Complete List Of Status Quo Studio Albums And Discography

Status Quo Albums

Originating from London in 1962, Status Quo is a quintessential British rock band founded by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster. Their journey commenced in 1962 at Sedgehill Comprehensive School, Catford, London, where Francis Rossi (vocals, guitar) and Alan Lancaster (bass) joined forces with classmates to form The Paladins. This initial lineup saw its first performance at the Samuel Jones Sports Club in Dulwich, London, setting the stage for a storied career in music.

1963 heralded the arrival of John Coghlan, replacing Alan Key on drums, and with this change, the band metamorphosed into The Spectres. Under the guidance of Pat Barlow, their early manager, the group carved out a niche in the London music scene. The departure of Jess Jaworski in 1965 made way for Roy Lynes, further shaping the band’s evolving sound.

The meeting of Rossi and Rick Parfitt in 1965 was a pivotal moment, leading to a collaboration that would become the backbone of Status Quo. The subsequent signing with Piccadilly Records in 1966 marked their entry into the professional recording world, although their initial singles did not chart.

The year 1967 was a time of significant change for the band, as they dabbled in psychedelia and underwent a brief identity as Traffic, then Traffic Jam, to finally settle on The Status Quo. This period also saw Parfitt officially joining the band, enriching their musical tapestry.

Their breakthrough came in 1968 with “Pictures of Matchstick Men,” a psychedelic hit that charted both in the UK and the US. Despite the fleeting success of subsequent singles, this era laid the groundwork for their future direction. The band’s transition to a harder, boogie rock sound was evident in their third album, “Ma Kelly’s Greasy Spoon,” and continued through the early ’70s, culminating in the iconic album “Piledriver” in 1972 under Vertigo Records. This era saw the band solidifying their place in rock history with a string of successful albums and hit singles.

The mid to late ’70s was a golden era for Status Quo, with chart-topping albums and singles that became anthems of the time. The band’s image, synonymous with denim and T-shirts, became emblematic of their music style. The departure of Coghlan in 1981 and the subsequent lineup changes introduced a new phase for the band, with Pete Kircher and later Jeff Rich on drums, and Andy Bown becoming an official member.

Despite internal tensions and lineup changes, Status Quo’s legacy was undeniable. They marked the music world with their performance at the opening of Live Aid in 1985 and continued to release successful albums, including the poignant “In The Army Now.” The late ’80s and ’90s saw the band navigating through changing musical landscapes, yet maintaining their distinctive sound and loyal fan base.

In the 2000s, Status Quo continued to tour extensively, experimenting with acoustic sets and embracing their classic hits, leading to the acclaimed “Aquostic” series. The passing of Rick Parfitt in 2016 marked the end of an era, yet the band persevered, continuing to tour and release new music, including the album “Backbone” in 2019, their 33rd studio effort.

Status Quo boasts an impressive record of over 60 chart hits in the UK, a feat unmatched by any other band, including iconic tracks like “Pictures of Matchstick Men,” “Down Down,” “Rockin’ All Over the World,” “Whatever You Want,” “In the Army Now,” and “What You’re Proposing.” With twenty-two Top 10 hits and fifty-seven Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart, their musical prowess is undeniable. The band’s discography includes over 100 singles and 33 albums, many of which have been bestsellers. Since their 1972 album Piledriver reached number 5 on the UK albums chart, Status Quo has achieved 25 UK top ten albums, with their streak extending to their latest album, Backbone, in 2019. With 7.2 million singles sales in the UK alone, they were recognized in 2012 as the tenth best-selling group in UK Singles Chart history. By 2015, they joined the elite group of artists with over 500 total weeks on the UK Albums Chart.

STATUS QUO STUDIO ALBUMS

Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo

Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo is the inaugural studio album by the English rock ensemble Status Quo, unveiled in September 1968. The album is distinguished by its inclusion of several cover tracks, notably “Green Tambourine” by The Lemon Pipers, showcasing the band’s versatility in adapting and interpreting external works.

The initial lead single planned, “Gentleman Joe’s Sidewalk Café,” was poised to feature with Francis Rossi’s own creation, “Pictures of Matchstick Men,” as its B-side. However, the decision to reverse these roles catapulted “Pictures of Matchstick Men” to significant success, peaking at #7 in the UK and marking Status Quo’s solitary major hit in the US at #12, alongside reaching #8 in Canada. The subsequent single, “Black Veils of Melancholy,” despite its Rossi origins and featuring organist Roy Lynes’ “To Be Free” on the B-side, did not replicate this success and was criticized for its resemblance to “Pictures of Matchstick Men.”

The album’s third single, “Ice in the Sun,” crafted by Marty Wilde and Ronnie Scott (distinct from the jazz musician), with the Rossi/Parfitt composition “When My Mind Is Not Live” on the B-side, achieved a commendable #8 in the UK and #29 in Canada. Despite these singles’ achievements, the album itself did not chart in the UK upon its release on 27 September 1968.

