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3.66 | 211 ratings

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3 stars Merely the absence of If Everyone Was Listening and the shift in the placement of Asylum prevents the Paris show from effectively being a live version of Crime of the Century, with songs from the subsequent albums slipped in at appropriate places along the way. With excellent performances all round, the band do justice to their better studio albums from this era (Crime of the Century and Even In the Quietest Moments) and, to my ears at least, improve on the material from the era's less inspiring albums (Crisis, What Crisis? and Breakfast In America).

Fun stuff and definitely worth a listen if you want the definitive live document of Supertramp's most commercially and creatively successful period, but at the same time with repeated listens I find that the Crime of the Century material still stands head and shoulders over the rest of what's on offer, to the point where I'd rather just listen to the studio album again. Increasingly, I find myself drawn to the conclusion that Supertramp only caught lightning in a bottle once with that album, with perhaps a few after-crackles showing up in later singles.

Warthur | 3/5 |


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