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Supertramp - Breakfast in America flac mp3
Breakfast in America
Album Rock,Art Rock,Contemporary Pop/Rock,Prog-Rock,Soft Rock
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Recording location:
The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA
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1215 mb
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1437 mb
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1965 mb
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4.9 ★

Breakfast in America is the sixth studio album by the English rock band Supertramp, released by A&M Records on 29 March 1979. Billboard hit singles: "The Logical Song" (No. 6), "Goodbye Stranger" (No. 15), "Take the Long Way Home" (No. 10) and "Breakfast in America" (No. 62). In the UK, "The Logical Song" and the title track were both top 10 hits, the only two the group had in their native country.

Breakfast in America is consistently one of the most popular songs in the set and it just seems to ignite a wave of joy in the audience when they hear the first chords. I was dreaming and having fun one day and this song just flowed out. I think the lyric was written in about an hour, so I didn't even stop to think what I was writing; it just came out of me. Never could I have imagined when I wrote this song at age 19 that it would be gaining in popularity, if that is even possible, over 40 years later. Roger's Breakfast in America, the title track off the blockbuster album, was ruling the radio airwaves around the world in 1979. Breakfast in America" is one of the most successful and beloved albums in all of rock history. It went on to sell over 20 million copies and still selling today. The album hit in almost every country around the world and stayed at the top of the charts in many countries for a full year.

With Breakfast in America, Supertramp had a genuine blockbuster hit, topping the charts for four weeks in the . 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

Breakfast in America" is the title track from Supertramp's 1979 album of the same name

In a prescient way, the Englishmen of Supertramp sing about the possibility of achieving success across the pond – which the album titled after this song helped them get. Per Roger Hodgson: Well, when I wrote Breakfast in America, I mean obviously, I had a lot of dreams. One of them was to go to America, and the America that we saw on the television was very different to the America that we’re very much more connected to today. I mean, it was very archetypal in a way, everyone in Texas is a millionaire, for example. So a lot of my thoughts, you know, want to see the girls in California,.

Supertramp's largest success came with Breakfast in America, spawning 4 huge hits. Supertramp manages to create enjoyable pop music. Disco, at the time, was just beginning to fade away, as 1979 was "the year disco died. In more up-tempo songs, disco influenced bass fills occur all over the place. However, the real instrumental standout on this album is the keyboard. Of course, as this is essentially a pop album, the singles are generally best songs on the album, as they are mainly the only songs that are able to make the catchy hooks needed to make a good pop song. The 4 singles, The Logical Song, Goodbye Stranger, Breakfast in America, and Take The Long Way Home, all have a voice of their own and are instantly recognizable. There are a few hidden gems on the album, such as Just Another Nervous Wreck, but mostly, the singles take the cake. Then again, Supertramp's earlier records weren't as pop-oriented as Breakfast.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Gone Hollywood Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 5:19
2 The Logical Song Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 4:10
3 Goodbye Stranger Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 5:50
4 Breakfast in America Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 2:39
5 Oh Darling Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 4:02
6 Take the Long Way Home Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 5:08
7 Lord Is It Mine Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 4:09
8 Just Another Nervous Wreck Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 4:25
9 Casual Conversations Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 2:58
10 Child of Vision Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 7:28


