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4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

olympus one ,

Classics Live

Here is a great review for Classics Live that I found that was written by DAVID WILD
 Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone

For most of my life, I've loudly and proudly identified myself as a Supertramp fan. All these years later, I listen with awe to the altogether stunning new Classics Live album only to discover that I am, in fact, first and foremost, a major Roger Hodgson fan. His is the voice that spoke to me as a young man, and speaks to me even more powerfully all these years later. An utterly inspired collection of live performances of the best-loved songs that Roger Hodgson has written and sung to date, Classics Live reminds us in the most vivid way who brought the world such beloved rock standards as "Give A Little Bit," "Take The Long Way Home," "The Logical Song" and "Dreamer," and why these shining songs endure as deeply personal yet somehow universal expression of longing, love and our endless search for human connection. Hodgson's performances on Classics Live were recorded in various venues around the world -- from France to Brazil to Germany to Venezuela. Some of the performances here are acoustic, some with a small rock band; others find Hodgson backed by an orchestra too, and yet the entire album holds together as the deeply felt song cycle of a lifetime from an artist who for too long has been too humble to lay claim to his own remarkable musical legacy. Roger Hodgson may have taken the long way home, but with Classics Live he's back and he has never sounded better.

Spike424 ,

Amazing!

I am a huge Supertramp fan and an even bigger Roger Hodgson fan! I realized a long time ago that the majority of the songs I loved most from Supertramp, were composed by Roger Hodgson. His musical genius, soul-touching lyrics and amazing voice make his music timeless. And, "Classics Live" takes it to a whole new level. It is an amazingly beautiful CD! I don't know how he's done it, but he has perfected perfection! This CD will leave you plotting and scheming how to see him in concert! The good news is, he is touring, so you can! (and I will!)

Bnjovi514 ,

What a show!

Just saw Roger put on his amazing show last night in Shippensburg PA. Obviously I'm a huge fan but Rogers's performance last night exceeded even my lofty expectations. His good humor, his passion for his art and the evident joy he experiences from sharing it with his fans and his consummate musicianship and Roger's relationship with his highly skilled band made it a night I will never forget. I wish I could have spoken to him because I would have reminded him of a concert about 15 yrs ago in Annapolis where,even tho a blackout shut down power for blocks around the venue in which he was performing, he went on as scheduled, acoustically, as his appreciative audience sat in the glow of hundreds of candles and listened to play and sing and tell us stories until the power was restored and he proceeded to put on intended performance. Roger Hodgson is a treasure.

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