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Rites of Passage

Roger Hodgson Audio CD
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Roger Hodgson has been recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time. As the legendary voice of Supertramp and composer of many of the band’s greatest hits, he gave us “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song,” “Dreamer,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Breakfast in America,” “It’s ... Read more in Amazon's Roger Hodgson Store

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  • Audio CD (3 Nov 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Unichord
  • ASIN: B000001HSE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,372 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Every Trick In The Book 5:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. In Jeopardy 5:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Showdown 4:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Don't You Want To Get High? 4:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Take The Long Way Home R.O.P. 4:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Red Lake 5:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Melancholic 4:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Time Waits For No One 9:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. No Colours 4:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Logical Song 3:470.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Smelly Feat 6:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Give A Little Bit - R.O.P. 4:170.79  Buy MP3 

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Live album 22 Sep 2007
Format:Audio CD
The first Album from Roger since 1987, this live album recorded in Rogers (then) home town include Take the Long Way Home, Logical and Give a little bit. Its worth buying for the devoted Supertramp/Roger Hodgson fans out there and is full of energy. However, as Roger has just released a brilliant new live album entitled "Live in Montreal" which has already sold over a million copies, you might be better off buying that
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Supertramp 8 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is part of the post-Supertramp, pre-Renaissance Rodger Hodgson catalogue and well worth listening to. His hallmark mix of quality instrumental and vocal work are here.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Super-tramp Live!! 5 Oct 2007
Format:Audio CD
There has been an upswing in interest in all things Supertramp over the last few years what with Supertramp releasing their first new studio album for a few years and touring off the back of it. Roger Hodgson the erstwhile vocalist and guitarist for Supertramp up until his departure in early 1983, also releasing an excellent solo album entitled Open The Door and touring with the Ringo Starr All Star Band.

The fact is that it is over twenty years since Roger Hodgson left Supertramp to pursue a solo career and this album is a re issue of an album that was originally released in 1996. The band recorded this live concert in America and the set contains the best of Roger Hodgson's solo material such as Every Trick In The Book and Showdown along with three Supertramp songs. The three songs from the past (Give A Little Bit, The Long Way Home and the Logical Song) sit well along side the solo material and prove that should Roger ever decide to perform live again he would not have to worry about his Supertramp era material overshadowing his solo material.

The band features Roger's own son Andrew who contributes the song Melancholic and also as special guest Supertramp sax player and vocalist John Helliwell. Terry Reid also makes a guest appearance on Time Waits For No One no doubt at the behest of Roger himself.

The material isn't all from the Roger Hodgson songbook however and guitarist Mikail Graham also gets a look in with two songs (one of which is the excellent No Colours. My one complaint about this album is that it is not a double album, other than that the material and performance is all top notch and will appeal to not only lapsed Supertramp fans but also fans of finely crafted melodic rock music.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Roger's Rites Of Passage 1 Nov 2004
By Alan Caylow - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
After taking several years off from the music business, former Supertramp singer Roger Hodgson got back into the saddle with 1997's "Rites Of Passage," a live album recorded near Hodgson's home of Nevada City, California, featuring 8 new, previously unheard songs, plus a few Supertramp hits and a couple of other songs contributed by Hodgson's band members (including his very talented son Andrew Hodgson, who plays drums for most of the album). "Rites Of Passage" isn't really a "proper" new album from Hodgson, but it's a very excellent live performance, and the new songs are great, including the catchy "Every Trick In The Book," the punchy "Showdown" (which Hodgson would later record for his 2000 album "Open The Door"), the beautiful "Don't You Want To Get High," and the magical, majestic "Time Waits For No One." Supertramp faves "Take The Long Way Home," "The Logical Song," and "Give A Little Bit" are all given superb treatments (featuring 'Tramp sax man John Helliwell), and there's also a terrific moment as Hodgson steps aside and lets his son Andrew take a solo spotlight at the piano & microphone with his very lovely song, "Melancholic." For any diehard fan of Roger Hodgson and Supertramp, "Rites Of Passage" is a major treat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roger gives us more than a Little Bit 15 Sep 2006
By Philip S. Wolf - Published on Amazon.com
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I first heard about this release during an interview with Roger on NPR late one night back in 1997. He previewed a few of the tracks on that radio show and I knew I would purchase this CD: "Rites of Passage". A few months passed and nothing appeared in the record Shops, I would have to explain to the young clerks who Roger Hodgson was, have them look this new record up on their computers under Roger's name and/or Supertramp to be told time and time again nothing was available. Over a year after I listened to the radio Interview I located "Rites" as an import CD and I never did spot this in any record stores before 2003.

After all the Fuss of trying to find "Rites" I am very happy to be one of the lucky ones who own this fantastic CD. "Rites" is a live recording from the Miner's Foundry, Nevada City, Ca. where Roger has lived for over two decades now. The hometown crowd is very happy to see our hero and he has a stellar show most of which is captured on this CD. As I still enjoy Supertramp and I'm glad
they still perform, it's not the same without Roger Hodgson.

That said; "Rites of Passage" is a great CD and of the many thousand of recordings I own. This is easily one of the best things I have in my collection, I do hope more people will be lucky enough to hear this great work, but I doubt it.
New songs: "Every Trick in the Book", "Don't You Want to get High", "Time Waits for No One" and "Red Lake" take their place right besides the Supertramp Classics: "Logical Song", Take the Long Way Home" and "Give a Little Bit". This is timeless music, the sound & production are stellar. The band is in top-notch form (including Roger's son Andrew). This is one of the best CD's you have never heard.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars See and listen to Hodgson live,being the sound of Supertramp 22 Nov 2002
By Lethe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have already talked to you about the ability of Roger Hodgson to recreate the fascinating old moods by Supertramp, live on stage (listen to his new tracks "Time waits for no one" and "Every trick in the book"), but also during the reprisal of classics by his former famous band, when He recaptures so well such pretty musical atmosphere!! (see also my review of his CD SINGLE"Open the door", where I have described my sensations during a live performance that I saw in Milan-Italy 1 year ago).
Well Roger is the sound of Supertramp and the true Supertramp don't exist without him!!
Recommended for the lovers of tasteful, dynamic and aggressive pop!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Roger needed to do this for himself and his fans. 23 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Just like Roger Waters can't escape Pink Floyd, Roger Hodgson can't escape Supertramp, and this album is his attempt to deal with his Supertramp past versus his solo future...the only problem is that he didn't include more of his post-Supertramp solo songs, but it's still a very good live album.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roger Returns With A Vegenance 11 Jun 2001
By Robin McCabe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Roger returns to the music scene with this great live album. Anyone who has seen Roger live can attest to the love and magic that he brings to the stage. Rites of Passage is indeed that for Roger. This artistic triumph proves that Roger is ready to be the force that he once was when he was with Supertramp. His new songs, like Time Waits for No One and Every Trick in the Book recaptures the magic of his music. He also plays some old Supertramp classics and In Jeopardy (from his first album - In the Eye of the Storm).
Welcome back Roger! We missed you.
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