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Crossover Prog • United Kingdom


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A variant of progressive rock that some have called sophisto-rock. SUPERTRAMP is a sophisticated pop band that was able to continuously turn out very good songs. Their music has been described as whimsy, lighthearted, fluff and a million other variations on this theme. This music is the kind of thing that you will put on while you and your wife lounging around after dinner. Mellow and very good. One other thing is that they also have the ability to inject some humor into their music now and then. Althogh most of the songs on the album are rock radio staples. This is something that is hard to find.

For some of their best work you will have to look elsewhere. They had a remarkable change in fortune as "Crime of the Century" became one of the top-selling albums of 1974. The band had refined their keyboard-dominated sound and produced an album that was well-reviewed. The album "Even In The Quietest Moments..." is by far their best work. With over 18 million copies to date, "Breakfast In America" is one of the greatest melodic pop/rock albums of the seventies. After that album, SUPERTRAMP continued to develop a more R&B-flavored style; the change in direction was successful on 1982's "Famous Last Words", but they soon ran out of hits. SUPERTRAMP continued with occasional tours and infrequent albums. Their recent releases, however, have only found minor success.

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SUPERTRAMP discography


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SUPERTRAMP top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.45 | 241 ratings
Supertramp
1970
2.60 | 184 ratings
Indelibly Stamped
1971
4.34 | 1191 ratings
Crime Of The Century
1974
3.55 | 345 ratings
Crisis? What Crisis?
1975
3.96 | 460 ratings
Even in the Quietest Moments....
1977
3.93 | 551 ratings
Breakfast in America
1979
3.11 | 246 ratings
Famous Last Words
1982
3.67 | 252 ratings
Brother Where You Bound
1985
1.80 | 143 ratings
Free As A Bird
1987
3.03 | 113 ratings
Some Things Never Change
1997
2.83 | 100 ratings
Slow Motion
2002

SUPERTRAMP Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.57 | 145 ratings
Paris
1980
2.29 | 23 ratings
Supertramp Live '88
1988
3.39 | 36 ratings
It Was The Best Of Times
1999
3.93 | 21 ratings
Is Everybody Listening?
2001
4.00 | 1 ratings
Alive in America
2014

SUPERTRAMP Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

2.53 | 16 ratings
The Story So Far...
1991
3.03 | 10 ratings
Inside Supertramp 1974-1978
2004
4.02 | 9 ratings
Gateway To New Horizons
2010
4.32 | 28 ratings
Live in Paris 1979
2012

SUPERTRAMP Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.55 | 22 ratings
The Autobiography of Supertramp
1987
2.08 | 9 ratings
Classics, Vol. 9
1987
3.41 | 31 ratings
The Very Best Of Supertramp
1990
3.06 | 23 ratings
The Very Best Of Supertramp - Volume 2
1992
3.31 | 27 ratings
Retrospectable - The Supertramp Anthology
2005

SUPERTRAMP Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

2.58 | 7 ratings
Dreamer / Bloody Well Right
1974
3.00 | 8 ratings
Land Ho / Summer Romance
1974
3.00 | 3 ratings
Lady / You Started Laughing When I Held You In My Arms
1975
2.00 | 1 ratings
Take the Long Way Home / From Now On
1979
2.50 | 2 ratings
Breakfast in America / Gone Hollywood
1979
2.00 | 1 ratings
It's Raining Again / Bonnie
1982
3.90 | 2 ratings
Don't Leave Me Now / Waiting So Long
1982

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 Dreamer / Bloody Well Right by SUPERTRAMP album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1974
2.58 | 7 ratings

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Dreamer / Bloody Well Right
Supertramp Crossover Prog

Review by Guillermo
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2 stars Maybe I am one of the few people who does not like very much all the Hit Singles that Roger Hodgson composed for SUPERTRAMP. Also maybe I am one of the few people who sometimes likes more SUPERTRAMP without him than with him in the line-up.

