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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 (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,487 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
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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 By Mr. Christopher W. Barratt on 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 By Alison Petrie VINE VOICE on 6 Aug 2004
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 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 April 2001
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 By Mrs. M. Walsh on 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 By David Cranson VINE VOICE on 14 Oct 2003
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 1 Oct 2014
Format: Audio CD
I suspect there are very few serious Rock/Pop collectors that haven't got at least one greatest hit album of this
iconic group.
Their music have been rockin' the joint since the late 60's right up to and including recent times,, the group was
originally founded by 'Francis Rossi' and 'Alan Lancaster' school-chums way back in 1962, after several line-up
changes they became 'The Status Quo' in 1967 altering it to 'Status Quo' just two years later.
The group back then having much of the line-up we all remember well, there first break in the U.K Chart actually
came in 1968 with 'Pictures Of Matchstick Men' (Chart '7') which was followed up the same year with 'Ice In The
Sun' (Chart '8') though they had a lower chart entry the following year they had to wait until 1970 to return to the
Top 30 with 'Down The Dustpipe' (Chart '12') followed by 'In My Chair' (Chart '21') the same year, they had yet
another non-chart spell, however for me, they really arrived in 1973 with three significant Hits - 'Paper Plane'
(Chart '8') (One of my favourites) 'Mean Girl' (Chart '20') and the memorable 'Caroline' (Chart '5') the groups first
and remarkably only chart topper came the following year 'Down Down'
The group continued to smash the Charts with a series of hits through the remainder of the 70's right through to
the early 90's and indeed beyond with mainly lower order entries.
As an earlier reviewer has pointed out the 2-CD collection follows their chart career pretty much in release order,
which is what many of us like to see in truth.
Among the many great sounds to be found on-board.....
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