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3.42 | 33 ratings

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3 stars I know that SUPERTRAMP considered their album "Crime of the Century" as their best. I don`t agree with them. For me, that album was a first step to a more defined style for the band which they didn`t find with their previous two albums recorded with two different line-ups and which are somewhat different to the music the band recorded starting with "Crime of the Century".

Being "Crime of the Century" as important for the band as they think, as other reviewers wrote, they include six songs from the eight that album has. From the rest of the tracks there are several hit singles and other popular songs among fans. But this album is like the "studio version" of their live album called "Paris": eleven of the sixteen songs which were included in "Paris" are also included in this compilation. So, in my case, I prefer to have their "Paris" album, because it serves more as a "Greatest Hits Live" album, at least until 1979. From their albums recorded between 1982 and 1985, there are only two songs: "It`s Raining Again" (from "...famous last words...", 1982) and "Cannonball" (from "Brother Where You Bound", 1985). But this compilation doesn`t include nothing from their first two albums and from their "Free as a Bird" album (which are not as bad as other persons think, in my opinion). So, this compilation is more like a "Greatest Hits package" from the classic line-up of this band, so I think that in comparison to their "Retrospectacle compilation", it is an incomplete compilation designed more for the casual listener or the fans who only want the hits or the songs the band consider as being more important from their discography.

Guillermo | 3/5 |


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