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4 stars A piece of history and part of my youth

I remember 1980, I was finishing school and used to go to a movie were promotional films from Rock bands were shown, and then it came, School in Paris, what a presentation, simply delightful, I had heard this songs many times but this was the ultimate version. Until then I wasn't a fan of SUPERTRAMP and only had Even in the Quietest Moments mostly for Give a Little Bit, but next Wednesday didn't went to classes in order to be one of the first to buy Paris on the days that record stores were the only way to get music, but there was such expectation, that I got one of the last copies.

At the end of the day I was suspended for skipping school, but it was worth, the album is simply delightful, even songs that are too acute to my ears like Dreamer and The Logical Song or others that I never liked as Ain't Nobody But Me or Bloody Well Right sounded wonderful.

And of course masterpieces like Fools Overture and the dramatic Crime Of The Century turned this double LP into the essential SUPERTRAMP release. I won't make a song by song review in this case being that we are familiar with all the material from their studio albums, but will say that even if you are not a fan of the band, Paris is a magical piece of art that every fan of good music should own.

I still believe that SUPERTRAMP is not a Prog band and should be in Prog Related, but this album is a masterpiece of Rock history and deserves no less than 4 solid stars that should be 4.5 if the system allowed it. What I can't still understand is why they didn't played Give a Little Bit, an all-time favorite of the band and fans.

Ivan_Melgar_M | 4/5 |


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