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Silent Knight
5 stars I was reading last year one music magazine which had Supertramp's story and among many details that were revealed one really made me stop a while and think-it was the time Supertramp got the deal with A&M records and their then producer of the album heard the demos of this album and later confessed how immediately felt chills and that something big was coming out of this raw produced demos- my thoughts were...imagine all those guys were at the right point in time and they all had the big luck to hear all these masterpieces from all the great bands... Of course Crime Of The Century is one of the best albums of all times, undoubtfully, i must say. School is an all time classic, a classic rock song with an excellent progression-from the haunting opening with the harmonica to the strong basic theme and the bridge leading to this classic electric piano solo to the climax of don't do this and don't do that'' this is a masterpiece of its own and leads very smoothly to Bloody Well Right. While School is the writing trademark by Roger Hodgson this one is the writing trademark by Rick Davies, the blues sound is spread all over this song, a catchy song with a very good sax solo by mr Helliwell. Hide In Your Shell is a song full of emotions-great tune and melodies, high pitched vocals by Hodgson and another climax to the end of the song-Excellent Asylum closes the first side and it is Davies's masterpiece-to me is one of the strongest compositions in rock music and very underaprecciated generally. Second side has two classics Dreamer and the entitled song of the album closing in a grandiose way expressed by Helliwells's saxophone. All in all Crime Of The Century is one peak reached by Supertramp followed by two albums not of the same caliber but above average by any means and hit peak again at the end of the decade with Breakfast In America. May all prog friends have a nice weekend!
Silent Knight | 5/5 |


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