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

EVEN IN THE QUIETEST MOMENTS ...

Supertramp

 

Crossover Prog

3.98 | 625 ratings

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4 stars This Supertramp album is among their most progressive ones. All the tracks are excellent. They produced here very well known songs, like "Give a little bit", "Lover boy" and "From now on". There are some excellent, melodic and expressive electric guitar solos, like on "Lover boy". "Give a little bit" contains a surprisingly straightforward rhythmic acoustic guitar, delightful & expressive sax parts and catchy lead vocals. "Lover boy" is an excellent catchy track, slowly starting with inoffensive piano, then having very addictive lead & backing vocals through very pleasant moods. It seems "Even in the quietest moments" has some beautiful clarinet parts; a rather delicate acoustic guitar supports well the lead singer; some ambient organ in the background gives some colour to this melancholic track, especially in the end. "Downstream" is a good & simple track, mainly having piano and lead vocals. The rhythmic "Babaji" has an excellent sax solo, but it could be more catchy and addictive. "From now on" is maybe the best track of this record: it starts with an almost saloon-like piano; the bass is louder than usual, the lead & backing vocals are VERY catchy; some keyboards, like the organ, give a little atmosphere to the whole; a couples of nice sax solos occur around the middle of the track, followed by an accordion bit I think; the end of this track has a real Gospel ambience, as reveal the excellent backing vocals. "Fool's overture" is one of their most progressive track; it contains excellent piano, powerful rhythmic and floating keyboards, strong wind effects, angry choir-like parts and memorable melodic sax parts: the debut sounds quite like the intro of Rush's "Witch hunt"; there are many passages from powerful textures to delicate ones and vice versa; this track is very mind troubling.

Rating: 4.5 stars

greenback | 4/5 |

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