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Supertramp - Even In The Quietest Moments ... CD (album) cover




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3.98 | 625 ratings

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4 stars Besides the Crime Of The Century, this album is second great Supertramp classic album. I took some years to accept this work for me as almost masterpiece. Usually I don't like mellow, soft ,pseudo-symphonic forms of art-rock (often it is even quite difficult to name it progressive). The reason is simple - it is very old trick how to attract sentimental people: just try to touch their sentimental soul. With tears on their eyes they will love any product you're going to sell them and never will pay too much attention to the quality of the product ( 'cos it's so pretty...).

So, still from late 70-s, time of vinyl world, I liked this album and hated it at the same time. It took years for me till I realize, that there are some exceptions in my rule. Just mellow and melancholic (or even slightly sentimental) music should be of excellent quality, than it is really great!

So - usual very melodic, melancholic sound, characteristic vocals, plenty of sax (I love it here), mid tempo very textured music. Possibly, the right name for it is European art-soft-rock, but not the labeling is important.

You will get there great soul - almost documentary of its time ( in some places). Very tasteful, elegant music. A bit sad... It's just a picture from the time, which is still not so far from you, but will never return back...

"Fool's Overture" is almost 12 minutes long excellent composition, all the album is concentrated in it. Possibly, if you missed this album in time, you can hardly catch it in full.

But for many fans, who woke up one morning in late 70-s and discovered this melancholic beauty for themselves, it will stay great album for years, may be forever. No way less than 4,5.

snobb | 4/5 |


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