Plans for a fourth single, “Technicolour Dreams” coupled with “Paradise Flat” by Wilde/Scott, were ultimately shelved in favor of a non-album single, “Make Me Stay a Bit Longer” by Rossi and Parfitt, with Alan Lancaster’s “Auntie Nellie” as the B-side, released on 31 January 1969. This single, well-received by critics, marked a pivotal point for Status Quo, being their last to be released under “the” Status Quo moniker.

The band’s lineup on this seminal album featured Francis Rossi on lead guitar and vocals, Rick Parfitt adding depth with rhythm guitar and vocals, Alan Lancaster on bass guitar, John Coghlan on drums, and Roy Lynes enriching the sound with organ and vocals, setting the foundation for what would become a legendary career in rock music.

Released 1968

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Black Veils of Melancholy” – 3:14
  2. “When My Mind Is Not Live” – 2:47
  3. “Ice in the Sun” – 2:10
  4. “Elizabeth Dreams” – 3:26
  5. “Gentleman Joe’s Sidewalk Cafe” – 3:00
  6. “Paradise Flat” – 3:12
  7. “Technicolor Dreams” – 2:50
  8. “Spicks and Specks” – 2:44
  9. “Sheila” – 1:55
  10. “Sunny Cellophane Skies” – 2:45
  11. “Green Tambourine” – 2:17
  12. “Pictures of Matchstick Men” – 3:08
  13. “To Be Free” – 2:36
  14. “Make Me Stay a Bit Longer” – 2:55
  15. “Auntie Nellie” – 2:46

Spare Parts

Spare Parts marks the second studio endeavor by English rock ensemble Status Quo and represents their last foray into psychedelic music. Significantly, this album saw the inaugural contributions of the group’s roadie, Bob Young, who took on roles in both writing and co-writing tracks alongside the band. Despite its release in September 1969, the album did not meet commercial expectations.

Included in the album is a rendition of the Carole King and Gerry Goffin penned track, “You’re Just What I Was Looking for Today”. The album featured a single, the Anthony King composed “Are You Growing Tired of My Love”, with “So Ends Another Life” by Alan Lancaster serving as its B-side. Launched in April 1969, the single modestly charted at number 46 in the UK singles charts.

In response to the lukewarm reception of Spare Parts, Status Quo ventured with a non-album single, covering the Everly Brothers’ classic “The Price of Love” in September 1969. This release was accompanied by a B-side, “Little Miss Nothing,” a collaborative piece by Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt.

Released 1969

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Face Without a Soul” – 3:08
  2. “You’re Just What I Was Looking for Today” – 3:49
  3. “Are You Growing Tired of My Love” – 3:37
  4. “Antique Angelique” – 3:22
  5. “So Ends Another Life” – 3:12
  6. “Poor Old Man” – 3:40
  7. “Mr. Mind Detector” – 4:02
  8. “The Clown” – 3:25
  9. “Velvet Curtains” – 2:56
  10. “Little Miss Nothing” – 3:03
  11. “When I Awake” – 3:49
  12. “Nothing at All” – 3:52

Ma Kelly’s Greasy Spoon

Ma Kelly’s Greasy Spoon marks the third studio foray for the English rock ensemble Status Quo, unveiled in August 1970. This pivotal album represents a departure from the band’s psychedelic origins, ushering in an era of hard rock that would become synonymous with their name. It also stands as the final album to include keyboardist Roy Lynes among its ranks. Despite its innovative sound, the album did not achieve commercial success.

The evolution of the band’s sound can be traced back to their collaboration with Australian singer-songwriter Carl Groszmann, who penned “Down the Dustpipe.” This track, released as a standalone single in March 1970 with “Face Without a Soul” from the preceding album Spare Parts on the flip side, signaled a bold new direction. Francis Rossi, reflecting on the track, noted its introduction of the boogie shuffle that would come to define their style. Despite an initial lukewarm reception from some quarters, including a notable dismissal from BBC Radio 1’s Tony Blackburn, the single defied expectations by climbing to #12 in the UK charts and maintaining a presence there for 17 weeks.

Another non-album single, “In My Chair,” penned by Rossi and roadie-turned-songwriter Bob Young, was released in October 1970. Together with its B-side “Gerdundula,” a whimsical creation from Rossi and Young’s time in Germany, it fortified the band’s chart presence, reaching #21. “Gerdundula” would later be reimagined for their subsequent album, Dog of Two Head.

During the album’s supporting tour, organist Roy Lynes chose to depart from the band, prioritizing personal contentment over the pursuit of fame. Described by producer John Schroeder as reserved and somewhat of an outlier within the group, Lynes’ departure marked a significant shift within the band’s dynamics. His former bandmates, including Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi, recalled him as introspective and intellectually curious, traits that perhaps made his later, more contented life outside the band inevitable.

