Marguerita Time

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"Marguerita Time"
Single by Status Quo
from the album Back to Back
Released2 December 1983 (1983-12-02)
Length3:27
Label Vertigo
Songwriter(s) Rossi/Frost
Producer(s) Status Quo
Status Quo singles chronology
"A Mess of Blues"
(1983)
"Marguerita Time"
(1983)
"Going Down Town Tonight"
(1984)

"Marguerita Time" is a single by the British rock band Status Quo, from their 1983 album Back to Back . [1] The single was also issued in a Christmas double pack that included "Caroline"/"Joanne".

Contents

"Nobody but Francis [Rossi] wanted to record it," recalled bassist Alan Lancaster. "All it did was advertise that we were a bunch of nerds." [2]

The song was reprised, in 2014, for the band's thirty-first studio album Aquostic (Stripped Bare) . It was featured in the ninety-minute launch performance for the album at London's Roundhouse on 22 October, broadcast live by BBC Radio 2 as part of their In Concert series. [3] [4]

Dexys Midnight Runners covered the song on the B-side of their single "This is What She's Like". This recording was included on some reissues of the band's Too-Rye-Ay album.

Track listing

  1. "Marguerita Time" (Rossi/Frost) (3.27)
  2. "Resurrection" (Bown/Parfitt) (3.46)

Charts

Chart (1983)Position
UK Singles Chart 3
Switzerland23
Netherlands35
Germany52
Ireland7

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References

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  2. Ling, Dave (January 2002). "Again again again…". Classic Rock #36. p. 73.
  3. "Status Quo Concert Setlist at Roundhouse, London on October 22, 2014 - setlist.fm". setlist.fm. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
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