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Spare Parts is the second album by the English rock band Status Quo, and the final one in the psychedelic vein. It is also the first in which the group's roadie Bob Young began writing and co-writing songs for and with the band.

Spare Parts
Spare Parts (Status Quo album art).jpg
Studio album by Status Quo
Released September 1969
Recorded January - September 1969
Studio Pye Studios, London
Genre
Length 41:50
Label Pye
Producer John Schroeder
Status Quo chronology
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo
(1968)Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo1968
Spare Parts
(1969)
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon
(1970)Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon1970
Singles from Status Quo
  1. "Are You Growing Tired of My Love"
    Released: 25 April 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars Review

The album covers a song written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, "You're Just What I Was Looking for Today". Only one song was slated for a single release. This was the Anthony King written song "Are You Growing Tired of My Love", backed with the Alan Lancaster composition "So Ends Another Life". Released in April 1969 it reached no. 46 in UK singles charts.

The album was released in September 1969 but wasn't a commercial success.

Following the disappointment of the album, the band released a non-album single - the Everly Brothers' "The Price of Love", also released in September 1969, with the Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt composition "Little Miss Nothing" as the B-side.

Contents

Track listingEdit

Side one
  1. "Face Without a Soul" (Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt) - 3:08
  2. "You're Just What I Was Looking for Today" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) - 3:50
  3. "Are You Growing Tired of My Love" (Anthony King) - 3:37
  4. "Antique Angelique" (Alan Lancaster, Bob Young) - 3:22
  5. "So Ends Another Life" (Lancaster) - 3:12
  6. "Poor Old Man" (Rossi, Parfitt) - 3:36
Side two
  1. "Mr. Mind Detector" (A. King) - 4:01
  2. "The Clown" (Lancaster, Young, Paul Nixon) - 3:22
  3. "Velvet Curtains" (A. King) - 2:56
  4. "Little Miss Nothing" (Rossi, Parfitt) - 2:59
  5. "When I Awake" (Lancaster, Young) - 3:49
  6. "Nothing at All" (Lancaster, Roy Lynes, Young) - 3:52

1998 Remaster bonus tracksEdit

  1. "The Price of Love" (Don Everly, Phil Everly) - 3:41
  2. "Josie" (Dion Francis DiMucci, Tony Fasce) - 3:37
  3. "Do You Live in Fire" (Lancaster) - 2:16
  4. "Hey Little Woman" (Previously unreleased version) (Lancaster) - 3:56
  5. "Are You growing Tired of My Love" (A. King) - 3:39

2003 reissue bonus tracksEdit

  1. "Josie" (DiMucci, Fasce) - 3:37
  2. "Do You Live in Fire" (Lancaster) - 2:16
  3. "Nothing At All" (demo) (Lancaster, Young, Lynes)
  4. "The Price of Love" (D. Everly, P. Everly) - 3:41

2009 Deluxe Edition Bonus TracksEdit

  1. "Josie" (DiMucci, Fasce) - 3:37
  2. "Do You Live in Fire" (Lancaster) - 2:16
  3. "Face Without a Soul" [Mono Version] (Parfitt, Rossi) - 3:10
  4. "You're Just What I Was Looking for Today" [Mono Version] (Goffin, King) - 3:51
  5. "Are You Growing Tired of My Love" [Mono Version] (A. King) - 3:40
  6. "Antique Angelique" [Mono Version] (Lancaster, Young) - 3:25
  7. "So Ends Another Life" [Mono Version] (Lancaster) - 3:13
  8. "Poor Old Man" [Mono Version] (Parfitt, Rossi) - 3:41
  9. "Mr. Mind Detector" [Mono Version] (A. King) - 4:03
  10. "The Clown" [Mono Version] (Lancaster, Young, Nixon) - 3:25
  11. "Velvet Curtains" [Mono Version] (A. King) - 3:01
  12. "Little Miss Nothing" [Mono Version] (Parfitt, Rossi) - 3:03
  13. "When I Awake" [Mono Version] (Lancaster, Young) - 3:54
  14. "Nothing at All" [Mono Version] (Lancaster, Lynes, Young) - 3:59
  15. "Nothing at All" [Demo Version] (Lancaster, Lynes, Young) - 2:23
  16. "The Price of Love" (D. Everly, P. Everley) - 3:42

PersonnelEdit