Released 1970

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Spinning Wheel Blues” – 3:21
  2. “Daughter” – 3:01
  3. “Everything” – 2:36
  4. “Shy Fly” – 3:49
  5. “(April) Spring, Summer and Wednesdays” – 4:12
  6. “Junior’s Wailing” – 3:33
  7. “Lakky Lady” – 3:14
  8. “Need Your Love” – 4:45
  9. “Lazy Poker Blues” – 3:11
  10. “Is It Really Me/Gotta Go Home” – 9:34

Dog of Two Head

Dog of Two Head, the fourth studio endeavor from English rock connoisseurs Status Quo, made its debut in November 1971 under the Pye Records label.

During this period, the band’s lineup featured Francis Rossi (appearing on the album cover as Mike Rossi), Rick Parfitt (listed as Ritchie Parfitt), Alan Lancaster, and John Coghlan (spelled as John Coughlan). Earlier in March, preceding the album’s release, Status Quo had put out “Tune to the Music,” a non-album single crafted by Rossi in collaboration with Bob Young. Despite its release, the track didn’t make significant waves on the charts. This set the stage for the band to delve into creating a new album, with some tracks like “Umleitung” (which translates to ‘diversion’ in German) having been penned the year before.

A standout single from the album, “Mean Girl” by Rossi and Young, eventually climbed to the #20 spot on the UK charts in April 1973, following the success of “Paper Plane” from their subsequent album Piledriver. The belated success of “Mean Girl” prompted the release of another single from Dog of Two Head. This was a new rendition of “Gerdundula,” initially the B-side of their 1970 single “In My Chair,” launched in July 1973. However, this release didn’t replicate the success of its predecessor and didn’t chart. Accompanying this single was “Lakky Lady” by Rossi and Parfitt, a track from their earlier album Ma Kelly’s Greasy Spoon.

Released 1971

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Umleitung” – 7:11
  2. “Nanana (Extraction)” – 0:51
  3. “Something’s Going on in My Head” – 4:43
  4. “Mean Girl” – 3:53
  5. “Nanana (Extraction)” – 1:11
  6. “Gerdundula” – 3:50
  7. “Railroad” – 5:30
  8. “Someone’s Learning” – 7:08
  9. “Nanana” – 2:25

Piledriver

Piledriver, the fifth studio album by English rock ensemble Status Quo, marked a significant turn in the band’s production journey, being released in 1972. For the first time, the band took the reins of production into their own hands, stepping away from external producers. This album also signified their debut with the Vertigo label, showcasing a departure from their previous association with Pye Records. A notable achievement, Piledriver climbed to the fifth spot on the UK charts, embedding several tracks that would become staples in their live performances.

The transition to Vertigo Records came with a liberating change in the recording environment for the band. During their tenure with Pye, the high volume of their music was a point of contention, as it would often lead to distortion due to the overload of input levels on the recording desk. However, the move to Piledriver allowed them the freedom to bring their touring equipment into IBC Studios and record at live stage levels. This shift not only endowed their music with a robust and more authentic sound but also marked a pivotal moment in their artistic expression.

The band lineup featured Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt handling guitars and vocals, with Parfitt also playing the piano and organ. Alan Lancaster contributed with the bass and 12-string acoustic guitar, alongside vocals, while John Coghlan added depth with drums and percussion. The album also saw contributions from additional musicians, including Bob Young on the harmonica for “Roadhouse Blues” and Jimmy Horowitz on the piano for the same track, enriching the album’s sonic landscape.

Released 1972

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Don’t Waste My Time” – 4:18
  2. “Oh Baby” – 4:33
  3. “A Year” – 5:50
  4. “Unspoken Words” – 5:10
  5. “Big Fat Mama” – 5:53
  6. “Paper Plane” – 2:57
  7. “All the Reasons” – 3:43
  8. “Roadhouse Blues” – 7:28

Hello!

Released in September 1973, Hello! signified a notable milestone for Status Quo as their sixth studio album and the first to reach the top spot on the UK Albums Chart. This album was part of a successful series, being one of four albums by the band to achieve such a distinction. Hello! was also the first album to feature songwriting contributions from drummer John Coghlan, showcasing a broader collaborative spirit within the band.

The album’s creation and reception were embedded within a context of revival and success for Status Quo. Following the band’s transition to Vertigo Records, they enjoyed a resurgence in the charts in early 1973, which was further bolstered by Pye Records releasing “Mean Girl” from the 1971 album Dog of Two Head. This single, a creation of Francis Rossi and Bob Young, managed to secure the 20th spot in the charts, backed by “Everything” from the 1970 album Ma Kelly’s Greasy Spoon.

