Posthumous Rick Parfitt solo album to be released

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Published at 7:59am 2nd December 2017.

Legendary rock band Status Quo have announced the release of Rick Partfitt's posthumous debut solo album, Over And Out.

Legendary rock band Status Quo have announced the release of Rick Partfitt's posthumous debut solo album, Over And Out.

The 10 brand new songs will be released on 23 March 2018 through earMUSIC.

Produced by Jo Webb, the record is described as 'a true labour of love and showcases the softer side of Rick as a writer, artist and performer away from the Quo maelstrom as well as the purest rock and roll sound of earlier Status Quo records'.

The guitarist, who was born and went to school in Woking, sadly passed away in Spain just before Christmas 2016.

However unknown to fans around the world, Rick had nearly finished his first solo album before his death.

A recording session was planned to happen in February 2017, but certain tracks were not totally finished when he died.

A number of musicians, including Queen’s Brian May and Muse’s Chris Wolstenholme have helped Rick's son, Rick Parfitt Jnr to complete the album.

 

The tracklisting is as follows:

  • 1. TWINKLETOES 
  • 2. LONESOME ROAD 
  • 3. OVER AND OUT 
  • 4. WHEN I WAS FALLIN' IN LOVE 
  • 5. FIGHT FOR EVERY HEARTBEAT 
  • 6. WITHOUT YOU 
  • 7. LONG DISTANCE LOVE 
  • 8. EVERYBODY KNOWS HOW TO FLY
  • 9. LOCK MYSELF AWAY 
  • 10. HALLOWEEN 

A statement on Status Quo's official website reads: "Rick´s music always featured two elements - the raw rock and roll sound and a great passion for melodies.

"“Over And Out” offers the best of both worlds: It has been recorded and written with a band´s spirit between Rick and Jo. They shared various mixes, reflecting the sound of the sessions and the spirit that was present in the “room”. 

"This album is the record that Rick Parfitt had been itching to write. His forced departure from Quo’s live performance circuit, whilst very hard for him to take, did at least free up the time that was needed to create ‘Over And Out’. 

"‘Over And Out’ is but the latest element of the incredible legacy and body of work that Rick Parfitt leaves. A testament to his talent, his winning way with words, an incredible joie de vivre and a spirit that never flagged. He’ll be missed but ‘Over And Out’ is a great way to remember him. Gone but not forgotten."