Status Quo have become the latest band to do a deal with Tesco, putting them up there with such luminaries as Faithless and Nadine Coyle. The deal will see the band release their new album, ‘Quid Pro Quo’ (possibly a hint at how much they are being paid) exclusively through the supermarket giant on 30 May. The album will feature fourteen new tracks, including their 2010 version of ‘In The Army Now’, plus an extra disc featuring their greatest hits played live.
Asked for a quote, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt got together and spat out these ludicrous words: “In many ways this release is another example of Quo teaming up with a great British institution. Following our innovative pairings with Coronation Street and the Armed Forces, it seems only natural to now team up with the institution that is Britain’s biggest high street retailer. We are really proud of the new songs and wanted to make sure that the album got to as many people as possible, working with Tesco achieves that aim”.
You can download a free track, ‘Rock N Roll N You’, from www.statusquo.co.uk now.