Rockin' All Over the World [Bonus Tracks]

Rockin' All Over the World [Bonus Tracks]

by Status Quo
     
 

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After releasing the hard and perhaps excessively raw Live! album in March 1977, Status Quo decided it was time to give a new turn to their music, trying to achieve a cleaner and fresher sound. Recruiting Pip Williams to produce the new album, this was the first time since 1972 that Quo gave such control to someone outside the band. Subsequently, Williams played

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After releasing the hard and perhaps excessively raw Live! album in March 1977, Status Quo decided it was time to give a new turn to their music, trying to achieve a cleaner and fresher sound. Recruiting Pip Williams to produce the new album, this was the first time since 1972 that Quo gave such control to someone outside the band. Subsequently, Williams played an essential part in the British band's evolution. A clean, focused, and friendly pop record, Rockin' All Over the World displeased the band's hard rock-oriented fans. Guitars were left in the background and the band's famous wall of sound -- tough guitars and a powerful rhythmic base -- was nowhere to be found, even though it had been an important element of the band's sound during the first half of the '70s. Strangely enough, a lot of the album's songs would become live favorites of the bandmembers and fans alike in the years to come. The first single issued from the record, "Rockin' All Over the World," Status Quo's cover of a barely known song from ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty, became a huge success all around Europe and, paradoxically, grew to be one of the group's most recognized anthems. Indeed, 21 years later, the song, retitled "Runnin' All Over the World," would be released again as the official signature to Sport Aid's Race Against Time event. Other songs that would claim an obligatory presence in the band's live shows over the upcoming decades included the silly but hooky "Dirty Water," the boogie rocker "Hold You Back," and the country-rocker "Can't Give You More" (featured with a different approach in Rock Til You Drop). The straightforward and danceable "Baby Boy" and the soft ballad "For You" also stood out among the record's winners. [The 2005 reissue of Rockin' All Over the World features improved, remastered sound and a cover of the Beatles' "Getting Better," originally included on the All This and World War II film soundtrack of Beatles songs performed by rock bands from the era.]

Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2005
Label:
Universal I.S.
UPC:
0602498259696
catalogNumber:
9825969
Rank:
52296

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Status Quo   Primary Artist
Andy Brown   Keyboards

Technical Credits

John Fogerty   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Kenny Young   Composer
John Coghlan   Contributor
Peter Green   Composer
Alan Lancaster   Composer,Contributor
Rick Parfitt   Composer
Francis Rossi   Composer,Contributor
Paul Williams   Composer
Rob Young   Composer
Richard John Parfitt   Contributor
Jack Lynton   Composer
Simon Porter   Management
Gary Fielding   Liner Notes

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