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One Of Supertramp's Very Best
on 14 June 2006
Vastly under rated album.
This album is just as good as Breakfast in America and Crime Of The Century. So easy to listen to and lovingly created it's hard not to be impressed. Even more catchty choruses than ever before and all the famous Supertramp trademarks well in place.
The first track gets off to a great start. Wonderful chorus with some great catchy piano and a irresistable plodding beat. Great harmonies.
Put on your Old Brown Shoes:
Nice playful song with clapping and gospel style vocals. Very sing-a-long. Great stuff.
It's Raining Again:
One of Supertramp's biggest singles, and it's obvious why. The piano chords drill into your mind and your certain to be whistling it all day. Despite it's subject matter, it's a very jolly, Summery song.
A great epic track. Full of conflicting emotions in the lyrics and the tune. Nice vocal performance from Rick Davis. Wonderful piano work, as usual.
Know Who You Are:
Very relaxing and one of my personal favorites. This song needs to be listened to rather than just heard. Peaceful acoustic work. Very nicely done.
My Kind Of Lady:
Can't help but raise a smile when I hear this song. Jolly, fun-loving with an enlightening subject matter. One of Supertramp's best songs. Roger Hodgeson is a great sport for putting on woman's vocals like he does. Wonderfully crafted. Yet another fantastic song.
C'est le Bon:
Acoustic track much like 'Know who you are' but slightly more upbeat with an inspiring chorus. It's full effect doesn't hit you until you find yourself singing it later on in the day. Just try and get it out of your head!
Waiting So Long:
A great song with great texture. Wonderful plinky plonky piano work. I'd say it goes on a little too long but it's down to opinion really. Nice to hear Supertramp doing something a little more dark and different.
Don't Leave Me Now:
Superb calming intro suddenly kicks into on of the greatest piano riffs of all time, which then in turn bursts into great horns and vocals. Sounds so emotional and desperate. An epic track, up there with the likes of Fools Overture [although not as classy].
Simply superb album. If you're a fan of Supertramp and don't have this album, I strongly suggest you get it. May take 2 or 3 listens before you grow to love it as much as I do.