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Classic Album Review: Supertramp | Is Everybody Listening?

The prog-pop ensemble play Crime of the Century in its entirery in this 1974 live set.


This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


THE ARTIST: Originally funded by a Dutch millionaire, prog-pop ensemble Supertramp made their mark with stylish, melodic albums like Breakfast in America, Crisis? What Crisis? and 1974’s classic Crime of the Century, which contained their breakthrough hits Dreamer and Bloody Well Right.

THE ALBUM: A dozen-song live set recorded in Cleveland in 1976, around the time of Crisis. THE MUSIC: Everything from Crime of the Century — played in order — along with four songs from Crisis, including the superior Sister Moonshine and Another Man’s Woman. THE QUALITY: Outstanding, both technically (the stereo mix is crisp and well-produced) and artistically (the performances are tastefully top-notch). THE LAST WORD: Worthwhile — an impressive document of one of the era’s most underrated acts.