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3.20 | 345 ratings

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2 stars After their quite pop album "Breakfast", the Tramp needed a three years break to produce a new studio album.

With the opener "Crazy" one understands that the pop orientation will be deeply investigated again (too much to my taste). It is not a bad song as such but not a Tramp classic either.

The problem with this album is that the band is trying (but fails) to reproduce some of their early work. This one lacks in subtlety, harmony and genious which made them famous (they have lost their music if not their words...).

"Put on Your Old Brown Shoes" is a very good example; somewhere reminiscent of "Blody Well Right" but inferior.

"It's Raining Again" reminds us of "Give a Little Bit" but is not on par. And so on. It sounds as if a cover band was playing Supertramp.

This album it not really bad, but still the descent in quality goes on ...("Know Who You Are" being the perfect illustration : an insipid accoustic ballad).

The longest track of the album " Waiting so Long" written by Davies is the best one of the album (but it's the eighth track !).

Globally, on this effort, Davies'compositions are stronger than Hodgson ones. Is this a sign for the things to come ?

It is definitely not a must own record (even for fans). Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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