Supertramp - The Very Best Of
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Supertramp - The Very Best Of

18 Jun 1999

7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
  Song Title
School (Album Version)
Goodbye Stranger (Album Version)
The Logical Song (Album Version)
Bloody Well Right (Album Version)
Breakfast In America (Album Version)
Take The Long Way Home (Album Version)
Crime Of The Century
Dreamer (Album Version)
Ain't Nobody But Me
Hide In Your Shell
From Now On
Give A Little Bit (Album Version)
It's Raining Again

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  • Label: Polydor Associated Labels
  • Copyright: (C) 1990 A&M Records
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  • Total Length: 1:18:36
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  • ASIN: B001KSJLF6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 899 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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73 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Supertramp's unabridged autobiography 24 Jan 2004
By Touring Mars VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Basically the same as "The Autobiography of Supertramp", there are two major differences. The first is the inclusion of 'School' (from 1974's 'Crime Of The Century'), and the other is that 'Goodbye Stranger' and 'The Logical Song' are here in there complete forms rather than in shortened form, which is a real improvement.
This is really essential Supertramp, since 'The Very Best of...Vol. 2' is almost by definition a misnomer. The 'very best' tracks are right here. As such, it's not a definitive retrospective. Infact, you'd be forgiven for thinking that 1974 was the first time Supertramp ever recorded anything, as there is nothing here from their first two albums. There are 5 of the 7 tracks that constitute the album 'Crime of the Century', rendering that album almost (but not completely) obsolete. Also, 1979's 'Breakfast In America' is well covered here, with 4 songs. The best two tracks from 'Even In The Quietest Moments' are here too, and that's nearly it. The later albums of 'Famous Last Words' and 'Brother, Where You Bound' (minus Hodgson by this stage) are scarcely touched upon, as is 'Crisis? What Crisis?', which is largely overlooked. All in all though, this compilation is a great way to get to know and love Supertramp. On the strength of the singles alone ('Logical Song', 'Breakfast in America', 'Dreamer' and 'Give A Little Bit'), it's worth the cover charge. But the inclusion of some really big hitting album tracks, like the stunning 'Hide In Your Shell' (from 'Crime..') and 'From Now On' (from 'Even In The Quietest Moments') encourage you to explore the Supertramp back catalogue in more depth. Possibly with the exception of 'Cannonball', there isn't a bad song on the album, and there is plenty to get your teeth into.
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Supertramp Fan /Music Lovers Must !! 20 July 2002
Format:Audio CD
If you have no Supertramp cds this is a crime on it's own,but even if you have a few of their albums and you thought you were covered think again.This compilation is without a doubt the cream of their totally underrated career and is testimony to their innovation and high standard of recording and production.Supertramp fall into that exclusive club where high quality recordings and innovation(which the British do so well) stand tall above tied churned out rock songs which are soon forgotten.Digitally remastered to enhance and bring out the best of their top work, this album should be listened to at high volumes.Every self respecting rock lover should have this album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD 3 Jun 2010
By M. Bush
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Shame about the inclusion of "Cannonball" over something far better like "Fool's Overture".
Excellent value for the price, don't hesitate to buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my all time favourites for sure 23 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD
One of my all time favourites for sure.This album presents some of the best Supertramp hits from 1974-1982 Without a shadow of a doubt Supertramp provided some of the best music of the 1970's and early 80's School is a remarkable commentary on the alienation and frustration many feel during their school years. "Goodbye Stranger -which beautifully blends the vocal talents of Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies -is all about quitting drugs and came out at the same time as David Bowies Ashes to Ashes which explores a similar theme at a time when the libertine trends of the 1960's and excess of the 1970s had drawn tio a close and the world was forced to sober up. The Logical Song is my favourite of favourites and deals with the yearning for ones lost childhood -a time of idyllic and beautiful innocence before being forcibly moved into a cold and clinical world-a world obsessed with "reason" and rejecting feeling and intuition Rudy deals with the loneliness and pain of a man who has been ignored by those around him and has never found love and companionship.Something that is quite common in todays world While Hide In your Shell and Give a Little Bit exhorts people to give and recieve love and thereby bringhappiness to themselves and others Regardless of the message this is great music and also includes wonderful hits like Dreamer,Crime of the Century,Take the Long Way Home,Its Raining Again and Cannonball
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless pop musuic. 6 July 2012
By Alan
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
These tracks just don't age,and several current bands have already sampled Supertramp..Gym Class Heroes for one.Supertramp seemed very serious at the time I first heard them..but having been to see Roger Hodgson in concert recently I realised just what a superb composer he is.Classic 70's pop but relevant today,great value set of music..essential.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You've Got to get this. 5 July 2008
By Steve
Format:Audio CD
This Album is a must for your collection,you can clearly hear what brilliant musicians Supertramp are,The sound quality is top notch and none of the songs sound the same but are all great,you won't quickly tire of listening to this brilliant Album.If you went to the trouble of reading this review then don't hesitate BUY IT.5/5
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surely deserving a critical reappraisal 6 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD
The most surprising thing about Supertramp and one I still can't really get my head around us that they were an English band. Everything about them is so American from the vocal styles of key members Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson to the lyrics and music - a kind of jazzier, AOR version of prog rock. Pretty much the epitome of everything that punk stood against yet, despite being one of the world's most unfashionable groups, their biggest success was after the three chord revolution in 1979 with the Breakfast In America LP.