Among the tracks on Hello!, “Caroline” stood out by being released as a single in August 1973, prior to the album’s release. This song, another collaboration between Rossi and Young, achieved significant success, reaching No. 5 in the UK charts and marking the band’s first top-five single. The B-side of “Caroline” featured “Joanne”, a non-album track by Alan Lancaster and Rick Parfitt.

The album was enriched by the musical talents of keyboardist Andy Bown, and saxophonists Stewart Blandamer and Steve Farr, especially on tracks like “Blue Eyed Lady”. Bown’s involvement in Hello! marked his first appearance with Status Quo, a prelude to his eventual role as a permanent member. Blandamer and Farr also contributed to “Forty Five Hundred Times”, which included piano work by John Mealing.

Despite the array of tracks on Hello!, only six were previously unheard by the public. “Caroline” had already made its mark as a single, and “Softer Ride” was known as the B-side to the “Paper Plane” single from Piledriver. No further singles were drawn from Hello!, although “Roll Over Lay Down” was featured in a live version on a three-track EP in May 1975, achieving notable chart success in both the UK and Australia.

Released 1973

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Roll Over Lay Down” – 5:41
  2. “Claudie” – 4:02
  3. “A Reason for Living” – 4:42
  4. “Blue Eyed Lady” – 3:54
  5. “Caroline” – 4:17
  6. “Softer Ride” – 4:00
  7. “And It’s Better Now” – 3:20
  8. “Forty-Five Hundred Times” – 9:51

Quo

Released in May 1974, Quo stands as the seventh studio endeavor by the iconic English rock outfit Status Quo, climbing to the #2 spot in the UK charts. This album, which continued the trend set by its predecessor Hello!, showcased a collection of tracks exclusively penned by members of the band, solidifying their prowess in songwriting. The lineup for this album included the familiar quartet of Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, and John Coghlan, with the addition of Bob Young on harmonica and Tom Parker on piano for the track “Break the Rules”.

Quo is often cited as one of the band’s heavier works, a direction possibly steered by bassist Alan Lancaster’s significant contribution to the songwriting, having co-written six out of the eight tracks. Rick Parfitt’s reflection on the creation of “Drifting Away” encapsulates the album’s intense energy, describing the track as an embodiment of a relentless, hard-rocking rhythm that was a thrilling experience for the band during that period.

The album’s packaging added an extra layer of engagement for fans, featuring a gatefold insert that displayed a live performance photo of the band on one side and the song lyrics on the other. The sleeve art, crafted by British artist Dave Field, further accentuated the album’s appeal.

While “Backwater” was initially considered as a potential single due to its strong opening, “Break the Rules” was ultimately chosen and released in April 1974, reaching #8 in the UK charts. The single’s B-side, “Lonely Night”, would later find a place as a bonus track on the 2005 reissue of Quo. Interestingly, “Lonely Night” was involved in a plagiarism case two years post-release, when Australian band the Angels used part of the song in “Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again”, leading to Status Quo receiving royalties.

Quo was recorded in the spring of 1974 at IBC Studios in London, encapsulating the hard rock and heavy metal genres within a 36:54 runtime. The album’s release was handled by Vertigo in the UK and A&M in the USA, with the band themselves taking on the role of producers. Engineering and mixing were expertly managed by Damon Lyon-Shaw, with Richard Manwaring and Andy Miller assisting.

Released 1974

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Backwater” – 4:19
  2. “Just Take Me” – 3:39
  3. “Break the Rules” – 3:39
  4. “Drifting Away” – 5:05
  5. “Don’t Think It Matters” – 4:55
  6. “Fine Fine Fine” – 2:30
  7. “Lonely Man” – 5:07
  8. “Slow Train” – 7:56

On the Level

On the Level, the eighth studio offering from the iconic English rock band Status Quo, stands out not only for its musical prowess but also for its unique cover art that features the band members in an Ames room illusion, adding a visual twist to the album’s presentation. The original vinyl version further engaged fans with an inner gatefold sleeve filled with casual snapshots taken by the band members themselves, providing a personal touch to the album’s packaging.

In the lead-up to the album’s release, Status Quo dropped a single in November 1974 that would become a monumental hit for the band. “Down Down”, a song co-written by Francis Rossi and Bob Young, was released in an edited form and soared to the top of the charts, securing Status Quo’s only number-one hit to date. The single’s B-side featured “Nightride”, a track co-written by Rick Parfitt and Bob Young, adding depth to the album’s diverse sound.

Released in February 1975, On the Level captured Status Quo at the zenith of their career, reflecting a period of unparalleled record sales for the band. The album debuted at the top of the charts, a testament to its widespread appeal and the band’s growing fanbase. The album was a collaborative effort, with all tracks either penned or co-authored by the band and their long-standing collaborator Bob Young, except for “Bye Bye Johnny”, a homage to the rock and roll legend Chuck Berry.

