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Supertramp: Breakfast in America [Deluxe Edition]

Audio Samples

>Gone Hollywood
>Logical Song, The
>Goodbye Stranger
>Breakfast in America
>Oh Darling
>Take the Long Way Home
>Lord Is It Mine
>Just Another Nervous Wreck
>Casual Conversations
>Child of Vision
>Logical Song, The - (live)
>Goodbye Stranger - (live)
>Breakfast in America - (live)
>Oh Darling - (live)
>Take the Long Way Home - (live)
>Another Man's Woman - (live)
>Even in the Quietest Moments - (live)
>Rudy - (live)
>Downstream - (live)
>Give a Little Bit - (live)
>From Now On - (live)
>Child of Vision - (live)

Track List

>Gone Hollywood
>Logical Song, The
>Goodbye Stranger
>Breakfast in America
>Oh Darling
>Take the Long Way Home
>Lord Is It Mine
>Just Another Nervous Wreck
>Casual Conversations
>Child of Vision
>Logical Song, The - (live)
>Goodbye Stranger - (live)
>Breakfast in America - (live)
>Oh Darling - (live)
>Take the Long Way Home - (live)
>Another Man's Woman - (live)
>Even in the Quietest Moments - (live)
>Rudy - (live)
>Downstream - (live)
>Give a Little Bit - (live)
>From Now On - (live)
>Child of Vision - (live)

Album Reviews:

CMJ (1/5/04, p.6) - Ranked #19 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1979".

Mojo (Publisher) (p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "By the time Supertramp made this sixth album, they'd tempered their mannered art-rock with disarmingly simple pop hooks."

Record Collector (magazine) (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a classic example of flawlessly-played and -produced late 70s transatlantic soft rock..."

Uncut (magazine) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Goodbye Stranger' and 'Casual Conversations' retain a touch of some of their earlier, jazzier excursions."

Album Notes

Supertramp: Roger Hodgson (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Rick Davies (vocals, keyboards); John A. Helliwell (woodwinds); Dougie Thomson (bass); Bob C. Benberg (drums).

Additional personnel: "Slide" Hyde (trombone, tuba); Gary Mielke (programming).

Producers: Supertramp, Peter Henderson.

Reissue producers: Beth Stempel, Bill Levenson.

Recorded at the Village Recorders, Los Angeles, California.

All tracks have been digitally remastered.

Supertramp: Roger Hodgson (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Rick Davies (vocals, keyboards); John A. Helliwell (woodwinds); Dougie Thomson (bass); Bob C. Benberg (drums).

Additional personnel: "Slide" Hyde (trombone, tuba); Gary Mielke (synthesizer programming).

Recorded at the Village Recorder, Los Angeles, California.

Personnel: Roger Hodgson (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Rick Davies (vocals, keyboards); John Helliwell (woodwinds); Dick "Slyde" Hyde (trombone, tuba); Bob C. Benberg (drums).

Audio Mixer: Peter Henderson.

Audio Remasterer: Greg Calbi.

Liner Note Author: Phil Alexander.

Recording information: Miami, FL; The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA; Wembley, England.

With Breakfast in America, Supertramp had a genuine blockbuster hit, topping the charts for four weeks in the U.S. and selling millions of copies worldwide; by the 1990s, the album had sold over 18 million units across the world. Although their previous records had some popular success, they never even hinted at the massive sales of Breakfast in America. Then again, Supertramp's earlier records weren't as pop-oriented as Breakfast. The majority of the album consisted of tightly written, catchy, well-constructed pop songs, like the hits "The Logical Song," "Take the Long Way Home," and "Goodbye Stranger." Supertramp still had a tendency to indulge themselves occasionally, but Breakfast in America had very few weak moments. It was clearly their high-water mark. [A two-disc deluxe edition, released in 2010, featured a remastered version of the album plus a disc of highlights from Supertramp's 1979 Live Breakfast World Tour, including selections recorded in London, Miami, and Paris (note: the six songs from Paris did not appear on the 1980 live album Paris).] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine



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