The Very Best Of Supertramp is clearly intended to be a compilation spanning the band's whole career yet 10 of the 15 tracks featured come from just two LPs - four from BIA and six often-lengthy tracks from their breakthrough album, 1974's Crime Of The Century. Highlights of the COTC songs include the Pink Floyd-like title track, School which sounds more like Genesis and Dreamer, the band's first big hit single. Despite the prog-leanings, Davies and Hodgson also had a strong pop sensibility with virtually every track on this compilation including a catchy melody or musical motif.

Following COTC, the band released two reasonably similar albums Crisis What Crisis? including the superb harmonies of Ain't Nobody But Me and Even In The Quietist Moments before crossing over to the more poppy landmark which is Breakfast In America. The Logical Song and title track are of course present on this compilation as memorable hit singles with the other tracks featured being Goodbye Stranger with its incredibly catchy chorus and Take The Long Way Home. All of these songs are excellent with fine playing and instrumentation and a crystal clear sound.
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Published 4 days ago by Kevin Fogarty
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Published 15 days ago by Julie lindsay
5.0 out of 5 stars It's logical to buy it!
You'll buy it for the hits and keep coming back for the tracks you didn't know. You're Bloody Well Right and Ain't Nobody But Me have riffs worthy of any of your 70s rock groups,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by AGC2070
5.0 out of 5 stars great
greatest album of all time to my eyes , what else can be said apart from it's a shame not all groupps do this type of music , that should do for the 20 words minimum amazon... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Frenchy
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Didn't realise that I could have music on my Kindle.
This is great, going to collect favourite 'Best of' albums.
Published 2 months ago by dylandusty
4.0 out of 5 stars supersounds
supertramp had their own style of music which you either liked or hated,just like marmite.myself i loved the way this band managed to create a sound i never heard before h they hit... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Paul Roper
5.0 out of 5 stars Received in tact and on time.
A very well received Christmas present for my son who enjoys thisd type of music and will listen to the album several times in his spare time.
Published 3 months ago by Mr. M. E. Wiliiams
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Love Supertramp. Accessible and melodic prog. A lot of great toe-tappers here and thought provoking lyrics as well. Just excellent!
Published 3 months ago by Larry
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok
the case arrived damaged but the actual cd is fine and isn't broken, this is a present so it looks bad
Published 4 months ago by msmegz
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
The lp"s are locked in the shed,it"s been a few years since i played them,so i bought this cd,and it"s great.
Published 4 months ago by paul
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