Tuesday 28 August 2018

Supertramp - Brother Where You Bound (1985)

The eight album from this UK band.

The band was a quartet on this album with a lineup of saxophone, keyboards, drums, bass and vocals.
Several guest musicians contributed with guitars, synths, flute and trombone.
Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) and David Gilmour from Pink Floyd were amongst them.

Roy Hodgson had left the band and gone on a solo career which did not yield much. So that was the end of Supertramp.........

Well, not quite.

I did not have a single hope for this album and were prepared to write it off in an instance. The opening two tracks is better than I thought, though....  OK, this is not good old Supertramp. It has some pop music anno the bad 1980s incorporated. But it is still not bad. It is though impossible to ignore the sixteen minutes long title track. Not all of it is great, but it still works.

And most parts of this album does indeed work.... reasonably good.

This is not a good album. It is not on par with their best albums... by some country miles. But it is still a decent to good album.

2.5 points

1 comment:

  1. I saw them on this tour and was unaware until showtime that not only was Roger Hodgson gone but they'd be performing exactly none of his hits...not a single song from Breakfast in America for instance! They did Bloody Well Right and School but I left disappointed. Never the biggest Supertramp fan (or else I'd have known Hodgkin was gone) but yeah, a bad memory...