The album’s lineup featured Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt, who not only showcased their skills on the guitar and vocals but also saw Parfitt contributing on keyboards. Alan Lancaster’s versatility shone through on both the bass and guitar, complemented by his vocal performances, while John Coghlan’s prowess on the drums laid down the rhythmic foundation that defined the album’s sound.

On the Level achieved remarkable success across various international charts, reflecting its universal appeal. In addition to topping the UK Albums Chart, it secured high positions in Australia, Austria, Finland, France, and the Netherlands, among others, indicating the band’s wide-reaching impact on the global music scene. The album’s enduring appeal was further underscored by its performance on the UK Rock & Metal Albums Chart in 2016.

Released 1975

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Little Lady” – 3:03
  2. “Most of the Time” – 3:22
  3. “I Saw the Light” – 3:40
  4. “Over and Done” – 3:55
  5. “Nightride” – 3:54
  6. “Down Down” – 5:24
  7. “Broken Man” – 4:14
  8. “What to Do” – 3:07
  9. “Where I Am” – 2:45
  10. “Bye Bye Johnny” – 4:39

Blue for You

Released in March 1976, Blue for You marks the ninth studio album by the renowned English rock group Status Quo. This album holds a special place in the band’s discography as it represents the final self-produced work before a shift towards a lighter, more pop-infused sound with the albums that followed, up until 1980’s Just Supposin’.

The album’s lead single, “Rain,” penned by Rick Parfitt, made a splash in the UK charts by securing the No. 7 spot after its release in February 1976. Accompanying the single was “You Lost the Love,” a non-album track created by Francis Rossi and Bob Young, enriching the album’s diverse musical offerings.

Upon its release, Blue for You quickly climbed to the top of the British album charts, holding the No. 1 position for three weeks and becoming one of the band’s most successful albums. In the US, the album was introduced under the self-titled “Status Quo” with an alternative black and silver cover, offering a different aesthetic appeal to the American audience.

The album’s second single, an edited version of “Mystery Song” by Parfitt and Young, was released in July of the same year and reached No. 11 in the charts. Its B-side featured “Drifting Away,” a track from their 1974 album Quo, co-written by Parfitt and Alan Lancaster.

In a surprising move later that year, the band opted to release a cover of “Wild Side of Life,” a classic previously popularized by Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys. This rendition, paired with the B-side “All Through the Night” by Rossi and Lancaster, achieved notable success, peaking at No. 9.

Recorded at Phonogram Studios in London between December 1975 and January 1976.  The album features the core quartet of John Coghlan on drums, Lancaster on bass, guitar, and vocals, Parfitt on guitar, keyboards, and vocals, and Rossi on guitar and vocals. Additionally, Andy Bown contributed his piano skills on tracks like “Mad About the Boy” and “Ease Your Mind,” while Bob Young added a harmonica touch to “Rolling Home,” further enhancing the album’s rich musical tapestry.

Released 1976

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Is There a Better Way” – 3:30
  2. “Mad About the Boy” – 3:31
  3. “Ring of a Change” – 4:15
  4. “Blue for You” – 4:05
  5. “Rain” – 4:35
  6. “Rolling Home” – 3:02
  7. “That’s a Fact” – 4:20
  8. “Ease Your Mind” – 3:13
  9. “Mystery Song” – 6:44

Rockin’ All Over the World

Rockin’ All Over the World,  was the tenth studio release from the legendary British band Status Quo.  The album’s release, introduced fans to the inaugural production efforts of Pip Williams and welcoming Andy Bown’s more consistent involvement in the band’s music, a prelude to his official joining in 1982. The album enjoyed considerable success, securing the #5 spot on the UK charts.

The album sparked mixed feelings within the band. Francis Rossi, the band’s guitarist and singer, critically referred to it as “a poxy album,” a sentiment echoed by bassist Alan Lancaster, particularly pointing to the band’s direction under Williams’ production. In contrast, guitarist Rick Parfitt held the album in high regard, praising Williams for adding a touch of sophistication to the band’s sound.

The title track, a cover of John Fogerty’s original, was the album’s lead single, launched in September 1977. It made a significant impact, climbing to #3 in the UK charts. “Ring of a Change,” from their previous album, served as its B-side. While no further singles were directly released from the album, “Can’t Give You More” saw a re-recording for 1991’s Rock ‘Til You Drop and was subsequently released as a single.

A notable reissue of the album came in 2005 through Mercury, which included a bonus track—a cover of the Beatles’ “Getting Better,” initially recorded for the soundtrack of All This and World War II. In a deluxe edition released in late 2015, the album underwent a remix and reordering by original engineer John Eden, stripping back to the essential sounds of guitars, bass, drums, and occasional keyboards. This edition also featured four demo tracks as additional bonuses.

The album’s personnel included Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt on vocals and guitars, with Parfitt also taking on additional lead guitar roles, notably on the titular track. Alan Lancaster contributed vocals and bass, while John Coghlan held down the rhythm on drums. Andy Bown’s role expanded beyond backing vocals to include keyboards, piano, and Hammond organ, with Frank Ricotti on percussion and Pip Williams not only producing but also playing slide guitar on the album’s title track.

