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3.98 | 625 ratings

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4 stars Even in the quietest moments is the first Supertramp album I got into. Not the first one I bought(that would be Crime of the Century), but the one I found easier to appreciate as a whole. No bad songs, even if some are not that excellent, and some great progressive moments get extremely well along the nice little poppish moments such as the album opener, ''Give a little Boy''.

This is pure Supertramp, melancholy in the piano parts, a big fat sound to the bass and a rythmic-only drum., especially on the second song on the album: ''Lover Boy''. Really if I had to describe Supertramp in one song, wich is about impossible, I would probably go for ''Loverboy''. Everything is what you would expect from the Tramps!

Following this song is the excellent title track. The acoustic guitar is absolutely beautiful, and the addition of the flute makes this moments , a really quiet one! The song is all in all great and pleasing, and at some point you will find yourself sing the first couple of lines, if not the whole song!

Downstream is absolutely a Richard Davies song, him along his piano, singing about his life. Not necessarily the strongest song on the album, especialy prog wise, but really pleasant anyways. A good way to close a side too.

And the side two starts wit hthe same instrument: the piano. Once again, pure Supertramp from start to finish! From now on is for me the weakest track on the album, as it is some weak lyrics, some weak feel to it and it can even be described as a bit on the cheesy side. But it does not prepare weel enough for the last song of the album: the great Fool's Overture.

Now, what a song it is! AIg you have listened once to a classic rock radio station, chances are you heard this song! Without a doubt the most beautiful song on the album, maybe even in Supertramp's career, this is a song with so many emotions, so much feeling. You need to listen to it, if it is not already done of course!

All in all, this is a brilliant album, maybe not as consistent as constant as Crime of Century and not as praised as Breakfast in America, but definitely a must for any fan of classic rock and art rock. 4/5

Philrod | 4/5 |


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