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Lost and Found,
This review is from: Breakfast In America (Audio CD)
I discovered Supertramp on a set broadcast by John Peel in the early seventies which I recorded and loved. Next time you bump into Mr Peel remind him that he gave them this early break. He'll be thrilled. After seeing them perform "Dreamer" on BBC2's "Old Grey Whistle Test" I rushed out and bought the album. I loved it. We all loved it. Even my parents loved it. I saw them whenever I could. I bought the subsequent albums and even when punk came along and I had to pretend not to like them anymore I still bought and loved "Breakfast In America" - their finest hour. Having worn out the vinyl original I didn't listen to it again for another, oooh, twenty odd years.
Last year I had a craving to hear Supertramp again(nostalgia? morbidity?) and went out and bought the "Greatest Hits" which I played for my kids on a car trip through France. They loved it. I've now bought on cd the four classic albums and I'm amazed how well they have stood the test of time. I love them again. Rarely credited, the backline of Dougie Thomson and Bob Siebenberg are inch perfect, melodic and inventive holding everything together. JAH adds the icing on the cake of Davies' bluesey voice/piano and Hodgson's jangly voice/piano/guitar. The album is full of cracking songs but I am always moved by Rick Davies' "Oh Darling" which is the only unambiguous love song they wrote during this phase. The seventies ended with "Breakfast in America" and "London Calling" - it's been downhill ever since.
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Initial post: 24 Jan 2012 09:23:30 GMT
Mr. John Arnison says:
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 22:06:24 GMT
des hill says:
Ignorant peurile comment - don't you know that John Peel died several months after this review was written. Suggest you engage brain before spouting forth next time
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