Supertramp

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Progressive in texture for the most part, Supertramp's debut album became increasingly disregarded as they blossomed commercially through the '70s. The album was the only one on which drummer Bob Miller and guitarist Richard Palmer appeared, replaced by Kevin Currie and Frank Farrell for the Indelibly Stamped release which surfaced a year later. Quite a bit different than their radio and AOR material, Supertramp is inundated with pretentious instrumental meandering, with greater emphasis and attention granted to the keyboards and guitars than to the writing and to the overall effluence of the music. There are some attractive moments, such as the mixture of ardor and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Progressive in texture for the most part, Supertramp's debut album became increasingly disregarded as they blossomed commercially through the '70s. The album was the only one on which drummer Bob Miller and guitarist Richard Palmer appeared, replaced by Kevin Currie and Frank Farrell for the Indelibly Stamped release which surfaced a year later. Quite a bit different than their radio and AOR material, Supertramp is inundated with pretentious instrumental meandering, with greater emphasis and attention granted to the keyboards and guitars than to the writing and to the overall effluence of the music. There are some attractive moments, such as the mixture of ardor and subtlety that arises in "Words Unspoken," "Surely," and "Nothing to Show," and some of the fusion that erupts throughout the 12 minutes of "Try Again" is impressive even though the whole of the track results in one of the most extravagant and overblown pieces the band has ever produced. Hodgson's use of cello, flageolet, and acoustic guitar is endearing in spots, and while both he and Davies had just recently formed their alliance, it was evident that their songwriting was going to be one of the band's strengths. Ultimately dissatisfied with the results of the album, they retorted with Indelibly Stamped, which disappointingly followed suit. It wasn't until 1974's Crime of the Century that things began to improve for Supertramp, when they replaced Farrell and Currie with saxman John Helliwell, bass player Dougie Thompson, and drummer Bob Benberg.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/28/1999
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • UPC: 082839314923
  • Catalog Number: 3931492
  • Sales rank: 18,550

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Surely (0:31)
  2. 2 It's a Long Road (5:33)
  3. 3 Aubade and I Am Not Like Other Birds of Prey (5:17)
  4. 4 Words Unspoken (3:59)
  5. 5 Maybe I'm a Beggar (6:44)
  6. 6 Home Again (1:15)
  7. 7 Nothing to Show (4:53)
  8. 8 Shadow Song (4:23)
  9. 9 Try Again (12:02)
  10. 10 Surely (3:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Supertramp Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Roger Hodgson Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Cello, Flageolet, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Rick Davies Organ, Harmonica, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals
Bob Miller Drums
Richard Palmer Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Balalaika, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Robert Millar Harmonica, Percussion
Technical Credits
Roger Hodgson Composer
Supertramp Producer
Robin Black Engineer
Rick Davies Composer
Richard Palmer Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    First Supertramp

    This Is A Darker And More Progressive Side Of Supertramp, And A Little Bit Jazzier Too. I Like This Record. It's Not Brilliant, But Very Good. 4 Stars.

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