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Crime Of The Century [Original recording remastered]

Supertramp Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Sep 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: A&M Records
  • ASIN: B000068FY0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,508 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crime what Crime? 20 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
Beautiful album. I loved the LP and I love the CD just as much. Forget what my fellow oldies say about youth of today not appreciating this stuff. Of course they do. It's fresh it's vibrant and it tells you what school is all about! Rebel again and treat yourself to some beautifully crafted keyboard centred rock that stirs you up, chills you out and inspires you. Best track - Hide in your shell - one of my favourite songs by anyone ever! Probably the most cohesive Supertramp album, certainly the moodiest/darkest and its always been my favourite. Breakfast in America is too superficial and the others have some excellent tracks but some weak fillers this one is end to end brilliance with Hodgson and Davies both at the top of their game.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An unheralded classic 13 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD
This has to be one of my top ten albums of all time. I think a good sign is the fact that the better known tracks ie Dreamer and Bloody Well Right are probably the weaker songs on the album.
Hide in your shell, Asylum, If everyone was listening and Crime of the century are absolutely ace tracks which rate amongst the very best of prog rock. However you don't need to be a prog rock freak to enjoy the wonderful record.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crime not to buy 4 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
this album (sorry cd) typifies the growth of sound in the seventies - every track is awesome, even now thirty odd years later it still sounds as fresh and vibrant as ever. Personally I prefer this to Breakfast In America (which is excellent) As a review I give this a 10 out of 10.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "You're coming along" 5 July 2009
By Nicholas Casley TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a review of the remastered edition. I emphasise that, because in the past I have viewed remastered editions as simply another way for record companies to make money. This time though - and this goes for all the Supertramp remastered editions - the difference in sound quality is profound. All I can say is: Wow!

`Crime of the Century' dates from 1974 when the group were a kind of Anglo-American Genesis. It opens with the harmonica wail of `School', a protest song of a kind that seems almost to have completely disappeared in today's world. It ends with those words of ironic condescension from teacher to pupil, "You're coming along".

Intelligent lyrics are to be found in all of the other tracks too, the protests and the hopes of the 1970s. The sound quality is so good that we can make out in the song `Rudy' the tannoy system at Paddington Station, calling out the train "to Bristol Temple Meads from Platform Two". This song also exemplifies the clever arrangements that the band employed, where the central section of the song has a rhythm like a train ride. Another example would be the last three minutes of the title track, which features purely instrumental music that sounds like a soundtrack to a heist movie.

Unfortunately, Rick Davies's singing is not as clear as Roger Hodgson's. We can hear every word that the latter sings without the need for a songsheet. Roger has a beautiful and deceptive weak voice, as fragile as the subjects of which he sings. As for the music, much of the rhythm is surprisingly keyboard-led with the drums simply augmenting. I like all the songs very much, apart from `Bloody Well Right' (which is OK), and `Dreamer' (which is brilliant).
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
This deserves to be in any progressive rock lover's all time top 5 albums. Despite having a copy of it since the mid 70's, it never tires. Difficult to pick any "outstanding" track as such, because the whole album is outstanding - well crafted & produced, with high quality songs. (If I had to select 3 tracks, I'd probably go with 'School', 'Hide in your shell' & 'Rudy', but then again the other 5 tracks are probably equally good). It works well with alternate tracks being sung by the 2 different vocalists (an approach taken on the next 4 studio albums, until Roger Hodgson's departure). Once I'd heard this (& the subsequent "Crisis? What Crisis" - an excellent album in itself by any other standards), I was tempted to say this would be Supertramp's zenith achievement, but then came "Even in the Quietest Moments", an album every bit as good as "COTC"!!!! - conclusion : an amazing band (or at least until Roger Hodgson's departure).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
Crime of the century is a grate album for all, I grew up on it and still choose it over the likes of Travis. Supertramp have included many styles, a mixture of the Eagles, the Sex Pistols and Steve Windwood. Monotony is the worst word to describe it. This album overshadows even the likes of other triumphs such as Breakfast in America. What would you expect with songs including Bloody Well Right and Rudy. At 16, you wouldn't think my opinion would hold much weight, but with precisely that many years of listening to it and the fact that I'm still listening to it ought to bear some proof of their brilliance. A classic and it would be a crime of the century to miss out on the oportunity to purchase it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When Supertramp took the right direction 16 Aug 2010
By virgo47
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Supertramp was originally financed by some rich fan who decided to back off after their first two albums. So they had to do something that could actually be profitable. What a paradox - much better recording than previous two is the result. This is the foundation of what Supertramp really are "From Now On" (ah, sorry, thas song is not on this album ;-)). It's no accident that on their live Paris you can find all but one song from this album. Starting with School and ending with eponymous track (again, like Paris) this is great listening all the time. Even during those lighter pieces (Bloody..., or smaller hit Dreamer). But soulful pieces like Hide In Your Shell, Asylum and Rudy - those are just brilliant and those are true core of this album without making the frame (School/Crime) any less significant. Ending of the Crime is just perfect, tense piano with those stop times, then all those strings going up and up, saxophone and crying harmonica waving you a good-bye. Unless you wanna go through the album again, of course.

I'm just so glad that Supertramp lost that millionaire's money support and they had to find themselves. Because they absolutely did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars suprtramp
I think that this is one of the best cd you also get it on a mp3 and if you can you mite get it in LP FORMAT
Published 1 month ago by jeffrey w
5.0 out of 5 stars Supertarmp - Crime of the century
I had not listened to the tracks on this CD since I stored my vinyl version in the cupboard several years ago. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Eng
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes me back
...A long time since I heard CotC, and its not lost its power to make one listen. SuperTramp's style is inimitable.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the past!
I have to agree with some of the other reviewers that this must rate as Supertramps best album, and to me it's still as relevant today as it was on it's release. Read more
Published 4 months ago by P. F. Cope
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Album
I have this on vinyl many years ago but had not played it for quite a while. Since I bought it again I have listened to it over and over. Read more
Published 4 months ago by John Mc Ireland
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best albums of all time
this is by far supertramp's finest moment
have got the LP from my dad it's best played at full volume either LP with speakers at least 6ft apart
or pop the cd in to the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Miss. A. Slater
5.0 out of 5 stars Crime of the Century
It's Supertramp - Nothing more really to say.
Probably one of their finest moments, I brought it as I have many happy memories of listening to this with my first girlfriend on... Read more
Published 7 months ago by N. Simpson
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Replacing a CD that I had lost. I first bought the vinyl as a teenager in the 70's and it is still as good as when I listened it all those years ago, Hide in your Shell is still my... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Bubble
5.0 out of 5 stars onlyme
I first heard this at a concert where the admission price 50p and the support was roxy music anyway this album stood out as I enjoyed it so much , so I just had to buy it again
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5.0 out of 5 stars birthday present
My other half put this album on his birthday list, he is over the moon with the quality sound. Today we were both singing along to the album after not hearing it for years,... Read more
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