When the awful news broke on Christmas Eve 2016 that legendary rocker Rick Parfitt had passed, Status Quo fans around the world were devastated that one of rock's most iconic performers had been silenced. However, unknown to almost anyone, Rick had in fact virtually completed his first solo album whilst undergoing a period of recuperation after his heart attack in July. Featuring 10 brand new songs, including the title track that broke hearts anew when it was played at Rick's funeral, this is an album of depth and passion.
Created by Parfitt and producer Jo Webb, the record is a true labor 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 the band's earlier records. However, despite the fact Parfitt had finished recording his guitar and vocal parts certain tracks were left unfinished when he died.
The call to help ensure that his work could be completed, so that the world could hear it was answered by musicians of the caliber of Queen's Brian May and Muse's Chris Wolstenholme, both of whom were close to Rick. His son, Rick Parfitt Jr., was also involved in the creative process, as were John "Rhino" Edwards and Alan Lancaster, among many others. The results were then mixed by top producer Ash Howes.