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This article is about Suzi Quatro's album. For the song from the 1920s, see If You Knew Susie.
If You Knew Suzi...
Studio album by Suzi Quatro
Released 1978[1]
Recorded December 17, 1977 - September 1978
Genre
Length 36:39
Label RAK[1]
Producer Mike Chapman
Suzi Quatro chronology
Aggro-Phobia
(1976)
If You Knew Suzi...
(1978)
Suzi...and Other Four Letter Words
(1979)
Singles from If You Knew Suzi...
  1. "If You Can't Give Me Love"
    Released: 1978
  2. "Stumblin' In"
    Released: 1978
  3. "The Race Is On"
    Released: 1979
  4. "Don't Change My Luck"
    Released: 1979

If You Knew Suzi... is the sixth regular studio album by Suzi Quatro, released at the end of 1978, with a 1979 copyright date. By August 2012 this was still Quatro's highest-charting album in the United States (it peaked at number 37 on The Billboard 200).[2] The album also yielded Quatro's biggest US single hit, a duet with Chris Norman named "Stumblin' In" (which reached number 4 in both The Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts.[2] It also had an advertising billboard on Sunset Boulevard.

The credits show the album to be a multinational production: tracks were recorded in Cologne (Germany), Paris (France), and Glendale (California). It was then mixed in California and mastered in London (United Kingdom) to be distributed by a company based in New York City.

Various international versions of the album contained the Vanda and Young-penned song "Evie" instead of "Stumblin' In". When If You Knew Suzi... was re-released as a "two-fer" with the Suzi...and Other Four Letter Words album, both "Evie" and "Stumblin' In" were included.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "If You Can't Give Me Love" (Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman) – 3:53
  2. "Stumblin' In" (Chinn, Chapman) – 3:29
  3. "Suicide" (Quatro, Len Tuckey) – 4:05
  4. "Tired of Waiting" (Ray Davies) – 3:29
  5. "The Race Is On" (Chinn, Chapman) – 4:02
  6. "Don't Change My Luck" (Chinn, Chapman) – 3:43
  7. "Breakdown" (Tom Petty) – 3:24
  8. "Non-Citizen" (Quatro, Tuckey) – 3:17
  9. "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" (Rick Derringer) – 3:24
  10. "Wiser Than You" (Quatro, Tuckey) – 3:53

Remastered release adds bonus tracks "Cream Dream", "Born to Run", "Wiser Than You-Alt", "Stranger With You"

UK Track listing (RAK/EMI)[4][edit]

  1. "Don't Change My Luck" (Chinn, Chapman) – 3:43
  2. "Tired of Waiting" (Ray Davies) – 3:29
  3. "Suicide" (Quatro, Len Tuckey) – 4:05
  4. "Evie" (Harry Vanda, George Young) – 4:35
  5. "The Race Is On" (Chinn, Chapman) – 4:02
  6. "If You Can't Give Me Love" (Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman) – 3:53
  7. "Breakdown" (Tom Petty) – 3:24
  8. "Non-Citizen" (Quatro, Tuckey) – 3:17
  9. "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" (Rick Derringer) – 3:24
  10. "Wiser Than You" (Quatro, Tuckey) – 3:53

Personnel[edit]

  • Mike Chapman – producer, writer[5]
  • Nicky Chinn – writer[5]
  • Mike Deacon – keyboards, piano, synthesizer, backing vocals[5]
  • Dave Neal – drums, percussion, backing vocals[5]
  • Suzi Quatro – lead vocals, backing vocals, bass guitar, congas, writer[5]
  • Len Tuckey – rhythm guitar, lead guitar, backing vocals, writer[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "australian-charts.com - Suzi Quatro - If You Knew Suzi". australian-charts.com. Dietikon, Switzerland: Hung Medien. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "Suzi Quatro - Awards : AllMusic". www.allmusic.com. Ann Arbor, USA: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Thompson, Dave. "If You Knew Suzi - Suzi Quatro, AllMusic Review". www.allmusic.com. Ann Arbor, USA: AllMusic. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ Original album
  5. ^ a b c d e f Thompson, Dave. "If You Knew Suzi - Suzi Quatro, AllMusic, Credits". www.allmusic.com. Ann Arbor, USA: AllMusic. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 

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