(1986) In The Army Now

Status Quo

... read moreAlmost four years after their last studio album, and two years after Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt agreed to relaunch the hitherto moribund band, Status Quo bounced back with an album that came as close as Christmas to restating the glories that most fans believed were buried a decade earlier. The...

02:00′:24″ 27 Songs

Disk 1

1
Rollin' Home
Status Quo
4:24
2
Calling
Status Quo
4:03
3
In Your Eyes
Status Quo
5:07
4
Save Me
Status Quo
4:23
5
In The Army Now
Status Quo
4:41
6
Dreamin'
Status Quo
2:54
7
End Of The Line
Status Quo
4:58
8
Invitation
Status Quo
3:17
9
Red Sky
Status Quo
4:13
10
Speechless
Status Quo
3:39
11
Overdose
Status Quo
5:19

Disk 2

1
In The Army Now (Remixed Version)
Status Quo
4:43
2
Lonely
Status Quo
5:05
3
Keep Me Guessing
Status Quo
4:30
4
Don't Give It Up
Status Quo
4:18
5
Heartburn
Status Quo
4:44
6
Late Last Night
Status Quo
2:58
7
Long Legged Girls
Status Quo
5:33
8
Rock 'N' Roll Floorboards
Status Quo
4:14
9
Naughty Girl (Extended Version)
Status Quo
5:13
10
Dreamin' (Wet Mix)
Status Quo
4:26
11
In The Army Now (Military Mix)
Status Quo
5:55
12
Medley: Cake Mix
Status Quo
6:07
13
Overdose (Live In Stockholm)
Status Quo
5:21
14
Dreamin' (Live In Stockholm)
Status Quo
3:07
15
Blues Jam (Live In Paris)
Status Quo
2:23
16
La Grange / Rain (Live In Paris)
Status Quo
4:49
Released 29 August 1986, ℗ 2018 Mercury Records Limited

Review

Almost four years after their last studio album, and two years after Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt agreed to relaunch the hitherto moribund band, Status Quo bounced back with an album that came as close as Christmas to restating the glories that most fans believed were buried a decade earlier. The title track sets things off in the way they mean to go on, a romping cover of a Bolland & Bolland number that could not have been further from the Quo norm if it had tried. But the band make it its own, and then keep on sparking, through an excellent cover of Ian Hunter's "Speechless," on to the hit single "Dreamin'," and peaking with the seething "Overdose." Indeed, no matter how many crimes against their own reputation may have been committed by Quo earlier in the decade, In the Army Now offered salvation and forgiveness all round. And, just for a moment there, it felt like this was one reunion that really was going to improve on its prototype. ~ Dave Thompson