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Supertramp - Crime of the Century (1974)

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Supertramp - Crime of the Century (1974)
Artist: Supertramp
Title Of Album: Crime of the Century
Year Of Release: 1974 {2003 Remaster}
Label: A&M Records
Genre: Rock, Progressive rock
Format: Flac/Cue/Log/Artwork
Quality: Lossless
Total Time: 44:10
Total Size: 264 MB(+3%)


1. School 5:34
2. Bloody Well Right 4:31
3. Hide In Your Shell 6:48
4. Asylum 6:43
5. Dreamer 3:31
6. Rudy 7:19
7. If Everyone Was Listening 4:04
8. Crime Of The Century 5:37
Supertramp - Crime of the Century (1974)
personnel :

Bob C. Benberg - drums, percussion
Roger Hodgson - vocals, guitar, keyboards, pianos
John Anthony Helliwell - saxophones, clarinets, vocals
Dougie Thomson - bass
Richard Davies - vocals, keyboards, harmonica

Other performers

Christine Helliwell - Backup vocals on "Hide in Your Shell"
Vicky Siebenberg - Backup vocals on "Hide in Your Shell"
Scott Gorham - Backup vocals on "Hide in Your Shell"
(Uncredited, unknown street musician) - Saw on "Hide in Your Shell"
Ken Scott - Water gong on "Crime of the Century"

Crime of the Century was Supertramp's first U.S. Top 40 album and was eventually certified Gold in the U.S. in 1977 after the release of Even in the Quietest Moments. The album, accompanied by the hit single Dreamer, also marked the first evidence of success for the band in the United Kingdom; Crime of the Century itself reaching Number One on the album chart there in 1975, and Dreamer number nine on the singles chart the same year.
In 1978, Crime of the Century was ranked 108th in The World Critic Lists, which recognised the 200 greatest albums of all time as voted for by notable rock critics and DJ's.[1] In the 1987 edition of the publication, CBC's Geoff Edwards ranked Crime of the Century the 10th greatest album of all time.[1] A 1998 public poll, aggregating the votes of more than 200,000 music fans, saw Crime of the Century voted among the all-time top 1000 albums,[2] and it was listed in the 2005 book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[3]
Many of the songs on the album are still staples of the band's shows ("School", "Bloody Well Right", "Rudy", and the title cut). Almost all of the album appears on the band's 1980 live album Paris although the tracks which featured orchestrations on the original Crime of the Century album ("Asylum", "Rudy", and "Crime of the Century") were replaced by string synthesizers or Oberheim synthesizers which were played mainly by John Helliwell with some help from Roger Hodgson.

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