If you want to surprise me, and simultaneously make me happy, just tell me that Piledriver, the 1972 classic engine from Status Quo will be offered as a 2CD Deluxe Edition with bonus tracks. I cannot tell you the many times this album played its magic for me. From the start of “Don’t Waste My Time” to “A Year”, and through to the cover of The Doors’ “Roadhouse Blues”, this Status Quo album was a top-notch album in my house.
The second CD of bonuses will contain live performances and radio sessions, all BBC In Concert, and Peel sessions recordings. In addition, the included booklet will give us plenty of Status Quo lovin’ with new notes, photos, and the usual credits and info.
The 2CD UK-issued Deluxe Edition of Piledriver is slated for March 24.