Rockin’ All Over the World achieved international acclaim, charting in several countries, including Australia, Austria, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the UK, showcasing Status Quo’s enduring appeal and the global resonance of their music.

Released 1977

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Hard Time” – 4:45
  2. “Can’t Give You More” – 4:15
  3. “Let’s Ride” – 3:03
  4. “Baby Boy” – 3:12
  5. “You Don’t Own Me” – 3:04
  6. “Rockers Rollin'” – 4:19
  7. “Rockin’ All Over the World” – 3:37
  8. “Who Am I?” – 4:30
  9. “Too Far Gone” – 3:09
  10. “For You” – 3:03
  11. “Dirty Water” – 3:51
  12. “Hold You Back” – 4:30

If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

Released 1978

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Again and Again” – 3:38
  2. “I’m Giving Up My Worryin'” – 3:03
  3. “Gonna Teach You to Love Me” – 3:09
  4. “Someone Show Me Home” – 3:52
  5. “Long Legged Linda” – 3:35
  6. “Oh! What a Night” – 3:42
  7. “Accident Prone” – 5:07
  8. “Stones” – 3:57
  9. “Let Me Fly” – 4:23
  10. “Like a Good Girl” – 3:27

Whatever You Want

Released 1979

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Whatever You Want” – 4:03
  2. “Shady Lady” – 3:01
  3. “Who Asked You” – 4:08
  4. “Your Smiling Face” – 4:23
  5. “Living on an Island” – 4:49
  6. “Come Rock with Me” – 3:16
  7. “Rockin’ On” – 3:28
  8. “Runaway” – 4:38
  9. “High Flyer” – 3:50
  10. “Breaking Away” – 6:38

Just Supposin’

Released 1980

CD Track Listings:

  1. “What You’re Proposing” – 4:17
  2. “Run to Mummy” – 3:08
  3. “Don’t Drive My Car” – 4:15
  4. “Lies” – 4:00
  5. “Over the Edge” – 4:30
  6. “The Wild Ones” – 4:01
  7. “Name of the Game” – 4:28
  8. “Coming and Going” – 6:30
  9. “Rock ‘n’ Roll” – 4:05

Never Too Late

Released 1981

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Never Too Late” – 3:58
  2. “Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like” – 2:51
  3. “Take Me Away” – 4:49
  4. “Falling in Falling Out” – 4:17
  5. “Carol” – 3:42
  6. “Long Ago” – 3:46
  7. “Mountain Lady” – 5:07
  8. “Don’t Stop Me Now” – 3:40
  9. “Enough Is Enough” – 2:54
  10. “Riverside” – 5:05

1+9+8+2

Released 1982

CD Track Listings:

  1. “She Don’t Fool Me” – 4:36
  2. “Young Pretender” – 3:34
  3. “Get Out and Walk” – 3:13
  4. “Jealousy” – 2:55
  5. “I Love Rock and Roll” – 3:16
  6. “Resurrection” – 3:54
  7. “Dear John” – 3:13
  8. “Doesn’t Matter” – 3:40
  9. “I Want the World to Know” – 3:28
  10. “I Should Have Known” – 3:34
  11. “Big Man” – 3:44

Back to Back

Released 1983

CD Track Listings:

  1. “A Mess of Blues” – 3:23
  2. “Ol’ Rag Blues” – 2:51
  3. “Can’t Be Done” – 3:07
  4. “Too Close to the Ground” – 3:43
  5. “No Contract” – 3:40
  6. “Win or Lose” – 2:36
  7. “Marguerita Time” – 3:28
  8. “Your Kind of Love” – 3:26
  9. “Stay the Night” – 3:02
  10. “Going Down Town Tonight” – 3:36
  11. “The Wanderer” – 3:31
  12. “Caroline (Live at the N.E.C.)” – 4:58

In the Army Now

Released 1986

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Rollin’ Home” – 4:25
  2. “Calling” – 4:03
  3. “In Your Eyes” – 5:07
  4. “Save Me” – 4:24
  5. “In the Army Now” – 4:40
  6. “Dreamin'” – 2:54
  7. “End of the Line” – 4:59
  8. “Invitation” – 3:16
  9. “Red Sky” – 4:13
  10. “Speechless” – 3:40
  11. “Overdose” – 5:24

Ain’t Complaining

Released 1988

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Ain’t Complaining” – 4:40
  2. “Everytime I Think of You” – 3:49
  3. “One for the Money” – 4:52
  4. “Another Shipwreck” – 3:48
  5. “Don’t Mind If I Do” – 4:41
  6. “I Know You’re Leaving” – 4:45
  7. “Cross That Bridge” – 3:31
  8. “Cream of the Crop” – 4:03
  9. “The Loving Game” – 4:23
  10. “Who Gets the Love?” – 5:33
  11. “Burning Bridges” – 4:19
  12. “Magic” – 3:52

