In the Army Now (album)

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In the Army Now
Studio album by Status Quo
Released August 1986
Recorded Chipping Norton Recording Studios, Oxfordshire and Jacob's Studio, Surrey
Genre Rock, synthpop
Length 47:10
Label Vertigo
Producer Pip Williams, Dave Edmunds
Status Quo chronology
Back to Back
In the Army Now
Ain't Complaining
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 3.5/5 stars[2]

In the Army Now is the seventeenth studio album by English rock band Status Quo, released in 1986. It is the first album with the post-Live Aid lineup.

The song "Speechless" is a cover of the fourth track of Ian Hunter (ex-Mott the Hoople singer)'s 1983 album All of the Good Ones Are Taken, while John David, writer of "Rollin' Home" and "Red Sky", played with the Dave Edmunds band in the 1970s. "In the Army Now" was first recorded in 1981 by Dutch duo Rob and Ferdi Bolland.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rollin' Home" (John David) 4:25
  2. "Calling" (Francis Rossi, Bernie Frost) 4:03
  3. "In Your Eyes" (Rossi, Frost) 5:07
  4. "Save Me" (Rossi, Rick Parfitt) 4:24
  5. "In the Army Now" (Rob Bolland, Ferdi Bolland) 4:40
  6. "Dreamin'" (Rossi, Frost) 2:54
  7. "End of the Line" (Parfitt, Ricky Patrick) 4:58
  8. "Invitation" (Rossi, Bob Young) 3:15
  9. "Red Sky" (David) 4:13
  10. "Speechless" (Ian Hunter) 3:40
  11. "Overdose" (Parfitt, Pip Williams) 5:24

2006 reissue bonus tracks[edit]

Remastered 17 track CD album featuring 6 bonus tracks, picture booklet complete with extensive liner notes by esteemed rock writer Dave Ling, rare photographs and memorabillia. Polydor, 2006.

  1. "Lonely" (Rossi, Parfitt) - 5:06
  2. "Keep Me Guessing" (Rossi, Parfitt, Young) - 4:30
  3. "Don't Give It Up" (Richard Lightman, John Edwards, Parfitt, Rossi) - 4:21
  4. "Heartburn" (Rossi, Parfitt, Patrick) - 4:45
  5. "Late Last Night" (Parfitt, Rossi, Young) - 2:56
  6. "Long Legged Girls" (Parfitt, Williams) - 5:33


Band members
  • Pip Williams - producer, mixing
  • Dave Edmunds - producer, engineer and mixing on tracks 1 and 9
  • Tim 'Ted' Summerhayes - engineer
  • Simon Sullivan - mixing
  • Gordon Vicary - mastering


  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. "Status Quo In the Army Now review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  2. ^ Oliver, Derek (18 September 1986). "Status Quo 'In the Army Now'". Kerrang! 129. London, UK: Spotlight Publications. p. 17.