Breakfast in America (Deluxe Edition) [2010 Remaster]
With Breakfast In America, Supertramp completed their transformation from an experimental progressive rock group into commercial hitmakers. The title track, “Gone Hollywood,” “The Logical Song,” “Take the Long Way Home” and “Goodbye Stranger” are among the ear-catching fare. However, lurking underneath those easily accessible melodies are lyrics with serious philosophical concerns. There is a midlife crisis always looming. Their use of woodwinds and piano make them a particularly plush listening experience. The Deluxe Edition includes twelve bonus live performances. The live versions from Pavillon de Paris, Miami and Wembley Stadium in the U.K. are all true to their studio counterparts with the parts all well oiled. Supertramp were never a raucous live act built for jamming in the traditional blues-rock tradition, but a classically composed group of overachieving instrumentalists who learned how to make their points more economical over the years. As a result, the band offers an unusually enriched sonic experience. These live recordings are the proof.