Even in the Quietest Moments...

Even in the Quietest Moments...

by SupertrampSupertramp

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Overview

The title of Even in the Quietest Moments... isn't much of an exaggeration -- this 1977 album finds Supertramp indulging in some of their quietest moments, spending almost the album in a subdued mood. Actually, the cover photo picture of a snow-covered piano sitting on a mountain gives a good indication of what the album sounds like: it's elegant yet mildly absurd, witty but kind of obscure. It also feels more pop than it actually is, despite the opening single, "Give a Little Bit," their poppiest song to date, as well as their biggest hit. If the rest of the album doesn't boast another song as tight or concise as this -- "Downstream" comes close but it doesn't have the same hook, while "Babaji," a pseudo-spiritual moment that falls from the pop mark; the other four tracks clock in well over six minutes, with the closer, "Fool's Overture," reaching nearly 11 minutes -- it nevertheless places a greater emphasis on melody and gentle textures than any previous Supertramp release. So, it's a transitional album, bridging the gap between Crime of the Century and the forthcoming Breakfast in America, and even if it's not as full formed as either, it nevertheless has plenty of fine moments aside from "Give a Little Bit," including the music hall shuffle of "Loverboy," the Euro-artiness of "From Now On," and the "Fool on a Hill" allusions on "Fool's Overture."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/11/2002
Label: A&M
UPC: 0606949334826
catalogNumber: 493348
Rank: 16945

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Supertramp   Primary Artist
Roger Hodgson   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Rick Davies   Keyboards,Vocals
John Helliwell   Saxophone,Vocals,Woodwind,Wind Instruments
Gary Mielke   oberheim
Bob C. Benberg   Drums,Percussion
Dougie Thompson   Bass
Dougie Thomson   Bass

Technical Credits

Roger Hodgson   Composer
Supertramp   Producer,Orchestral Arrangements
Tom Anderson   Remixing
Michel Colombier   Orchestral Arrangements
Rick Davies   Composer
Gary Mielke   Programming
Russel Pope   Engineer
Michael Diehl   Reissue Design
Mike Doud   Art Direction
Beth Stempel   Reissue Production Coordination
Pete Henderson   Engineer

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