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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Quo Must Go On
Running for two and a half hours, Hello Quo! documents the fifty year history of the band. All of the key moments of their career are covered, the early psychedelic hits, the change to no-frills rock in the early 1970's, the years of success, the years of excess, the split in 1984, Live Aid, suing Radio 1, Rick's quadruple-heart bypass and then onto the present day,...
Published on 1 Nov 2012 by Mr. D. K. Smith

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2.0 out of 5 stars NICE BUT NO CIGAR
this is a very nice documentry for ANY quo fan HOWEVER i was lead to belive this contained much more vintage footage from the late 60s and the 70s then this did, it contained very little footage from the old days and i have been waiting for years now for some quo stuff to come out from that era ( 68 to 84) it...
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Quo Must Go On, 1 Nov 2012
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Mr. D. K. Smith (South Wales, UK) - See all my reviews
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Running for two and a half hours, Hello Quo! documents the fifty year history of the band. All of the key moments of their career are covered, the early psychedelic hits, the change to no-frills rock in the early 1970's, the years of success, the years of excess, the split in 1984, Live Aid, suing Radio 1, Rick's quadruple-heart bypass and then onto the present day, which finds them still recording and gigging, and as keen as ever.

One of the best things about the documentary is that all the members of the group have a voice, and both Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan have plenty of stories to recount.

In addition to Quo members past and present, there's a number of familiar faces including Brian May, Jeff Lynne and Paul Weller who have their own opinions and insights into what makes the group tick.

Apart from the main documentary, there's another three hours of bonus footage, of which the Shepperton Final Cut feature is the jewel in the crown. Running for 45 minutes, it's a chance to see Parfitt, Rossi, Lancaster and Coghlan reunited and performing some favourites from their back catalogue.

This is a great package and a fitting tribute to an enduring band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Frantic Four!, 4 Nov 2012
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Have to disagree with nearly everything Robbuk42 has has said. Sounds like he is one of those anti establishment left wingers who are never happy with anything. Why did he have to mention right wing comedians?? Totally got nothing to do with the price of fish.

I agree there isn't too much new for the diehard quo fan in the documentary, but the bonus disc is great and it get five stars just for the 45 mins jam. The chemistry or X factor that these four had already shows. As for Robbuk42's comments about In My Chair, well, he must have been listening through some very poor speakers! It's sounds great to me, as did Backwater......class!!

So, I thoroughly recommend buying the special edition version, to see the FF jam is pure joy!!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hello Quo DVD, 23 Oct 2012
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This review is from: Status Quo - Hello Quo: Access All Areas Edition Blu-ray [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Went to the screening of the film in the presence of the band members at Leicester Square a week before release. This dvd is a must of you are a fan of the band and at some two and a half hours long, is terrific value. It is full of humour and information that may surprise you, along with previousely unseen footage, it should have you glued to your seat waiting for the next instalment to appear before your very eyes. The end of the film signs off with the original four members getting back together at Shepperton Studios, to play one of their old songs from the Ma Kelly's album after years apart. This alone made it worthwhile as it quite rightly brought a rapturous applause from the audience to see them play in the line up that got them where they are today. Thoroughly entertaining and in my opinion, highlights that Status Quo are up there amongst the great bands this country has produced. Buy it, you won't be disappointed I promise .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 50 years.....Hello once again.., 8 Jan 2013
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Mr Blackwell (scotland) - See all my reviews
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As a longtime fan,this was always going to be on my Xmas list,thanks to the kids for paying attention.In all honesty the ist disc,is tame,pretty much nothing we didnt know before,the split glossed over,hardly a surprise given that they have all just made up.On its own disc 1 would be quite a disappointment unless it was the first docu dvd on the band you had heard,so 3 stars for that.

However the real treat is dvd 2,several bonus features all worth listening to,although you never really get thru Rossi's wall,his flippancy used as a tactic to deflect on many an occasion.the real moment of greatness is naturally the 'jam' sequence with the frantic four playing together,yes there are some sloppy moments,yes weak vocals can be heard and yes 'Lancaster''s appearance will give cause for concern,but when they nail it,its great and certainly a nostalgia moment for us oldies,worth the 5 stars for this alone,so averaging it out we'll settle for 4 stars.

