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Supertramp - Crime Of The Century

 (40th Anniversary Edition)


Label:

A&M

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AA&M 54744
UPC: 600753547441
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180 Gram Vinyl Record



180 Gram LP

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40th Anniversary edition, 180-gram vinyl reissue

Mastered for vinyl and cut by Ray Staff at Air Studios, London

Even before Pink Floyd thrust their musical message of protest, the mechano-hit The Wall, under the noses of the establishment and the established, the melancholic songs of the group Supertramp had long found their way into the hearts of the young who had been shaken by one crisis after the other. The album with its surrealistic, chilling cover and eye-raising title was a success all over the world and even the sternest critics showered it with praise.

Their music just floods the senses; it is as though someone has put on all the good pop records of the '60s and '70s at the same time, lamented the music magazine Sounds, helplessly totally fascinated by their sound. Crime Of The Century provided plenty of fodder for the hit charts and radio DJs. And even today, the balladesque collage School with its bloodcurdling harmonica introduction, the pearl-like Rhodes piano chords in the rocking "Bloody Well Right," and the childlike, mocking "Dreamer" are the epitome of the pop cult of the '70s.

"Supertramp came into their own on their third album, 1974's Crime of the Century, as their lineup gelled but, more importantly, so did their sound...a huge leap forward for the group and their most consistent album outside of that 1979 masterwork, Breakfast in America." — AllMusic



Side 1
1. School
2. Bloody Well Right
3. Hide in Your Shell
4. Asylum

Side 2
5. Dreamer
6. Rudy
7. If Everyone Was Listening
8. Crime of the Century

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Best sounding Supertramp I've heard

posted on 01/06/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brian VanPelt
I'm used to a thin sound with this group, but this album restores a great deal of the fullness that I think was on the original vinyl (I don't know for sure because I never heard it). The sound of Supertramp on CD sounds thin, but sharp. If that bothers you, then this album will be a revelation. All of the detail is there, but with the smoothness of vinyl. The soundstage is fairly wide and deep, although neither the widest nor deepest I've heard. The lead singer's voice is still a little thin, but that just my be the way the guy sings. Also, the imaging is quite sharp and the voices are right in the middle, at the level of the listener, with the vocals a little farther back than the rest of the music. I've only listened to it once when I wrote this, so I might revisit as I think the sound will get even more robust upon future listenings. Overall, a very nice remastering job. If I could give a more detailed rating, I'd give it a 4.8. I will definitely put this on a permanent rotat


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