Perfect Remedy

Released 1989

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Little Dreamer” – 4:02
  2. “Not at All” – 2:54
  3. “Heart on Hold” – 3:35
  4. “Perfect Remedy” – 4:35
  5. “Address Book” – 3:37
  6. “The Power of Rock” – 6:03
  7. “The Way It Goes” – 4:02
  8. “Tommy’s in Love” – 3:00
  9. “Man Overboard” – 4:33
  10. “Going Down for the First Time” – 4:01
  11. “Throw Her a Line” – 3:34
  12. “1000 Years” – 4:00

Rock ’til You Drop

Released 1991

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Like a Zombie” – 5:00
  2. “All We Really Wanna Do (Polly)” – 3:47
  3. “Fakin’ the Blues” – 4:29
  4. “One Man Band” – 4:31
  5. “Rock ’til You Drop” – 3:20
  6. “Can’t Give You More” – 4:25
  7. “Warning Shot” – 3:58
  8. “Let’s Work Together” – 3:40
  9. “Bring It on Home” – 3:10
  10. “No Problems” – 4:48
  11. “Good Sign” – 4:15
  12. “Tommy” – 3:50
  13. “Nothing Comes Easy” – 5:43
  14. “Fame or Money” – 4:06

Thirsty Work

Released 1994

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Goin’ Nowhere” – 3:48
  2. “I Didn’t Mean It” – 3:23
  3. “Confidence” – 3:13
  4. “Point of No Return” – 4:24
  5. “Sail Away” – 3:34
  6. “Like It or Not” – 4:01
  7. “Soft in the Head” – 3:18
  8. “Queenie” – 3:31
  9. “Lover of the Human Race” – 3:45
  10. “Sherri Don’t Fail Me Now!” – 3:21
  11. “Rude Awakening Time” – 4:13
  12. “Back on My Feet” – 3:02
  13. “Restless” – 4:08
  14. “Ciao-Ciao” – 3:27
  15. “Tango” – 4:03
  16. “Sorry” – 3:33

Don’t Stop

Released 1996

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Fun, Fun, Fun” (with The Beach Boys) – 3:06
  2. “When You Walk in the Room” – 3:02
  3. “I Can Hear the Grass Grow” – 3:25
  4. “You Never Can Tell (It Was a Teenage Wedding)” – 3:49
  5. “Get Back” – 3:08
  6. “Safety Dance” – 3:54
  7. “Raining in My Heart” (with Brian May) – 3:30
  8. “Don’t Stop” – 3:40
  9. “Sorrow” – 3:58
  10. “Proud Mary” – 3:31
  11. “Lucille” – 2:52
  12. “Johnny and Mary” – 3:36
  13. “Get Out of Denver” – 4:11
  14. “The Future’s So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)” – 3:36
  15. “All Around My Hat” (with Maddy Prior) – 3:57

Under the Influence

Released 1999

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Twenty Wild Horses” – 5:00
  2. “Under the Influence” – 4:03
  3. “Round and Round” – 3:25
  4. “Shine On” – 4:48
  5. “Little White Lies” – 4:19
  6. “Keep ‘Em Coming” – 3:25
  7. “Little Me and You” – 3:50
  8. “Making Waves” – 3:56
  9. “Blessed Are the Meek” – 4:18
  10. “Roll the Dice” – 4:04
  11. “Not Fade Away” – 3:06
  12. “The Way It Goes” – 3:57

Famous in the Last Century

Released 2000

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Famous in the Last Century” – 1:04
  2. “Old Time Rock and Roll” – 2:57
  3. “Way Down” – 2:51
  4. “Rave On” – 2:52
  5. “Roll Over Beethoven” – 3:06
  6. “When I’m Dead and Gone” – 3:10
  7. “Memphis, Tennessee” – 2:29
  8. “Sweet Home Chicago” – 2:43
  9. “Crawling from the Wreckage” – 2:43
  10. “Good Golly Miss Molly” – 2:06
  11. “Claudette” – 2:01
  12. “Rock ‘n’ Me” – 2:49
  13. “Hound Dog” – 2:18
  14. “Runaround Sue” – 2:29
  15. “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” – 3:40
  16. “Mony Mony” – 2:58
  17. “Famous in the Last Century (Reprise)” – 1:15

Heavy Traffic

Released 2002

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Blues and Rhythm” – 4:29
  2. “All Stand Up (Never Say Never)” – 4:08
  3. “The Oriental” – 4:30
  4. “Creepin’ Up on You” – 5:00
  5. “Heavy Traffic” – 4:23
  6. “Solid Gold” – 4:15
  7. “Green” – 3:33
  8. “Jam Side Down” – 3:28
  9. “Diggin’ Burt Bacharach” – 2:32
  10. “Do It Again” – 3:40
  11. “Another Day” – 3:49
  12. “I Don’t Remember Anymore” – 3:39
  13. “Money Don’t Matter” – 3:34
  14. “Rhythm of Life” – 5:05

