Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Status Quo

Artist:  Status Quo
Origin:  London, England
Genre:  Rock, Boogie Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Contemporary Pop

Original line-up:

Francis Rossi:  Guitar, Vocals
Alan Lancaster:  Bass, Vocals
Jess Jaworski:  Keyboards
Alan Key:  Drums

Classic line-up:

Francis Rossi:  Guitar, Vocals
Rick Parfitt:  Guitar, Vocals
Alan Lancaster:  Bass
John Coghlan:  Drums

Status Quo are an English Rock Band from London, formed in 1962 by Francis Rossi (Guitar, Vocals), Alan Lancaster (Bass, Vocals), Jess Jaworski (Keyboards) and Alan Key (Drums).  Status Quo are one of Britain's longest-lived bands, staying together for over 40 years, and the band was only successful in the U.K.  In 1991, the band received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Title:  Aquostic II - That's A Fact!  (2016)
Genre:  Rock, Boogie Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Contemporary Pop
Label:  Universal Music
Rating:   ****


 1.  That's A Fact  (3:37)
 2.  Roll Over Lay Down (4:28)
 3.  Dear John  (3:29)
 4.  In The Army Now  (4:03)
 5.  Hold You Back  (4:11)
 6.  One For The Road  (3:33)
 7.  Backwater  (4:52)
 8.  One Of Everything  (3:48)
 9.  Belavista Man  (3:52)
10. Lover Of The Human Race  (3:45)
11. Ice In The Sun  (2:21)
12. Mess Of The Blue  (2:32)
13. Jam Side Down  (3:13)
14. Resurrection  (3:12)


Francis Rossi:  Guitars, Vocals
Rick Parfitt:  Guitars, Vocals
Andrew Bown:  Guitars, Mandolin, Harmonica, Piano, Vocals
John "Rhino" Edwards:  Bass, Guitars Vocals
Leon Cave:  Drums, Guitars, Vocals

Additional Musicians:

Geraint Watkins:  Accordion, Melodica
Martin Ditcham:  Percussion
Amy Smith:  Vocals
Hannah Rickard:  Violin, Vocals


Lucy Wilkins:  Violin
Howard Gott: Violin
Nicky Sweeney:  Violin
Alison Dods:  Violin
Rick Koster:  Violin
Sophie Sirota:  Viola
Sarah Willson:  Cello

Aquostic II - That's A Fact! is the follow up to the successful album from 2014 Aquostic (Stripped Bare) by Status Quo, was released on October 21, 2016 by Universal Music.  Aquostic II offers a generous helping of Quo Classics that are immediately recognisable.

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