This is the case with "Dreamer", a very Pop song with good lyrics but musically not very interesting for my taste. Maybe is the song that I like the less from Roger Hodgson with SUPERTRAMP. Maybe I am also one of the few that thinks that their "Crime of the Century" album was not their best in their discography. While the new musicians in the band (John Helliwell, Dougie Thomson and Bob Siebenberg ) were very good, this line-up still was by 1974 learning how to play with each other. Without doubt, this line-up of the band (Davies, Hodgson, Helliwell, Thomson and Siebenberg) was the best. But in general their "Crime of the Century" album was for me their first step as a band with the new line-up, and they still were going to record better albums and singles in the future. In "Dreamer" there is a very monotonous use of the Wurlitzer electric piano and not much drums playing. Maybe many people likes this song...but not me. Anyway, the live version from their "Paris" album is better than this studio recording. Hodgson was going to compose other very good songs for the band. I still like more the songs from their previous single ("Land Ho" / "Summer Romance").

"Bloody Well Right" is better as a song. A song composed by Rick Davies and influenced a lot by Blues music, also played using the Wurlitzer electric piano, an instrument which was very related to the sound of the band. But this song also has some very good lead guitar parts played by Hodgson. The only thing that I don`t like very much from this song is the use of falsettos sung by Davies and in the backing vocals by Hodgson and Helliwell. Unfortunately, this is one thing that I still don`t like very much from this band. But they are very good musicians.

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 Dreamer / Bloody Well Right by SUPERTRAMP album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1974
2.58 | 7 ratings

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Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
Special Collaborator Symphonic Team

3 stars Hodgson and Davies belt out some great melodic top 40 hits as Helliwell blasts out beautiful tones on the saxophone. On this single we have 2 great tracks from the COTC album. These songs are among some of the all time greatest Supertramp blockbusters. 'Dreamer' is found on every compilation and features in many pop culture forms on TV. It is interminably catchy and unforgettable. 'Bloody Well Right' is the angst driven rocker where we can't get that wretched chorus out of our heads. The music is infectious and catchy hooks are prevalent. Both are well known outside of prog circles of course. As with the album, there is a kind of running theme on the ideas of education, loneliness and alienation. The lead vocalist Roger Hodgson is as high pitched as Jon Anderson, and he is balanced by Rick Davies. The keyboards are a main focus played deftly by Davies and there are some delightful soaring saxophone passages by Helliwell. The musicianship is very innovative and replete with driving rhythms and soft ambience. Get this single as vinyl sibhies with cool covers are a collectors treasure.

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 Inside Supertramp 1974-1978 by SUPERTRAMP album cover DVD/Video, 2004
3.03 | 10 ratings

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Inside Supertramp 1974-1978
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Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
Special Collaborator Symphonic Team

3 stars I admit I got this DVD in a box set with a whole lot of other Prog DVDs from the inside series. It is worth noting that there are a series of "Inside" DVDs available, including Pink Floyd, Van der Graaf Generator, early Genesis, Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and of course "Inside Supertramp". Each DVD is in Dolby digital 5.1 and DTS.

The Inside series is an independent critical review featuring rare archive footage much of which has been previously unavailable on DVD.

Of all the Inside series this one peaked my interest most as I knew least about the band. Supertramp explain a few things about three of their popular albums "Crime of the Century", "In the Quietest Moments" and "Crisis? What Crisis!" Everything else is ignored without explanation and this spoils an otherwise informative rockumentary. As usual we are treated to rare film clips of the classic years and seeing the Tramp kicking on stage in the 70s is a genuine delight.

Musicologists of varying backgrounds critically assess the music to discover the essence of the band. It is a very brief look at the band as are all of these DVDs of the "Inside" series, clocking just over one hour in length. Therefore it is more of a taster for those new to Supertramp or for those who just want to look back at the golden years of this legendary rock band.

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 Breakfast in America by SUPERTRAMP album cover Studio Album, 1979
3.93 | 551 ratings

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Breakfast in America
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Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
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3 stars I was drawn to this after being mesmerised by The Logical Song and of course that was one of the biggest selling singles for the group. "Breakfast in America" is a very pop oriented album and was a commercial success for the group. Even the album cover is famous and a part of rock culture. The fact is there is little prog to speak of, however if you just want to throw on a melodic pleasant album you can do no wrong as this delivers. Take the long way Home was another single that went rocketing up the charts that we all heard in the 80s, however there's a lot more to enjoy here. The saxophone is fabulous and the vocals are well executed throughout. "Crime of the Century" is better but The Logical Song is always a favourite of mine so that makes up for a lot of the poppy stuff that permeates the album. A good album overall if not up to the standards the band could produce.

