STATUS QUO - Blue For You 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Blue for You" by the English Rock band Status Quo, released in March 1976. It entered the British album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for three weeks, making it one of their most successful long players.

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Album Description:

"Blue for You" is the ninth studio album by British rock band Status Quo, released in 1976. The 12" vinyl LP version of the album features nine tracks that blend the band's signature boogie rock sound with blues and pop influences. The album was a commercial success for the band and has become a beloved work among fans of classic rock.

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. The title track, "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 album's blend of blues, pop, and hard rock influences helped to expand the band's sound and attract a wider audience. The album has become a classic work in the band's discography and remains a favorite among fans of classic rock and boogie rock.

 

Production and Recording Information

This 12" LP black vinyl music record comes comes in a Fold Open Cover (FOC), which is also also known as a Gatefold cover. The inner pages of this album cover contains photos, artwork.

This album "STATUS QUO - Blue For You" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs.

The album: "STATUS QUO - Blue For You" was produced by: Status Quo, Damon Lyon-Shaw

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Hugh Jones, Damon Lyon-Shaw (Trivia: Lyon-Shaw also produced the 1976 album "Contraband" by the Dutch Rock band: Golden Earring )

This album was recorded at: Phonogram Studios, London - December 1975 - January 1976

Album cover design: Jack Wood

Album cover photography: Keef, Terry O'Neill


Music Genre:

Pop Rock, Rock n Roll

Label & Catalognr:

Vertigo 6360 128

Media Format:

Gatefold cover and original custom inner sleeve
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram  

Year & Country:

1976 Netherlands

Musicians (Uncredited):
  • Francis Rossi - Guitar, Vocals
  • Rick Parfitt - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Alan Lancaster - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
  • John Coghlan - Drums
  • Guest Musicians:
  • Bob Young - Harmonica
  • Andy Bown - Piano

      Andy Bown (Full-name: Andrew Steven Bown ) an English musician, singer, and songwriter who has been active in the music industry since the 1960s. He is known for his work as a keyboardist and rhythm guitarist for the band Status Quo, as well as for his solo work and collaborations with other artists. He has also written songs for other musicians and worked as a producer.

Tracklisting Side One:
  1. Is There A Better Way 3:30
  2. Mad About The Boy 3:32
  3. Ring Of A Change 4:21
  4. Blue For You 4:15
  5. Rain 4:20
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. Rolling Home 3:05
  2. That's A Fact 4:22
  3. Ease Your Mind 3:30
  4. Mystery Song 6:44

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