Heavy Traffic (album)

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For the soundtrack to the 1973 film, see Heavy Traffic (soundtrack).
Heavy Traffic
Heavy Traffic.jpg
Studio album by Status Quo
Released September 2002
Recorded State of The Ark Studios
Genre Hard rock
Length 52:33
Label Universal
Producer Mike Paxman
Status Quo chronology
Famous in the Last Century
(2000)Famous in the Last Century2000
Heavy Traffic
(2002)
Riffs
(2003)Riffs2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars Review

Heavy Traffic is the twenty-fifth studio album by English rock band Status Quo, and their first to feature drummer Matt Letley. Released in 2002, it hit #15 in the UK.

The album followed the reunion of Francis Rossi with writing partner Bob Young, who cowrote many of the band's songs between 1968 and 1981. "I'm aware that the last couple of albums have upset some of our fans," remarked Rossi. "That's something that we do care about, and people's reaction to the new material has been incredible. Writing with Bob again has given me a whole new lease of life." "This new album's in a whole different league," added Rick Parfitt. "It feels real again. A whole new era is about to begin."[1]

UK track listing[edit]

  1. "Blues and Rhythm" (Francis Rossi, Andy Bown) 4:29
  2. "All Stand Up (Never Say Never)" (Francis Rossi, Bob Young) 4:08
  3. "The Oriental" (Francis Rossi, John Edwards) 4:29
  4. "Creepin' Up On You" (Rick Parfitt, John Edwards) 5:01
  5. "Heavy Traffic" (Francis Rossi, Bob Young, John Edwards) 4:23
  6. "Solid Gold" (Francis Rossi, Bob Young) 4:14
  7. "Green" (Andy Bown) 3:35
  8. "Jam Side Down" (Terry Britten, Charlie Dore) 3:27
  9. "Diggin' Burt Bacharach" (Francis Rossi, Bob Young) 2:32
  10. "Do It Again" (John Edwards, Andy Bown]] 3:40
  11. "Another Day" (Francis Rossi, Bob Young) 3:47
  12. "I Don't Remember Anymore" (Andy Bown) 3:38
  13. "Rhythm of Life" (Francis Rossi, Bob Young) 5:05

European track listing[edit]

  1. Blues and Rhythm (Rossi/Bown) 4:29
  2. All Stand Up (Never Say Never) (Rossi/Young) 4:08
  3. The Oriental (Rossi/Edwards) 4:29
  4. Creepin' Up On You (Parfitt/Edwards) 5:01
  5. Heavy Traffic (Rossi/Young/Edwards) 4:23
  6. Solid Gold (Rossi/Young) 4:14
  7. Green (Bown) 3:35
  8. Jam Side Down (Britten/Dore) 3:27
  9. Diggin' Burt Bacharach (Rossi/Young) 2:32
  10. Do It Again (Edwards/Bown) 3:40
  11. Another Day (Rossi/Young) 3:47
  12. I Don't Remember Anymore (Bown) 3:38
  13. Rhythm of Life (Rossi/Young) 5:05

Australasian track listing[edit]

  1. Blues and Rhythm (Rossi/Bown) 4:29
  2. All Stand Up (Never Say Never) (Rossi/Young) 4:08
  3. The Oriental (Rossi/Edwards) 4:29
  4. Creepin' Up On You (Parfitt/Edwards) 5:01
  5. Heavy Traffic (Rossi/Young/Edwards) 4:23
  6. Solid Gold (Rossi/Young) 4:14
  7. Green (Bown) 3:35
  8. Jam Side Down (Britten/Dore) 3:27
  9. Diggin' Burt Bacharach (Rossi/Young) 2:32
  10. Do It Again (Edwards/Bown) 3:40
  11. Another Day (Rossi/Young) 3:47
  12. I Don't Remember Anymore (Bown) 3:38
  13. Money Don't Matter (Rossi/Young) 3:52
  14. You Let Me Down (Rossi/Young) 5:02

Personnel[edit]

Recorded at State Of The Ark Studios

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ling, Dave (January 2002). "Again again again…". Classic Rock #36. p. 73.