Breakfast in America

Breakfast in America

by Supertramp


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/1990
Label: A&M
UPC: 0075021370845
catalogNumber: 3708

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Supertramp   Primary Artist
Roger Hodgson   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Rick Davies   Keyboards,Vocals
John Helliwell   Saxophone,Vocals,Woodwind
Bob C. Benberg   Drums
Dougie Thompson   Bass
Dick Hyde   Trombone,Tuba
Dougie Thomson   Bass

Technical Credits

Roger Hodgson   Composer
Supertramp   Producer
Rick Davies   Composer
Peter Henderson   Producer,Engineer
Gary Mielke   Programming
Russel Pope   Engineer,Concert Sound Engineer
Aaron Rapoport   Cover Photo
Michael Diehl   Reissue Design
Mike Doud   Artwork,Art Direction
Mick Haggerty   Art Direction,Cover Design
Beth Stempel   Reissue Production Coordination

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Breakfast in America 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Crime of the Century" really should be considered Supertramp's best album since 87% of the album was included on the "Very Best Of" compilations while only 70% of this album was included on them. However, with 4 mega hit singles ("Goodbye Stranger", "Logical Song", "Breakfast in America" and "Take the Long Way Home"), this album is really the big one! The other 30% of this album contains lesser songs, which are not really much to listen to. The album all together is a mindblower!
Guest More than 1 year ago
''Breakfast in America'' contains a lot of pop hits that more than three generations have enjoyed like wonderful songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Roger Hodgson's lead vocals on "The Logical Song" are great! On "Goodbye Stranger," Hodgson plays wah-wah guitar almost in the style of Peter Frampton. Rick Davies does "a little bit" of whistling on this same tune before the chorus is sung again. This entire album was great - it was from the year that disco died - 1979.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago