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Crossover Prog

3.66 | 211 ratings

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4 stars The first time I heard this album I was 13 y.o. I heard most of the pop classics made by Supertramp on radio so I was amazed and surprised to hear songs like Rudy, School, Fool's Overture or Crime of the Century... Long time has passed and now looking backwards I have to thank God and my friends for putting this album in my life.

I generally love live recordings but this album has something really special. First: Supertramp knows how to mix very poppish and "light" songs with epical musical monuments as Fool's Overture or Crime of the Century. Second: Every musician sounds perfectly. There are not weak points in the album. From the poppish songs to the "art rock" repertory every note sounds perfect. Third: the magical voice of Mr. Roger Hodgson in the peak of his career. Priceless.

For me, the entire album it's very magical and well played. Starting with School, Ain't Nobody ButMe, the famous Logical song and Bloody Well Right, a side that shows the pop-side of Supertramp. Even when many people doesn't like this side of Supertramp I have to recognize that the 4 songs sounds great. The next 4 songs (Breakfeast in America, You Start Laughing, Hide in your Shell and From now On) shows us a Supertramp side a little different with some musical elements a step closer to something we can call prog. Even when the start of disc two (on vinyl) is the mega-hit Dreamer, the next 7 songs are purely Supertramp art-rock side, with an incredible prog performance on Fool's Overture, the liberated sadness of Crime of the Century, a wonderful ballad (Two of Us) and some great songs like Rudy and Asylum.

Really, a magical live experience with Supertramp in the peak of his career, plenty of awsome musical moments...

progadicto | 4/5 |


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