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5.0 out of 5 stars All good things come to those that wait..., 9 Sep 2012
This review is from: Supertramp: Live In Paris '79 [DVD] [2012] [NTSC] (DVD)
...and boy have we waited! I remember wearing out my Supertramp tapes in our old family Alfasud and on my old Toshiba walkman. Listening to classic Supertramp tracks can unlock very precious memories for me. So what of this concert? Much has been made of "at their peak" - all I can say if this wasn't their peak then the peak must've been at god level because frankly the musicianship and sheer ability to recreate such classic songs as demonstrated here is exemplary. This is 1979, it's all analog, no samplers but the band demonstrate just what a cohesive and full sound 5 people at the very top of their game can make. Moments of this DVD make my hairs stand on end. Can't comment on 5.1 - I'm listening on a Yamaha 2.1 set-up and it sounds fabulous.

John Helliwell is the band jester and is clearly enjoying the show interjecting with possibly the most cheesey intros to songs ever but it's all good natured.

Neither Rick Davies nor Roger Hodgson would ever reach the creative heights of what they achieved in Supertramp after going solo. This is a fantastic testament to a superbly original band - and I'm going to say it - at their peak. Imensely enjoyable and an essential element of any Supertramp fans collection.
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Initial post: 17 Sep 2012 10:23:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Sep 2012 10:28:08 BDT
Centralperk says:
I disagree! Roger Hodgson solo, accompanied by the band he tours with or even just with Aaron MacDonald, is a million times better now than when he was young and part of Supertramp. You need to hear one of his recent live recordings, for example any classic Supertramp somg from "Classics Live" (i suggest Hide in your shell!) or better go to a live show to understand what I mean! He has come such a long way, musically, as presence on stage, his voice is better than ever. What is it that makes you say he has never reached the heights of ST? Maybe you are talking about fame? Because musically Roger Hodgson and his band are exceptional, they don't make me miss Supertramp at all, in fact they have exceeded ST musical beauty and play much better together, in my honest opinion, I can see, feel and hear real and balanced harmony between the parts. Obviously they don't perform any song of Rick's, and I am not sure what Rick is doing so I cannot speak about him, but having seen Roger live many times now I can honestly say he's much, much better now.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2012 08:41:06 BDT
smash says:
Sorry - I didn't make myself clear. I wasn't talking about live performances, I meant new material post Supertramp. For example, Open the Door is largely a pastiche of Supertramp's greatest - in fact the title track can almost bemade by splicing 3 Supertramp songs together. They (Rick and Roger) like all truly great writing "partnerships" needed each other to compete against, pushing each other to successively top their last song. Friction always brings out the best in bands - Supertramp was both Roger and Rick's creative peak.
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