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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)

3.44 | 254 ratings
Supertramp
1970
2.62 | 193 ratings
Indelibly Stamped
1971
4.33 | 1258 ratings
Crime Of The Century
1974
3.57 | 364 ratings
Crisis? What Crisis?
1975
3.97 | 481 ratings
Even in the Quietest Moments....
1977
3.93 | 581 ratings
Breakfast in America
1979
3.11 | 259 ratings
Famous Last Words
1982
3.66 | 262 ratings
Brother Where You Bound
1985
1.80 | 152 ratings
Free As A Bird
1987
3.01 | 122 ratings
Some Things Never Change
1997
2.83 | 109 ratings
Slow Motion
2002

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

3.57 | 150 ratings
Paris
1980
2.29 | 23 ratings
Supertramp Live '88
1988
3.37 | 38 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 | 23 ratings
The Autobiography of Supertramp
1987
2.09 | 10 ratings
Classics, Vol. 9
1987
3.41 | 33 ratings
The Very Best Of Supertramp
1990
3.07 | 24 ratings
The Very Best Of Supertramp - Volume 2
1992
3.31 | 29 ratings
Retrospectable - The Supertramp Anthology
2005

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

2.62 | 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
3.33 | 3 ratings
Take the Long Way Home / From Now On
1979
3.08 | 5 ratings
Breakfast in America / Gone Hollywood
1979
3.05 | 3 ratings
It's Raining Again / Bonnie
1982
3.90 | 2 ratings
Don't Leave Me Now / Waiting So Long
1982

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 Crime Of The Century by SUPERTRAMP album cover Studio Album, 1974
4.33 | 1258 ratings

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Crime Of The Century
Supertramp Crossover Prog

Review by Bungler

4 stars So this is my first review , and I hope its not gonna be really bad .

Now this is my first time I have listened to Supertramp ( I know shocking ) , and here is my opinion .

We star with School a beautiful song to start an album , this could fit in a movie really well . School has a lot of emotion witch makes it really interesting to listen to . If I had to Rate this song I would rate it 4.5/5

Track number two Bloody Well Right is an nice catchy Rock song that could easily fit on an Classic Rock station . If I had to rate this song it would be 4/5

Track number Three Hide in Your Shell is another great track that takes you in from the start and never lets go . If I had to rate this song It would be 4.5/5

Track number Four Asylum Starts almost like a Jethro Tull song (in my opinion ) , and then goes really theatrical . If I had to rate this song it be 5/5 .

Track number Five Dreamer is a nice little song that gets stuck in your head really easily ( in a good way) . If I had to rate this I would rate it 3.5/5

Track number Six Rudy is the longest song , it starts with a piano ( what is a great thing ) and then the song gets really Catchy and Groovy . Its a song that I could see myself humming along to in a car , or somewhere else . Great song , I would definitely give this song 5/5 .

Track number Seven If Everyone Was Listening also starts with an piano . Its a beautiful song even though its not my favorite on the album . If I had to rate this song I would rate it 3.5/5

Final track Crime Of The Century is a beautiful , epic , emotional , and really memorable song. Its a fantastic ending to a beautiful album witch I really recommend to anyone who is only starting to get into Progressive Rock music .

Thanks for reading my review .

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 Crime Of The Century by SUPERTRAMP album cover Studio Album, 1974
4.33 | 1258 ratings

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Crime Of The Century
Supertramp Crossover Prog

Review by Magnum Vaeltaja

4 stars A classic album that, for me, is split about 50/50 between masterpieces and misses.

As far as a general idea of the sound of the album, one can expect emphasis on soft, tender keyboards, dramatic vocals, occasional jazz influences and the album's mood can change from lush and serene to chaotic quite quickly. Supertramp's performance on this album could be compared in a sense to early King Crimson (i.e. Court, Wake of Poseidon) but much more controlled and having a much heavier pop appeal. That isn't to say that it's a pop album, or boring, though; it definitely has its moments.

The stronger tracks on the album are the opener "School", its follow-up "Bloody Well Right" and the finale title track. "School" is an incredible odyssey of sounds starting with a bleak harmonica intro giving way to haunting verses and featuring impeccable piano melodies. Definitely a top notch song. "Bloody Well Right" is a great jazz and blues-fused rock song and "Crime of the Century" is a powerful, haunting finale. A great start, a great finish. What lies in between these stellar bookends is not quite of the same caliber, though.

