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2 stars Big disappointment

First I must explain that my review is not written from a position of experienced fan. Several years ago I was just one of those liking to hear "Logical song" or "It's raining again" on the radio, without even knowing the band's name. One day, when I at last knew the name, I quite occasionally bought "Crisis? what Crisis?" on a sale and, after first amazement, I got to really like this album. So I started to look for another, and (as I had no idea about Progarchives then) it happened to be their first one, which was, after all, quite interesting. No wonder I had a big appetite for more. This time led by Progarchives ratings I bought this one occurred one big misunderstanding, and for me personally - a big disappointment! Let us be frank: this is not progressive music at all - this is a mere compilation of six straightforward, banal songs and one a bit more elaborated "suite". This album was released in 1977, right after my favourite "Crisis? What crisis?". And it sounds like a failed parody of this album, which was much more varied, complex and manifold. "Even in the Quietest Moments..." certainly lacks ideas and energy the previous album had. All songs with Rick Davies' voice are either boring (Downstream) or just...embarrassing (From now on, Lover Boy), giving the impression of some cabaret mixed with barroom (piano, sax, Rick Davies' voice) and...gospel song (choir on From now On). The rest of the songs (with R. Hodgson voice) is much better, specially the tittle one (clarinet theme, taken almost directly from the previous album) and the last one - "Fool's Overture", which could be truly good, if the crying voice of Hodgson wasn't so irritating and even false (sic!). Last but not least - the title - Overture at the end of the album - indeed a foolish idea!

So if you are a beginner with Supertramp's music my advice is stay out of this album! As to the fans, let me return to what I've pointed at the start - obviously I can not include myself to them, especially when I notice the number of fans this album has here. From this follows my rating - fans/collectors only.

ezra5 | 2/5 |


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