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SUPERTRAMP

Supertramp

 

Crossover Prog

3.46 | 213 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
3 stars If anyone was listening

Supertramp's debut is an underrated album and almost as good as Crime Of The Century in some respects. This album is, however, very different from all later Supertramp albums, which for me is a good thing! This album is more progressive and is more similar to early Yes than to the more commercial sound that Supertramp would later develop. Some songs here reminded me of the band Cressida.

While later albums would rely heavily on electic piano, there is more organ here than electric piano. Also, there are no saxophones on this album. Some interesting instruments used on this album are flageolet, cello and balalaika!

Surely this is one of Supertramp's best and most interesting albums from a Prog perspective. Quite impressive for 1970 too. However, the typical Supertramp sound was not yet here, and for that reason this album tends to sound a bit anonymous and not distinctive enough.

Still, this album is recommended for people with an interest in early Symphonic Prog even if you don't happen to like the later, more commercial, Supertramp albums.

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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