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 Indelibly Stamped by SUPERTRAMP album cover Studio Album, 1971
2.60 | 184 ratings

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Review by TCat
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3 stars This would be the last Supertramp album I would discover when I was on my big Supertramp binge back when "Breakfast in America" came out. It was a total surprise to me because, first of all, I didn't know it even existed back then, (I even had the odd debut album at that point). My 2nd surprise was the album cover which had the Supertramp name on it. I'm sure there was a big "WTF?" expression on my face there. At first I thought it was some odd import that I ran across, but after a little research, which back then consisted of asking the expert at the record store, I found out it was their 2nd album. Well, since I had everything Supertramp back then, I had to buy it and hide it from my mother who would have been offended at the cover and would have condemned me to hell for it.

So, I expected to hear something similar to the debut album, which concentrates on acoustic and electric guitars more than keyboards like the more familiar Supertramp would. The first track "Your Poppa Don't Mind" was the 3rd surprise....I wasn't expecting to hear something so similar to the Supertramp sound that everyone was so familiar with. There was that familiar piano-laden sound with the catchy rhythms and happy songs that I loved so much.

Now, after all these years, it is obvious that this was one of Supertramp's first album, because it isn't as polished and seems slightly rushed in some parts. Apparently, the band was in trouble because their debut album flopped and this was a last ditch effort to put something together. Hence, the feeling that the band was attempting to find their sound. This album, however, is a step in the right direction and is the bridge between the completely different sounds of the debut album and the amazing "Crime of the Century". After listening to this album, the transition makes a lot more sense. At least, it does when it comes to Rick Davies.

As I said earlier, the first track is surprisingly close to the perfected trademark sound that Supertramp would acquire. "Travelled" comes next, and is Roger Hodgson's turn to be vocalist. This one is more similar to the debut album with more emphasis on guitars, but there is some added brass towards the end of the song. It is more upbeat than most of the songs on the debut though, which is overall more darker. Roger sings on the next track also "Rosie Had Everything Planned". This one is more of a folksy song in 3/4 time starting with only an acoustic guitar accompaniment, but later with an addition of keys and accordion. This will be the last song you will hear Roger on until the last track. Rick sings the next 2 tracks. "Remember" is a upbeat rocker with a good mix of keys and guitar, and with the Supertramp sound that we are more familiar with. There are audience sounds here, but they were added to a studio track. He follows with "Forever" which is a mid tempo song with a strong beat, somewhat similar to "Oh Darling" from Breakfast in America believe it or not.

The next track sounds the least like anything by Supertramp and is sung by David Winthrop. It is a more blues-rock sounding and a heavier song. David's vocals are a little similar to Roger's in these earlier years, but that is hard to discern because you won't hear from him again on Supertramp's albums. Not a bad song, but completely out of character for the band. Rick returns again with 3 songs in a row, each one different in it's own right, but very foreshadowing of their future sound. "Coming Home to See You" is a piano centered rocker with a nice instrumental ending which features a call-and-answer format between an organ and a harmonica, again shades of future Supertramp here. "Times Have Changed" is more bluesy with the familiar Davies' back beat sound. "Friend in Need" is more upbeat again, but has a nice New Orleans sound to the last part of the song. Roger finally returns to lead vocal duties for "Aries" which is over 7 minutes long, but is mostly consisting of a long instrumental section that again (like the other Roger songs here) stay away from the future Supertramp sound, concentrating on acoustic guitars, flutes and marimbas, sort of like a folky sounding Santana. Not bad, but not the sound we would become familiar with.

So it seems that Rick Davies found the trademark and famous sound before Roger did. That sound that Rick taps into here would become the sound that would make them superstars. Even though Roger was the more commercial sounding of the two, it was Rick that hit on the sound first. It is also interesting to note that Rick only sung on one track on the debut album (The Shadow Song) and it sounds nothing like what he does on this album. Roger sings most of the songs on the debut, but only 3 songs on "Indelibly Stamped". Any of the Davies songs could have been easily redone to fit on any of Supertramp's later albums, but any of the Hodgson songs would have taken a complete reworking to be included successfully.

