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Supertramp - Retrospectable - The Supertramp Anthology CD (album) cover




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3.31 | 35 ratings

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M. B. Zapelini
3 stars Are you a Supertramp fan? If you are, stop reading this review and go somewhere. If you're not, but have some interest in Supertramp's music, then you may continue. This is the most extensive Supertramp anthology, covering from Supertramp to Slow Motion and, thanks to this, serves well as a good introduction to the band for neophytes but offers little to fans (well, only the non-LP single Land Ho/Summer Romance may appeal for Supertramp fans). As usual, this compilation has some flaws, most notably the omission of Hide in your Shell, which was pointed by most reviewers, but also has some strong points: there's a plenty of good music, all the great hits, some material from the post-Hodgson albums and a good booklet with a history of the band (but no photos) and some info about all tracks. For casual fans, maybe single CD compilations are enough, but for everybody who wants a better picture of a band's work, this double CD is the best choice. I am not a Supertramp fan and I don't think they are a genuine prog band, but I want to recommend this album as a good choice to anyone interested in good music. PS: A Supertramp box set featuring all the hits, great album tracks, live material from the classic years and rarities would probably be a killer!
M. B. Zapelini | 3/5 |


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