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Supertramp – Breakfast in America


On the surface Supertramp have gone for a sound on BIA that broadly covers many polished L.A. pop rock bands of the era, but the sharp lyrical humour and lashings of Wurlitzer piano remind you that it’s very much still the same Supertramp that had steadily built up a loyal following over the previous eight years. Indeed, an album of this quality greatly expanded their audience for a little while and even one listen to it today lets you know that they thoroughly deserved it. Not groundbreaking or industry defining, just a thoroughly engaging and memorable listen.

Includes The Logical Song, Breakfast in America and A Voucher To Download MP3 Version Of The Album

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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

With Breakfast in America, Supertramp had a genuine blockbuster hit, topping the charts for four weeks in the U.S. and selling millions of copies worldwide; by the 1990s, the album had sold over 18 million units across the world. Although their previous records had some popular success, they never even hinted at the massive sales of Breakfast in America. Then again, Supertramp’s earlier records weren’t as pop-oriented as Breakfast. The majority of the album consisted of tightly written, catchy, well-constructed pop songs, like the hits “The Logical Song,” “Take the Long Way Home,” and “Goodbye Stranger.” Supertramp still had a tendency to indulge themselves occasionally, but Breakfast in America had very few weak moments. It was clearly their high-water mark.


1. Gone Hollywood
2. The Logical Song
3. Goodbye Stranger
4. Breakfast In America
5. Oh Darling
1. Take The Long Way Home
2. Lord Is It Mine
3. Just Another Nervous Wreck
4. Casual Conversations
5. Child Of Vision


Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm