Rudy - Supertramp - Crime Of The Century
Label: A&M Records - AMLS 68258 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Art Rock, Pop Rock
The album's dedication reads "To Sam", which is a nickname for Stanley August Miesegaesthe Dutch millionaire who supported the band financially from — After the failure of their first two albums and an unsuccessful tour, Supertramp broke up; Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson recruited new members, drummer Bob C.
Benbergwoodwinds player John Helliwelland bassist Dougie Thomson. While recording the album, Davies and Hodgson recorded approximately 42 demo songs, from which only 8 were chosen to appear on the album. Several other tracks appeared on later albums Crisis?
What Crisis? Famous Last Words Due to a contractual agreement, all the songs are credited jointly to the two writers, but some of the songs were written individually.
Scott commented that Davies and Hodgson "were very, very different personalities. Those differing personalities made the music sound the way it did. At that time he recorded a demo of the song using vocals, Wurlitzer, and banging cardboard boxes for percussion. Hodgson recalled: "I was excited — it was the first time I laid hands on a Wurlitzer. The album was named after the final Rudy - Supertramp - Crime Of The Century"Crime of the Century", which the band members felt was the strongest song on the album.
That song really came together when we were living together at Southcombe Farm, Thorncombe, and just eating, sleeping, and breathing the ideas for the album. The song just bounced between Rick and I for so many weeks before it finally took form. Hodgson describes "School" Rudy - Supertramp - Crime Of The Century "my song basically" but admits that Davies wrote both the piano solo and a good deal of the lyrics. I mean, you know, school is a wonderful place.
Obviously, it's a school playground but that scream does represent a lot more. On the In the Studio with Redbeard episode devoted to the album, Hodgson stated that "Rudy" was the character on Rudy - Supertramp - Crime Of The Century album and was seen as somewhat autobiographical of Davies' Scuba Diving - Jerry Seinfeld - Im Telling You For The Last Time (Live On Broadway) (DVD) at the time.
Hodgson and Davies both stated that communication within the group was at a peak during the recording of this album, while drummer Siebenberg stated that he thought it was this album on which the band hit its "artistic peak".
Crime of the Century deals loosely with themes of loneliness and mental stability, but is not a concept album. Photographer Paul Wakefield did his first album work by photographing the cover of Crime of the Century.
It felt like there would be no reprieve. Through multiple exposureWakefield shot 12 pictures on transparency filmwhich he then combined with a backlit starscape, that was actually a black card sheet filled with holes in a darkened studio.
Half of the resulting pictures had the expected result. The back cover photograph, featuring Supertramp in their underwear holding dress suits and top hats, was originally made when the LP was Big Balagan - Various - XXXPerience Brasil (DVD) to be a gatefold.
Crime of the Century was Supertramp's first U. Top 40 album and was eventually certified Gold in the U. The album also marked the commercial breakthrough for the band in the United Kingdom; Crime of the Century peaked at number four in the album chart in Marchand " Dreamer " reached number thirteen on the singles chart in the same month.
InCrime of the Century was ranked th in The World Critic Listswhich recognised the greatest albums of all time as voted for by notable rock critics and DJs. Yes without pianistics and meter shifts. Many of the songs on the album remained staples of the band's shows well into the 21st century "School", " Bloody Well Right ", "Rudy", and the title song. Almost all of the album appears on the band's live album Paris although the tracks that feature orchestrations on the studio versions "Asylum", "Rudy", and "Crime of the Century" were replaced by string synthesisers or Oberheim synthesisers, which were played mainly by Helliwell with some help from Hodgson.
Both remasters are heavily criticised by audiophiles who claim they were mastered "too loud" as part of the " loudness war " mastering trend. The edition is not quite as loud but still has much of the same effect. It was announced The Noose Is Tightening - Meanwhile - Lawless Solidarity October that the album, remastered by Ray Rudy - Supertramp - Crime Of The Century would be reissued in CD, digital download, and g vinyl formats on 9 December Two 10x8 prints and a longer version of the essay were announced as exclusives of the vinyl version.
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