The 35-track collection centres around the mid-1970s with the first two discs recreating the Live! album issued in 1977, while disc three offers Tokyo Quo, a Japan-only release, which only saw an official UK issue this year for a limited Record Store Day vinyl. The recordings for these gigs were made at Sunplaza Hall in Tokyo during the same 1976 tour, less than a month after the Glasgow gigs that formed the basis of the Live! album.
The fourth and final CD is Australia ’74 which provides 13 previously unreleased live performances recorded in Sydney two years earlier.
A 36-page booklet features extensive notes by Dave Ling and plenty of rare photos provided by former tour manager and ‘fifth member’ of the band Bob Young.
Status Quo Live! is released on 8 September 2014
Disc 1 – ‘Live!’
Junior’s Wailing / Backwater – Just Take Me / Is There A Better Way / In My Chair / Little Lady – Most Of The Time / Rain / Forty Five Hundred Times
Disc 2 – ‘Live!’
Roll Over Lay Down / Big Fat Mama / Don’t Waste My Time / Roadhouse Blues / Caroline / Bye Bye Johnny
Disc 3 – ‘Tokyo Quo’
Is There A Better Way / Little Lady / Most Of The Time / Rain / Caroline / Roll Over Lay Down / Big Fat Mama / Don’t Waste My Time / Bye Bye Johnny
Disc 4 – ‘Live Sydney’
Junior’s Wailing / Backwater / Just Take Me / Claudie / Railroad / Roll Over Lay Down / Big Fat Mama / Don’t Waste My Time / Roadhouse Blues Part One / Roadhouse Blues Part Two / Caroline / Drum Solo / Bye Bye Johnny