All in all, this is not a bad album if you consider when it was made (early in their career) and the stress they were under to throw something good together quickly. "Crime of the Century" is still light years away in masterpiece status than this album could ever be, but I still find it a nice surprise, especially if you are hungering for the beautiful and happy sounds of this band, but you are tired of the same songs. Again, you have to realize that the best songs here are from Davies, but fortunately, he leads on most of the tracks here. It's not a perfect album, but it is fun and it is interesting to hear the way their sound changed. And it is still much better than the not so great "...Famous Last Words" when they (especially Roger) should have known better. Personally, I like this enough to give it 4 stars, but because of a lack of progressiveness on the album and for the purposes of ProgArchives, I'll give it a strong 3 stars. Not perfect, not prog, but still a lot of fun.

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 Brother Where You Bound  by SUPERTRAMP album cover Studio Album, 1985
3.67 | 252 ratings

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Brother Where You Bound
Supertramp Crossover Prog

Review by Tarcisio Moura
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2 stars Ever since that Roger Hodgson left Supertramp I was never interested to listen to the groupīs following works. Although some friends did praise Brother Where You Bond, no one did it afterwards. To me the combination of Hodger and Davies compositions and vocals were the key elements of Supertrampīs winning formula. And, to me at least, it was clear that Hodgson was both a better songwriter and better singer. Still tthe combination was great. And to know that Hodgson was not replaced only increased my fears that the band would become Davies backing group. So why bother? I just forgot about it all at the time. Through the years I only sometimes took a peek at Hodgerīs solo work.

Only recently Iīve decided to listen to Brother Where You Bound, because the record was available through my brother in law and I was curious about it. Was it really good as some people claim?: So many four stars ratings and even a few 5 star too! But after repeated spinnings in the last weeks, I found out that my instincts about it were right from the start. It DOES sound like a Ricard Davies solo album backed by Supertramp, minus the guitar parts. Ok, there is a guest guitarist, but youīll hardly notice him. The only noticeable guitar here is Gilmourīs appearance on the title track, the longest and most progressive track Supertramp ever recorded. Still, itīs hardly a good one. Itīs more like a hodgepodge of bits of songs put together. Nice, like the album as a whole, but nothing compared to anything they recorded before. Theyīd be very good if intermixed with some tunes from Hodger, but on their own only shows who was the real force behind Supertrampīs success, both artistically and commercially. But on their own, they are just ok. Can you foresee a Supertrampīs greatest hits album with only Davies songs? Neither can I.

In the end I found nothing wrong with Brother Where You Bound. But nothing that excites me either. And I wonder what was so great about it that made so many reviewers give it a for star rating. Because this CD may have its moments, but in no way I can see it as an excellent addition to any prog rock music collection. This is really for fans and collectors.

Ratng: 2.5 stars.

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 Free As A Bird  by SUPERTRAMP album cover Studio Album, 1987
1.80 | 143 ratings

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Free As A Bird
Supertramp Crossover Prog

Review by TCat
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2 stars This album is the one of the saddest albums ever made. I mean sad not in an emotional way, that would have been a good thing, I mean sad in a pathetic way. Rick Davies had proven in "Brother Where You Bound" that he was totally capable of making an excellent album without the help of Roger Hodgson. He made an album that was more progressive than any of Supertramp's other albums, except for maybe the amazing "Crime of the Century". All of us true Supertramp fans had every faith in Rick Davies to carry the band on his own. Then, the decision was made to turn to pop. I'm not sure if it was mostly Rick deciding this or if it was too much pressure from the record label that made this happen, but whoever is to blame, this album is a sorry attempt to feed the money machine. By the way, the attempt to make a successful record by turning an excellent band into a pop run of the mill band backfired on everyone, and the album became one of the least successful in Supertramp's career.

I loved Supertramp, for the longest time, they were my all time favorite band. Their music was inventive, original, fresh and emotional. They are not my favorite band anymore, and this album plays a large part in that, among other things. Yes my tastes matured a lot and I love more complex music now, but I still have a huge emotional tie to the band, at least when their music meant something. This is an album of pure pop drivel, all emotion has been removed, and all ingenuity has been thrown to the wind. This ranks down there with the worst of those albums that ruin bands which includes such miserable albums like Chicago XVI (and everything after except for "Stone of Sisyphus") and Genesis "Invisible Touch" (and everything after).

