Now And Then [Box-Set] Review

artist: Status Quo date: 06/04/2007 category: compact discs
Status Quo: Now And Then [Box-Set]
Release Date: May 30, 2005
Label: 2005
Genres: Rock
Number Of Tracks: 54
There are a lot of covers on this 3 CD Box-Set, but it's not all that bad, because Status Quo literally re-write the songs to make them thier own.
 Sound: 9
 Lyrics: 9
 Overall Impression: 9
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Now And Then [Box-Set] Reviewed by: belavista man, on june 04, 2007
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Sound: There's always going to be that beautiful 'tele' sound on and Quo CD/Compilation. There are a lot of covers on this 3 CD Box-Set, but it's not all that bad, because Status Quo literally re-write the songs to make them thier own. The music for songs such as Don't Stop (Fleetwood Mac) and Get Back (The Beatles) are changed completely to give them that unique Quo magic. On this collection, there is also the exciting re-records of old classics (taken from the Riffs album). There are re-recordings of Rockin' All Over the World, Whatever You Want, Caroline, Down the Dustpipe and Junior's Wailing, all of which have been beefed-up to give them the 21st Century Treatment. The down side to some of the covers, though, is the fact that a lot of them were recorded in the '80s or early '90s, and are very keyboard orientated (Johnny And Mary and Safety Dance are prime examples). Not a sound though overall. It's quite outstanding, to say the least. // 9

Lyrics: The majority of the songs which arnt covers are written by either Francis Rossi and Bob Young or Francis and Bernie Frost, which, either way, is a recipie for a hit song. The lyrics on a lot of songs may be classed by certain parties as 'cheesy', but they're fantastic to me. The lyrics on songs like Caroline, Mystery Song (Actually Rick Parfitt and Bob Young) and What You're Proposin' grab you by the throat and force you to sing until your lungs collapse. Even the covers have some nice lyrics, but then again, some don't. Songs like Safety Dance and Future's So Bright make you wonder what Quo were thinking, but with that in mind, Quo made them their own. They obviously knew what they were doing, covering some other songs like In The Army Now and Rockin' All Over The World, because they would have earned some serious money through them, and, trust me, it's money well spent. // 9

Overall Impression: The compilation isn't bad at all. Personally, I prefare to buy the albums, because this compilation contains almost everything off Famous In The Last Century and Riffs, with exceptions. I would advise that people buy the actual albums, as apposed to the complation, but, on the other hand, the complation would be less expensive and still contains the classics from those albums (with the expeption of Famous In The Last Century, Get Out Of Denver and a few others). // 9

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