Bob C. Benberg - Drums
Lenise Bent - Assistant Engineer
Greg Calbi - Mastering
Rick Davies - Composer, Keyboards, Vocals
Michael Diehl - Reissue Design
Mike Doud - Art Direction, Artwork, Cover Art Concept
Mick Haggerty - Art Direction, Cover Design, Design
Mark Hanauer - Photography
Jeff Harris - Assistant Engineer
John Helliwell - Saxophone, Vocals, Woodwind
Peter Henderson - Engineer, Producer
Roger Hodgson - Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Dick Hyde - Trombone, Tuba
Bill Levenson - Reissue Supervisor
Jay Messina - Mastering
Gary Mielke - Programming
Russel Pope - Concert Sound Engineer, Engineer
Aaron Rapoport - Cover Photo
Bob Siebenberg - Drums
Beth Stempel - Reissue Production Coordination
Supertramp - Primary Artist, Producer
Dougie Thompson - Bass
Dougie Thomson - Bass
  • Frdi
Last great Supertramp album,if you leave "Paris" (Live Album) out,this album really shows the band going on another direction and the creative differences between Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson and it show's why they split up,Roger has the hit singles (The Logical Song,Breakfast in America,Take the Long Way Home) which are pop songs and Rick Davies has (Goodbye Stranger) which is a more rock song.While Roger wanted to move into something different Rick wanted to stay in the Blues/Rock genre.Side A opens with the great "Gone Hollywood" (By:Rick Davies) which is definitely an underrated track by Supertramp,and probably one of the strongest songs on the album,and the backing vocals on the song are just outstanding, i really dont understand how this song doesn't get much attention."The Logical Song" (By:Roger Hodgson) is the big hit and probably their best known song,its a great song,its very commercial but it works,the saxophone on the end is just killer."Goodbye Stranger" (By:Rick Davies) is another hit but this one probably goes on for a bit to long,but it reward's you with a killer guitar solo at the end, good song but not a stand out track."Breakfast in America" (By:Roger Hodgson) is another hit single and is a fantastic track with a catchy chorus,definitely a song that will be stuck in your head for some time."Oh Darling" (By:Rick Davies) is a song most people dont care much for,but i feel it is the 2nd best Rick Davies song on the album (Gone Hollywood is the best),give it a few listen maybe it will grow on you.Side B opens with "Take the Long Way Home" (By:Roger Hodgson) which is another catchy hit single with some nice saxophone and harmonica solos on it,definitely another standout track."Lord is it Mine" (By:Roger Hodgson) is a nice sweet song but it gets a little to sappy on the chorus,still a good song."Just Another Nervous Reck" (By:Rick Davies) is a nice song and a very underrated one at that,not everyone's cup of tea."Casual Conversations" (By:Rick Davies) is a bit of a filler, it doesn't do much of anything and its kinda dull,probably skip this one"Child Of Vision" (By:Roger Hodgson) is a very good song to close the album, its a fast and lighten's up the mood after the previous more slow tracks.Definitely give this album a chance if you are interested in Supertramp and don't forget to check out "Crime of the Century" by Supertramp another great effort by the band.Cheers
  • kolos
Supertramp's magnum opus ironically came not in the form of the progressive rock that they had originally been rooted in, but a well crafted collection of late '70s pop rock that produced a pair of killer singles provided by Roger Hodgson, the phonetically friendly wit of 'The Logical Song' and the spoof biopic dreams of a teenager making his first trip to the States on the title track. Hodgson certainly didn't stop there either, also providing a tale of weary broken dreams in 'Take The Long Way Home' and the mildly gospel tinged 'Lord Is It Mine', with a nice Beatles homage thrown in to the mix as well. Rick Davies wasn't as gifted a pop craftsman as Hodgson, but his contributions lent a grittier edge to the album which served to compliment his band mate's lighter confections very well. Davies focused on the pitfalls and potential despair of people striving but struggling to chase the American Dream, such as on the opening dramatic ''Gone Hollywood', the catchy single 'Goodbye Stranger' which features a howling guitar outro and the arena sized 'Just Another Nervous Wreck', which I personally feel would also have been a good choice as a single release.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. And there's nothing wrong with that.
  • Kanrad
This album is great. It bears repeated listenings, especially if you have ever hung out in L.A.
  • Katius
I've always thought Breakfast in America was overrated among Supertramp's classic albums. Sure, you can't argue with the fact that some of the band's strongest tunes are here: the chart-topping Logical Song, Take the Long Way Home, Breakfast in America and Goodbye Stranger. But for me the other songs on the album simply don't come up to this standard, or the standard of Crisis? What Crisis?, Quietest Moments, and Crime of the Century. Those three are really the band's Holy Trinity, ideal blends of prog rock and pop tunesmithing, with not a dud song to be found on any of them. (Except for maybe 'Babaji' on Quietest Moments.) Breakfast in America is another one of those superstar albums whose reputation isn't always supported by its material, at least, not consistently.
  • Perius
