9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2007
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
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 8 January 2013
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.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 5 October 2007
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.