“Crime Of The Century” by Supertramp - album review

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TJR says

Disillusioned with their lack of success, Supertramp's original group members had deserted the cause, leaving songwriters Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson as the last men standing. They re-recruited, went again, and were rewarded when “Crime Of The Century” hit #4 in the UK charts and #38 in the USA. The London quintet now lined up: Rick Davies (vocals, acoustic and electric pianos, keyboards, harmonica), Roger Hodgson (vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, electric and acoustic pianos), John Anthony Helliwell (saxophones, clarinet, glass harp, celesta, backing vocals), Dougie Thomson (bass guitar) and Bob C. Benberg (drums, percussion). Both sides of the “Dreamer” / “Bloody Well Right” single did well for the group, America taking to the latter especially. Complex but accessible, most of the band have said they feel they hit their artistic peak on this album.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [05:35] 4.6.png Supertramp - School (Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson) Cerebral Pop
A2 [04:32] 3.2.png Supertramp - Bloody Well Right (Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
A3 [06:49] 3.0.png Supertramp - Hide In Your Shell (Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson) Cerebral Pop
A4 [06:45] 4.4.png Supertramp - Asylum (Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson) Prog
B1 [03:31] 5.0.png Supertramp - Dreamer (Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson) Prog
B2 [07:17] 2.8.png Supertramp - Rudy (Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson) Prog
B3 [04:04] 3.6.png Supertramp - If Everyone Was Listening (Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson) Pop Ballad
B4 [05:36] 4.8.png Supertramp - Crime Of The Century (Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson) Pop Ballad

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