Status Quo - Blue For You - German Release 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

 

STATUS QUO - Blue For You German Release 12" VINYL LP ALBUM album front cover

Album Description:

"Blue for You" is the ninth studio album by British rock band Status Quo, originally released in 1976. The German release of the album features the same nine tracks as the original UK release, with a slight variation in the track order. The album is considered a classic work in the band's discography, blending the band's signature boogie rock sound with blues and pop influences.

Side One:
The album's opening track, "Is There a Better Way," is a high-energy rocker that features the band's trademark driving rhythm guitar and catchy melodies. "Mad About the Boy" and "Ring of a Change" are more bluesy numbers, with powerful vocal performances and soulful guitar solos. "Blue for You" is a standout ballad that showcases the band's ability to create emotional and introspective music. "Rain" closes out Side One with its infectious rhythm and sing-along chorus.

Side Two:
"Rolling Home" kicks off Side Two with its upbeat rhythm and memorable chorus. "That's a Fact" is another bluesy number, with gritty vocals and scorching guitar riffs. "Ease Your Mind" is a more laid-back track, with a relaxed groove and soulful vocal performance. The album closes with the epic "Mystery Song," a six-and-a-half-minute track that features a blistering guitar solo and driving rhythm section.

"Blue for You" was a commercial and critical success for Status Quo, reaching #1 on the UK album charts and helping to establish the band as one of the leading acts in the British rock scene. The German release of the album helped to expand the band's audience in Europe and introduced their sound to new fans. The album's blend of blues, pop, and hard rock influences has helped to influence the evolution of rock music.

Music Genre:

  English Hard Rock and Roll, Boogie

Collector's info:

  Gatefold (FOC) cover design.
This album includes the custom 12" insert with lyrics of all the songs performed by Status Quo
Large photo of Status Quo Live on Stage on the inner cover, see photos further below on this page
Album Production information: Produced by Status Quo

Record Label Information:

  Vertigo 6360 128 (6360128)

Media Format:

  12" Full-Length 140 grams Vinyl LP 
Album weight: 240 gram  

Year & Country:

  1976 Madei in Germany
Track Listing of: Status Quo Blue For You

The Song/tracks on "Status Quo Blue For You" are

  • Is There a Better Way (Lancaster/Rossi) 3:31
  • Mad About the Boy (Rossi/Young) 3:31
  • Ring of a Change (Rossi/Young) 4:15
  • Blue for You (Lancaster) 4:08
  • Rain (Parfitt) 4:24
  • Rolling Home (Lancaster/Rossi) 3:01
  • That's a Fact (Rossi/Young) 4:20
  • Ease Your Mind (Lancaster) 3:12
  • Mystery Song (Parfitt/Young) 6:44

 

Front Cover Photo Of STATUS QUO - Blue For You German Release 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

Photo of the "Status Quo" band all wearing blue outfit on the album front cover

STATUS QUO - Blue For You German Release 12" VINYL LP ALBUM album front cover

Photo Of The Back Cover STATUS QUO - Blue For You German Release 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

 

STATUS QUO - Blue For You German Release 12" VINYL LP ALBUM album back cover

First Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve STATUS QUO - Blue For You German Release 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

 

STATUS QUO - Blue For You German Release 12" VINYL LP ALBUM custom inner sleeve

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STATUS QUO - Blue For You German Release 12" VINYL LP ALBUM custom inner sleeve

Close up of record's label STATUS QUO - Blue For You German Release 12" VINYL LP ALBUM Side One

Record Label Details: Two UFO's / Mushrooms Vertigo Record Label 6360 128

STATUS QUO - Blue For You German Release 12" VINYL LP ALBUM enlarged record label
 

Rockin' All Over the World: Status Quo's Classic Vinyl Discography of Boogie Rock and Pop Sensibilities.

STATUS QUO Band Information:

Status Quo is an English rock band that was formed in 1962 in London. The group consisted of Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, and John Coghlan in the original lineup. They became known for their unique blend of boogie rock and catchy pop hooks that resulted in a string of hit singles and albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

One of the defining characteristics of Status Quo's music was their use of the electric guitar, which was heavily distorted to produce a raw, powerful sound. Their early hits such as "Pictures of Matchstick Men" and "Ice in the Sun" showcased this distinctive sound and helped establish the band as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

However, it was during the 1970s that Status Quo truly cemented their place in rock music history. They released a series of albums that became iconic, including "Piledriver," "Hello!," and "Quo." These albums contained classic tracks such as "Caroline," "Down Down," and "Rockin' All Over the World," which remain popular to this day.

One of the hallmarks of Status Quo's music was their ability to blend traditional blues and rock elements with pop sensibilities. This resulted in songs that were both catchy and musically complex, featuring intricate guitar solos and driving rhythms. Their live shows were equally impressive, with the band renowned for their high-energy performances and elaborate stage setups.

However, Status Quo was not without their controversies. They were often criticized for their perceived lack of musical innovation, with some accusing them of simply churning out the same formulaic rock songs over and over again. Others accused them of selling out to commercial interests, as their music became increasingly polished and radio-friendly over the years.

Despite these criticisms, Status Quo remained one of the most popular and enduring bands in British rock music history. They continued to release albums and tour well into the 21st century, with Rossi and Parfitt remaining at the core of the band until Parfitt's death in 2016. Their influence can be heard in the music of countless other bands and artists, and their legacy as one of the greatest rock bands of all time remains secure.