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Status Quo - Pictures: Live At Montreux 2009 (Region 1 DVD)
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Status Quo's album Pictures (released in November 2008) celebrated 40 years of Status Quo filling the UK charts with hit after hit. The album was an instant success, charting at No.8 and selling over a quarter of a million copies in the UK alone. In July 2009 the Pictures live tour landed at Montreux in Switzerland as part of the world famous festival. The band, led as always by the twin Telecasters of Francis Rossi & Rick Parfitt, delivered a blistering set of hits and classic tracks from across their career including no less than 18 UK Top 20 hits. Huge screens behind the stage illustrated high points from Quo's career and the usually reserved Swiss crowd were rockin' all over the Auditorium.
- 26 Oct 2009
- Status Quo
- Eagle Rock Ent
- Region 1
Disc 1: Montreux:
- The Wanderer
- Don't Drive My Car
- Mean Girl / Softer Ride
- Beginning Of The End
- Is There A Better Way
- What You're Proposing
- Down The Dustpipe
- Little Lady
- Red Sky
- Dear John
- Big Fat Mama
- Pictures Of Matchstick Men / Ice In The Sun
- The Oriental
- Creepin' Up On You
- In My Chair
- Living On An Island
- In The Army Now
- The Killer (Drum Solo)
- Roll Over Lay Down
- Down Down
- Whatever You Want
- Rockin' All Over The World
- Junior's Wailing
- Rock 'N' Roll Music / Bye Bye Johnny
- Quo In Montreux
- Rossi Cam: Down Down & Whatever You Want
- Parfitt Cam: Whatever You Want & Rain
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- Release Year
- Running Time
- 142 min
- Musical & Performing Arts / Concert / Music (General) / Performing Arts / Psychedelic Rock / Rock
- This musical release from the jazz group Status Quo captures a live performance, recorded in Montreux, Switzerland at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2009. Some of the tracks featured in the concert include Creepin' Up On You, Rockin' All Over the World, The Wanderer, and more.
- Release Notes
Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Region [unknown]
- Note: Quo in Montreaux
- Rossi cam: Down Down & Roll Over
- Parfitt cam: Whatever You Want & Rain
- Pictures: auction
- Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- DTS HD Master Audio - English
- PCM Stereo - English
- Two south London fellows called Alan Lancaster (bass) and Francis Rossi (guitar) founded the band "The Spectres" in 1962 (see The Spectres (2)). At that time, Mr. Rossi preferred to call himself Mike after one of his second names.
In 1966, the band changed their name to "Traffic", shortly thereafter to "Traffic Jam" (see Traffic Jam (5)). The lineup consisted of Lancaster, Rossi, John Coghlan (drums) and Roy Lynes (keyboard).
A year later, the band changed name once again to "The Status Quo". Rick Parfitt (guitar) joined the band. Their first hit record, "Pictures of Matchstick Men", was released. "The" was soon omitted from the name of the band, known thereafter as just "Status Quo"
In 1970, an LP, "Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon", was released. The album showed that the band was heading towards a heavy rock'n'roll style. Roy Lynes had now left the band.
The first release of an album on Vertigo came in 1972, "Piledriver" showed that Quo intended to play a heavy, guitar-dominated boogie-rock'n'roll. (A decision that made them one of the greatest bands ever.)
The release of "Hello!" in 1973 made it clear that their rock'n'roll intention wasn't an accident.
The seventies went on, with Status Quo releasing albums, of which one was the wonderful "Live".
In 1982, the band member John Coghlan quit, and the record "1+9+8+2" released this year had a drummer called Pete Kircher. Andy Bown, a keyboardist who had been playing with Quo since 1977, was from now on considered an official member of the band (As well as Kircher).
In 1984 the band announced that they were going to break up. The "End of the Road Tour" was a total success.
In 1985, the band reunited for one night to play the opening of the "Live Aid" show.
When everyone thought that the story was over, the band released an album called "In The Army Now" in 1986. The line-up was now Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards (bass) and Jeff Rich (drums).
1986-2000, the line-up didn't change.
In May 2000, the drummer Jeff Rich quitted Quo. New drummer is Matthew Letley.
Status Quo is still going strong.
- Alan Lancaster
- Andy Bown
- Francis Rossi
- Jeff Rich
- John "Rhino" Edwards
- John Coghlan
- Leon Cave
- Matthew Letley
- Peter Kircher
- Rick Parfitt
- Roy Lynes