Blue for You
|Blue for You|
|Studio album by Status Quo|
|Recorded||December 1975 - January 1976 at Phonogram Studios, London|
|Producer||Damon Lyon-Shaw, Status Quo|
|Status Quo chronology|
|Singles from Blue for You|
Blue for You is the ninth studio album by English rock band Status Quo, released in March 1976 and is both the last album to feature the 'Frantic Four' lineup (due to Andy Bown officially joining the band as keyboardist following its release), and the last one they produced themselves, which resulted in subsequent albums having a noticeably lighter, more pop oriented sound.
Parfitt's "Rain", the first single from the album, reached #7 in the UK charts after its release in February 1976. Its b-side was the non-album track "You Lost the Love", written by Rossi and Young.
The album was released the following month. It entered the British album chart at #1 and stayed there for three weeks, making it one of their most successful long players.
An edited version of Parfitt and Young's "Mystery Song" was the second single from the album and, released in July that year, peaked at #11 a few months later. Parfitt and Lancaster's "Drifting Away", from their 1974 album Quo, served as the single's b-side.
In December that year the band decided to release a cover of "Wild Side of Life", a song made famous by Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys, and written by Arlie Carter and William Warren. Its b-side was a new Rossi/Lancaster composition - "All Through the Night". The single reached #9.
- "Is There a Better Way" (Rossi, Lancaster) - 3:31
- "Mad About the Boy" (Francis Rossi, Young) - 3:31
- "Ring of a Change" (Francis Rossi, Bob Young) - 4:15
- "Blue for You" (Alan Lancaster) - 4:08
- "Rain" (Parfitt) - 4:24
- "Rolling Home" (Francis Rossi, Alan Lancaster) - 3:01
- "That's a Fact" (Francis Rossi, Bob Young) - 4:20
- "Ease Your Mind" (Alan Lancaster) - 3:12
- "Mystery Song" (Rick Parfitt, Bob Young) - 6:44
2005 reissue bonus tracks
- "You Lost the Love" (Francis Rossi, Bob Young)
- "Mystery Song [Single Version]" (Rick Parfitt, Bob Young) - 4:00
- "Wild Side of Life" (Artie Carter, William Warren) - 3:17
- "All Through the Night" (Francis Rossi, Alan Lancaster)
- "Wild Side of Life [Demo Version]" (Artie Carter, William Warren)
- John Coghlan - Drums
- Alan Lancaster - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
- Rick Parfitt - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
- Francis Rossi - Guitar, Vocals
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