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 26. 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 which features new members bassist Rhino Edwards and drummer Jeff Rich.

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", was originally in Love Sculpture & continued to work periodically with Dave Edmunds after the band split in 1970. "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" (Francis Rossi, Bernie Frost) 5:07
  4. "Save Me" (Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt) 4:24
  5. "In the Army Now" (Rob Bolland, Ferdi Bolland) 4:40
  6. "Dreamin'" (Francis Rossi, Bernie Frost) 2:54
  7. "End of the Line" (Rick Parfitt, Ricky Patrick) 4:58
  8. "Invitation" (Francis Rossi, Bob Young) 3:15
  9. "Red Sky" (John David) 4:13
  10. "Speechless" (Ian Hunter) 3:40
  11. "Overdose" (Rick 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" (Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt) - 5:06
  2. "Keep Me Guessing" (Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Bob Young) - 4:30
  3. "Don't Give It Up" (Richard Lightman, John Edwards, Rick Parfitt, Francis Rossi) - 4:21
  4. "Heartburn" (Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Ricky Patrick) - 4:45
  5. "Late Last Night" (Rick Parfitt, Francis Rossi, Bob Young) - 2:56
  6. "Long Legged Girls" (Rick Parfitt, Pip 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.