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Breakfast In America [Original recording remastered]

Supertramp Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
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After a shaky start followed by several critically acclaimed releases, the English group Supertramp hit the commercial jackpot in 1979 with Breakfast in America. The album combined the band's FM radio, AOR-rock style with an almost carnival-like nature. Breakfast gave the band major hits with "The Logical Song," "Goodbye Stranger," and "Take the Long Way Home." The plinking piano and dramatic clarinet runs of "The Logical Song" imparted a comic, yet bittersweet tone to the release as a whole. In another example of the band's devotion to alternative ways to carry their melody lines, "Goodbye Stranger" rings with some of the purest whistling ever recorded. There's also a healthy dose of cynicism running through the 10 tracks with "Just Another Nervous Wreck." --Steve Gdula

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By From the Musician's Pen TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Updated review - April 2013

This is NOT a review of the music itself, which I think is great. Instead these are my observations while comparing the sound of the original CD with the remastered one. I hooked up two good, matching CD players and played both CD's at the same time through the same good stereo to do A/B comparisons. First thing I noticed is that the remastered CD is 19 seconds longer. The fade out on "Oh Darling" is longer, making up most of the difference.

Overall, the remastered version is cleaner, has more clarity and brightness, more depth (you can hear the reverb adn effects more), and have louder and thicker (you can hear the bass guitar more) sounds. The remastered CD jumps out at you more, with brighter highs and mids, while the original is quieter, more balanced and contained sounding.

It sounds like the original studio tracks contained some distortion and compression in many vocals and keyboard parts; it's there on both CD's but more apparent on the remastered CD. It may have been recorded that way, with tube preamps and compressors distorting the sound to give it colour. However, modern remastering trends tend to raise the levels of the music so loud that the peaks need to be compressed... this new compression was never part of the original sound of the music. Many are fooled into thinking that the music sounds better simply because it is louder. However, reducing the dynamic range of the original music is NEVER better, and would be the equivalent to reducing the range of contrast in the colours of a film.

A trained eye/ear will notice the compression. Software which allows you to see the audio file will show it. Using NERO, I was able to see and compare the original and remastered audio files.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Supertramp is great Jan. 17 2014
By flomac
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I didn't know if I would enjoy this, but a friend recommended it. I do enjoy it, and love the music...I play this when I need a lift, and feel like dancing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just Love the Back To Black Album Dec 2 2013
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
I've purchase so many formats of "Breakfast in America" so why not "Back To Black"? It's nice to look at because I don't plan on playing it on a turn table. For listening though, I also purchased the Blu-Ray format and it's great! Just love it!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Logical Song Nov. 30 2013
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The Logical Song was pasted into the hymn books at my church by a bunch of pranksters. This is the definitive album from Supertramp. Each and every song is a good one. Perhaps the most memorable is Breakfast in America.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Transaction! Aug. 19 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
All good! Met expectations as advertised such as disk quality and delivered within the time promised. Price was much than commercial store costs
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By Mark Anderson TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
There seems to be a major resurgence of interest in 1970s music as today's 15-25 year olds rediscover music from that decade. I grew up in the 70s and my friends' teenaged sons and their friends are now frequently asking me about 70s bands and looking for lesser known bands and albums from that era.

Supertramp is one band I've told them about.

For those of us who were around in the 1970s, Supertramp is hardly a "lesser known band"; these guys filled stadiums and arenas back in the mid to late 1970s and early 1980s. But the younger guys I talk to only know Supertramp, if they know about the band at all, from hearing tracks like "The Logical Song" on classic rock radio stations.

To help rectify that situation, I'm putting up reviews of four Supertramp albums I tell these younger guys to check out: Crime of the Century, Crisis! What Crisis?, Even In The Quietest Moments and Breakfast In America.

All four of these albums get 5 star ratings from me. Excellent material; not a weak track on any of these four albums.

Supertramp is a hard band to categorize. They had a very unique sound and, for me at least, it's difficult to come up with other bands to compare them to. A lot of their material has been posted on YouTube if you want to give some of it a listen before you buy it.

But the four albums I've mentioned are all excellent and all worth including in your music collection if you're discovering or re-discovering 1970s music. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album, Killer Live CD March 30 2012
By Stephen Bieth TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
When I was finishing grade school this record was huge. It was also the last great Supertramp album with the full line up. The remastered album sounds great (sorry have to differ from the other reveiw here and I think I have a pretty good ear). Why it took them this long to release it when the other albums were released remastered years ago I don't know but I am glade it's here. Unlike most people this is not my favouret Supertramp CD that goes to Crime Of The Century but this is still a classic rock record. long Way Home, Goodbye Stranger, Lord Is It Mine and The Logical Song are all off this record.
The live CD ,where not up to the audio of the live album Paris but my guess is that is because there are no over dubs here where I am sure there are a lot on Paris, Stll sounds great! Good selection of songs. Since this is only one CD (the live one) I would assume this is a edited down show. From what I have seen Supertramp were never big on talking endlessly to the crowd and their shows ran just over two hours so my guess is there is a lot missing. But it's great for what it is. If you like '70's mainstream rock this should be up your alley.
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