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Supertramp - The Very Best Of Supertramp CD (album) cover




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3.42 | 33 ratings

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3 stars This is a good compilation and entry to the band if you are new to it. None of their two first albums enter into consideration for this "Best Of" which is normal due to the poor material they delivered in those ones.

On the contrary, there are six songs from "Crime..." (out of eight). Since it is one of their masterpiece it might sound normal but still, I believe it a bit exaggerated on a compilation release. While the best songs of the album are featured, I am not really sure that "Bloody Well Right" and "Crime of the Century" deserve to be on a compilation.

Surprisingly and sadly (IMO) there is only one song from "Crisis ...?" : "Ain't Nobody but Me" : even if it is a good track, I would have preferred to hear "Soapbox..." and "Lady". But this will be partially repaired in their "Second Volume".

Two songs from "Even ..." : the poppy "Give A Little Bit" and "From Now On" : no one can blame this selection 'cause I guess that "Fool's Overture" is a bit too long to fit onto a best of (but it will be also featured on their next compil).

Four from "Breakfast" : "The Logical Song" : quite normal since it was a hit single. "Goodbye Stranger"a wonderful melody, "Breakfast In America" and "Take The Long Way Home" which are two good numbers as well.

"It's Raining Again" from "Famous Lost Words" and "Cannonball" from "Brother...". close this overview. IMO, they are the weakest ones of this effort.

There are so many great songs from the 'Tramp that a "Best Of" could have easily reached a masterpiece status, but I guess that my choices are not the one of the MOR (middle of the road) potential buyer to whom this compilation was meant (anyway I bought it when I was reconstructing my musical catalogue switching from vinyl to CD). Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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