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Hello 1973

Cover LP Hello Vertigo 6360 098
The original album was released in Germany as LP and as cassette (Cat.No. 7138 053) .
Release: 8.11.1973 in Germany
Studio: IBC Studios, London
Producer: Status Quo
Engineer: Daemon Lyon-Shaw
Line-Up: Francis Rossi (lead voc, gui), Alan Lancaster (bass), Rick Parfitt (gui), John Coghlan (drum)
other musicians: Andy Bown - piano on "Blue Eyed Lady"; John Mealing - piano on "Forty-Five Hundred Times"; Steve Farr - Alto Sax; Stewart Blandamer - Tenor Sax
Its was the second album which the band produced themselves and it reached No.1 of the UK album charts. The song "Softer Ride" was issued as B-side on the single "Paper Plane". The live-track of the song "Roll over lay down" was released 2 years later on EP-format.
Charts: the album "Hello" was 16 weeks in the german LP-Charts and its highest position was No.37.
german single releases: Caroline
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (click to see the label in big) Hello - german LP-Label
1 Roll Over Lay Down (Rossi/Young/Lancaster/Parfitt/Coghlan)
2 Claudie (Rossi/Young)
3 Reason For Living (Rossi/Parfitt)
4 Blue Eyed Lady (Lancaster/Parfitt)
5 Caroline (Rossi/Young)
6 Softer Ride (Lancaster/Parfitt)
7 And It's Better Now (Rossi/Young)
8 Forty-Five Hundred Times (Rossi/Parfitt)