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Veteran UK rockers Status Quo releasing new post-2000 compilation this fall

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Status Quo will release a new compilation titled Quo’ing In — The Best of the Noughties that focuses on the veteran English rock band’s career since 2000.

The retrospective, which will be released on November 25, will be available as a two-CD set, as a limited-edition three-CD deluxe package and via digital formats.

Quo’ing In features key tracks from most of the albums that Status Quo has released since 2000, including selections from 2002’s Heavy Traffic, 2005’s The Party Ain’t Over Yet, 2007’s In Search of the Fourth Chord, 2011’s Quid Pro Quo, 2013’s Bula Quo!, 2014’s Aquostic: Stripped Bare, 2016’s Aquostic II: That’s a Fact! and 2019’s Backbone.

The compilation also includes some non-album singles, new mixes of older tunes, collaborations and newly recorded versions of three of Status Quo’s major U.K. hits from the 1970s — “Caroline,” “Paper Plane” and the John Fogerty cover “Rockin’ All Over the World.”

The collaborations featured on the album are a rendition of Buddy Holly‘s “Raining in My Heart” featuring Queen‘s Brian May and a duet with The Beach Boys on that group’s classic “Fun Fun Fun.”

The new version of “Caroline” is available now as an advance digital track.

The three-CD version of Quo’ing In features a bonus disc that includes previously unreleased live performances that were recorded in June 2008 and mixed and mastered this year.

“This was a time of change and the band that recorded Heavy Traffic is different to the one that laid down Backbone,” notes frontman Francis Rossi about the period covered in the compilation, “but what did not change was the passion, energy, and desire to build on what had gone before.”

You can preorder Quo’ing In now. Here’s the track list:

CD 1: Quo’ing In

“Backbone” (Out Out Quoin’ Mix 2022)*
“Looking Out for Caroline”
“Two Way Traffic”
“In the Army Now” (Studio Version 2010)
“Beginning of the End”
“Round and Round”
“Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ You”
“Raining in My Heart” (with Brian May)
“Liberty Lane”
“Jam Side Down”
“Running Inside My Head”
“Electric Arena”
“Twenty Wild Horses”
“Blues and Rhythm”
“Gotta Get Up and Go”
“The Way It Goes”
“Bula Bula Quo – Kua Ni Lega”

CD 2: Quo’ing Out
“Caroline” (2022 Studio Version)**
“Paper Plane” (2022 Studio Version)**
“Rockin’ All Over the World” (2022 Studio Version)**
“Face the Music”*** (7” Single A-Side)
“Cut Me Some Slack” (Out Out Quoin’ Mix 2022)*
“The Party Ain’t Over Yet” (Single Mix)***
“Fun Fun Fun” (with The Beach Boys)
“Pictures of Matchstick Men” (Aquostic Studio Version)
“That’s a Fact” (Aquostic Studio Version)
“I’m Not Ready”***
“Tilting at the Mill”***
“I’m Watching Over You”***
“Mortified”***
“Temporary Friend”***
“I’ll Never Get Over You”***
“Live Medley”***
“Down Down” (Aquostic Studio Version)
“It’s Christmas Time”***

CD 3: Quo’ing Live (previously unreleased; only available with deluxe digipak edition)

“The Wanderer”
“Rain”
“Don’t Waste My Time”
“Don’t Drive My Car”
“Hold You Back”
“Creeping Up on You”
“Paper Plane”
“Living on an Island”
“Roll Over Lay Down”
“Rock and Roll Music/Bye Bye Johnny”

* = new 2022 mix
** = new 2022 studio recording
*** = rare recording previously only available as single or on limited-edition release

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