Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words

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...Famous Last Words... was the last album that Roger Hodgson made with Supertramp before seeking a solo career, and he made sure that radio would take kindly to his last hurrah with the band. Sporting an airy and overly bright pop sheen, ...Famous Last Words... put two singles on the charts, with the poignant "My Kind of Lady" peaking at number 31 and the effervescent smile of "It's Raining Again" going to number 11. The album itself went Top Ten both in the U.S. and in the U.K., eventually going gold in America. The songs are purposely tailored for Top 40 radio, delicately textured and built around overly bland and urbane choruses. Hodgson's abundance of romantically inclined poetry and love song fluff replaces the lyrical keenness that Supertramp had produced in the past, and the instrumental proficiency that they once mastered has vanished. Hodgson's English appeal and fragile vocal manner works well in some places, but the album's glossy sound and breezy feel is too excessive. Hodgson gave his solo album, 1984's In the Eye of the Storm, a mildly progressive feel, quite unlike his last appearance with his former group.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/30/2002
Label: A&M
UPC: 0606949335328
catalogNumber: 493353
Rank: 46353

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Supertramp   Primary Artist
Roger Hodgson   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Rick Davies   Keyboards,Vocals
Clair Diament   Vocals,Background Vocals
John Helliwell   Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals
Bob C. Benberg   Drums
Ann Wilson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Dougie Thomson   Bass
Bob Stebenberg   Drums
Nancy Wilson   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Supertramp   Producer
Peter Henderson   Producer,Engineer
Richard Hewson   String Arrangements
Russel Pope   Producer,Concert Sound
Norman Moore   Art Direction,Cover Design
Michael Diehl   Reissue Design
Jules Bates   Cover Photo
Mike Doud   Art Direction
Mike Dowd   Artwork,Cover Design
Tom Gibson   Cover Photo,Sleeve Photo
Beth Stempel   Reissue Production Coordination

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