The album opens up with a repeat of "Cannonball" from "Brother Where You Bound", with the song "It's Alright" which is okay because "Cannonball" was a great song. The thing that's lacking on this almost copy of that song is that this time, there is no room for the song to grow. It is not developed this time and there is an untimely fade out that hints to the poor choices that were to come on this album. The next 2 songs, "Not the Moment" and "It Doesn't Matter" reflect the sound that you can expect for pretty much the rest of the album. They are mostly uninspired songs set to a dance rhythm with no heart whatsoever. In other words, pretty much the same as most pop songs, no heart, no innovation and cookie cutter sound. How depressing is that? Well, it gets worse. The next track, "Where I Stand" is just plain awful. There is a guest vocal here by Mark Hart (who would later become a regular member of the band) who is also a member of the band Crowded House. Mark's voice may have been added here as a reprieve from Rick's vocals I think because a lot of people missed Roger's vocals. However, Mark adds nothing and actually further destroys this album.

Next, the title track "Free as a Bird" goes back to the average sounding pop song and only makes itself distinguishable from the other tracks on the album by adding a choir for the chorus. Hmmmm, sounds like another worn out pop formula doesn't it? Yep, it is. If this wasn't so sad, I would laugh at how blatantly commercial the music attempted to become. The big hit from the album comes next in "I'm Begging You", which didn't do too bad in the charts I suppose, even though I don't ever remember hearing it on the radio. It is a little more lively, but still nothing special and definitely nothing like anything off of the previous very popular "Breakfast in America". This makes me think that Roger did have the best pop sensibilities, because BiA was a great album (not their best but still excellent) and it was hugely popular. Rick was the innovative brain of Supertramp, and so when he attempted to make this album as another popular album, he failed because he was just too good for this type of music. That is my theory and I will stick to it and present Rick's past songs and "Brother Where You Bound" as evidence.

The last three songs aren't worth saying much more about because they continue to provide us with more pop fodder, and even the attempt to call up some of the progressiveness and brightness from the past in the last track "An Awful Thing to Waste" sounds half hearted. Rick said that this album was an attempt to bring in a modern sound and build it up with dance beats, computerized sounds and drum machines. This attempt became nothing but a poor copy of disco which at the time of the album release was long dead. (At least that is what the pop artists of today want you to think, that disco is dead, but in reality most of the pop artists that are out there are only regurgitating disco even worse that ever, and here it is 2015 and they still do it and try to make us think they are original, but I digress.....let me get off my soapbox now).

I was very mad at Supertramp for making this awful album. I have forgiven them since and still love their better music, but this is still a sad album. And now I hope you understand when I say it was sad. Pathetic. I'm sorry Supertramp, but it's just heartbreaking that you had to resort to this. The production is the only thing that saves this album and raises it from 1 to 2 stars.

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 Famous Last Words by SUPERTRAMP album cover Studio Album, 1982
3.11 | 246 ratings

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Famous Last Words
Supertramp Crossover Prog

Review by TCat
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3 stars After the amazing success of "Breakfast in America", Supertramp decided to take on a more commercial aspect with "Famous Last Words". This may have been a poor choice of direction and a poor choice of title. Many people took the title to mean that the band was breaking up, however, according to John Helliwell, the band was not planning on calling it quits when the album was named.

When listening to the songs on this album, it seems that Roger Hodgson was mostly guilty for taking the band in a commercial direction. "Crazy" is formulaic pop with way too much repetition in the vocals during the fade out, "It's Raining Again" is just a pop song meant for radio, "Know Who You Are" and "C'est le Bon" are boring, overly sentimental ballads that go nowhere and lack all emotion. It seems that all of his songs have taken on a pop sound and all of the emotion and ingenuity in his singing and in his lyrics were missing, that is all of the songs except for the last track which was to be his swan song with the band. "Don't Leave Me Now" is a beautifully written song reminiscent of Supertramp's best work, but in Roger's case, it was too little of an effort when added with the other songs that he contributed to the album.

Rick Davies, on the other hand, has only one half-hearted attempt here and his other contributions to the album are more heart felt and, while still leaning on the pop side more than he was on previous albums, were much better developed and interesting. "Put On Your Old Brown Shoes" is a toe tapping delight with a lot of spice in the music, not flat like Roger's songs. "Bonnie" is a nice up beat song with an excellent piano hook that makes you think that maybe Supertramp still had a lot of life left in them. The piano-led instrumental break in the song is as good as anything from "Even in the Quietest Moments" or "Crisis? What Crisis?" with a beautiful symphonic sound swirling around the piano hooks. "My Kind of Lady" is Rick's most commercial song that has a slight 50's doo wop sound and it is not quite as interesting as his other songs here, but "Waiting So Long" on the other hand is an emotional, sometimes heavy, sometimes humorous (check out the tango beat halfway through the song), always beautiful and it even has an explosive guitar solo to round it out.

