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All The Hits... In The Correct Order! 5 Jan 2005
Format:Audio CD
A lot better than the current compilation because it contains all the hit single and in the the correct order. Status Quo were once very good, something a lot of people don't appreciate much now.
Between "Paper Plane" in 1973 and "Dear John" in 1982 they were a superb singles band, each one a gem. However, once the 80's production values crept in the drums lost their power and stuff like "Ol' Rag Blues" are good songs in search of beefier production and "Going Down Town Tonight" and "Mess Of Blues" just sound weedy. The massive hits of the 80's you cannot argue with - "In The Army Now" is a great song and a pop classic, ditto "Marguerita Time" and "Burning Bridges"... the rest just sound like poorly produced "dad-rock" to me. Fear not though, unlike the latest compilation all this stuff is towards the end of disc 2 - If it's your bag fine, but real rock music lovers of any age should get this and treasure disc 1, it's magic!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What you see is what you get 6 Aug 2004
By Alison Petrie VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Quo have no pretensions, the music has no airs and graces - they are quite simply excellent at what they do and their audience know what to expect. This is indeed the very best of those wonderful rocking boys (yes, I fully admit to having been a fan for over thirty years)and I defy anyone to listen to their music and not feel cheerful. To anyone who doesn't know Quo (is there anyone in the UK?), go and buy this if your taste leans towards good tempered, fun rock music and, to those who don't have any Quo at home, go and buy this because it is truly the definitive collection from a group who don't pretend to be above it all, they just do what they do (and they do it so well), there's no one else like them and they deliver.
Right, now start tuning your air guitars!
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Quo Anthology 30 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This CD has all the Quo classics, from Matchstick men through Down Down to the latest releases. CD1 is non-stop heads-down rock'n'roll done as only Francis, Rick and the guys can do it. CD2 covers the later, pop period. This double CD includes everything in 12 Gold Bars (the previous best of) and more. 41 glorious tracks. YES!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still rockin' 16 Jun 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
What can you say about Status Quo, you either love them or are indifferent. I love them, and if your going to buy a cd, then this is the one for me. It,s a double cd, which has forty one digitally remastered tracks, and it contains all the tracks that I love. I bought this at a great price on Amazon, and Iam delighted with it. It has all their hits and a few covers of old rock n' roll favourites of mine, and covers a broad spectrum of their recorded material. I even love the two Anniversary Waltz medleys on this disc, so if you like the Quo, you will like this double cd, if not, it is your loss. An acquired taste, but very worthwile. Mrs. M Walsh
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rockin' All Over The Years 14 Oct 2003
By David Cranson VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
From "Matchstick Men" to "All Around My Hat" (From the then up-to-date but patchy "Don't Stop" album). This really covers what is wanted by the record-buying public. All the well-known hits are included, and no-one can really moan about the same three chords. 'Cause if you buy this what else do you expect?!?
Well there is the odd slowie - "Living On An Island", "Marguerita time", "When You Walk In The Room". In the main, tho', you get whatever you want (sorry, I couldn't help it(!)) - "Down Down", "Rockin' . . .", "Dear John", "Ol' Rag Blues", "Caroline", "Rain" etc etc etc.
If you want a Quo collection you could do a lot worse than this. If like me you have it all anyway - but on vinyl, then this ain't too bad for the car!
Heads Down and Boogie!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Great music, people might moan it's only 3 chords (which is a stupid thing to say) but I wish I could play my guitar like that.
Great album - great tracks - great band and have seen them live as well and that is a real tingle down the spine the music just takes over together with the boogie rock beat.
So many tracks to choose but I like 'paper plane /down the dust pipe/ caroline' because they play those live at start of gig.
All the best ones are on this album the only problem is maybe to many ? that might sound strange but there again what is to much of a good thing. I will say as a Quo fan but 'buy it' - stick on headphones' pick up the air guitar & boogie / rock on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Whatever You Want: The Very Best of Status Quo 26 May 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Whatever You Want: The Very Best of Status Quo
execellent good varity of Quos finest ,have enjoyed it immensely since purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music 19 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Really great, listening to it all the time. Should be on the radio more often, can't get enough of this group
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
thanks great cd
Published 8 days ago by martin taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
LOVE STATUS QUO
Published 1 month ago by Jason P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great music from the Quo
Published 1 month ago by Chris Clegg
3.0 out of 5 stars Suspicious CD
I'm a little suspicious as to whether this CD is 'new' as described. All new CD's are usually wrapped in cellophane but this wasn't. Which is what I would have expected. Read more
Published 9 months ago by J. E. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
A good cd for cheering you up and playing while doing boring chores. A good Christmas stocking filler to liven up the day.
Published 9 months ago by Lorna Bardwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Old R&R
Good old QUO music- rock & roll, plenty of beat to get moving to in a party! Good value for money
Published 9 months ago by Mrs. S. M. Walden
5.0 out of 5 stars Quo Revisited !
As a 'child of the 60s' I must have been too busy paying my mortgage ( later ) to think of anything else ! Bad ME ! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Vincent King
5.0 out of 5 stars good music
I am not really into rock, but this is good. nice n easy to listen to.
the anniversary tracks are brillant, with Lucille, rocking round the clock etc.
Published 15 months ago by lilie
4.0 out of 5 stars Still great
The old one's are stilll the best. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Published 16 months ago by hackerX
5.0 out of 5 stars Like new
Why buy a greatest hits album repackaged in 2013 ? This album is perfectly adequate and a fraction of the price.
Published 18 months ago by william raybould
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