Riffs

Released 2003

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Caroline” – 4:18
  2. “I Fought the Law” – 3:03
  3. “Born to Be Wild” – 4:30
  4. “Takin’ Care of Business” – 4:55
  5. “Wild One” – 3:51
  6. “On the Road Again” – 5:26
  7. “Tobacco Road” – 2:40
  8. “Centerfold” – 3:36
  9. “All Day and All of the Night” – 2:31
  10. “Don’t Bring Me Down” – 3:58
  11. “Junior’s Wailing” – 3:31
  12. “Pump It Up” – 3:18
  13. “Down the Dustpipe” – 2:04
  14. “Whatever You Want” – 4:03
  15. “Rockin’ All Over the World” – 3:40

The Party Ain’t Over Yet

Released 2005

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Party Ain’t Over Yet” – 3:50
  2. “Gotta Get Up and Go” – 4:18
  3. “All That Counts Is Love” – 3:41
  4. “Familiar Blues” – 5:09
  5. “The Bubble” – 5:37
  6. “Belavista Man” – 4:22
  7. “Nevashooda” – 3:52
  8. “Velvet Train” – 3:34
  9. “Goodbye Baby” – 4:08
  10. “You Never Stop” – 4:33

In Search of the Fourth Chord

Released 2007

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Beginning of the End” – 4:28
  2. “Alright” – 4:12
  3. “Pennsylvania Blues Tonight” – 3:43
  4. “I Don’t Wanna Hurt You Anymore” – 4:00
  5. “Electric Arena” – 5:25
  6. “Gravy Train” – 3:23
  7. “Figure of Eight” – 4:08
  8. “You’re the One for Me” – 3:30
  9. “My Little Heartbreaker” – 3:50
  10. “Hold Me” – 4:35
  11. “Saddling Up” – 3:42
  12. “Bad News” – 5:04
  13. “Tongue Tied” – 4:21

Quid Pro Quo

Released 2011

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Two Way Traffic” – 3:59
  2. “Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ You” – 3:27
  3. “Dust to Gold” – 4:52
  4. “Let’s Rock” – 4:16
  5. “Can’t See for Looking” – 4:01
  6. “Better Than That” – 3:39
  7. “Movin’ On” – 4:07
  8. “Leave a Little Light On” – 4:05
  9. “Any Way You Like It” – 3:16
  10. “Frozen Hero” – 4:19
  11. “Reality Cheque” – 4:08
  12. “The Winner” – 3:23
  13. “It’s All About You” – 2:55
  14. “My Old Ways” – 3:54

Bula Quo!

Released 2013

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Looking Out for Caroline” – 4:00
  2. “GoGoGo” – 4:16
  3. “Run and Hide (The Gun Song)” – 4:12
  4. “Running Inside My Head” – 3:43
  5. “Mystery Island” – 4:24
  6. “All That Money” – 3:17
  7. “Never Leave a Friend Behind” – 2:52
  8. “Fiji Time” – 3:15
  9. “Bula Bula Quo (Kua Ni Lega)” – 3:52

Aquostic – Stripped Bare

Released 2014

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Pictures of Matchstick Men”
  2. “Down the Dustpipe”
  3. “Nanana”
  4. “Paper Plane”
  5. “All the Reasons”
  6. “Reason for Living”
  7. “And It’s Better Now”
  8. “Caroline”
  9. “Softer Ride”
  10. “Claudie”
  11. “Break the Rules”
  12. “Down Down”
  13. “Rain”
  14. “Rockin’ All Over the World”
  15. “Again and Again”
  16. “Whatever You Want”
  17. “What You’re Proposing”

Aquostic II – That’s a Fact!

Released 2016

CD Track Listings:

  1. “That’s a Fact”
  2. “Roll Over Lay Down”
  3. “Dear John”
  4. “In the Army Now”
  5. “Hold You Back”
  6. “One for the Road”
  7. “Backwater”
  8. “One of Everything”
  9. “Belavista Man”
  10. “Lover of the Human Race”
  11. “Ice in the Sun”
  12. “Mess of the Blues”
  13. “Jam Side Down”
  14. “Resurrection”

Backbone

Released 2019

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Waiting for a Woman”
  2. “Cut Me Some Slack”
  3. “Liberty Lane”
  4. “I See You’re in Some Trouble”
  5. “Backing Off”
  6. “I Wanna Run Away with You”
  7. “Backbone”
  8. “Better Take Care”
  9. “Falling off the World”
  10. “Get Out of My Head”
  11. “Running Out of Time”

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