The Anniversary Waltz (Status Quo song)

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"The Anniversary Waltz"
Single by Status Quo
Released 17 September 1990 (1990-09-17) (Part One)
24 September 1990 (Silver vinyl, Part One)
3 December 1990 (Part Two)
Format 7/12 inch vinyl, Cassette, CD
Length 10:38
Label Vertigo
Songwriter(s) Various
Producer(s) Pip Williams
Status Quo singles chronology
"Little Dreamer"
(1989)
"The Anniversary Waltz"
(1990)
"Can't Give You More"
(1991)
"Little Dreamer"
(1989)
"The Anniversary Waltz (Part One and Part Two)"
(1990)
"Can't Give You More"
(1991)

"The Anniversary Waltz" is the name of two medley singles released by the British Rock band Status Quo in 1990.[1]

It was divided into two parts for release as a single in 1990. "Part One" was the bigger hit, reaching number two in the UK Singles Chart. This song is a medley of many hit songs from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. One of the songs performed, Dion's "The Wanderer" had previously been covered by Status Quo in 1984.

Both parts of "The Anniversary Waltz" were recorded live in the studio. The sleeves for all formats feature the legend 'It's Live Sonny' which was included (together with a small sketch of a rabbit) in answer to critics who had likened Anniversary Waltz to previous releases by Jive Bunny, therefore; 'Jive Bunny - It's Live Sonny'.

The first batch contained two photos of Rick Parfitt instead of one of Parfitt and one of Jeff Rich. Due to a pressing error, some 12 inch copies included live versions of "Little Lady" and "Paper Plane"; these were intended to be B-sides of the cancelled release of the re-mixed version of "The Power of Rock".

Track listing[edit]

Part One[edit]

7 inch/Cassette[edit]

  1. "The Anniversary Waltz (Part One)" (featuring: "Let's Dance" (Lee), "Red River Rock" (Kind/Mack/Mendlesohn), "No Particular Place to Go" (Berry), "The Wanderer" (Maresca), "I Hear You Knocking" (Bartholomew/King), "Lucille" (Collins/Penniman), "Great Balls of Fire" (Hammer/Blackwell)) (5:25)
  2. "The Power of Rock" (Parfitt/Williams/Rossi) (4:37)

12 inch/CD[edit]

  1. "The Anniversary Waltz" (featuring: "Rock 'n' Roll Music" (Berry), "Lover Please" (Swan), "That'll Be the Day" (Allison/Holly/Petty), "Singing the Blues" (Endsley), "When Will I Be Loved" (P Everly), "Let's Work Together" (Harrison), "You Keep a-Knockin'" (Penniman), "Long Tall Sally" (Johnson/Blackwell/Penniman), "Let's Dance" (Lee), "Red River Rock" (Kind/Mack/Mendlesohn), "No Particular Place to Go" (Berry), "The Wanderer" (Maresca), "I Hear You Knocking" (Bartholomew/King), "Lucille" (Collins/Penniman), "Great Balls of Fire" (Hammer/Blackwell)) (10:30)
  2. "The Power of Rock" (Parfitt/Williams/Rossi) (4:37)
  3. "Perfect Remedy" (Rossi/Frost) (4:33)

Part Two[edit]

7 inch/Cassette/CD[edit]

  1. "The Anniversary Waltz (Part Two)" (featuring: "Rock 'n' Roll Music" (Berry), "Lover Please" (Swan), "That'll Be the Day" (Allison/Holly/Petty), "Singing the Blues" (Endsley), "When Will I Be Loved" (P Everly), "Let's Work Together" (Harrison), "You Keep a-Knockin'" (Penniman), "Long Tall Sally" (Johnson/Blackwell/Penniman)) (5:22)
  2. "Dirty Water" (Live N.E.C Birmingham, 17/18 December 1989) (Rossi/Young) (3:56)

Charts[edit]

Part One[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
UK Singles Chart 2
Switzerland 12
Holland 4
Sweden 10
Austria 9
Germany 17
Belgium 13
Norway 8
Ireland 3
New Zealand 27

Part Two[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
UK Singles Chart 16
Holland 66
Sweden 32
Belgium 33
Norway 23
Ireland 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Status Quo discography". statusquo.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-01-04.