In the Army Now (album)

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In the Army Now
In the Army Now (Status Quo album) cover art.jpg
Studio album by Status Quo
Released 29 August 1986
Recorded Chipping Norton Recording Studios, Oxfordshire and Jacobs Studios, Surrey
Genre
Length 47:13
Label Vertigo
Producer
Status Quo chronology
Back to Back
(1983)
In the Army Now
(1986)
Ain't Complaining
(1988)
Singles from In the Army Now
  1. "Rollin' Home"
    Released: May 1986
  2. "Red Sky"
    Released: July 1986
  3. "In the Army Now"
    Released: September 1986
  4. "Dreamin'"
    Released: November 1986
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 on 29 August 1986 by Vertigo Records. Recorded at Chipping Norton Recording Studios in Oxfordshire and Jacobs Studios in Surrey, it was the first album with the post-Live Aid lineup which featured bassist Rhino Edwards and drummer Jeff Rich, both of whom joined the group in March 1986.[3]

The album contains cover versions of "In the Army Now" which was first recorded in 1981 by Dutch duo Rob and Ferdi Bolland, and "Speechless", a fourth track from ex-Mott the Hoople singer Ian Hunter's album All of the Good Ones Are Taken, released in 1983.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Rollin' Home" John David 4:26
2. "Calling" Francis Rossi, Bernie Frost 4:04
3. "In Your Eyes" Rossi, Frost 5:08
4. "Save Me" Rossi, Rick Parfitt 4:25
5. "In the Army Now" Rob Bolland, Ferdi Bolland 4:41
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Dreamin'" Rossi, Frost 2:55
7. "End of the Line" Ricky Patrick, Parfitt 4:59
8. "Invitation" Rossi, Bob Young 3:16
9. "Red Sky" David 4:14
10. "Speechless" Ian Hunter 3:41
11. "Overdose" Pip Williams, Parfitt 5:25
Total length: 47:13

Personnel[edit]

Status Quo[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Pip Williams – producer
  • Dave Edmunds – producer (on "Rollin' Home" and "Red Sky")
  • Tim 'Ted' Summerhayes – recording engineer (except "Rollin' Home" and "Red Sky")
  • Simon Sullivan – remix engineer (on "Calling", "In Your Eyes", "Save Me" and "In the Army Now")
  • Gordon Vicary – mastering (at Townhouse Studios, London)
  • Mark Wilkinson – sleeve design

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 87
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 12
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[6] 50
French Albums (SNEP)[7] 16
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 14
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[9] 6
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 12
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 7

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. Status Quo: "In the Army Now" > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  2. ^ Oliver, Derek (18 September 1986). "Status Quo 'In the Army Now'". Kerrang!. Vol. 129. London: Spotlight Publications. p. 17. 
  3. ^ Ling, Dave (1 December 2005). In the Army Now (booklet). Status Quo. London: Mercury Records (983 412-5). p. 2. 
  4. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Status Quo – In the Army Now". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Status Quo – In the Army Now" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Status Quo – In the Army Now" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Status Quo – In the Army Now". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Status Quo – In the Army Now" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Status Quo – In the Army Now". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Status Quo – In the Army Now". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Status Quo – In the Army Now". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 December.
  13. ^ "British album certifications – Status Quo – In the Army Now". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 17 December 2016.  Enter In the Army Now in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search