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SUPERTRAMP LIVE '88

Supertramp

 

Crossover Prog

2.34 | 24 ratings

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Guillermo
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2 stars The Cassette and Compact Disc versions of this album include three bonus tracks not included in the L.P.version: "Bloody Well Right", "Free as a Bird", and "I`m Your Hoochie Cooche Man" (which is listed in the L.P. cover and in the label, but this track is really the song "Don`t you Lie to me"). This live album was recorded during Supertramp`s last tour of the eighties. The most interesting songs are the 3 songs from the "Free as a Bird" album ("It`s Alright", "Not the Moment" and "Free as a Bird"), plus "Oh Darling" and "Just Another Nervous Wreck" from the "Breakfast in America" album, and two Blues improvisations of two songs not composed by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson ("I`m Your Hoochie Cooche Man" and "Don`t You Lie to Me"). The rest of the songs appeared in better versions in the live album "Paris". Mark Hart (not an official member in the eighties) sang two Roger Hodgson`s songs. He sang them good. But Roger Hodgson years later said in interviews that he wasn´t happy with Supertramp`s performances of his songs without him. There are not songs from the album "Brother Where You Bound". The quality of the recording is not very good, because it was recorded on "a two track tape recorder plugged directly into the mix board in the hall", as Rick Davies wrote in the sleeve notes. At least this live album has not studio overdubs, and it is one of the best things of this album. Years later Davies said in interviews that in 1988 he wanted to rest from touring and to give the band a rest. It seems that this album was only released to finish the contract with the record label. It seems that this album is ignored or unknown for many fans of the band.
Guillermo | 2/5 |

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