Rockin' All Over the World (album)

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Rockin' All Over The World
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Studio album by Status Quo
Released November 1977
Recorded at Studio Bohus, Sweden
Genre Hard rock
Length 45:19
Label Vertigo (UK)
Capitol (USA)
Producer Pip Williams
Status Quo chronology
Live!
(1977)
Rockin' All Over the World
(1977)
If You Can't Stand the Heat...
(1978)
Singles from Rockin' All Over the World
  1. "Rockin' All Over the World"
    Released: 1977
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Rockin' All Over the World is the tenth studio album by the British band Status Quo, released 1977. It is the first of their records to be produced by Pip Williams, and the first to feature Andy Bown as a regular contributor to the band; he would later join the band officially in 1982. It was released in November 1977, and reached #5.

The title track, written and originally recorded by John Fogerty, was released by Quo as a single in September 1977, reaching a peak position of #3. Its b-side was "Ring of a Change", from their previous studio album. No other singles were issued from the album, although "Can't Give You More" was re-recorded by the band in 1991 for their album "Rock 'Til You Drop" and issued as a single, reaching #37.

The album was reissued by Mercury in 2005 with a bonus track—a cover of the Beatles' "Getting Better", which they had initially recorded in 1976 for the soundtrack of the film All This and World War II [Catalog# 982 596-9].

This track was not included on the deluxe edition released in late 2015, however for this reissue the entire album was remixed and re-ordered by original engineer John Eden and added alongside the new remaster. Several of the new mixes feature longer play-outs and the overall sound was stripped back to the core of two guitars, bass and drums, with occasional keyboard parts left in. As a further bonus, four demos were included.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hard Time" (Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt) – 4:45
  2. "Can't Give You More" (Rossi, Bob Young) – 4:15
  3. "Let's Ride" (Alan Lancaster) – 3:03
  4. "Baby Boy" (Rossi, Young) – 3:12
  5. "You Don't Own Me" (Lancaster, Mick Green) – 3:03
  6. "Rockers Rollin'" (Parfitt, Jackie Lynton) – 4:19
  7. "Rockin' All Over the World" (John Fogerty) – 3:36
  8. "Who Am I" (Pip Williams, Peter Hutchins) – 4:30
  9. "Too Far Gone" (Lancaster) – 3:08
  10. "For You" (Parfitt) – 3:01
  11. "Dirty Water" (Rossi, Young) – 3:51
  12. "Hold You Back" (Rossi, Parfitt, Young) – 4:30

2005 reissue bonus track[edit]

  1. "Getting Better" (Lennon/McCartney) – 2:19

2015 deluxe edition disc 2: John Eden Remix[edit]

  1. "Hold You Back" - 5:10
  2. "Baby Boy" - 3:18
  3. "Rockers Rollin'" - 4:41
  4. "Who am I?" - 5:10
  5. "Rockin' All Over the World" - 3:50
  6. "Dirty Water" - 4:16
  7. "Can't Give You More" - 5:26
  8. "Let's Ride" - 3:04
  9. "For You" - 3:08
  10. "Too Far Gone" - 3:09
  11. "You Don't Own Me" - 3:29
  12. "Hard Time" - 4:39
  13. "Dirty Water (1st Demo 1976)" - 4:16
  14. "Baby Boy (1st Demo 1976)" - 2:49
  15. "Hard Time (1st Demo 1976)" - 4:47
  16. "Hold You Back (Studio Demo 1977)" - 3:40


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