The remaining two songs from side A, "Hide In Your Shell" and "Asylum" are good but non- essential listening. "Asylum" in particular is probably the most dramatic song on the album but . Most of side B is expendable, with the poppy "Dreamer" and the ballad "If Everyone Was Listening" making me sleepy.

Overall "Crime Of The Century" is a work that features some incredible moments and would not be out of place in any prog music collection.

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 It's Raining Again / Bonnie by SUPERTRAMP album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1982
3.05 | 3 ratings

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It's Raining Again / Bonnie
Supertramp Crossover Prog

Review by Guillermo
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3 stars After the tour for their "Breakfast in America" album from 1979, the band took a long time to rest. It seems that the big success of that album took them by surprise, and like other bands, they had a hard time thinking how to keep that success for their next album. The recording of that album also brought some problems and frictions inside the band. While all the members of the band lived in California, Roger Hodgson lived in a different city which was a bit far from the city on which the other members lived. This maybe brought even more problems between them, with Hodgson having his own recording studio in his house, and Rick Davies also having his own recording studio in his house. Their next album, "Famous last words", was recorded using both recording studios during a long time before being finally released in late 1982. During that time, Hodgson decided to leave the band, and he said that to the other members of the band. So, that album was recorded having in mind that Hodgson was going to leave the band after their tour for the "Famous last words" album in 1983.

Both songs from this single were taken from the "Famous last words" album.

"It's Raining Again", composed and sung by Hodgson, in the A-Side of this single, is a very good Pop Rock song, and it was the last Hit Single that the band had with Hodgson. It maybe is a bit "sweet" for my taste, but good anyway, using some melodica playing. If I remember well, Davies played that melodica solo in the album and in concert. This song also has a video which I don't like very much.

"Bonnie", composed and sung by Davies, is in the Side "B" of this single. It is one of my favorite songs from this album, with some funny lyrics. It has very good arrangements. This song has not wind instruments playing. So John Helliwell (who is also credited in the album for playing keyboards) maybe played some of the keyboards in this song.

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 Breakfast in America / Gone Hollywood by SUPERTRAMP album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1979
3.08 | 5 ratings

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Breakfast in America / Gone Hollywood
Supertramp Crossover Prog

Review by Guillermo
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3 stars The title track from their "Breakfast in America" album (composed and sung by Roger Hodgson) was released in the Side "A" of this single. It is now known, thanks to some interviews that can be found in the web, that Rick Davies did not like this song, and also that he did not want the album to be titled as "Breakfast in America". He suggested "Hello, Stranger" as one of the possible titles for the album, but Hodgson said that he finally won about the use of the title of this song to be used as the title of the album and for the song to be included in the album. It seems that he also won that this song was also released as a single.

"Breakfast in America", as a song, is a very Pop Rock song, not bad. A very commercial song with a simple lyric, but it is maybe my less favorite song from that album. It has some very good brass arrangements (sounding a bit like Dixieland Music to my ears), with the help from session musician "Slide" Hyde playing tuba and trombone, and with a very good clarinet solo played by John Helliwell. If I remember well, Hodgson said that this song was really an old song that he wrote when he was very young. It still is played in some oldies FM Radio stations in my city, and it also was a Hit Single for the band. The band even played this song on their tours without Hodgson since 1988, being sung initially by Mark Hart, and this song was also released in their "Live '88" and "It Was the Best of Times" live albums, sung by Hart. It seems that Davies finally thought that the band had to play some Hit Singles on their tours without Hodgson, even if he did not like "Breakfast in America" as a song, to please the fans.

"Gone Hollywood", in the Side "B" of this single, is also the opening song from the "Breakfast in America" album, and was composed and sung by Davies. It is mostly a "serious" and "reflective" song. It is a more Progressive Rock influenced song than the "Breakfast in America" song, and maybe it was a bit strange to be used as the opening track in the "Breakfast in America" album. But the album as a whole worked very well, bringing a lot of success for the band. even being their peak point in their popularity as a band, it also brought some problems and frictions inside the band in the next years which also influenced Hodgson to leave the band in late 1983 after one more album ("famous last words" from 1982) and tour.