It was a sad day when we learned that Roger had decided to depart. However, after this album, even with Roger leaving the band, I felt that we were still in good hands with Rick fronting the band. And so we were with the excellent album "Brother Where You Bound", but after that album, Rick seemed to lose direction and suffered from not having Roger's more commercially savvy songs in later albums.

Even with Rick trying his best to save this album, it just was too hard to be believable with Roger's watered down songs mixed in. I was such a Supertramp fan and was sorely disappointed with this album. Even now, I can only give it a 3 star rating, and that rating only comes about because of Rick's songs on here. Rick proved on the next album he could front the band, but on this album, Roger was bringing the band down, so, at the time, it was probably the best thing for the band. I find it interesting that Roger's first solo album, even though it wasn't really progressive, was so much better than anything he contributed to this album. Makes me wonder if his heart was ever in the band at the time this album was produced.

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 Even in the Quietest Moments....  by SUPERTRAMP album cover Studio Album, 1977
3.96 | 460 ratings

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Even in the Quietest Moments....
Supertramp Crossover Prog

Review by Losimba

5 stars My first contact with Supertramp was in the summer of 1988, when I was on a holiday English course at Torquay, Devon. My host family was a lot into progressive, so I was introduced to artists like Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Nice, Pink Floyd and Supertramp there. As I had already enjoyed listening to Saga, Queen or The Alan Parsons Project before, I liked them, so I used a significant part of my pocket money on blank 90 minute cassettes and recorded most of the family's music collection.

I'm not sure which Supertramp studio album was my favourite then, as I can remember listening to the live album Paris most often, but with the time Even In The Quietest Moments.... emerged in the pole position. There are three reasons for this. Firstly, there is no weak song on the album. Secondly, From Now On and Fool's Overture were two of my three favourite songs on Paris. And finally, the title track has grown into one of those coveted six star songs. Add the great as usual sound of the album and the even more wonderful performances of Hodgson, Davies and company plus the absolute classic of an album cover (though this is not a standalone feature of Moments..., I also never let the cover influence the rating), and you have an album which deserves at least 4.8 stars.

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 Alive in America by SUPERTRAMP album cover Live, 2014
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Alive in America
Supertramp Crossover Prog

Review by aglasshouse

— First review of this album —
4 stars I've never been a huge fan of Supertramp live albums, with the exception of Paris, which I enjoyed for the most part. They've just always seemed like a band who performed like gods in the studio but doesn't play the songs correctly when they're in front of an audience. When I found out that they played in 2014 in the US for that matter, I was totally hooked and ran to check out the recording. I was not at all disappointed.

They play all of their songs from their 1974 magnum opus Crime of the Century, but there was always one track I'm hesitant to listen to when it's live: 'Bloody Well Right'. The studio version is so carefully put together that it's INCREDIBLY hard to match it's pace. That's why it's the most messed up song when played live. On this, not at all. In fact, they match the studio version almost flawlessly, and even add a few more parts in there to give it more of an effect. Quite exquisite. They also play the rarely played 'Hide in Your Shell', another one of my favorites, and even though the singing is a little weak on this one, it's still great.

Let's get to the spectacular part of this album: Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson going at it at the mic. It's absolutely spectacular, almost like a vocal fireworks show. From them doing the usual Rick on low and Roger on insanely high a Capella, from Roger joining Rick on the famous vocals performed mostly by Rick on Bloody Well Right. They are fantastic in every sense, and although they are a little fainter than in the past, they hold up themselves extremely well. Especially on 'Dreamer', even though it's a song I don't like, Hodgson shines especially with his vocal chords. Davies does equally well on his signature songs, Crime of the Century and Asylum. It's all really amazing, and mostly because of this the album is great to check out.

The songs they did play not from Crime of the Century are pretty forgettable except for 'Sister Moonshine', which is a pretty fun bouncy track. 'Crime of the Century', one of my favorite tracks from the album, was an amazing album finisher, and almost reminded me of an arena-style performed Pink Floyd song.

This is a wonderful release from Supertramp, and still shows that they mean business. I would highly recommend you check this out, especially if you are a fan of the band.

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