Numbers 1-9

1+9+8+2

1+9+8+2 was an album by rock band Status Quo, and was released in 1982. It was the first to include new drummer Pete Kircher, who had recently replaced John Coghlan, and also the first to credit keyboard player Andy Bown as a full member of the band; on the previous few releases he had merely been listed as a guest musician although he had long been an integral member in all but name.

Its release came shortly before the band appeared at a concert at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, in the presence of the Prince of Wales, and the resulting publicity probably helped to send it to an entry position of No. 1 in the album chart, making it their fourth and last No. 1 album. Nevertheless it received a lukewarm reception from fans. 'Dear John', the first single and the only track not written by any of the band, reached No. 10 in the UK, but 'She Don't Fool Me' stalled at No. 36.

1982 was the 20th anniversary of band members Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster first meeting each other, and the sum of the numbers 1+9+8+2 is 20, hence the name of the album.

Track listings

  1. "She Don't Fool Me" (Parfitt/Bown) - 4:36
  2. "Young Pretender" (Rossi/Frost) - 3:34
  3. "Get Out and Walk" (Parfitt/Bown) - 3:13
  4. "Jealousy" (Rossi/Frost) - 2:55
  5. "I Love Rock n' Roll" (Lancaster) - 3:16
  6. "Resurrection" (Bown/Parfitt) - 3:49
  7. "Dear John" (Gustafson/Macauley) - 3:14
  8. "Doesn't Matter" (Rossi/Frost) - 3:41
  9. "I Want the World to Know" (Lancaster) - 3:23
  10. "I Should Have Known" (Rossi/Frost) - 3:31
  11. "Big Man" (Lancaster/Green) - 3:45

2005 reissue bonus tracks

  1. "Calling the Shots" (Parfitt/Bown) - 4:53
  2. "Hold You Back" [live] (Rossi/Parfitt/Young) - 4:40
  3. "Over the Edge" [live] (Lancaster/Lamb) - 4:20

The two live tracks also appeared on the album Live at the N.E.C., released the same year.

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