The crew has been incredible, as always. Humor and sense of purpose, those old Supertramp standbys, have prevailed despite the severe testing. Listen to Paris right now. So it was that with that album giving the already long-running British outfit to a wider audience worldwide than ever, Supertramp hit the endless road. Their French fans were buying Breakfast in such phenomenal numbers that it is now said to be the bestselling non-French language album in history there.
There was nowhere more suitable to record a live album. Paris contained some of those songs from the current studio record, being performed live for the first time on this tour, including the two big hits as well as the title track. IFPI Denmark. Archived from the original on 17 February Archived from the original on 4 March Sverigetopplistan in Swedish. Archived from the original on 16 February Music Canada. Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 16 November British Phonographic Industry.
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Download as PDF Printable version. Pavillon de Paris , Paris , France. Progressive rock , pop rock , art rock. Breakfast in America Paris The Rolling Stone Album Guide. I remember , I was finishing school and used to go to a movie were promotional films from Rock bands were shown, and then it came, School in Paris, what a presentation, simply delightful, I had heard this songs many times but this was the ultimate version.
At the end of the day I was suspended for skipping school, but it was worth, the album is simply delightful, even songs that are too acute to my ears like Dreamer and The Logical Song or others that I never liked as Ain't Nobody But Me or Bloody Well Right sounded wonderful.
I won't make a song by song review in this case being that we are familiar with all the material from their studio albums, but will say that even if you are not a fan of the band, Paris is a magical piece of art that every fan of good music should own.
What I can't still understand is why they didn't played Give a Little Bit , an all-time favorite of the band and fans. Fun stuff and definitely worth a listen if you want the definitive live document of Supertramp's most commercially and creatively successful period, but at the same time with repeated listens I find that the Crime of the Century material still stands head and shoulders over the rest of what's on offer, to the point where I'd rather just listen to the studio album again. Increasingly, I find myself drawn to the conclusion that Supertramp only caught lightning in a bottle once with that album, with perhaps a few after-crackles showing up in later singles.
You gonna sit around a cloud and say Pleasant, but ultimately unnecessary live record Well played, well recorded versions of well-done Tramp classics. Supertramp is composed of competent musicians that are most at home in a studio, so this record is mostly rehashing the studio versions of their songs. A quick glance at the track This is a very special live album and a long time favorite.
The LP version has some fantastic artwork which is sadly being lost on the CD version. The music is lush pomp pop-prog with plenty of keyboards. Sax and guitars This was the first ever album I bought and it a great recording. If you are interested in Supertramp's music, there is no b The first time I heard this album I was 13 y.
I heard most of the pop classics made by Supertramp on radio so I was amazed and surprised to hear songs like Rudy, School, Fool's Overture or Crime of the Century Long time has passed and now looking backwards I have to thank God and my friends I really loved Supertramp's live in Paris record.
It takes all the intensity of the previous releases to an awsome performance infront of their european fans. Instrumentally it sounds perfect a Paris was my first Supertramp Album. It changed my live for ever and the opinion i had about music, i bought it in when i was 17 years old and i played it over and over again for about 6 months, i remember playing it for the first time in my house with my friends and everyone wanted to ta Having the 2 lp version for almost 30 years now it was time to buy it on cd.
Offcourse the lp was played grey! I was also used to play the lp on a minor stereo set and it was a relieve to hear the cd quality. So this is still realy great music and what a atmosphere!
It is still one of my favo Released at the peak of their popularity, Supertramp's double album "Paris" followed up their mega-smash "Breakfast In America" with a typically packaged set of live art pop. At the time, it was especially significant as the first 'Tramp album to span multiple studio releases; it contains s A fair live album, very solid, but with lack of spontaniety, all the songs sound exactly like the ones recorded in the albums A Good live album.
You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by giving monthly PayPal donations and help keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever. It may have been good timing considering the success of several studio albums; the only problem was that they had the difficult task of duplicating all of the sounds produced in the studio.
Unfortunately, they could not reproduce all those wonderful layers of sound in a live setting and the result was that they did not sound like the authoritative progressive rock band that they once were. It was more like a stripped down bare bones rock band missing their pomp and flair. This is a flat performance; although the remastered sound always makes things better, it did not help this recording.
With my unfamiliarity of who's who in the band I also enjoy this live album especially on the live vibes generated from the concert. It seems thousands of crowd who watched the band on stage were really enjoyin the show and the band communicate very well with them - in France, of course.
The opening track "School" is not a song I'm familiar with but it's a nice song with great piano and woodwind, combined with clear lead vocals.
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