Tag: Supertramp

Thursday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Supertramp

Supertramp were an English rock band formed in London in 1969. Marked by the individual songwriting of founders Roger Hodgson (vocals, keyboards, guitar) and Rick Davies (vocals, keyboards), they are distinguished for blending progressive rock and pop styles and for their use of Wurlitzer electric piano and saxophone. The group’s line-up changed numerous times throughout their career, with Davies the only consistent member. Other longtime members included bassist Dougie Thomson, drummer Bob Siebenberg, and saxophonist John Helliwell.

The band were initially a full-fledged prog-rock group, but starting with their third album Crime of the Century (1974), they maintained a more pop-oriented sound. They reached their commercial peak with 1979’s Breakfast in America, which yielded the international top 10 singles “The Logical Song”, “Breakfast in America”, “Goodbye Stranger” and “Take the Long Way Home”. Their other top 40 hits included “Dreamer” (1974), “Give a Little Bit” (1977) and “It’s Raining Again” (1982).

As of 2007, Supertramp album sales exceeded 60 million. They attained significant popularity in North America, Europe, South Africa and Australasia. Their highest sales levels were in Canada, where they had two diamond-certified (ten-times platinum) albums (Crime of the Century and Breakfast in America). In 1983, Hodgson left the group to pursue a solo career. Davies took over as the band’s sole leader until 1988, after which they disbanded and later reformed in various configurations.

Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Supertramp – Retrospectacle – The Supertramp Anthology (2005)

Retrospectacle – The Supertramp Anthology, also known as Gold in the U.S., is the first comprehensive compilation album by the English rock band Supertramp, released in October 2005.

As Supertramp’s first career retrospective, Retrospectacle contains a compilation of the most popular songs, live tracks and favourite album tracks from all of their albums from Supertramp to Slow Motion, including the live albums Paris and It Was the Best of Times. It was released as either a single disc or a double album.

Also, Retrospectacle marks the first appearance on an album of the single “Land Ho” and its B-side “Summer Romance”. The version of “Land Ho” used on the compilation is the 1975 remix which the band intended to use on Crisis? What Crisis? but left off at the last minute, while “Summer Romance” is the original mix from the single. “Land Ho” was later re recorded by Roger Hodgson for his 1987 solo album Hai Hai (with new lyrics).

Classic Rock ranked Retrospectacle the 12th greatest compilation album of 2005.

1. “Surely” (Edited version) 1:03
2. “Your Poppa Don’t Mind” 2:59
3. “Land Ho” (Remix) 3:54
4. “Summer Romance” 2:51
5. “School” 5:34
6. “Bloody Well Right” 4:32
7. “Dreamer” 3:31
8. “Rudy” 7:18
9. “Crime of the Century” 5:34
10. “Sister Moonshine” 5:18
11. “Ain’t Nobody But Me” 5:10
12. “Lady” 5:23
13. “Two of Us” 3:26
14. “Give a Little Bit” 4:08
15. “Downstream” 4:02
16. “Even in the Quietest Moments” 6:28
17. “From Now On” 6:20

1. “Gone Hollywood” 5:20
2. “The Logical Song” 4:08
3. “Goodbye Stranger” 5:48
4. “Breakfast in America” 2:39
5. “Oh Darling” 3:49
6. “Take the Long Way Home” 5:00
7. “You Started Laughing” (Live) 4:02
8. “It’s Raining Again” 4:24
9. “My Kind of Lady” 5:14
10. “Don’t Leave Me Now” 6:20
11. “Cannonball” 7:39
12. “Free as a Bird” 4:21
13. “You Win, I Lose” 4:33
14. “Another Man’s Woman” (Live) 9:35
15. “Over You” 3:31

Tuesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week we feature music from:  Kurtis Blow, Lionel Richie, Supertramp, Pat Benatar, Beastie Boys, Joe Jackson, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Blondie, David Lee Roth and more . . .

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s.  Edward Bear, Billy Joel, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Supertramp, America, Abba, Peter Frampton, Led Zeppelin, Marshall Tucker Band, Bachman Turner Overdrive and more. . . 

Wednesday 1pm: Sounds Of The 70’s

This we an extended edition of The Sounds of The 70’s.  This week music from – Minnie Ripperton, David Bowie, Supertramp, Addrisi Brothers, Rod Stewart, Hues Corporation, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Chicago and more . . .

Tuesday 2pm: Feature LP: Supertramp – Breakfast In America (1979)

Breakfast in America is the sixth studio album by the British rock band Supertramp, released by A&M Records on 29 March 1979. It was recorded in 1978 at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles. It spawned four U.S. Billboard hit singles: “The Logical Song” (No. 6), “Goodbye Stranger” (No. 15), “Take the Long Way Home” (No. 10) and “Breakfast in America” (No. 62). In the UK, “The Logical Song” and the title track were both top 10 hits, the only two the group had in their native country.

Breakfast in America won two Grammy Awards in 1980, and holds an RIAA certification of quadruple platinum. It became Supertramp’s biggest-selling album, with more than 4 million copies sold in the US alone, and was No. 1 on Billboard Pop Albums Chart for six weeks, until 30 June 1979. The album also hit No. 1 in Norway, Austria, Canada, Australia and France; in France it is one of the five biggest-selling albums of all time. – Wikipedia

No. Title
1. “Gone Hollywood” 5:19
2. “The Logical Song” 4:07
3. “Goodbye Stranger” 5:46
4. “Breakfast in America” 2:37
5. “Oh Darling” 3:43
6. “Take the Long Way Home” 5:08
7. “Lord Is It Mine” 4:08
8. “Just Another Nervous Wreck” 4:22
9. “Casual Conversations” 2:56
10. “Child of Vision” 7:24

Thursday 10pm: Cool Nights Show with Steve Hart

CoolNightsJoin Steve Hart for the debut on RadioMaxMusic of his Cool Nights Show now heard weekly right here at 10pm Thursday evenings.  Check the Schedule for encore time.  This week hear music from:  Freak Power, Miles Davis, Brother To Brother, Mill Street Depot, Mondo Kane, Paulinho da Costa, Norman Connors, Supertramp, Albert Collins.