earBOOK Status Quo - Pictures 40 Years Of Hits

The 'earBOOK' release is a lavish 4CD and full colour 120 page Art book which contains all 75 UK singles released since 1968, including Quo's forthcoming first-ever Christmas single 'It's Christmas Time' and offers remastered versions of all the original versions of Quo's singles in one package.

Fifty renowned musicians, artists and stars took up a challenge from ‘The Prince’s Trust’ and created their own versions of classic Quo single and album covers which were later auctioned, raising a total of £112,210 for The Trust. All paintings can now only be seen together in the earBOOK.

Personalities as diverse as Brian Wilson, Sir Tom Stoppard, Andrew Marr, Alice Cooper, Fiona Phillips, Brian May, Nick Mason, Sir Steve Redgrave, Harry Hill, Chris Tarrant, Rolf Harris, David Shepherd, Chelsea and Liverpool FC, the cast of Coronation Street and also Status Quo themselves contributed works. The master of ceremonies was Paul Gambaccini.

The ultimate must-have for each Status Quo fan!


75 track digitally remastered 4-CD album set - 'Pictures: 40 Years of Hits' is a collection spanning the Quo’s incredible chart career which started forty years ago with the 'Pictures Of Matchstick Men' single.

This set features 40 of their greatest singles, including 'Whatever You Want', 'Down Down', 'Caroline' and 'In The Army Now' plus the Christmas single 'It's Christmas Time' and their collaboration with German dance megastars Scooter: 'Jump the Rock [Whatever You Want].’



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'What if we took the idea of pictures and 40 years of hits and we invited celebrities, artist, musicians, to actually interpret an iconic Quo image or song or anything really Quo-related, than put that on as an exhibition and auction it?' Simon Porter

With the paintings being auctioned at the Bonhams auction room in London on November 5 Status Quo helped raise over £100,000 for the Prince's Trust charity.

The band asked artists and musicians, including Harry Hill, Alice Cooper, Rolf Harris and Queen's Brian May, to create original artwork out of the band's album and single covers, with the results auctioned off.

Wildlife artist David Shepherd's effort, which was made using the cover of the band's 2002 album 'Heavy Traffic', raised £17,000, reported BBC News.