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All The Hits... In The Correct Order!,
This review is from: Whatever You Want: The Very Best of Status Quo (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!