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INDELIBLY STAMPED

Supertramp

 

Crossover Prog

2.56 | 165 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
1 stars 1.5 stars really!

This sinks deep into the sea of oblivion and really should be avoided. The group almost broke-up after this one but happily they did not, as they made their best work after a complete reshuffle. Their Dutch millionaire mentor gave up after this lacklustre effort. All is not all that negative as I make it out to be though, despite a horrible tattoo artwork on a no-less chilling pair of breast. BTW, I've seen this cover in b&w and in colour.

I'm not going to spend too much time on this set list, but the songwriting is very poor, compared to Supertramp's later works and even compared to their earlier album. Inevitably the proghead's stare is attracted by the closing Aries track, which hovers around the 8-mins track. Indeed; it is the best track of the album with a superb flute sound, but the last three minutes are just the band jamming lightly, therefore instilling a light overstaying its welcome, if it was on any other album that this dud. Rosie could've been another good track if it wasn't for the worst accordion ever played. The shorter track Travelled has a Hodgson feeling that I can't dispel, but let's face it... it's pure pop.

Best avoided, but I guess completists will always find it a saving grace, and let's face it, the closing Aries track I mention could almost justify not hating this album.

Sean Trane | 1/5 |

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