Friday, July 21, 2017

Status Quo - Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo (1968) (2CD mono / stereo)

Year: 1968 (CD 2003)
Label: Castle Music (USA), CMEDD718
Style: Rock
Country: London, England
Time: 59:10, 65:14
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 233, 365 Mb

The album's lead single was originally intended to be "Gentleman Joe's Sidewalk Cafe", with the original Francis Rossi composition "Pictures of Matchstick Men" as the b-side, but these songs were eventually swapped round. It reached #7 in the UK, and remains the band's only major hit single in the US, where it reached #12. It also reached #8 in Canada. A second single, Rossi's "Black Veils of Melancholy" (with organist Roy Lynes' non-album track "To Be Free" as the b-side), flopped and has even been called "a carbon copy of "Pictures of Matchstick Men"". The third single, "Ice in the Sun", was written for the band by Marty Wilde and Ronnie Scott (not the jazz musician), with the Rossi/Parfitt composition "When My Mind Is Not Live" as the b-side. It reached #8 in the UK, and #29 in Canada.
(Wikipedia)

Francis Rossi - lead guitar, vocals
Rick Parfitt - rhythm guitar, vocals
Alan Lancaster - bass guitar
John Coghlan - drums
Roy Lynes - organ, vocals

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CD1 Prelistening Status Quo - Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo 1968 Full Album: YouTube


CD2 Prelistening Status Quo - Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo 1968 Full Album: YouTube


CD1
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CD2
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