“Status Quo Live At The BBC” will be issued by UMC on 24 October 2010.
The release will be available on a range of formats: 2CD ‘best of’ collection / DVD / 4CD box set and a limited edition collectors’ 8 disc complete set.
Status Quo’s unbelievable career has largely been built upon their unassailable reputation as one of the world’s greatest live acts.
This incredible archive represents the last great unreleased set of recordings in the Quo catalogue. The collection has been brought together by trawling the BBC archives, but also by inviting contributions from fans. The BBC had a habit of wiping tapes after they were broadcast which has meant that some of the Corporation’s output has been lost for ever. However thanks to fans recording broadcasts at home, a couple of gems have been reclaimed here for this set.
Sessions for shows hosted by the likes of David Symonds, Dave Lee Travis, Steve Wright, Ken Bruce and more are included here, as are live performances such as the legendary and much-bootlegged Paris Theatre set from 1973, and shows in Wembley, Birmingham and Brighton. Classic performances and, of course, classic tracks: this collection brings together everything of real significance from the psychedelic styling of‘Pictures Of Matchstick Men’ to the true Rock thumpers of the 70s to the tracks that made the band a household name, ‘Rockin All Over The World’, ‘Caroline’, ‘In The Army Now’, the list goes on.
“Status Quo Live At The BBC” should be seen essentially as an alternate Greatest Hits, a musical growing up in public.