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 Slow Motion by SUPERTRAMP album cover Studio Album, 2002
2.83 | 109 ratings

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Slow Motion
Supertramp Crossover Prog

Review by Guillermo
Prog Reviewer

3 stars At the time this album was released in 2002, I visited SUPERTRAMP`s Official Website. There was the announcement of the release of this album, with some quotes from Rick Davies (not available anymore in that website, an official website which I don`t like very much). I remember that Davies said in those quotes that this album was really planned by him as an album recorded with the band, with him writing all the songs (with the exception of 'Gold Rush', with was written with guitarist Richard Palmer-James in 1970, an old song that the original line-up of the band played in concert in the early seventies and which was not previously recorded for an album by the band), doing all the arrangements, and also singing all the lead vocals. In previous studio albums recorded without Roger Hodgson (in 'Free as a Bird' from 1987, and in 'Some Things Never Change' from 1997) he gave a chance to Mark Hart to collaborate a bit in the songwriting and also to sing some lead vocals. But for 'Slow Motion' Davies wanted to do all by himself, with the other members of the band only recording the songs and being directed by him. He only let Hart and recording engineer Jay Messina to co-produce the album with him. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and in New York, with Davies, who lived in Los Angeles since the mid-seventies, going to live to New York during the recording of this album.

At that time, in 2002, I was not very interested to listen to this album, which with Davies now almost directing everything, being the only remaining original member of the band and the founder of the band, I considered more as a solo album and not as a 'real' album by SUPERTRAMP. Anyway, recently I finally decided to listen to this album. This album was recorded with the same line-up of the band which recorded the 'It Was the Best of Times' live album in 1997 and which was released until 1999 (Rick Davies, John Helliwell, Bob Siebenberg, Mark Hart, Jesse Siebenberg, Carl Verheyen, Cliff Hugo, Lee Thornburg).

I also remember that some years ago I read in an interview done with John Helliwell on which he said that Davies really planned this album to be the last album which the band was going to record. The band went to tour for this album in 2002, and after this, there was silence from the band until 2010, when the band (with some changes in the line-up, with Hart not being in the band, and with the addition of two new members, and with some rumors of Roger Hodgson re-joining the band to play some concerts, a thing that did not happen) did their 40th anniversary tour. After that, there was silence again for five years, until some months ago in this year there was the announcement of a new tour, with Hart again in the band. Unfortunately, the tour was recently canceled due to Davies being ill with multiple myeloma and with him being treated for this illness. I hope that he is going to recover from this illness.

Despite this album was not really done as a real collaboration from Davies with all the other members of the band, I think that being their last studio album is really good. Anyway, Davies had the desire to direct the band in all things to record this album, and he did a very good job, with the other members of the band also playing the songs very well. But it really sounds to me that at least Davies gave them some freedom to play their solos. This album as a whole is an enjoyable mixture of Pop Rock songs with some Big Band, Jazz, Blues and Progressive Rock influences. The playing from all the members of the band is very good and very professional. I particularly like more the songs 'Slow Motion', 'Little by Little', 'Broken Hearted', 'Over You' (with very good Big Band / Jazz brass arrangements, and a fifties-like Rock and Roll piano arrangement, similar in musical style to the song 'My Kind of Lady' from their ''famous last words'' album from 1982 ), and 'Gold Rush' (which without doubt sounds to me like an old song from the band, a thing which it really is, being originally composed in 1970).

I like the cover design very much, which still is very relevant to today`s 'modern life'.

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 Dreamer / Bloody Well Right by SUPERTRAMP album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1974
2.62 | 7 ratings

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Dreamer / Bloody Well Right
Supertramp Crossover Prog

Review by Guillermo
Prog Reviewer

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
2.62 | 7 ratings

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Dreamer / Bloody Well Right
Supertramp Crossover Prog

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
Supertramp Crossover Prog

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 | 581 ratings

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Breakfast in America
Supertramp Crossover Prog

Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
Special Collaborator Symphonic Team

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
2.62 | 193 ratings

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Indelibly Stamped
Supertramp Crossover Prog

Review by TCat
Prog Reviewer

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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