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Supertramp - Crime Of The Century CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

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the philosopher
3 stars Supertramp could be categorized as prog-related or cross-overprog. The Crime of the Century was their break-through album with classic rock songs like "School" and "Dreamer". It listens like a musical, because of the interaction of the men vocalists. The piano and organ play an essential role in the sound. The guitar, saxophone, harmonica and clarinet play some nice solo's throughout the record to enhance the atmosphere.

This story telling epic may be the best record Supertramp ever made. The sound is optimistic, but with enough soul to keep on entertaining. The progressive parts are limited to the titletrack and maybe the song progression of "School". The moods are a bit in the like of Jesus Crist Superstar. It's a good record together with Crisis, what Crisis? and Breakfast in America, but I don't find this one really essential. It's good to have one or two of the above mentioned records. These records certainly also please the most progressive minded listeners, but after all fall more into the classic rock category then any progressive rock one.

the philosopher | 3/5 |


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