Roll on the tour,got my Glasgow tickets,cant wait.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD but..., 20 Jan 2013
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Mr. I. R. Brechin (Aberdeenshire,Scotland) - See all my reviews
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Please note despite the reviews this edition Does Not contain the 45 minute session when the origonal line up of "The Frantic Four" jam and play together again or other extras as the reviews suggest.
As a dvd in it's own right it is very good but i have now had to order Hello Quo Access All Areas this one does contain 2 discs and the bonus material which is what all Quo fans really want to see.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rockers Rollin', 27 Dec 2012
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STEPHEN (Staffordshire, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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There have been several documentaries about Quo over the past decade or so, but this is easily the best. Even hardcore fans like me, who already have every other Quo album and DVD, will still find a few facts about the band that they didn't already know. The climax of the main film is the reunion of the Frantic Four. The second, bonus disc contains a full unedited version of the reunion jamming sessio. It also contains several other extras, such as Rick and the Highlights going back to where they started at Hayling Island and Francis and Alan visiting their old haunts. All in all there's about 6 hours of Quo accross the 2 DVDs. Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing view of the mighty Quo, 1 Nov 2012
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Having been a Quo fan since the early 80's this tells a fantastic open story of the ups, downs and more ups of Quo.
Understanding the battles, self-inflicted issues and a largely negative media they have endured over the years makes it all the more astonishing that they are without doubt one of the greatest bands in the world.
There are only a few bands who can get a crowd going like Quo.
As well as the regular stories there are a number of very poignant reminders that we do only live once, and sometimes you need to swallow your pride, put your differences aside and focus on the future. There are lessons to be learned by us all in this video .... Quo fan or not.
The final clips of the 'original' 4 members playing together in 2012 was brilliant .... please please please get together for at least one more gig.
Thanks for everything Quo .... you are amazing guys.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL LOOK BACK, 8 July 2013
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Trevor J. Hutchinson (Ottawa, Ontario Canada) - See all my reviews
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FABULOUS !!

Having been a Quo fan since Matchstick Men was first a single, this is great to see! Very interesting, and worth it for the reunion alone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great footage, fantastic extras!!, 9 Nov 2012
Hello Quo provides a great insight into the story of Status Quo, featuring interviews from Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster & John Coghlan, as well as Andy Bown, Jeff Rich, John 'Rhino' Edwards and Matt Letley. Further interviews come from Queen legend Brian May, Paul Weller, Sir Cliff Richard, Scott Gorum of Thin Lizzy, Midge Ure, Jeff Lynne and many more.

The 2-disc edition is definitely the one to buy, the bonus footage is 3 hours in length and includes a 45-minute session played at Shepperton Studios by the Frantic Four (Rossi, Parfitt, Lancaster, Coghlan), the first time the classic line-up has jammed together since 1981. They play a range of songs including 'Backwater', 'Roadhouse Blues', 'Blue Eyed Lady', 'In My Chair', 'Forty-five Hundred Times', 'April Spring Summer and Wednesdays' and 'Railroad'. This reunion is the highlight of the whole DVD.

Further bonus footage includes an interview with the Harrison Twins, with whom Rick Parfitt collaborated before joining Quo, a tour of Alan Lancaster & Francis Rossi's old school and childhood homes, and backstage interviews with Francis and Rick recorded recently. But the reunion of the Frantic Four is definitely the highlight, as it is an event many thought would never be seen again. The reunion gig is rough around the edges but not surprising considering it is the very first time they had played together (no rehearsals) in over thirty years. But well worth it.

The main feature covers the entire history of the band, from when founding members Alan Lancaster and Francis Rossi formed a band at school in 1962, to Rick Parfitt joining from The Highlights and the band's first hit 'Pictures of Matchstick Men'. The documentary goes into detail about John Coghlan's departure, the influence of drugs, Alan Lancaster's departure and their opening of Live Aid, the biggest concert the world has ever seen. It then follows the later line-ups, covering the 'Rock Til You Drop' record-breaking event and the 'Don't Stop' album, through to more recent albums 'Heavy Traffic', 'In Search of the Fourth Chord' and their latest album 'Quid Pro Quo', which reached no. 10 in the album charts.

This is the biggest and most in-depth documentary Status Quo ever done and is a fitting 50th anniversary release. It covers the entire band history and is something which both the hardcore fans and the casual Quo fan will find interesting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant ...., 4 Nov 2012
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.... And I haven't even watched the main film yet, can't get past the FF jam and Alan and Francis wandering around Purley reminiscing on the bonus footage dvd. Make sure you get the 2 disc version and you can't fail to be impressed and moved.
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