Pictures of Matchstick Men [Hallmark]

Pictures of Matchstick Men [Hallmark]

by Status Quo Status Quo


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All hail the bargain-basement Hallmark label, purveyors of some of the greatest compilations in the early-'70s British rock realm, and pursuing that briefly towards the end of the decade with a great selection of old Status Quo hits. There are absolutely no surprises here. Ruthlessly mining the band's 1968-71 catalog, the Pye label had already released more Quo collections than the band itself had released LPs, and this one just adds its weight to the pile. But, just as Hallmark's late-'60s Kinks collections have since been revealed as an entire generation's first taste of that band's most glorious catalog, so Pictures of Matchstick Men (titled, of course, for the group's first hit) filled the same need among a later brood -- and the fact that it came along just as Quo themselves began lapsing into parody gave its release further flavor. At last, a "new" Status Quo record that doesn't sound like the last seventeen!

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Release Date: 07/27/2018
Label: Bmg Rights Managemen
UPC: 4050538386103
catalogNumber: 86103
Rank: 78476


Disc 1

  1. Pictures of Matchstick Men
  2. Daughter
  3. Technicolor Dreams
  4. In My Chair
  5. Down the Dustpipe
  6. Time to Fly
  7. Nanana
  8. The Price of Love
  9. Shy Fly
  10. Spinning Wheel Blues
  11. Railroad
  12. Gerdundula
  13. Poor Old Man
  14. Tune to the Music

Disc 2

  1. Ice in the Sun
  2. Sunny Cellophane Skies
  3. Mean Girl
  4. Someone's Learning
  5. Spicks and Specks
  6. The Clown
  7. Black Veils of Melancholy
  8. To Be Free
  9. When My Mind Is Not Live
  10. You're Just What I Was Looking for Today
  11. Velvet Curtains
  12. Sheila
  13. When I Awake
  14. Paradise Flat

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