Supertramp - Crime of the Century

Johnny Vinyl

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I've never heard the UHQR and doubt I ever will, unless I get lucky on a used copy for a good price. Of the ones I have the Speakers Corner reissue is the best so far.

Original Canadian domestic release
A&M Audiophile
MFSL
Speakers Corner

I seriously doubt this 40th Anniversary will be better, but that's okay as my primary reason for buying this is the live Hammersmith concert disc.
 

Johnny Vinyl

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Received 10 minutes ago! Too bad I can't play it! :(
 

Johnny Vinyl

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I'm still waiting for mine to arrive from Canada :)

Having been to the Hammersmith Odeon for quite a few concerts when I was studying in London, I am really looking forward to the live concert album.
That's the main reason I bought this for. The LIVE Hammersmith concert. My copy shipped overnight and I don't even have PRIME. Mind you, I usually get my Amazon CA orders within 2-3 days anyway.
 

Johnny Vinyl

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It comes with a download code, but only MP3 and different for the studio and Hammersmith albums.

MP3 320 - Crime of the Century
MP3 256 - Hammersmith Odeon 1975 Live Concert

Looks like I'm going to have to buy the Blu-ray as I want a better copy of the Hammersmith concert. I'm covered on CotC.
 

Johnny Vinyl

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Here's a quick copy&paste from another forum that I posted to about this release.

So I finally received the 40th Anniversary vinyl reissue of Supertramp - Crime of the Century this past Thursday. It came in a nice enough box and the vinyl came in plastic/paper sleeves at least. The jackets however are sub-standard IMO and a disappointment. Seeing as this was a UMG Back To Black product I wasn't surprised. I can't play the vinyl right now, but I hear it's a pleasant enough pressing and that's good enough for me.

I bought this 3LP boxset not for the album, but instead the previously unreleased 1975 LIVE concert from London's Hammersmith Odeon theatre. That concert takes up 2 of the 3 discs in this boxset. As a huge fan of this album and the band in general this was a no brainer purchase for me.

As has become fairly commonplace now it came with a download code, so I was able to listen to the LIVE concert without having to wait until my new TT is in place. The weird thing is that the studio album came as a 320/MP3 and the Live concert as a 256/MP3. I didn't need the studio download, but the code forced me to get it. Otherwise I could have passed on that code.

Anyway. Supertramp is a studio band. That pretty sums it up. Listening to the concert it's clear that post-production techniques are a marginal singer's best friend. That's not to say it isn't an enjoyable experience, because it is. I saw them live 3 times in the 70's and truly loved every one of the concerts I attended. I suppose a copious amount of smoke may have helped. LOL!

This live concert btw includes selections from Crime of the Century and their follow-up release Crisis? What Crisis?. Despite my misgivings I'm very glad to now have it.
 

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