I suppose you could call "Breakfast in America" prop pop. After "Crime of the Century", "Crisis? What Crisis?" and "Even in the Quietest Moments", the band had proven their credibility with both catchy radio friendly songs and Prog inspired epics. "Breakfast in America" was the last--and best--album where Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson appeared to share something musical in common. The next album found them divided further with Hodgson providing his catchy material and Davies moving into a bluesy direction. Ironically, the songs written for "Brother Where You Bound" and "In The Eye of The Storm" WERE proposed for the follow up to "Breakfast" but both elected not to combine forces on these songs and write a set of new (and weaker) songs for the follow up.There's a review here that dismisses songs such as "Lord Is It Mine" and "Casual Conversations" songs written by each respective singer/songwriter to the other singer/songwriter. The album is flawless with each writer bringing their A game. Some of the best material here, though, is by Rick Davies and they are the secret weapon of the album because they didn't get as much airplay as they should have; "Just Another Nervous Wreck", "Oh Darling" and "Gone Hollywood" are all great songs and equal Roger's material here.Roger's "The Logical Song", "Take The Long Way Home" and "Breakfast in America" are all terrific but the band stretching out on "Child of Vision" remains one of Supertramp's finest moments on record. It's a pity that Rick and Roger never got past their differences (Roger has a chip on his shoulder that their songs are listed like Lennon/McCartney songs--when each largely wrote individually doing clean up on each others material (Rick for example provided the counter melody for the chorus on "The Logical Song" according to Roger and Rick would often bring in unfinished material, present it to the band for feedback and suggestions). There was also the issue that Rick and Roger didn't quite see eye to eye on the band, it's direction and management. You can't go wrong with the band's third, fourth and fifth albums. "Paris" is a nice coda to the band at its peak although I prefer the second disc for the deluxe "Crime of the Century" which featured material for their next album as they were touring to support "Crime".
  • Perilanim
Back in 1979, I got a copy of Breakfast In America as Christmas gift from a former classmate, who was already into Supertramp`s music. I always wanted to have a Supertramp album in my music collection, more specifically its predecessor, the 1977 masterpiece Even In The Quietest Moments-which I failed to get, BTW-. I was surprised and blown away by the highest level of performance and songwriting portrayed by Supertramp on this album. At the same time, Breakfast In America saw the band at its peak of commercial success and popularity worldwide, allowing them to get 2 Grammy Awards and having this an RIAA Platinum Certification with 4,000,000 copies sold around the world. Breakfast...contains the hits every single Supertramp fan knows by heart: The Logical Song, Goodbye Stranger, Breakfast In America and Take The Long Way Home. Aside of this, there are other songs that many people may qualify as fillers,but deserve some good listening such as the opening track Gone To Hollywood, the soft-rock track Lord, Is It Mine?, the totally insane Just Another Nervous Wreck and Child of Vision. Oh Darling and Casual Conversations are lesser known, bearable tracks. As with other previous Supertramp albums, Roger Hogdson (guitar,Wurlitzer piano, lead vocals), Rick Davies (Piano, Wurlitzer Piano, keyboards, harmonica on Take The Long Way Home, co-lead vocals) and John Helliwell (Saxophone, tuba, clarinet and backing vocals) are the band`s shining stars, completed with a good job by Dougie Thomson (bass) and Bob Siebenberg (drums, percussion).Track-by-Track Rating:1. Gone To Hollywood: 5/52. The Logical Song: 5/53. Goodbye Stranger: 5/54. Breakfast In America: 5/55. Oh Darling: 4/56. Take The Long Way Home: 5/57. Lord, Is It Mine?: 4.5/58. Just Another Nervous Wreck: 5/59. Casual Conversations: 4/510. Child of Vision: 4.5/5Average Rating: 4.70 starsKey tracks: The Logical Song, Goodbye Stranger, Breakfast In America, Take The Long Way Home.Also worth to check out: Gone To Hollywood, Lord, Is It Mine?. Another Nervous Wreck, Child of Vision.BOTTOM LINE: No other Supertramp album has enjoyed such a commercial success and popularity as Breakfast In America, which also rubs shoulders with the critically acclaimed Crime of The Century and Even In The Quietest Moments, in terms of greatness. So, if you haven`t experienced Supertramp at its peak, do yourself a favor and pick this up.
  • Agamaginn
Everything came together for Supertramp with Breakfast In America (BIA). Enormous worldwide commercial success aside, the production result and track listing with superior first-class songwriting and that iconic album cover timed it beautifully in early 1979. Previous albums were good but BIA put them into a different stratosphere. First, what glitters isn't gold and a move it or lose it, anthem, that is Gone Hollywood and the wonderful echoed off on the distance sound arrangement that lingers - you wish the song went for 10 minutes. The Logical song paints a clear picture of boats rolling on the harbor followed by the unapologetic carefree love and leave serial offender in Goodbye Stranger. One of their best is the heartfelt and reminiscent Take The Long Way Home. Its bittersweet wake up reality check that time has gone too fast and so have many missed opportunities with it, but perhaps there is the possibility of finding out who you are on returning home. BIA shouldn't just be regarded as Supertramp's finest work. The songs are indeed the soundtrack of our lives. An album that has the distinction of being ahead of its time and forever relevant.
  • Tygrafym
The MFSL 24Gold CD is well remastered and all the tracks are great songs .
  • Brol
There were some terrific songs on Breakfast in America, including Long Way Home and the wonderful title track, but unfortunately, they were all supplied by Hodgson. I found Davies' songs, including the hit Goodbye Stranger, utterly tedious. This was the first Supertramp album I ever heard, and I couldn't understand why Hodgson had teamed with the awful Davies. Later I heard other albums where Davies was quite good, but his stuff here just drags down the album.And to the peculiar review here made specifically to reply to my review from Russell Ange: Why do you assume that because I say "there WERE" instead of "there ARE" that I wasn't alive when the album came out? It's really peculiar logic. I phrased it that way because I remember when it came out, many years ago, so I think of it historically even though I still listen to it. Had I just heard it for the first time this month I would have been more likely to say "there ARE," because it would be new to me. So your deductive reasoning is terrible. And your hypothesis that somehow my experience of the album would be more valid if I were older and remembered it when it first came out (which of course I do) is highly illogical.