Monday 2 July 2018

Supertramp - Even In The Quietest Moments ... (1977)

The fifth album from this British band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of guitars, keyboards, saxophone, clarinet, melodica, bass, drums, percussion and vocals.
They had help from two guest musicians who did orchestral arrangements and programming.

I have had the joy of reviewing their first four albums. Albums who has shown a great deal of improvements. Albums who shows that I really like this band, 25 years after I heard their Paris live album for the first time and really became fascinated with that live album.

The band has by now established the Supertramp sound and genre. A genre and sound which blends in pomp rock and progressive rock. Maybe this should be called art-rock.

The music Supertramp gives us on this album is art. Pure art. Their music is also whimsical and quirky too.

The vocals is great and their use of saxophone and piano together is a joy to behold.

The opening track and massive hit-single Give A Little Bit is a false opening as it is whimsical. But it is still a very good song. The rest of the album is a tour de force with one great track following the other great track. Eight of them, to be precise.

Forty-three minutes long is this album and it is a great album indeed. An album that again rekindles my interest in this band. I am now becoming a fan of Supertramp....

4 points

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